Doddridge County Public Library
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am—4pm, & Saturday 9am-1 pm.
170 Marie Street, West Union, WV
Walt Disney to Visit the Library
Walt Disney (1901-1966), a pioneer in motion picture animation and the entertainment industry, will be portrayed by James Froemel of Maidsville at 7 PM on Saturday, July 8th, 2023, at The Doddridge County Public Library. This presentation is a “History Alive!” program of the West Virginia Humanities Council.
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.
Please come and help us celebrate the life of this important historical figure of our past.
Light refreshments will be served after his presentation. Free Admission.