Walt Disney was born on 5th December, 1901, in Chicago. His father was Irish – Canadian, and his mother was German – American. Disney attended McKinley High School in Chicago, and left at the age of 17 to become an ambulance driver in the First World War. In 1919 he moved to Kansas City and became a commercial artist. Then he went to Hollywood in 1923 to become an animator, working on cartoon films. He produced his first (black and white) Mickey Mouse cartoon in 1928. It was an instant hit with both children and adults. More cartoons followed, including ‘Flowers and Trees’ (1933), the first animated film in Technicolor. Then, three years later, Disney created his second cartoon superstar — Donald Duck. By this time he had his own studio and a large team of cartoonists or “animators”. These were the people who helped to draw. “Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs” (1937) is his first full-length feature film.