This Day In History - Oct 16 - 1923 - Walt and Roy Disney found Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio ...

On October 16, 1923, Walt Disney and his brother Roy found
the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in
Hollywood, California.

The studio, now known as the Walt Disney Company, has had
an oversized impact on the entertainment industry and is now
one of the largest media companies in the world.

A talented artist from a young age, Walt Disney drew cartoons
for various publications and became interested in cell animation
while working for the Kansas City Film Ad Company. After his
Laugh-O-Gram Studio went bankrupt in 1923, Walt moved to
Los Angeles, where Roy was recovering from tuberculosis.

While there, he finally sold a short film produced by Laugh-O-
Gram, Alice’s Wonderland, and signed a contract to make six
more such films. In order to produce the series, the brothers
founded their company and persuaded both Virginia Davis,
who played Alice, and their collaborator Ub Iwerks to join
them in Hollywood.

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