From BBC OnLine


Disney is credited with designing Mickey Mouse

American animator Walt Disney is the most respected artist among 18-25 year olds, beating the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci, a survey suggests.
Comedian Peter Kay took second place in the poll, which asked young people to name the artists who most inspired them in film, music, dance, TV and art. Jane Austen was the only author in the top 10, which also included Will Smith, Bob Dylan and guerilla artist Banksy. The poll was commissioned by the Arts Award, a new qualification for artists.


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