If the Walt Disney is still alive today, it would be his 111th Birthday. So happen I am doing a Disney themed month. God damn isn't it amazing how we are celebrating his birthday even when the guy passed away some 50 years ago? I wish I would have that, and a statue of me holding Green Bear's hand, in Ry-Spirit Land where the magic
Can you imagine if Walt Disney never lived, there would not be Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Disneyland, Little Mermaid, Lion King, Tron, Lilo and Stitch, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up, Pirates of the Caribbean, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Mulan, Aladdin, Snowwhite, Winnie the Pooh, Duck Tales, That's so Raven, Chip N Dale, Darkwing Duck, Wreck it Ralph, Hannah Montana, Gravity Falls and Kingdom Hearts may not be made. On the bright side we don't get Herbie Fully Loaded so its not all bad.. I would even go as far as to say that without Walt Disney, the world may have been a little bit more depressing. How many time has a Disney movie touched our hearts? Given us a positive view on life, given us creativity and laughter and even given us courage and goal during bad times (eg the 2nd World War). Disneyland has made little Ry's holidays to other countries that much better, I can't remember my trip to America very well but I remember Disneyland just fine, that was the peak of my trip. If Disneyland wasn't there then I would be like ok I am in America, now what?
I wanna share a couple of Walt Disney quote to help inspire your day. Its really quite a motivational boost. Starting with one of my favourite, also shown in the movie Meet the Robinsons. "Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
"All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable."
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
"What ever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do."
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever."
How's that for your daily reading huh? The guy is not just an artist, he is a visionary, he is a businessman and he is an inspiration. Happy bday Mr Disney.
Take that Warner Brothers.