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The Walt Disney Company
Public
Traded as
Industry Mass media
Entertainment
Predecessors Laugh-O-Gram Studio
Founded October 16, 1923; 94 years ago (1923-10-16)
Los Angeles, California, United States[1]
Founders Walt Disney
Roy O. Disney
Headquarters 500 South Buena Vista Street,
Burbank, California
, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Robert A. Iger (Chairman and CEO)
Products Cable television, publishing, movies, music, video games, theme parks, broadcasting, radio, web portals
Services Licensing
Revenue Increase US$52.46 billion (2015)[2]
Increase US$14.68 billion (2015)[2]
Increase US$8.38 billion (2015)[2]
Total assets Increase US$88.18 billion (2015)[2]
Total equity Increase US$48.65 billion (2015)[2]
Number of employees
180,000 (2014)[3]
Divisions
Subsidiaries
Website disney.com
thewaltdisneycompany.com

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified[2]:1 multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world’s second largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, after Comcast.[4] Disney was founded on October 16, 1923 – by brothers Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney – as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, and established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. The company also operated under the names The Walt Disney Studio and then Walt Disney Productions. Taking on its current name in 1986, it expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon theater, radio, music, publishing, and online media.

In addition, Disney has since created corporate divisions in order to market more mature content than is typically associated with its flagship family-oriented brands. The company is best known for the products of its film studio, Walt Disney Studios, which is today one of the largest and best-known studios in American cinema. Disney’s other three main divisions are Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Media Networks, and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.[5] Disney also owns and operates the ABC broadcast television network; cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, A+E Networks, and Freeform; publishing, merchandising, music, and theatre divisions; and owns and licenses 14 theme parks around the world. The company has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since May 6, 1991. Mickey Mouse, an early and well-known cartoon creation of the company, is a primary symbol and mascot for Disney.

Corporate history

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The building in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz which was home to the studio from 1923 to 1926[6]

1919–1928: Silent film era

In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri, animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's Wonderland, which featured child actress Virginia Davis interacting with animated characters. After the bankruptcy in 1923 of his previous firm, Laugh-O-Gram Studio,[ChWDC 1] Disney moved to Hollywood to join his brother, Roy O. Disney. Film distributor Margaret J. Winkler of M.J. Winkler Productions contacted Disney with plans to distribute a whole series of Alice Comedies purchased for $1,500 per reel with Disney as a production partner. Walt and Roy Disney formed Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio that same year. More animated films followed after Alice.[7] In January 1926, with the completion of the Disney studio on Hyperion Street, the Disney Brothers Studio's name was changed to the Walt Disney Studio.[ChWDC 2]

After the demise of the Alice comedies, Disney developed an all-cartoon series starring his first original character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit,[7] which was distributed by Winkler Pictures through Universal Pictures.[ChWDC 2] The distributor owned Oswald, so Disney only made a few hundred dollars.[7] Disney completed 26 Oswald shorts before losing the contract in February 1928, due to a legal loophole, when Winkler's husband Charles Mintz took over their distribution company. After failing to take over the Disney Studio, Mintz hired away four of Disney's primary animators (the exception being Ub Iwerks) to start his own animation studio, Snappy Comedies.[ChWDC 3]

1928–1934: Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies

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In 1928, to recover from the loss of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Disney came up with the idea of a mouse character named Mortimer while on a train headed to California, drawing up a few simple drawings. The mouse was later renamed Mickey Mouse (Disney's wife, Lillian, disliked the sound of 'Mortimer Mouse') and starred in several Disney produced films. Ub Iwerks refined Disney's initial design of Mickey Mouse.[7] Disney's first sound film Steamboat Willie, a cartoon starring Mickey, was released on November 18, 1928[ChWDC 3] through Pat Powers' distribution company.[7] It was the first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon released, but the third to be created, behind Plane Crazy and The Gallopin' Gaucho.[ChWDC 3] Steamboat Willie was an immediate smash hit, and its initial success was attributed not just to Mickey's appeal as a character, but to the fact that it was the first cartoon to feature synchronized sound.[7] Disney used Pat Powers' Cinephone system, created by Powers using Lee de Forest's Phonofilm system.[ChWDC 3] Steamboat Willie premiered at B. S. Moss's Colony Theater in New York City, now The Broadway Theatre.[8] Disney's Plane Crazy and The Gallopin' Gaucho were then retrofitted with synchronized sound tracks and re-released successfully in 1929.[ChWDC 3]

Disney continued to produce cartoons with Mickey Mouse and other characters,[7] and began the Silly Symphony series with Columbia Pictures signing on as Symphonies distributor in August 1929. In September 1929, theater manager Harry Woodin requested permission to start a Mickey Mouse Club which Walt approved. In November, test comics strips were sent to King Features, who requested additional samples to show to the publisher, William Randolph Hearst. On December 16, the Walt Disney Studios partnership was reorganized as a corporation with the name of Walt Disney Productions, Limited with a merchandising division, Walt Disney Enterprises, and two subsidiaries, Disney Film Recording Company, Limited and Liled Realty and Investment Company for real estate holdings. Walt and his wife held 60% (6,000 shares) and Roy owned 40% of WD Productions. On December 30, King Features signed its first newspaper, New York Mirror, to publish the Mickey Mouse comic strip with Walt's permission.[ChWDC 4]

In 1932, Disney signed an exclusive contract with Technicolor (through the end of 1935) to produce cartoons in color, beginning with Flowers and Trees (1932). Disney released cartoons through Powers' Celebrity Pictures (1928–1930), Columbia Pictures (1930–1932), and United Artists (1932–1937).[9] The popularity of the Mickey Mouse series allowed Disney to plan for his first feature-length animation.[7] The feature film Walt Before Mickey, based on the book by Diane Disney Miller, featured these moments in the studio's history.[10]

1934–1945: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and World War II

Deciding to push the boundaries of animation even further, Disney began production of his first feature-length animated film in 1934. Taking three years to complete, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, premiered in December 1937 and by 1939 became highest-grossing film of that time.[11] Snow White was released through RKO Radio Pictures, which had assumed distribution of Disney's product in July 1937,[ChWDC 5] after United Artists attempted to attain future television rights to the Disney shorts.[12] Using the profits from Snow White, Disney financed the construction of a new 51-acre (210,000 m2) studio complex in Burbank, California. The new Walt Disney Studios, in which the company is headquartered to this day, was completed and open for business by the end of 1939.[ChWDC 6] The following year on April 2, Walt Disney Productions had its initial public offering.[ChWDC 7][13]

The studio continued releasing animated shorts and features, such as Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941), and Bambi (1942).[7] After World War II began, box office profits declined. When the United States entered the war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, many of Disney's animators were drafted into the armed forces. The U.S. and Canadian governments commissioned the studio to produce training and propaganda films. By 1942, 90% of its 550 employees were working on war-related films.[14] Films such as the feature Victory Through Air Power and the short Education for Death (both 1943) were meant to increase public support for the war effort. Even the studio's characters joined the effort, as Donald Duck appeared in a number of comical propaganda shorts, including the Academy Award-winning Der Fuehrer's Face (1943).

