Innovations of Walt Disney's Company

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Founded:

The Walt Disney Company was founded in as a cartoon studio in 1923.

Founder:

Walter Elias Disney, founder of the Walt Disney Company, was a pioneer in the development of animation as an industry.

About the Company:

Disney is one of the most famous names in the animation industry, known for providing entertainment directed to adults and children alike; with international theme parks and a world-class animation studio and business franchise, the company nearly dominates the industry. Famous names such as Mickey Mouse began with Disney, and were the foundation of a company that has now branched out into several entertainment studios, theme parks, products, and other media productions.

Recent Works:

• Finding Nemo (2003)
• Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl(2003) • Freaky Friday (2003)
• Brother Bear (2003)
• The Haunted Mansion (2003)
• Teacher's Pet (2004)
• Miracle (2004)
• Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
• Hidalgo (2004)
• Home on the Range (2004)
• Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
• The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
• The Incredibles (2004)
• National Treasure (2004)
• The Pacifier (2005)
• Ice Princess (2005)

Website:

Disney.com

Company History:

The Walt Disney company has a prestigous history in the entertainment industry, stretching over 75 years. It started on October 16, 1923 as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, a joint venture of Walt Disney and his brother, Roy. Three years later the company had produced two movies and purchased a studio in Hollywood, Calfiornia. Pitfalls in distribution rights nearly sank Walt and his company, but the creation of Mickey Mouse saved a sinking ship.

By 1932, the Disney Company won its first Academy Award for Best Cartoon, for the Silly Symphony. 1934 marked the production of Disney's first full-length feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which released in...
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