For the millions who love and admire Walt Disney, December is an important month. Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, and died on December 15, 1966, at the age of 65.
December was also the month he released many of his animated films to take advantage of the popularity of movies as a pastime during the Christmas holidays. Perhaps the greatest of them all was his first full-length animated feature and extravaganza, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which premiered on December 21, 1937 at the fifteen hundred seat Carthay Circle Theatre in Hollywood, California.
With the creation of Snow White, Walt Disney demonstrated the true characteristics of entrepreneurship. I talk about Snow White and entrepreneurship in this excerpt from my Walt Disney business biography, The Business of Walt Disney and the Nine Principles of His Success (Theme Park Press, 2017). Read more