1946–1954: Post-war and television

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The original Animation Building at the Walt Disney Studios.

With limited staff and little operating capital during and after the war, Disney's feature films during much of the 1940s were "package films", or collections of shorts, such as The Three Caballeros (1944) and Melody Time (1948), which performed poorly at the box office. At the same time, the studio began producing live-action films and documentaries. Song of the South (1946) and So Dear to My Heart (1948) featured animated segments, while the True-Life Adventures series, which included such films as Seal Island (1948) and The Vanishing Prairie (1954), were also popular. Eight of the films in the series won Academy Awards.[15]

The release of Cinderella in 1950 proved that feature-length animation could still succeed in the marketplace. Other releases of the period included Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Peter Pan (1953), both in production before the war began, and Disney's first all-live action feature, Treasure Island (1950). Other early all-live-action Disney films included The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952), The Sword and the Rose (1953), and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). Disney ended its distribution contract with RKO in 1953, forming its own distribution arm, Buena Vista Distribution.[16]

In December 1950, Walt Disney Productions and the Coca-Cola Company teamed up for Disney's first venture into television, the NBC television network special An Hour in Wonderland. In October 1954, the ABC network launched Disney's first regular television series, Disneyland, which would go on to become one of the longest-running primetime series in history. Disneyland allowed Disney a platform to introduce new projects and broadcast older ones, and ABC became Disney's partner in the financing and development of Disney's next venture, located in the middle of an orange grove near Anaheim, California. It was the first phase of a long corporate relationship which, although no one could have anticipated it at the time, would culminate four decades later in the Disney company's acquisition of the ABC network, its owned and operated stations, and its numerous cable and publishing ventures.Template:Citation needed

1955–1965: Disneyland

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In 1954, Walt Disney used his Disneyland series to unveil what would become Disneyland, an idea conceived out of a desire for a place where parents and children could both have fun at the same time. On July 18, 1955, Walt Disney opened Disneyland to the general public. On July 17, 1955, Disneyland was previewed with a live television broadcast hosted by Art Linkletter and Ronald Reagan. After a shaky start, Disneyland continued to grow and attract visitors from across the country and around the world. A major expansion in 1959 included the addition of America's first monorail system. For the 1964 New York World's Fair, Disney prepared four separate attractions for various sponsors, each of which would find its way to Disneyland in one form or another. During this time, Walt Disney was also secretly scouting out new sites for a second Disney theme park. In November 1965, "Disney World" was announced, with plans for theme parks, hotels, and even a model city on thousands of acres of land purchased outside of Orlando, Florida.

Disney continued to focus its talents on television throughout the 1950s. Its weekday afternoon children's television program The Mickey Mouse Club, featuring its roster of young "Mouseketeers", premiered in 1955 to great success, as did the Davy Crockett miniseries, starring Fess Parker and broadcast on the Disneyland anthology show.[7] Two years later, the Zorro series would prove just as popular, running for two seasons on ABC.[17] Despite such success, Walt Disney Productions invested little into television ventures in the 1960s,Template:Citation needed with the exception of the long-running anthology series, later known as The Wonderful World of Disney.[7]

Disney's film studios stayed busy as well. Averaging five or six releases per year during this period. While the production of shorts slowed significantly during the 1950s and 1960s, the studio released a number of popular animated features, like Lady and the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), which introduced a new xerography process to transfer the drawings to animation cels.[18] Disney's live-action releases were spread across a number of genres, including historical fiction (Johnny Tremain, 1957), adaptations of children's books (Pollyanna, 1960) and modern-day comedies (The Shaggy Dog, 1959). Disney's most successful film of the 1960s was a live action/animated musical adaptation of Mary Poppins, which was one of the all-time highest-grossing movies[7] and received five Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Julie Andrews and Best Song for Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman for "Chim Chim Cher-ee".[19] The theme park design and architectural group became so integral to the Disney studio's operations that the studio bought it on February 5, 1965, along with the WED Enterprises name.[20][21][22][23]

1966–1971: Deaths of Walt and Roy Disney and opening of Walt Disney World

On December 15, 1966, Walt Disney died of complications relating to lung cancer,[7] and Roy Disney took over as chairman, CEO, and president of the company. One of his first acts was to rename Disney World as "Walt Disney World" in honor of his brother and his vision.[24] In 1967, the last two films Walt actively supervised were released, the animated feature The Jungle Book[7] and the musical The Happiest Millionaire.[25] The studio released a number of comedies in the late 1960s, including The Love Bug (1969's highest-grossing film)[7] and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), which starred another young Disney discovery, Kurt Russell. The 1970s opened with the release of Disney's first "post-Walt" animated feature, The Aristocats, followed by a return to fantasy musicals in 1971's Bedknobs and Broomsticks.[7] Blackbeard's Ghost was another successful film during this period.[7] On October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World opened to the public, with Roy Disney dedicating the facility in person later that month. On December 20, 1971, Roy Disney died of a stroke. He left the company under control of Donn Tatum, Card Walker, and Walt's son-in-law Ron Miller, each trained by Walt and Roy.

1972–1984: Theatrical malaise and new leadership

While Walt Disney Productions continued releasing family-friendly films throughout the 1970s, such as Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)[7] and Freaky Friday (1976), the films did not fare as well at the box office as earlier material. However, the animation studio saw success with Robin Hood (1973), The Rescuers (1977), and The Fox and the Hound (1981). As head of the studio, Miller attempted to make films to drive the profitable teenage market who generally passed on seeing Disney films.[26] Inspired by the popularity of Star Wars, Disney produced the science-fiction adventure The Black Hole in 1979 that cost $20 million to make, but was lost in Star Wars' wake.[7] The Black Hole was the first Disney film to carry a PG rating in the United States.[26][N 1] Disney dabbled in the horror genre with The Watcher in the Woods, and financed the boldly innovative Tron; both films were released to minimal success.[7]

Disney also hired outside producers for film projects, which had never been done before in the studio's history.[26] In 1979, Disney entered a joint venture with Paramount Pictures on the production of the 1980 film adaptation of Popeye and Dragonslayer (1981); the first time Disney collaborated with another studio. Paramount distributed Disney films in Canada at the time, and it was hoped that Disney's marketing prestige would help sell the two films.[26] Finally, in 1982, the Disney family sold the naming rights and rail-based attractions to the Disney film studio for 818,461 shares of Disney stock then worth $42.6 million none of which went to Retlaw. Also, Roy E. Disney objected to the overvalued purchase price of the naming right and voted against the purchase as a Disney board director.[27]

The 1983 release of Mickey's Christmas Carol began a string of successful movies, starting with Never Cry Wolf and the Ray Bradbury adaptation Something Wicked This Way Comes.[7] The Walt Disney Productions film division was incorporated on April 1, 1983 as Walt Disney Pictures.[28] In 1984, Disney CEO Ron Miller created Touchstone Films as a brand for Disney to release more major motion pictures. Touchstone's first release was the comedy Splash (1984), which was a box office success.[29] With The Wonderful World of Disney remaining a prime-time staple, Disney returned to television in the 1970s with syndicated programming such as the anthology series The Mouse Factory and a brief revival of the Mickey Mouse Club. In 1980, Disney launched Walt Disney Home Video to take advantage of the newly emerging videocassette market. On April 18, 1983, The Disney Channel debuted as a subscription-level channel on cable systems nationwide, featuring its large library of classic films and TV series, along with original programming and family-friendly third-party offerings.

