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Walt Disney: 1945 to 1966

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Trivia powered by ABE1. In 1949, which of Walt's characters would also replace Mickey Mouse as Disney's star character.

  • Goofy
  • Donald Duck
  • Pluto

2. In 1948, the studio also began a series of live-action nature films. What became the Oscar winner for Walt?

  • Alaskan Outback
  • On Seal Island
  • October Sky

3. During 1949, Disney and his family moved to a new home on a large piece of property in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles, California. With the help of his friends Ward and Betty Kimball, owners of their own backyard railroad, Disney developed the blueprints and immediately set to work creating a miniature live steam railroad for his backyard. What was railroad's name?

  • Carolwood Pacific Railroad
  • Holmby Hills Railroad
  • Atlantic & Pacific Railroad

4. On a business trip to Chicago in the late-1940s, Walt drew sketches of his ideas for an amusement park where he envisioned his employees spending time with their children. What children's theme park did he get his idea for a after visiting?

  • Children's Fairyland in Oakland, California
  • Willow Mill Park in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Willow Grove Park in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

5. What was the original business name of the railroad and monorail system around Disneyland?

  • Disney Corp
  • Walter Corp
  • Retlaw

6. In 1955, he debuted the studio's first daily television show, which would continue in many various incarnations into the 1990s. What was the program?

  • Disneyland
  • Donald's Amateur Hour
  • Mickey Mouse Club

7. What day did Disneyland open?

  • July 17, 1955
  • September 17, 1955
  • Dec. 25, 1955

8. In 1955, Walt set up a distribution company to move the film distribution from RKO to the his new company. What is the name of his company?

  • Buena Vista Distribution
  • Walt's Distribution
  • Good View Distribution

9. During the mid-1950s, Walt produced a number of educational films on the space program in collaboration with NASA. Who was the rocket designer from NASA?

  • Homer Hickman
  • Wernher von Braun
  • Jake Mosby

10. Who was NOT an original Mouseketeers?

  • Annette Funicello
  • Bobby Burgess
  • Frankie Avalon

Walt Disney: 1945 to 1966 Answers

  1. Donald Duck
  2. On Seal Island
  3. Carolwood Pacific Railroad
  4. Children's Fairyland in Oakland, California
  5. Retlaw
  6. Mickey Mouse Club
  7. July 17, 1955
  8. Buena Vista Distribution
  9. Wernher von Braun
  10. Frankie Avalon

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