I saw a preview for an upcoming movie the other day, and noticed that is just says “Disney Pictures”. At first I didn’t think much of it until I sat down to watch “Beauty and The Beast” with my daughters (our preparation for our upcoming WDW visit), and was the opening marker said “Walt Disney Pictures”. This got me wondering why it appears that we are removing WALT the man who is responsible for it all that we enjoy!
Personally, I think it is the responsibility of those of us who remember him, to educate our children of the brilliant man Walt Disney was, and how he got to the point of putting it all together. A man of humble beginnings! The son of a hard working father and loving mother. A man who sacrificed and lost everything before taking the biggest risk of his life to establish what would eventually become The Disney Studios. That’s where it all comes from, and we need to pass it on to our children.
How about you? What was your first memory of Walt Disney? How has his life impacted yours? How will you help to spread his memory to those behind you? Let me know, share with other readers, I’m sure we’d all love to hear your stories!