Walt Disney World received much of the company's attention through the 1970s and into the 1980s. In 1978, Disney executives announced plans for the second Walt Disney World theme park, EPCOT Center, which would open in October 1982. Inspired by Walt Disney's dream of a futuristic model city, EPCOT Center was built as a "permanent World's Fair", complete with exhibits sponsored by major American corporations, as well as pavilions based on the cultures of other nations. In Japan, The Oriental Land Company partnered with Walt Disney Productions to build the first Disney theme park outside of the United States, Tokyo Disneyland, which opened in April 1983. Despite the success of the Disney Channel and its new theme park creations, Walt Disney Productions was financially vulnerable. Its film library was valuable, but offered few current successes, and its leadership team was unable to keep up with other studios, particularly the works of Don Bluth, who defected from Disney in 1979. By the early 1980s, the parks were generating 70% of Disney's income.[7]

In 1984, financier Saul Steinberg's Reliance Group Holdings launched a hostile takeover bid for Walt Disney Productions,[7] with the intent of selling off some of its operations.[30] Disney bought out Reliance's 11.1% stake in the company. However, another shareholder filed suit claiming the deal devaluated Disney's stock and for Disney management to retain their positions. The shareholder lawsuit was settled in 1989 for a total of $45 million from Disney and Reliance.[7]

1984–2005: Michael Eisner era and "Save Disney" campaign

With the Sid Bass family purchase of 18.7 percent of Disney, Bass and the board brought in Michael Eisner from Paramount as CEO and Frank Wells from Warner Bros. as president. Eisner emphasized Touchstone with Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1985) to start leading to increased output with Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Pretty Woman (1990) and additional hits. Eisner used expanding cable and home video markets to sign deals using Disney shows and films with a long-term deal with Showtime Networks for Disney/Touchstone releases through 1996 and entering television with syndication and distribution for TV series as The Golden Girls and Home Improvement. Disney began limited releases of its previous films on video tapes in the late 1980s. Eisner's Disney purchased KHJ, an independent Los Angeles TV station.[7] Organized in 1985, Silver Screen Partners II, LP financed films for Disney with $193 million. In January 1987, Silver Screen III began financing movies for Disney with $300 million raised, the largest amount raised for a film financing limited partnership by E.F. Hutton.[31] Silver Screen IV was also set up to finance Disney's studios.[32]

Beginning with Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1988, Disney's flagship animation studio enjoyed a series of commercial and critical successes with such films as The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992) and The Lion King (1994). In addition, the company successfully entered the field of television animation with a number of lavishly budgeted and acclaimed series such as Adventures of the Gummi Bears, DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck and Gargoyles.[33] Disney moved to first place in box office receipts by 1988 and had increased revenues by 20% every year.[7]

In 1989, Disney signed an agreement-in-principle to acquire Jim Henson Productions from its founder, Muppet creator Jim Henson. The deal included Henson's programming library and Muppet characters (excluding the Muppets created for Sesame Street), as well as Jim Henson's personal creative services. However, Henson died suddenly in May 1990 before the deal was completed, resulting in the two companies terminating merger negotiations the following December.[34] Named the "Disney Decade" by the company, the executive talent attempted to move the company to new heights in the 1990s with huge changes and accomplishments.[7] In September 1990, Disney arranged for financing up to $200 million by a unit of Nomura Securities for Interscope films made for Disney. On October 23, Disney formed Touchwood Pacific Partners I which would supplant the Silver Screen Partnership series as their movie studios' primary source of funding.[32]

In 1991, hotels, home video distribution, and Disney merchandising became 28 percent of total company revenues with international revenues contributed 22 percent of revenues. The company committed its studios in the first quarter of 1991 to produce 25 films in 1992. However, 1991 saw net income drop by 23 percent and had no growth for the year, but saw the release of Beauty and the Beast, winner of two Academy Awards and top-grossing film in the genre. Disney next moved into publishing with Hyperion Books and adult music with Hollywood Records while Walt Disney Imagineering was laying off 400 employees.[7] Disney also broadened its adult offerings in film when then-Disney Studio Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg acquired Miramax Films in 1993. That same year Disney created the NHL team the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, named after the 1992 hit film of the same name. Disney purchased a minority stake in the Anaheim Angels baseball team around the same time.[7]

Wells was killed in a helicopter crash in 1994.[7] Shortly thereafter, Katzenberg resigned and formed DreamWorks SKG because Eisner would not appoint Katzenberg to Wells' now-available post (Katzenberg had also sued over the terms of his contract).[7] Instead, Eisner recruited his friend Michael Ovitz, one of the founders of the Creative Artists Agency, to be President, with minimal involvement from Disney's board of directors (which at the time included Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier, Hilton Hotels Corporation CEO Stephen Bollenbach, former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, Yale dean Robert A. M. Stern, and Eisner's predecessors Raymond Watson and Card Walker). Ovitz lasted only 14 months and left Disney in December 1996 via a "no fault termination" with a severance package of $38 million in cash and 3 million stock options worth roughly $100 million at the time of Ovitz's departure. The Ovitz episode engendered a long running derivative suit, which finally concluded in June 2006, almost 10 years later. Chancellor William B. Chandler, III of the Delaware Court of Chancery, despite describing Eisner's behavior as falling "far short of what shareholders expect and demand from those entrusted with a fiduciary position..." found in favor of Eisner and the rest of the Disney board because they had not violated the letter of the law (namely, the duty of care owed by a corporation's officers and board to its shareholders).[35] Eisner later said, in a 2016 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, that he regretted letting Ovitz go.[36] Template:Wide image

