Disney, Walt

A twentieth-century American filmmaker and showman. His studios are especially known for meticulous craftsmanship in animated (cartoon) films. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty are some of Disney's best-known productions. Two giant amusement parks, Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, are based on his characters and concepts.

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