Walt Disney had a learning disability that caused him to perform poorly at school. He went on to become a world famous animator and producer.He was fired from the Kansas City newspaper for not being creative enough and was considered ‘slow’ as a child. Disney is now considered one of the best known motion picture producers in the world and holds the record for the most awards and nominations.

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