In 1994, Eisner attempted to purchase NBC from General Electric (GE), but the deal failed due to GE wanting to keep 51 percent ownership of the network. Disney acquired many other media sources during the decade, including a merger with Capital Cities/ABC in 1995 which brought broadcast network ABC and its assets, including the A&E Television Networks and ESPN networks, into the Disney fold.[7] Eisner felt that the purchase of ABC was an important investment to keep Disney surviving and allowing it to compete with international multimedia conglomerates.[37] Disney lost a $10.4 million lawsuit in September 1997 to Marsu B.V. over Disney's failure to produce as contracted 13 half-hour Marsupilami cartoon shows. Instead, Disney felt other internal "hot properties" deserved the company's attention.[38]

Disney, which had taken control of the Anaheim Angels in 1996, purchased a majority stake in the team in 1998. That same year, Disney began a move into the internet field with the purchase of Starwave and 43 percent of Infoseek. In 1999, Disney purchased the remaining shares of Infoseek and launched the Go Network portal in January. Disney also launched its cruise line with the christening of Disney Magic and a sister ship, Disney Wonder.[7] The Katzenberg case dragged on as his contract included a portion of the film revenue from ancillary markets forever. Katzenberg had offered $100 to settle the case, but Eisner felt the original claim amount of about half a billion too much, but then the ancillary market clause was found. Disney lawyers tried to indicate a decline situation which reveal some of the problems in the company. ABC had declining rating and increasing costs while the film segment had two film failures. While neither party revealed the settlement amount, it is estimated at $200 million.[7]

Eisner's controlling style inhibited efficiency and progress according to some critics, while other industry experts indicated that "age compression" theory led to a decline in the company's target market due to youth copying teenage behavior earlier.[7] The year 2000 brought an increase in revenue of 9 percent and net income of 39 percent with ABC and ESPN leading the way and Parks and Resorts marking its sixth consecutive year of growth. However, the September 11 attacks led to a decline in vacation travel and the early 2000s recession led to a decrease in ABC revenue. Plus, Eisner had the company make an expensive purchase of Fox Family Worldwide. 2001 was a year of cost cutting laying off 4,000 employees, Disney parks operations decreased, slashing annual live-action film investment, and minimizing Internet operations. While 2002 revenue had a small decrease from 2001 with the cost cutting, net income rose to $1.2 billion with two creative film releases. In 2003, Disney became the first studio to record over $3 billion in worldwide box office receipts.[7] Eisner did not want the board to renominate Roy E. Disney, the son of Disney co-founder Roy O. Disney, as a board director citing his age of 72 as a required retirement age. Stanley Gold responded by resigning from the board and requesting the other board members oust Eisner.[7] On November 30, 2003, Disney resigned from his positions as the company's vice chairman and chairman of Walt Disney Feature Animation,[ChWDC 8] accusing Eisner of micromanagement, failures with the ABC television network, timidity in the theme park business, turning The Walt Disney Company into a "rapacious, soul-less" company, and refusing to establish a clear succession plan, as well as a string of box office film flops starting in the year 2000.

On May 15, 2003, Disney sold their stake in the Anaheim Angels baseball team to Arte Moreno. Disney purchased the rights to The Muppets and the Bear in the Big Blue House franchises from The Jim Henson Company on February 17, 2004.[39] The two brands were placed under control of the Muppets Holding Company, LLC, a unit of Disney Consumer Products.[40] In 2004, Pixar Animation Studios began looking for another distributor after its 12-year contract with Disney ended, due to its strained relationship over issues of control and money with Eisner. Also that year, Comcast Corporation made an unsolicited $54 billion bid to acquire Disney. A couple of high budget films flopped at the box office. With these difficulties and with some board directors dissatisfied, Eisner ceded the board chairmanship.[7]

On March 3, 2004, at Disney's annual shareholders' meeting, a surprising 45% of Disney's shareholders, predominantly rallied by former board members Roy Disney and Stanley Gold, withheld their proxies to re-elect Eisner to the board. Disney's board then gave the chairmanship position to Mitchell. However, the board did not immediately remove Eisner as chief executive.[ChWDC 9] In 2005, Disney sold the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim hockey team to Henry and Susan Samueli.[7] On March 13, 2005, Robert A. Iger was announced as Eisner successor as CEO. On September 30, Eisner resigned both as an executive and as a member of the Board of Directors.[ChWDC 10]

2005–present: Bob Iger era

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Team Disney Burbank, which houses the offices of Disney's CEO and several other senior corporate officials.

On July 8, 2005, Walt Disney's nephew, Roy E. Disney, returned to the company as a consultant and as non-voting director emeritus. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts celebrated the 50th anniversary of Disneyland Park on July 17 and opened Hong Kong Disneyland on September 12. Walt Disney Feature Animation released Chicken Little, the company's first film using 3D animation. On October 1, Iger replaced Eisner as CEO. Miramax co-founders Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein also departed the company to form their own studio. On July 25, 2005, Disney announced that it was closing DisneyToon Studios Australia in October 2006 after 17 years of existence.[41]

On January 23, 2006, it was announced that Disney would purchase Pixar in an all-stock transaction valued at $7.4 billion. The deal was finalized on May 5; Steve Jobs, who was Pixar's CEO and held a 50.1% ownership stake in the company, transitioned to Disney's board of directors as its largest individual shareholder, with a 7% stake.[42][43] Ed Catmull took over as President of Pixar Animation Studios. Former Executive Vice-President of Pixar, John Lasseter, became Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, its division DisneyToon Studios, and Pixar Animation Studios, as well as assuming the role of Principal Creative Advisor at Walt Disney Imagineering.[43]

In February 2006, Disney acquired the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit from NBC Universal (including the character's intellectual property and the 26 Oswald cartoons produced by Walt Disney) from NBC Universal as part of an exchange of minor assets. In return, Disney released sportscaster Al Michaels from his contracts with ABC Sports and ESPN, so he could join NBC Sports and his long-time partner John Madden for NBC's new NFL Sunday Night Football.[44] In April 2007, the Muppets Holding Company was moved from Disney Consumer Products to the Walt Disney Studios division and renamed The Muppets Studio, as part of efforts to re-launch the division,[45][39] On August 31, 2009, Disney announced a deal to acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4.24 billion, in a deal completed on December 31, 2009.[46][47]

Director Emeritus Roy E. Disney died of stomach cancer on December 16, 2009. At the time of his death, he owned roughly 1 percent of all of Disney which amounted to 16 million shares. He was the last member of the Disney family to be actively involved in the company.[48] In October 2009, Disney Channel president Rich Ross, hired by Iger, replaced Dick Cook as chairman of the company and, in November, began restructuring the company to focus more on family friendly products. Later in January 2010, Disney decided to shut down Miramax after downsizing Touchstone, but one month later, they instead began selling the Miramax brand and its 700-title film library to Filmyard Holdings. In March, ImageMovers Digital, which Disney had established as a joint venture studio with Robert Zemeckis in 2007, was shut down. In April 2010, Lyric Street, Disney's country music label in Nashville, was shut down. The following month, Haim Saban reacquired the Power Rangers franchise, including its 700-episode library.[49] In September 2012, Saban reacquired the Digimon franchise, which, like Power Rangers, was part of the Fox Kids library that Disney acquired in 2001.[50] In January 2011, Disney Interactive Studios was downsized.[51]

