About The Author
Walt Disney was born In Chicago on December 5th, 1901. As the 4th son in his family, Walt quickly took a liking to art, particularly cartoons. Walt regularly copied the cartoons from his local newspaper for practice, even once getting paid to draw a horse by his local neighborhood doctor who apparently very much liked this horse.
Walt learned about vaudeville and motion pictures at a young age from a fellow classmate of his, Walter Pfeiffer, and was quickly enamored with the idea of film production.
In high school, Walt Disney was a cartoonist for his school newspaper, and had begun taking night courses at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts to further his artistic abilities. In 1918 he tried to join the Army to help fight during World War 1, but was turned away because of his age. Shortly thereafter, a forged date of birth on his birth certificate allowed him entrance to the Red Cross where he became an ambulance driver and was shipped to France. He drew cartoons on the side of his ambulance, and did a few works for the Army newspaper as well.
Walt went through a great deal of different gigs in art and animation which showed him the ropes, and in 1928 a very special character was created by the name of Mortimer Mouse. Shortly thereafter his name was changed to something friendlier, Mickey, and the rest is history. The tale of how Walt Disney came to be the man and artist we recognize is long, and his accolades and accomplishments are far too many to name here. The size to which Disney’s vast empire has grown must be unimaginable, even to the supremely ambitious man himself if he could see it now, so it is only right that Montblanc honor Disney as one of their esteemed Great Characters with this beautiful limited edition pen.
About The Pen
With only 1,901 models ever made and distributed, this piece of collectible history highlights the life and achievements of Walter Elias Disney majestically. The first thing to note on this pen is its shape. It is designed to be shaped like Disneyland’s original monorail, and on the cap of the pen you will find a lacquered design that represents a multiplane camera that Disney popularized.
While the regular Great Characters models for Disney provide coordinates to the garage in which Walt Disney created a camera stand with his brother, this LTD pen instead features the release date of Snow White along with technical specifications for the project engraved along the cone of the pen. There are only 1,901 of these models in circulation, many of which already belong to private collectors. We at Watch Warehouse have a limited quantity of this beautiful and special rollerball pen, and we are excited to share it with you, our customers.
Great Characters Walt Disney 1901
Brand new in box with Manuals. Serial number is intact.