The Walt Disney Company

is the largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the world, known mainly for its family-friendly products. Founded in 1923, by brothers Walt Disney (1901-1966) and Roy O. Disney (1893-1971) as an animation studio, it has become one of the biggest Hollywood studios, and owner and licensor of eleven theme parks and several television networks, including ABC and ESPN. Mickey Mouse serves as the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, and philanthropist, well-known for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. Along with his brother Roy O. Disney, he was co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, which later became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. Walt was born on December 5, 1901, and died on December 15, 1966.

Walt Disney Company Subsidaries


Pioneering Animation and Family Entertainment

Walt Disney Studios began work on animated short films in 1923. Then, in 1937, the studio released its first feature-length animated film with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and has continued to produce shorts, featurettes, and feature films to this day. Disney has released over 300 feature films since 1937.

Theme Parks

Beginning with Disneyland, which opened in 1955 in Anaheim, California, Disney owns eleven theme parks worldwide. Disney's signature marketing and attention to detail makes their parks feel "magical." Each operating day, Disney's theme parks bring in tens of millions of dollars.