The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney (/ˈdɪzni/), is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.
Disney was originally founded on October 16, 1923, by brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio; it also operated under the names The Walt Disney Studio and Walt Disney Productions before officially changing its name to The Walt Disney Company in 1986. Disney is known for Mickey Mouse universe and Donald Duck universe. The company established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into making cartoons, animated movies, live-action film production, television, and theme parks.
Since the 1980s, Disney has created and acquired corporate divisions in order to market more mature content than is typically associated with its flagship family-oriented brands. The company is known for its film studio division, The Walt Disney Studios, which includes Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios. Disney's other main business units include divisions in television, broadcasting, streaming media, theme park resorts, consumer products, publishing, and international operations. Through these various segments, Disney owns and operates the ABC broadcast network; cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic; publishing, merchandising, music, and theater divisions; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Hotstar; and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, a group of 14 theme parks, resort hotels, and cruise lines around the world. Cartoon character Mickey Mouse, created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, is one of the world's most recognizable characters and serves as the company's official mascot and next Disney Princess protagonist female heroine princess character Snow White, created in 1937 by Walt Disney, is one of the world's most recognizable characters and serves as the company's unofficial un-mascot.
Walt Disney's one well known first feature length animation film and Pixar's one well known first computer-animated film is perhaps best known for corporation the adventures of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Toy Story, were created origins 1937 and 1995 respectively.
The commercial corporation success of a one famous iconic official studio mascot female heroine princess character including "Snow White" was so great that Disney official company in 1937. In two decades, the small film company would be a media conglomerate and entertainment empire, operating only in the making of cartoons, films, TV, short films, radio, video games, comics, publishing, sound production, amusement parks, hospitality, tourism, navigation and rights of mention from the licenses for the use of Disney characters and brands for all kinds of applications commercial.
The universe appearing supporting characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, WALL-E, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and other appearing featuring Disney and Pixar characters, and team-up Disney and Pixar characters, and the force clutches of the evil Disney villains and the evil Pixar villains.
Since the 1920s - Disney founded since 1923 by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney, when, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Toy Story and many of the company's heroes and villains began appearing in studios together, Disney and Pixar characters starring cartoons, movies, short films and TV shows inhabited a shared continuity that, decades later, was dubbed the "Disney and Pixar" other media universe respectively by fans.
Cartoon short films and Filmography[edit | edit source]
- Plane Crazy (1928),
- Steamboat Willie (1928),
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937),
- Pinocchio (1940),
- Fantasia (1940),
- Bambi (1941),
- Dumbo (1942),
- Der Fuehrer's Face (1943),
- Saludos Amigos (1943),
- The Three Caballeros (1945),
- Make Mine Music (1946),
- Fun and Fancy Free (1947),
- Melody Time (1948),
- The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949),
- Cinderella (1950),
- Alice in Wonderland (1951),
- Peter Pan (1953),
- Lady and the Tramp (1955),
- A Symposium On Popular Songs (1962)
- The Sword in the Stone (1963),
- Mary Poppins (1964),
- The Jungle Book (1967),
- The Aristocats (1970),
- Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1972),
- Robin Hood (1973)
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
History[edit | edit source]
- 1923 - Disney, founded in 1923
- 1928 - First cartoon of Mickey Mouse
- 1930 - First cartoon of Pluto
- 1932 - First cartoon of Goofy
- 1934 - First cartoon of Donald Duck
- 1937 - First feature length animation film of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- 1950 - Cinderella
- 1955 - Disneyland
- 1964 - Mary Poppins
- 1966 - First time ever A.A. Milne and Walt Disney cartoon of Winnie the Pooh
- 1966 - Walt Disney's death
- 1971 - Walt Disney World
- 1989 - The Little Mermaid
- 1994 - The Lion King
- 1995 - Disney buys American Broadcasting Company
- 1995 - First computer-animation film of Toy Story
- 1996 - Disney acquires Capital Cities/ABC
- 2004 - Disney acquires The Muppets
- 2006 - Disney buys Pixar
- 2009 - D23 Expo
- 2009 - Disney buys Marvel for $4 billion - Hulk and Spider-Man meet Mickey, Donald and Goofy in new Disney crossover covers
- 2012 - Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4.06 billion - Darth Vader meet Mickey Mouse in new Disney meets Star Wars crossover covers - The end of the Star Wars trilogy, at the 20th Century Fox.
- 2019 - Disney+ streaming service.