Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of
entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”, said by walt Disney
Walt Disney’s Success Story
Success begins with a Dream
“When you wish upon a star…” begins the song used as a theme for Disney
television programs, and, perhaps, a theme for the entire Disney operation.
Walt Disney was a man of dreams. He dreamed big dreams. And he made his
dreams come true.
Walt Disney would agree, and is himself ample proof, that dreams can come true.
His example reveals that making dreams come true takes more than just wishing.
In Walt’s case, the “star” was Mickey Mouse, and combined with a lot of vision,
planning, and hard work, Walt made dream after dream come true.
Most people think of Walt Disney as an animator, the “inventor” of Mickey Mouse.
He is more accurately thought of as an entertainer, not in the sense that he wanted
to be the center of attention, but that he wanted to create something that would
excite an audience and make them laugh.
Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and ultimately the other Disney theme parks
around the world all came about because Walt Disney insisted that he could
build an amusement park that was so much bigger and better than other
amusement parks that it shouldn’t even be called an amusement park.
How did this dream come about?
As a child in Kansas City, Walt watched through the fence at Fairmont Park,
wanting to participate, but not having enough money to enter.
A parent in the 1930’s, Walt would take his children to amusement parks. But he
was not amused, convinced he could do much better. By 1937, at the premiere of
Snow White, Walt told Wilfred Jackson that someday he would “make a park for
kids, a place scaled down to kid size.”
In 1940 he revealed a plan to showcase Disney characters in their fantasy
surroundings at a park across the street from the Disney studio in Burbank.