Funds Going Towards Documentary About Disney’s First Animation Studio

(MissouriNet) Money is going towards a special mouse-themed cause.

Missouri Humanities has awarded a $5,000 grant to a Kansas City nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to saving Walt Disney’s legacy in the city. Thank You Walt Disney, Inc. was awarded the funds for the development and production of a documentary about the famed Laugh-O-gram Studio. It was a Kansas City animation film studio that produced some of the earliest known cartoons. It was at this studio that a certain rodent ran across Disney’s desk, inspiring the creation of the company’s most well-known mascot, Mickey Mouse. The nonprofit organization is also working to redevelop the building, in addition to providing a place for art and animation study. Walt Disney’s hometown is in north-central Missouri’s Marceline.