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Early Walt Disney Signed 1944 Disney Contract: “If you can dream it, you can do it."
"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
Walt Disney is Without a doubt one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, but it didn't start that way for him. At 22 years old Walt Disney was fired from one of his first animation jobs, at the Kansas City Star newspaper, for "lacking imagination and having no good ideas."
But Walt didn't let that stop him. He soon after started his own Animation Company and in 1928 created his most famous character, Mickey Mouse. In 1937 he did something unprecedented when he produced the world’s first animated feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” which went on to win him an Academy award for “significant screen innovation, which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for motion picture cartoons”.
Walt still holds the record for the most Oscars awarded to one person, now 26. Even after being turned down by over three hundred banks, his big Dream to open a theme park, was realized in 1955, when he opened the world famous Disneyland in Anaheim, California. This ultimately became one of Walt Disney's biggest successes.
This document is an amazing piece of history! Because Roy Disney usually handled the majority of the Disney contracts it was rare to see Walt’s signature assigned to one. This Walt Disney signed contract, dated March 1944, allowing his name to be used in a song entitled “I Love You More in Technicolor, Than I Did in Black and White”, was for a song that was going to be performed by Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. A true museum piece.
It is beautifully signed Walt Disney, in his famous signature script, above his indicated signature line, in black ink pen.
To the left of the contract is an authentic antique original Photo, from the Walt Disney archives, showing Walt at work. Also included is some documentation of the photos history. Below both photo and document, we have included one of Walt Disney’s most famous and inspiring quotes.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
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