Location: Between City Hall & the Five & Dime, Toontown, Disneyland.
In May 1922, Walt Disney founded Laugh-O-Gram Studios in Kansas City, Missouri. Originally six animated shorts were created - Little Red Riding Hood (1922), The Four Musics of Bremen (1922), Jack and the Beanstalk(1922), Goldie Locks and the Three Bears (1922), Puss in Boots (1922), Cinderella (1922). However, the studios investors claimed bankruptcy and Disney was never paid as promised. Thomas McCrum, a local dentist paid Disney $500 to make Tommy Tucker's Tooth (1922), film about practicing good dental hygiene. Walt then put that money toward Alice's Wonderland (1923), but he declared bankruptcy before its completion. Disney sold his movie camera and bought a one-way ticket to Hollywood.
Animation pioneers Isadore 'Friz' Freleng, Hugh Harman, Rudolph Ising, Ubbe 'Ub' Iwerks and Carmen Maxwell were employees at Disney's Laugh-O-Gram Films.