(1901-66) a US producer of films, especially cartoons. He created Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, and made the first long cartoon films, which included Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Fantasia (1940) and Bambi (1942). He also produced many successful nature films, the first of which was The Living Desert (1953), and films with live actors, such as Treasure Island (1950) and Mary Poppins (1964). Disney won 26 Oscars for his work and people remember him as one of the greatest producers of family entertainment. He also had a television programme and created Disneyland.
“Fancy being remembered around the world for the invention of a mouse!”