We all know of Walt Disney as a wonderful man who brought us so many uplifting stories. His legacy lives on in theme parks, films, and storybooks, but who was the man we all knew as Mr. Disney?
Many people will be surprised to learn that the man who created so many classics was actually deeply troubled. After gaining success as a movie producer, Disney wanted to do something special for his parents, and that “something special” cost his mom her life.
While the death of anyone’s mother is tragic, it’s presumed that Disney worked his grief into many of his creative works without the audience ever piecing it together.
So what lead to the death of Disney’s mother? And how did it affect his work? Let’s find out.