Walt Disney Facts
His full name is Walter Elias Disney.
The Walt Disney company was founded in 1923, and in 1927 Walt came up with the idea for an animated mouse called Mortimer Mouse. His wife Lillian convinced him to change it to Mickey Mouse.
Walt Disney grew his famous mustache at age 25.
He was the voice of Mickey Mouse for two decades.
He often ate lunch at his desk — his favorite meal was chili and beans, which he ate with tomato juice and soda crackers.
He admitted to being "scared to death" when he had to face the camera to introduce episodes of the "Disneyland" television series.
Walt Disney holds the record for both the most Academy Award nominations (59) and the number of Oscars awarded (22).
"I don't make pictures just to make money. I make money to make more pictures.
"I'd rather entertain and hope that people learn, than teach and hope that people are entertained."
More Movie Facts
The first film animation was "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" made in 1906 by American J. Stuart Blacton.
The longest movie in the world according to Guinness World Records is The Cure for Insomnia, directed by John Henry Timmis IV. Released in 1987, the running time is 5220 minutes (87 hours).
The largest movie theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall in New York, opened in 1932 - it seats almost 6,000 people.