Chapter 3. THIRST FOR SUCCESS

 

"I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks and I then execute my vision to make my dreams come true."

 
 --WALT DISNEY, FILM PRODUCER AND ANIMATOR (1901–66)

Did you know that in 1928 when Walt Disney was only 26 years old, he was on the train from New York back to Kansas when he drew a cartoon of a mouse on his sketchpad? Convinced that this drawing had the potential to be a success, he decided that he wanted to use it in a new form of film that had started to emerge called animation. In 1926, silent cartoons were still the only form of cartoon being produced, but Walt had the dream of his mouse featuring in the first cartoon with sound. In order to achieve this, he needed to raise approximately ...

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