Walt Disney has shown an interest in art and drawing since his young age. He began selling his drawings to neighbors at the age of 7, starting the building of an empire.
However, success has been very difficult to achieve. While at McKinley High School in Chicago, he contributed to the newspaper with his drawings and photographs and encouraged by his mother and brother, he also enrolled in evening classes at the Academy of Fine Arts to develop his talent.
In 1919, Disney was hired by the Kansas City Star newspaper, but he was fired from it later, since, according to the publisher, Disney lacked creativity, imagination and had no good ideas.
Ironically, the Walt Disney Company, purchased in 1985, the ABC company (American Broadcasting Company), which owned the Kansas City Star newspaper.