We may know them as some of the most successful people and the most famous entrepreneurs of our time, but the likes of Walt Disney, Colonel Sanders and Vera Wang are not immune to failure — in fact, they have all experienced a great deal of ‘downs’ amidst the ‘ups’.

Using information from various published biographies and interviews, this infographic from Smarter Business lists the failures of five famous entrepreneurs and how they managed to overcome them. For example, did you know that Colonel Sanders’ fried chicken was rejected 1,009 times? Or that Pinocchio, Fantasia and Bambi were all box office busts?