Walter "Walt" Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American animator, film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, and philanthropist, well known for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. Along with his brother Roy O. Disney, he co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which later became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation is now known as The Walt Disney Company and had an annual revenue of approximately US$36 billion in the 2010 financial year.

Disney was particularly noted as a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters, including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided the original voice. During his lifetime, he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history. Walt died on December 15, 1966 from lung cancer in Burbank, California.

Credits for Christmas specials


Production Year Position(s)
Empty Socks 1927 Director
Mickey's Orphans 1931 Producer
Santa's Workshop 1932
The Night Before Christmas 1933
Pluto's Christmas Tree 1952

Voice roles

Production Year Character
Mickey's Orphans 1931 Mickey Mouse
Mickey's Good Deed 1932 Mickey Mouse

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