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Walt Disney created one of the most beloved cartoon characters in history, Mickey Mouse; conceived the first ever feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; pioneered the integration of media and marketing with thousands of branded products; and conceived Disneyland, the world's first theme park and a three-dimensional realization of his own utopian universe.
Disneyland attracted one million visitors within the first 10 weeks after its grand opening in July 1955. It also became a top destination for foreign dignitaries visiting the United States. "Walt Disney" premieres September 14 & 15 on PBS American Experience.
Walt Disney’s plans for Disneyland's 160-acre building site in Anaheim, California called for 5,000 cubic yards of concrete, a million square feet of asphalt pathways and acres of flowers and greenery. "Walt Disney" premieres September 14 & 15 on PBS American Experience.
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