Signed Walt Disney: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible"
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
Walt Disney is Without a doubt one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, but it didn't start that way for him. At 22 years old Walt Disney was fired from one of his first animation jobs, at the Kansas City Star newspaper, for "lacking imagination and having no good ideas."
But Walt didn't let that stop him. He soon after started his own Animation Company and in 1928 created his most famous character, Mickey Mouse. In 1937 he did something unprecedented when he produced the world’s first animated feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” which went on to win him an Academy award for “significant screen innovation, which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for motion picture cartoons”.
Walt still holds the record for the most Oscars awarded to one person, now 26. Even after being turned down by over three hundred banks, his big Dream to open a theme park, was realized in 1955, when he opened the world famous Disneyland in Anaheim, California. This ultimately became one of Walt Disney's biggest successes.
In this extraordinary document Walt Disney writes to Debbie Reynolds to arrange a photo session with the Thalian Award. Reynolds wanted a photo with Walt Disney to publicize the charity work of the Thalian organization, for which the Walt Disney Studio designed the award statue mentioned in the letter. (Copy Photo included)
This 1966 letter is a wonderful memento of warm relationship between two beloved Hollywood legends. Written on his personally embossed stationery, and signed in blue ball pen, in Walt’s own hand.
To the left of the letter is a copy Photo, Walt Disney showing a reflection of Mickey Mouse. Below both photo and document, we have included one of Walt Disney’s most famous and inspiring quotes.
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”
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