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Walt Disney

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The Resume

    (December 5, 1901-December 15, 1966)
    Founded Disney Studios, a $22 billion annual sales company
    Founded the distribution company, Buena Vista
    Created Mickey Mouse (1928)
    Opened the Disneyland theme park (1955)
    Produced the first full length animated movie, 'Snow White' (1937)
    Created 'Alice In Cartoonland,' 'Oswald The Rabbit,' 'Steamboat Willie' (Mickey's debut) and 'Fantasia'

Why he might be annoying:

    He was branded anti-semitic.
    He is known for having himself frozen after his death, although in fact he actually was not frozen.
    An employee at Disney Studios said: 'If you contradict him, you're out. Nothing is really funny until it's proclaimed funny' (1950's).
    Alfred Hitchcock said of him: 'If he didn't like an actor, he could just tear him up.'
    During World War II, he relied on government contracted propaganda films to keep his Disney Studio afloat.
    He angered classical music fans when he released 'Fantasia,' because they felt that his dancing animated animals cheapened the music.
    He owned the only animation studio with the right to use Technicolor, due to an exclusive agreement with the patent holder (Natalie Kalmus - 1931).
    He was anti union.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His company signifies family entertainment.
    He is an American rags to riches story (he was born into poverty).
    He learned to merchandise his characters for massive profits.
    He originated the use of storyboards to plan a production (a valuable step in modern TV and filmmaking, including commercial advertisements).

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 134 Votes: 54.48% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 106 Votes: 47.17% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 80 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 497 Votes: 49.70% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 953 Votes: 57.19% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 460 Votes: 59.57% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 435 Votes: 57.01% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 113 Votes: 50.44% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 140 Votes: 51.43% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 96 Votes: 44.79% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 278 Votes: 48.92% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 118 Votes: 45.76% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 375 Votes: 66.93% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 410 Votes: 36.34% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 148 Votes: 33.11% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 318 Votes: 44.03% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 267 Votes: 44.57% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 373 Votes: 43.43% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 657 Votes: 41.40% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 976 Votes: 43.03% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2459 Votes: 41.89% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 5968 Votes: 41.09% Annoying