In 1937, Walt Disney debuted the very first feature-length animated Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Now, more than 70 years later, Disney's name is everywhere in popular culture. What you might not know is that Disney's personality was as particular and mysterious as his films were lovable. It wasn't until 2013 Disney employees could wear facial hair (except for mustaches) at work, he served as a founder of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals and the famous signature in the beginning of his cartoons was never actually written by him. What's more, Mr. Disney affiliated himself with the Nazi party and was paranoid of communism to the point he played a role in getting some people in Hollywood blacklisted.
Whatever you make of him, Disney's legacy can be seen everywhere and has undoubtedly touched the lives of millions around the world. Learn more about this pioneer of animation.