The great man was born on this day in 1901, making this his 111th birthday. Walt started his artistic interests when he was just a boy living in Missouri; the interest would lead to him starting his first animation studio , Laugh-O-Gram. From there, it was only a short eight years to Plane Crazy, the first cartoon starring the now-iconic Disney creation, Mickey Mouse.
"I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse."
Happy Birthday, Mr. Disney. Thank you for all the dreams and all the fun. May your imagination live on forever!