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Walt Disney: The Early Years

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1. Trivia powered by ABEWhat is Walt Elias Disney's birthday?

  • December 5, 1901
  • December 15, 1901
  • December 25, 1901

2. What city was Walt born in?

  • Springfield, Illinois
  • Decatur, Illinois
  • Chicago, Illinois

3. During World War I, Walt served in France. What was his duties in France?

  • U.S. Army Infantry
  • U.S. Marines
  • Red Cross

4. What year did Walt marry Lillian Bounds?

  • 1921
  • 1925
  • 1929

5. In 1928, Walt had disagreement and Universal Studios began doing the animation work currently done by Walt and his studio. Walter Lantz was hired to do the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for Universal. However, what character is Walter Lantz best know for?

  • Felix the Cat
  • Snuffy Skunk
  • Woody Woodpecker

6. Walt created the Oswald character but lost the rights.  It took Disney's company 78 years to get back the rights to the Oswald character.  How did the Walt Disney Company reacquired the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit from NBC Universal in 2006?

  • In the agreement for Al Michaels going to NBC Sports for their Sunday night NFL coverage.
  • NBC Universal sold them for $10 million to Disney.
  • ABC had the rights to the Chinese Olympics and buy them included the rights to Oswald.

7. Walt needed a new star. A mouse character evolved at the Disney studio. The mouse was originally named "Mortimer". Who thought that the name Mortimer did not fit and came up with the name Mickey Mouse?

  • Lillian Disney
  • Virginia Davis
  • Lois Hardwick

8. What was Walt's first silent movie starring Mickey Mouse?

  • Plane Crazy
  • The Gallopin' Gaucho
  • Steamboat Willy

9. After not being able to find anyone interested in showing Mickey's silent cartoons, Walt produced the first sound Mickey cartoon. What was the name?

  • Plane Crazy
  • The Gallopin' Gaucho
  • Steamboat Willy

10. Who was the original voice of Mickey?

  • Roy Disney
  • Ub Iwerks
  • Walt Disney

Walt Disney: The Early Years
[Answers]

  1. December 5, 1901
  2. Chicago, Illinois
  3. Red Cross
  4. 1925
  5. Woody Woodpecker
  6. Al Michaels going to NBC Sports for their Sunday night NFL coverage.
  7. Lillian Disney
  8. Plane Crazy
  9. Steamboat Willy
  10. Walt Disney

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