In April 2011, Disney broke ground on Shanghai Disney Resort. Costing $4.4 billion, the resort opened on June 16, 2016.[52] Later, in August 2011, Bob Iger stated on a conference call that after the success of the Pixar and Marvel purchases, he and the Walt Disney Company are looking to "buy either new characters or businesses that are capable of creating great characters and great stories."[53] Later, in early February 2012, Disney completed its acquisition of UTV Software Communications, expanding their market further into India and Asia.[54] On October 30, 2012, Disney announced plans to acquire Lucasfilm in a deal valued at $4.05 billion. Disney announced an intent to leverage the Star Wars franchise across its divisions, and plans to produce a seventh installment in the main film franchise for release in 2015.[55][56] The sale was completed on December 21, 2012.[57] On March 24, 2014, Disney acquired Maker Studios, an active multi-channel network on YouTube, for $500 million.[58]The company was later turned into a new venture called Disney Digital Network in May 2017.[59]

On February 5, 2015, it was announced that Tom Staggs had been promoted to COO.[60] On April 4, 2016, Disney announced that Staggs and the company had mutually agreed to part ways, effective May 2016, ending his 26-year career with the company.[61] In August 2016, Disney acquired a 33% stake in BAMTech, a streaming media provider spun out from Major League Baseball's media division. The company announced plans to eventually use its infrastructure for an ESPN over-the-top service.[62][63] On March 23, 2017, Disney announced that Iger had agreed to a one-year extension of his term as CEO through July 2, 2019, and had agreed to remain with the company as a consultant for three years after stepping down.[64][65] In August 2017, Disney announced that it had exercised an option to increase its stake in BAMTech to 75%, and would launch a subscription video-on-demand service featuring its entertainment content in 2019, which will replace Netflix as the subscription VOD rightsholder of all Disney theatrical film releases.[66][67]

Merger with 21st Century Fox

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On November 6, 2017, it was reported by CNBC that Disney had been in negotiations with 21st Century Fox in a deal in which both companies would merge. These negotiations between had reportedly resumed and at a rapid pace regarding Fox's key assets. Rumors of a nearing deal continued on December 5, 2017, with additional reports suggesting that the FSN regional sports networks would be included in the resulting new company (assets that would likely be aligned with Disney's ESPN division).[68][69][70][71]

On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox announced their $52 billion deal to merge.[72] The merger largely includes Fox's entertainment assets, including filmed entertainment, cable entertainment, and direct broadcast satellite divisions in the UK, Europe and Asia,[73] but excludes divisions such as the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Television Stations, the Fox News Channel, the Fox Business Network, and Fox Sports, all of which will be spun off into an independent company.

However, the deal must still be approved by the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division, which had already threatened to block a merger between AT&T and Time Warner early in the year (see Time Warner's proposed acquisition by AT&T and AT&T recent development). This operation, which would be studied for 12 to 18 months, has been subject to widespread criticism among critics, consumers, and businesses alike due to antitrust concerns, as it would reduce the numbers of film and sports competitors and can lead to a lack of competition. On the other hand, it may also be argued that the operation still leaves many competitors around, and that with its new properties Disney may compete with Netflix in the online streaming market in equal conditions.[74]

Company units

The Walt Disney Company operates through four primary business units, which it calls "business segments": Studio Entertainment, with the primary business unit The Walt Disney Studios, which includes the company's film, music recording label, and theatrical divisions; Parks and Resorts, featuring the company's theme parks, cruise line, and other travel-related assets; Media Networks, which includes the company's television properties; and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, which produces toys, clothing, and other merchandising based upon Disney-owned properties, as well as including Disney's Internet, mobile, social media, virtual worlds, and computer games operations.[75] Three segments are led by chairmen, but Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media are currently both led by a president. Marvel Entertainment is also a direct CEO reporting business, while its financial results are primarily divided between the Studio Entertainment and Consumer Products segments.[76] While Disney Digital Network is split between Studio Entertainment and Media Networks segments.[77]

The company's main entertainment holdings include Walt Disney Studios, Disney Music Group, Disney Theatrical Group, Disney-ABC Television Group, Radio Disney, ESPN Inc., Disney Interactive, Disney Consumer Products, Disney India Ltd., The Muppets Studio, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, UTV Software Communications, Lucasfilm, and Disney Digital Network. The company's resorts and diversified related holdings include Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, Euro Disney S.C.A., Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney.[78]

Disney Media Networks

Disney Media Networks is a business segment and primary unit of The Walt Disney Company that contains the company's various television networks, cable channels, associated production and distribution companies and owned and operated television stations. Media Networks also manages Disney's interest in its joint venture with Hearst Communications for A+E Networks, and ESPN Inc. It is the only division with two leaders or "co-chairs": the presidents of ESPN and Disney-ABC Television Group.[79]

Disney Parks and Resorts

Disney Parks and Resorts division contains ownership and management of all of Disneys parks and resorts.

Disney Studio Entertainment

Disney Studio Entertainment division contains ownership and management of all of Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Disney Music Group, Disney Theatrical Group, Disneytoon Studios, Marvel Studios, Disney Nature and Lucasfilm.

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media controls Disney Publishing Worldwide, Disney Store and Disney Digital Network.

Executive management

Presidents

Chief Executive Officers

Chairmen

Walt Disney dropped his Chairman title in 1960 to focus more on the creative aspects of the company, becoming the "executive producer in charge of all production."[80]

After a four-year vacancy, Roy O. Disney assumed the Chairmanship.

