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Walt Disney History Alive!

July 31

A portrayal of Walt Disney is an evening of memories of an animation visionary. Though his name has become synonymous with the monumentally successful company he created, a young Walt Disney struggled to create an animation company in Chicago, Illinois, and Kansas City, Missouri, before moving to Los Angeles, California in 1923. After losing the rights to some of his early animated characters, he finally struck Hollywood gold with the creation of Mickey Mouse and received Academy Awards for two short films in the late 1920s and early 1930s. His ambitions in animation were finally realized with the 1937 release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which became, in its day, the highest grossing sound film of all time. Walt Disney is portrayed by James Froemel of Maidsville.

The program is in the Willow-Elm Room at Canaan Resort Lodge and begins at 7:00 p.m. The evening is a History Alive! Program made possible by the West Virginia Humanities Council. Free to attend and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dave Vance 304-866-2215, [email protected] or www.canaanresort.com and click “Events” for this activity and more.

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Canaan Valley Resort State Park
230 Main Lodge Rd
Davis, WV 26260 United States
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