Animator, voice actor, producer, and entertainer who founded The Walt Disney Company and created the iconic character Mickey Mouse. He produced such classic films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio and Cinderella.
He worked as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross in France.
Over the course of his storied career, he set a record for Oscar wins with 22 as well as Oscar nominations with 59. He also received 4 honorary Oscars.
He lost the rights to one of his earliest characters Oswald the Lucky Rabbit when he left the distributor Universal Pictures in 1928. In 2006, The Walt Disney Company traded sportscaster Al Michaels to NBC Universal as part of a package that included the renewal of ownership for Oswald.