Vice Chairmen

  • Roy E. Disney (1984–2003)
  • Sanford Litvack (1999–2000) Co-Vice Chair

Chief Operating Officers


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  1. Disney/2 Guns (2013)
  2. Disney/3-2-1 Penguins!
  3. Disney/6Teen
  4. Disney/17 Again (2009)
  5. Disney/20th Century Fox
  6. Disney/27 Dresses (2008)
  7. Disney/64 Zoo Lane
  8. Disney/101 Dalmatians
  9. Disney/102 Dalmatians
  10. Disney/300
  11. Disney/90210
  12. Disney/A.N.T. Farm
  13. Disney/A Bug's Life
  14. Disney/Ace and Avery
  15. Disney/Ace Ventura
  16. Disney/A Christmas Carol
  17. Disney/Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
  18. Disney/Adventures of the Little Koala
  19. Disney/Adventure Time (2010)
  20. Disney/Adventure Time
  21. Disney/A Goofy Movie
  22. Disney/Air Buddies
  23. Disney/Air Bud
  24. Disney/Aladdin
  25. Disney/Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
  26. Disney/ALF
  27. Disney/Alice in Wonderland
  28. Disney/All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
  29. Disney/All Dogs Go to Heaven
  30. Disney/Allegra's Window
  31. Disney/Alphablocks
  32. Disney/Alvin and the Chipmunks
  33. Disney/Alvin and the Chipmunks
  34. Disney/American Dad
  35. Disney/American Pie (1999)
  36. Disney/American Teen (2008)
  37. Disney/An American Tail
  38. Disney/Angela Anaconda
  39. Disney/Angelina Ballerina
  40. Disney/Angry Birds
  41. Disney/Angry Grandpa
  42. Disney/Angry Video Game Nerd
  43. Disney/Animalia
  44. Disney/Animaniacs
  45. Disney/Animation Madness
  46. Disney/Anime
  47. Disney/Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series
  48. Disney/Annie (1982)
  49. Disney/Annie (2014)
  50. Disney/Antz
  51. Disney/A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
  52. Disney/Archer
  53. Disney/Around the World with Willy Fog
  54. Disney/Arthur
  55. Disney/Asterix
  56. Disney/As Told by Ginger
  57. Disney/Astroblast
  58. Disney/Atomic Betty
  59. Disney/A Troll in Central Park
  60. Disney/Austin Powers
  61. Disney/Azumanga Daioh
  62. Disney/Babe
  63. Disney/Baby's Day Out
  64. Disney/Baby Einstein
  65. Disney/Back at the Barnyard
  66. Disney/Back to the Future
  67. Disney/Balto
  68. Disney/Bambi
  69. Disney/Bamboo Blade
  70. Disney/Bananaman
  71. Disney/Bananas in Pyjamas
  72. Disney/Banjo the Woodpile Cat
  73. Disney/Barney
  74. Disney/Barnyard (2006)
  75. Disney/Batman
  76. Disney/Batteries Not Included (1987)
  77. Disney/BBC Children's Sensational Summer Fun
  78. Disney/BBC
  79. Disney/Beauty and the Beast
  80. Disney/Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  81. Disney/Bee and Puppycat
  82. Disney/Bee Movie
  83. Disney/Beethoven
  84. Disney/Beetlejuice (1988)
  85. Disney/Beetlejuice
  86. Disney/Beetlejuice (Cartoon)
  87. Disney/Ben-Hur (1959)
  88. Disney/Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
  89. Disney/Bertha
  90. Disney/Best Friends Whenever
  91. Disney/Big Bag
  92. Disney/Big Hero 6 (2014)
  93. Disney/Big Time Rush
  94. Disney/Birdman (2014)
  95. Disney/Blaze and the Monster Machines
  96. Disney/Blinky Bill
  97. Disney/Blue's Clues
  98. Disney/Blue's Room
  99. Disney/Bob's Burgers
  100. Disney/Bobby's World
  101. Disney/Bob the Builder
  102. Disney/Bolt
  103. Disney/Bonkers
  104. Disney/Boohbah
  105. Disney/Boy Meets World
  106. Disney/Braceface
  107. Disney/Bravest Warriors
  108. Disney/Brave
  109. Disney/Breadwinners
  110. Disney/Bridget Jones
  111. Disney/Bubble Bobble
  112. Disney/Bubble Guppies
  113. Disney/Budgie the Little Helicopter
  114. Disney/Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  115. Disney/Buzz Lightyear Star of Command: The Adventure Begins
  116. Disney/C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)
  117. Disney/Californication
  118. Disney/Calling All Engines
  119. Disney/Calling All TV Shows
  120. Disney/Calliou
  121. Disney/Camp Lazlo
  122. Disney/Candleshore (1977)
  123. Disney/Captain Carlos
  124. Disney/Captain Scarlet
  125. Disney/Captain Underpants
  126. Disney/Care Bears
  127. Disney/Cars 2
  128. Disney/Cars 3
  129. Disney/Cars
  130. Disney/Casablanca (1942)
  131. Disney/Casino Royale (1967 film)
  132. Disney/Casper
  133. Disney/Catch Me If You Can
  134. Disney/CatDog
  135. Disney/Cats and Dogs
  136. Disney/Catscratch
  137. Disney/Cats Don't Dance
  138. Disney/CBeebies
  139. Disney/Cedarmont Kids
  140. Disney/Chalk Zone
  141. Disney/Charlie and Lola
  142. Disney/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  143. Disney/Charlie Brown
  144. Disney/Charlie Chalk
  145. Disney/Charlotte's Web
  146. Disney/Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
  147. Disney/Chibi Maruko-chan
  148. Disney/Chicken Little
  149. Disney/Chicken Run
  150. Disney/Children in Need 2009
  151. Disney/Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers
  152. Disney/Chowder
  153. Disney/Chuggington
  154. Disney/Cinderella
  155. Disney/City of Ember
  156. Disney/Clarence
  157. Disney/Clarissa Explains It All
  158. Disney/Clifford's Puppy Days
  159. Disney/Clifford's Really Big Movie
  160. Disney/Clifford the Big Red Dog
  161. Disney/Clone High
  162. Disney/Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
  163. Disney/Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
  164. Disney/Clueless (1995)
  165. Disney/Coco (2017)
  166. Disney/Codename: Kids Next Door
  167. Disney/Congo (1995)
  168. Disney/Conker's Bad Fur Day
  169. Disney/Cory in the House
  170. Disney/Count Dracula
  171. Disney/Count Duckula
  172. Disney/Courage the Cowardly Dog
  173. Disney/Cow & Chicken
  174. Disney/Crash Bandicoot
  175. Disney/Curious George
  176. Disney/Cyberchase
  177. Disney/Cyborg Kuro-chan
  178. Disney/Damn Yankees! (1958)
  179. Disney/Dance Moms
  180. Disney/Danger Mouse
  181. Disney/Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
  182. Disney/Danny Phantom
  183. Disney/Daria
  184. Disney/Dark Shadows
  185. Disney/Dastardly and Mutley
  186. Disney/David the Gnome
  187. Disney/DC
  188. Disney/Dennis the Menace
  189. Disney/Despicable Me 2 (2013)
