After Walt Disney's distributor failed to pay, Disney had to come up with something "new and clever in animated cartoons" to save his Laugh-O-grams company.
Walt Disney insisted the staff call him "Walt," and brought in experts from prestigious art schools to teach classes to his animators.
Plans for Disneyland's 160-acre building site called for 5,000 cubic yards of concrete and one million square feet of asphalt pathways.
He was almost named Mortimer Mouse. How did Walt Disney and his team dream up the new animated star?