Walt Disney - Bio, News, Photos - Washington Times
Skip to content

Walt Disney

Latest Stories

AP_05020307708

AP_05020307708

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, center, answers questions from the media during a news conference at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005. With Hefner, from left, are Cristal Camden, Bridget Marquardt, Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson. The group is visiting Disney's theme parks before heading to Jacksonville, Fla., where Hefner is throwing his legendary Playboy Super Bowl party. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

obit_disney_imagineer_95396.jpg

obit_disney_imagineer_95396.jpg

FILE - In this July 11, 2005 file photo, Imagineering Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive Martin “Marty” Sklar poses in front of a picture of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Sklar, one of the central figures behind Disney’s theme parks around the world, has died. Sklar had a role in the opening of every Disney park, starting with the original Disneyland in 1955. A Disney statement said he died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his Hollywood Hills home at age 83. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

obit_disney_imagineer_18202.jpg

obit_disney_imagineer_18202.jpg

FILE - In this July 11, 2005 file photo, Martin “Marty” Sklar, Imagineering Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive, poses in front of a picture of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Sklar, one of the central figures behind Disney’s theme parks around the world, has died. Sklar had a role in the opening of every Disney park, starting with the original Disneyland in 1955. A Disney statement said he died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his Hollywood Hills home at age 83. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

disney_expo_animation_98822.jpg

disney_expo_animation_98822.jpg

This image provided by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios shows a scene from the animated sequel film, "Wreck-It Ralph 2." John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, led a presentation of the upcoming animation slate, including "Wreck-It Ralph 2," for the studio Friday, July 13, 2017, at the star-studded biannual fan convention D23 in Anaheim., Calif. (Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios via AP)

disney_expo_animation_21875.jpg

disney_expo_animation_21875.jpg

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, John Lasseter arrives at the world premiere of "Wreck-It Ralph" at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Some royally familiar voices are coming back to the big screen in the "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel. Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios also announced Friday, July 13, 2017, at the Walt Disney Company’s biannual fan convention D23, that "Empire" star Taraji P. Henson would be joining "Wreck-It Ralph Breaks the Internet" as an internet-savvy character named Yesss in the film that hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

disney_expo_animation_11225.jpg

disney_expo_animation_11225.jpg

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2017 file photo, Taraji P. Henson arrives at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios announced Friday, July 13, 2017 at the Walt Disney Company's biannual fan convention D23 that "Empire" star Henson would be joining "Wreck-It Ralph Breaks the Internet" as an internet-savvy character named Yesss with three s's. The film hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

travel_theme_parks_florida_74774.jpg

travel_theme_parks_florida_74774.jpg

FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, a Na'vi in a science lab is shown and will be seen while guests are in the queue for the Avatar Flight of Passage ride at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the "Avatar" movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

travel_theme_parks_florida_76111.jpg

travel_theme_parks_florida_76111.jpg

FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, the Na'vi Shaman of Songs celebrates with music in Na'vi River Journey ride at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the "Avatar" movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

travel_theme_parks_florida_86516.jpg

travel_theme_parks_florida_86516.jpg

FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora artificial flora is surrounded by ponds and gentle waterfalls at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the "Avatar" movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

disneyland_map_16697.jpg

disneyland_map_16697.jpg

In this April 28, 2017, photo art dealer Mike Van Eaton stands next to a hand-drawn map from 1953 that shows Walt Disney's original ideas for Disneyland displayed at the Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. Van Eaton Galleries announced that the map is the highlight among dozens of Disney items being auctioned on June 25. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

disney-avatar_land_01725.jpg

disney-avatar_land_01725.jpg

FILE - In this Saturday, April 29, 2017, file photo, landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora flora surrounds a pond at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. You may not have thought much about the movie “Avatar” or its dazzling 3-D effects over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. And the Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that millions of people will line up for a new theme park based on the movie’s bioluminescent world of Pandora. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

disney-avatar_land_51389.jpg

disney-avatar_land_51389.jpg

FILE - This Saturday, April 29, 2017, file photo, shows a Na'vi in a science lab while in the queue for the Avatar Flight of Passage ride at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. You may not have thought much about the movie “Avatar” or its dazzling 3-D effects over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. And the Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that millions of people will line up for a new theme park based on the movie’s bioluminescent world of Pandora. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_25898.jpg

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_25898.jpg

In this Saturday, April 29, 2017 photo, some of the menu items are displayed at the Satu'li Canteen restaurant at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the “Avatar” movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_61082.jpg

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_61082.jpg

In this Saturday, April 29, 2017 photo, landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora flora surrounds a pond at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the “Avatar” movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_24936.jpg

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_24936.jpg

In this Saturday, April 29, 2017 photo, floating mountains are part of the scenery at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the “Avatar” movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_50756.jpg

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_50756.jpg

In this Saturday, April 29, 2017 photo, landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora artificial flora is surrounded by ponds and gentle waterfalls at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the “Avatar” movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_69763.jpg

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_69763.jpg

In this Saturday, April 29, 2017 photo, park guests will see a Na'vi in a science lab while in the queue for the Avatar Flight of Passage ride at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the “Avatar” movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_27625.jpg

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_27625.jpg

In this Saturday, April 29, 2017 photo, landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora artificial flora is surrounded by ponds and gentle waterfalls at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the “Avatar” movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_68450.jpg

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_68450.jpg

In this Saturday, April 29, 2017 photo, landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora artificial flora is surrounded by ponds and gentle waterfalls at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the “Avatar” movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_26414.jpg

disney_pandora_world_of_avatar_26414.jpg

In this Saturday, April 29, 2017 photo, the Na'vi Shaman of Songs celebrates with music in Na'vi River Journey ride at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the “Avatar” movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars. (AP Photo/John Raoux)