  190. Disney/Despicable Me 3 (2017)
  191. Disney/Despicable Me 2010)
  192. Disney/Despicable Me 3 (2017)
  193. Disney/Despicable Me (2010)
  194. Disney/Detention
  195. Disney/Dexter's Laboratory
  196. Disney/Diesels of Sodor
  197. Disney/Dinner at Eight (1933)
  198. Disney/Dino Babies
  199. Disney/Dinosaur Train
  200. Disney/Dinosaur
  201. Disney/Disney
  202. Disney/Doc McStuffins
  203. Disney/Doctor Dolittle (1967)
  204. Disney/Doctor Snuggles
  205. Disney/Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  206. Disney/DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)
  207. Disney/Dog with a Blog
  208. Disney/Dolphin Tale (2011)
  209. Disney/Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
  210. Disney/Dora the Explorer
  211. Disney/Dot and the Kangaroo
  212. Disney/Doug
  213. Disney/Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (2009)
  214. Disney/Dr. Seuss
  215. Disney/Dragon Ball
  216. Disney/Dragon Tales
  217. Disney/Drake & Josh
  218. Disney/DreamWorks
  219. Disney/DuckTales
  220. Disney/Dumbo
  221. Disney/E.T. (1982 film)
  222. Disney/Earth to Echo
  223. Disney/Easter Parade (1948)
  224. Disney/Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy
  225. Disney/Ed, Edd n Eddy
  226. Disney/Elf
  227. Disney/Epic (2013)
  228. Disney/Ernest the Engine
  229. Disney/Eureeka's Castle
  230. Disney/Even Stevens
  231. Disney/Evil Con Carne
  232. Disney/Family Guy
  233. Disney/Fanboy and Chum Chum
  234. Disney/Fantastic Four (2005)
  235. Disney/Fat Albert (2004)
  236. Disney/Fat Albert
  237. Disney/Female Family Guy Characters
  238. Disney/Ferry Boat Fred
  239. Disney/Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  240. Disney/Fillmore!
  241. Disney/Final Destination
  242. Disney/Finding Dory
  243. Disney/Finding Nemo
  244. Disney/Finian's Rainbow (1968)
  245. Disney/Fireman Sam
  246. Disney/Five Nights at Freddy's
  247. Disney/Foofur
  248. Disney/Forest Friends
  249. Disney/Four Rooms - Featuring Merlin from The Sword in the Stone as Ted the Bellhop and more
  250. Disney/Fraggle Rock
  251. Disney/Franklin
  252. Disney/Franny's Feet
  253. Disney/Freaky Friday (2003)
  254. Disney/Friends
  255. Disney/From Justin to Kelly (2003)
  256. Disney/Frosty the Snowman
  257. Disney/Frozen (2013)
  258. Disney/Fullmetal Alchemist
  259. Disney/Fun and Fancy Free
  260. Disney/Futurama
  261. Disney/Garfield
  262. Disney/Gaspard and Lisa
  263. Disney/George and Martha
  264. Disney/George Lopez
  265. Disney/George of the Jungle
  266. Disney/George Shrinks
  267. Disney/Get Him To The Greek (A 2010 comedy)
  268. Disney/Get Over It (2001)
  269. Disney/Ghost (1990)
  270. Disney/Ghostbusters
  271. Disney/Gilmore Girls
  272. Disney/Glee
  273. Disney/Go!Animate
  274. Disney/Go, Diego, Go!
  275. Disney/Go Baby!
  276. Disney/Gone with the Wind (1939)
  277. Disney/Good Burger
  278. Disney/Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  279. Disney/Good Luck Charlie
  280. Disney/Gossip Girl
  281. Disney/Gravity Falls
  282. Disney/Grease
  283. Disney/Greg and Steve
  284. Disney/Gregory Horror Show
  285. Disney/Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics
  286. Disney/Growing Up Creepie
  287. Disney/Grown Ups 2 (2013)
  288. Disney/Gullah Gullah Island
  289. Disney/Gung Ho! (1986)
  290. Disney/Hairspray
  291. Disney/Handy Manny
  292. Disney/Hanna-Barbera Ride
  293. Disney/Happy Feet 2
  294. Disney/Happy Feet
  295. Disney/Happy Monster Band
  296. Disney/Happy Tree Friends
  297. Disney/Harry Potter
  298. Disney/Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater
  299. Disney/Henry Hugglemonster
  300. Disney/Hercules
  301. Disney/Hey, Arnold!
  302. Disney/Hey Arnold
  303. Disney/Higglytown Heroes
  304. Disney/Hillsong: Let Hope Rise
  305. Disney/Hogan's Heroes
  306. Disney/Home (2015)
  307. Disney/Home Alone
  308. Disney/Home on the Range
  309. Disney/Hoodwinked
  310. Disney/Hoops and Yoyo
  311. Disney/Hop (2011)
  312. Disney/Hope and Glory (1987)
  313. Disney/Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
  314. Disney/Horror of Dracula
  315. Disney/Horton Hears a Who
  316. Disney/Hotel for Dogs (2009)
  317. Disney/Hotel Transylvania
  318. Disney/How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  319. Disney/How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
  320. Disney/How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
  321. Disney/How To Train Your Dragon
  322. Disney/How to Train Your Dragon
  323. Disney/I Am Legend
  324. Disney/I Am Weasel
  325. Disney/iCarly
  326. Disney/Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
  327. Disney/Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  328. Disney/Ice Age 4: Continental Drift
  329. Disney/Ice Age 5: Collision Course
  330. Disney/Ice Age
  331. Disney/Idle Hands (1999)
  332. Disney/Igor
  333. Disney/Imagination Movers
  334. Disney/Indiana Jones
  335. Disney/Inside Out (2015)
  336. Disney/Inspector Gadget
  337. Disney/In The Heart Of The Sea
  338. Disney/Invisible Sister (2015)
  339. Disney/Iron Man (2008)
  340. Disney/It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)
  341. Disney/Ivor the Engine
  342. Disney/Jack's Big Music Show
  343. Disney/Jack and the Pack
  344. Disney/Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  345. Disney/James and the Giant Peach
  346. Disney/Jay Jay the Jet Plane
  347. Disney/Jersey Girl (2004)
  348. Disney/Jessie
  349. Disney/Jimmy Neutron
  350. Disney/Jingaroo
  351. Disney/Johnny Bravo
  352. Disney/Johnny Test
  353. Disney/John Tucker Must Die (2006)
  354. Disney/Jojo's Circus
  355. Disney/Joshua Jones
  356. Disney/Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  357. Disney/Judge Judy
  358. Disney/Jump Start
  359. Disney/Jungle Junction
  360. Disney/Jurassic Park
  361. Disney/Jurassic World (2015)
  362. Disney/Kablam!
  363. Disney/Kenan and Kel
  364. Disney/Kenny the Shark
  365. Disney/Kidsongs
  366. Disney/Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  367. Disney/Kingdom Hearts
