In 1923, the Walt Disney Company was started in the back office of Holly-Vermont Realty in Los Angeles, California by Walt and Roy Disney, and just 4 short months later, Walt and Roy moved to a larger building where they created "Disney Bro. Studio". In 1928, Mickey Mouse was born and other characters to follow were Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and several others. In 1937, Disney created its first full length annimation film, Snow White and used profits from the film to purchase a 51 acre piece of property in which they expanded the studio. In the 1940's and 1950's, the studio produced films such as Fantasia, Bambi, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. In the 1940's, Disney expanded to include live sound stages in which live performances could be held on one of five stages that were built. One stage was used to film the television show Dragnet and a second stage was used to film the popular children's television shows, The Mickey Mouse Club. One stage in particular has been known as one of the largest indoor stages that was 31,000 square feet in size. In 1954, a special sound stage was built to accomodate the filming of the popular and classic film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, that was complete with the construction of a water tank.
Other classic and popular films to be produced by Disney which has also inspired Pixar annimation films are Lady and the Tramp, The Jungle Book, Aladdin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Bug's Life, Up, Monster's Inc., Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Dumbo, Spirit and many more.
In the mid-1950's, Walt leased the Golden Oak Ranch for the Spin and Marty section of the Mickey Mouse Club and later purchased the 700 acre property in 1959. The Golden Oak Ranch was used in scenes and the settings of several popular films and television shows including Lassie, Beverly Hills 90210, CSI, My Name is Earl, Bones, Boston Legal, Ghost Whisperers, Americal Idol and many more including the 170's classic Roots II in which part of the property adopted a western theme to accomodate the setting of the film.
For decades Disney has become a favorite and popular source of inspiration for films, television, stage performances, ice skating shows, broadway performances, theme parks and even tattoo's. Below are examples of some of the tattoo's people have chosen that were inspired by the Disney characters and theme.
INSPIRED BY TOY STORY
INSPIRED BY FANTASIA
INSPIRED BY STEAMBOAT WILLIE
INSPIRED BY DONALD DUCK
INSPIRED BY THE JUNGLE BOOK
INSPIRED BY SNOW WHITE
INSPIRED BY THE LION KING
INSPIRED BY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
INSPIRED BY THE CATERPILLAR FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND
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