He worked as a "news butcher" on a train, selling drinks, candy, and fruit. Occupation Entrepreneur animator voice actor film producer Board member of The Walt Disney Company (1923–1966) Relatives See Disney family Awards 26 Academy Awards (22 competitive, 4 honorary) 3 Golden Globe Awards … The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to entertain, inform and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds and innovative technologies that make ours the world’s premier entertainment company. News about Walt Disney, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. Walt Disney was born in Chicago in 1901, to Elias and Flora Disney. He had three brothers and a younger sister. While his father was said to be an aloof man, Flora was a warm, loving and nurturing figure in his life. Disney+ is the exclusive home for your favorite movies and TV shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. As a young boy, Walt experienced a very interrupted childhood. Walt's first job was an a newspaper boy. Left, Walt Disney at Disneyland in 1966. Walt Disney Disney in 1946 Born Walter Elias Disney (1901-12-05) December 5, 1901 Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Died December 15, 1966 (1966-12-15) (aged 65) Burbank, California, U.S. Disney’s father owned a newspaper distributorship in Kansas City, Mo., and Disney was one of the boys who delivered the paper. Start streaming today. This is a list of animated short films produced by Walt Disney and Walt Disney Animation Studios from 1921 to the present..