HAPPY BIRTHDAY WALT DISNEY!
Today, everyone’s favourite figure celebrates his 114th birthday! Born Walter Elias Disney on 5th December 1901, Walt is one of the most infuential figures to ever grace this land. He brought happiness and joy to millions around the world with his creation of Mickey and friends not to mention his world reknown Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks.
In Walt’s lifetime, he won 7 Emmy Awards and 22 Academy Awards. Walt holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations for an individual (59 nominations) and the number of Oscars awarded (22 in total). He also earned four Honorary Oscars and his last Academy Award was posthumous. Outside of Hollywood, Disney received the Legion D’Honneur by France in 1935, as well as a special medal from the League of Nations for the creation of Mickey Mouse, a Congressional Gold Medal in 1968 and in 2006, he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame!
Let’s take some time out today to celebrate this amazing man in true Disney style today by watching your favourite Disney movie and remembering that without this great icon that movie would never have been made.