  368. Disney/Kingmsan: The Secret Service
  369. Disney/King of the Hill
  370. Disney/Kingpin
  371. Disney/Kipper the Dog
  372. Disney/Kirby
  373. Disney/Kissyfur
  374. Disney/Koki
  375. Disney/Kung Fu Panda 2
  376. Disney/Kung Fu Panda 3
  377. Disney/Kung Fu Panda
  378. Disney/Labyrinth (1986)
  379. Disney/Lady and the Tramp 2
  380. Disney/Lady and the Tramp
  381. Disney/Lady in White (1988)
  382. Disney/LazyTown
  383. Disney/Leapfrog
  384. Disney/Legend of Korra
  385. Disney/Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
  386. Disney/Les Miserables
  387. Disney/Liar Liar
  388. Disney/Lilo and Stitch
  389. Disney/Little Bear
  390. Disney/Little Bill
  391. Disney/Little Charmers
  392. Disney/Little Clowns of Happytown
  393. Disney/Little Critter
  394. Disney/Little Einsteins
  395. Disney/Little People
  396. Disney/Little Polar Bear
  397. Disney/Littlest Pet Shop
  398. Disney/Liv and Maddie
  399. Disney/Lloyd in Space
  400. Disney/LocoRoco
  401. Disney/Lone Survivor
  402. Disney/Loonatics Unleashed
  403. Disney/Looney Tunes
  404. Disney/Lord of the Rings
  405. Disney/M&Ms
  406. Disney/Maburaho
  407. Disney/Madagascar
  408. Disney/Maisy
  409. Disney/Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
  410. Disney/Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies
  411. Disney/Mamma Mia!
  412. Disney/Maple Town
  413. Disney/Mappy
  414. Disney/Mario
  415. Disney/Martha Speaks
  416. Disney/Marvel
  417. Disney/Mary Poppins
  418. Disney/Math Workshop
  419. Disney/Matilda
  420. Disney/Max and Ruby
  421. Disney/Max Dugan Returns
  422. Disney/Maya and Miguel
  423. Disney/Mean Girls (2004)
  424. Disney/Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  425. Disney/Mega Man X
  426. Disney/Men in Black
  427. Disney/Metal Gear Solid
  428. Disney/Michael Jackson
  429. Disney/Mickey Mouse
  430. Disney/Miffy and Friends
  431. Disney/Mighty Ducks
  432. Disney/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie
  433. Disney/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  434. Disney/Mike the Knight
  435. Disney/Minions (2015)
  436. Disney/Mixels
  437. Disney/Moana (2016)
  438. Disney/Monchhichis
  439. Disney/Monkeybone
  440. Disney/Monster High
  441. Disney/Monster House
  442. Disney/Monsters, Inc
  443. Disney/Monsters University
  444. Disney/Monsters VS Aliens
  445. Disney/Moomin
  446. Disney/Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?
  447. Disney/Mr. Bean
  448. Disney/Mr. Meaty
  449. Disney/Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
  450. Disney/Mr. Men
  451. Disney/Mrs. Doubtfire
  452. Disney/Mulan
  453. Disney/Mumfie
  454. Disney/Muppet Babies
  455. Disney/Muppets From Space
  456. Disney/Muppets Most Wanted
  457. Disney/Muppets
  458. Disney/My Fair Lady (1964)
  459. Disney/My Favorite Martian
  460. Disney/My Gym Partner's a Monkey
  461. Disney/My Life as a Teenage Robot
  462. Disney/My Little Pony
  463. Disney/Nadia
  464. Disney/Nick Jr Face
  465. Disney/Nicktoons
  466. Disney/Night at the Museum
  467. Disney/No, David!
  468. Disney/Noddy's Toyland Adventures
  469. Disney/Noozles
  470. Disney/Numberjacks
  471. Disney/NYC Prep
  472. Disney/Oakie Doke
  473. Disney/Octonauts
  474. Disney/Odd Sqaud
  475. Disney/Oklahoma! (1955)
  476. Disney/Oliver & Company
  477. Disney/Oliver Twist
  478. Disney/Olly the Little White Van
  479. Disney/Once Upon a Time
  480. Disney/One Tree Hill
  481. Disney/Only Fools and Horses
  482. Disney/Ooh, Aah & You
  483. Disney/Open Season
  484. Disney/Orange County
  485. Disney/Oswald
  486. Disney/Out of the Box
  487. Disney/Over the Hedge
  488. Disney/Ovide and the Gang
  489. Disney/Oz: The Great and Powerful
  490. Disney/Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
  491. Disney/Pac-Man
  492. Disney/Paddington Bear
  493. Disney/Pajanimals
  494. Disney/Pan (2015)
  495. Disney/Paul (2011)
  496. Disney/PAW Patrol
  497. Disney/PB&J Otter
  498. Disney/PBS
  499. Disney/Peanuts
  500. Disney/Pecola
  501. Disney/Pee-Wee's Playhouse
  502. Disney/Peep and the Big Wide World
  503. Disney/Peg + Cat
  504. Disney/Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
  505. Disney/Penguins of Madagascar
  506. Disney/Pepper Ann
  507. Disney/Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  508. Disney/Percy Jackson
  509. Disney/Pete's Dragon (2016)
  510. Disney/Pete's Dragon
  511. Disney/Peter Pan
  512. Disney/Peter Pan
  513. Disney/Pingu
  514. Disney/Pinocchio
  515. Disney/Pirates of the Caribbean
  516. Disney/Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
  517. Disney/Planes 2: Fire & Rescue
  518. Disney/Planes
  519. Disney/Planet 51
  520. Disney/Pocahontas
  521. Disney/Pocoyo
  522. Disney/Pokemon
  523. Disney/Popples
  524. Disney/Poppy Cat
  525. Disney/Postman Pat
  526. Disney/Pound Puppies (1986)
  527. Disney/Power Rangers Turbo
  528. Disney/Pretty Little Liars
  529. Disney/Privileged
  530. Disney/Problem Child (1990)
  531. Disney/Project Almanac (2015)
  532. Disney/Project X (1987)
  533. Disney/Racing Stripes
  534. Disney/Raggs
  535. Disney/Rainbow (1995)
  536. Disney/Rainbow (1996)
  537. Disney/Random! Cartoons
  538. Disney/Ratatouille
  539. Disney/Rayman
  540. Disney/Real World Muppets
  541. Disney/Reba
  542. Disney/Recess
  543. Disney/Red Dragon
  544. Disney/Regular Show
  545. Disney/Ren and Stimpy
  546. Disney/Rescue Heroes
  547. Disney/Richie Rich
  548. Disney/Rick and Morty
  549. Disney/Rio (2011)
  550. Disney/Rio 2 (2014)
  551. Disney/Rio 3 (2017)
  552. Disney/Rise of the Guardians (2012)
  553. Disney/Robin Hood
  554. Disney/Robot Chicken
  555. Disney/Robots
  556. Disney/Rocket Power
  557. Disney/Rocko's Modern Life
  558. Disney/Rocky and Bullwinkle
  559. Disney/Rolie Polie Olie
  560. Disney/Rosie and Jim
  561. Disney/Rubbadubbers
  562. Disney/Ruby Gloom
  563. Disney/Rude Dog and the Dweebs
  564. Disney/Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  565. Disney/Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave
  566. Disney/Rugrats Go Wild
  567. Disney/Rugrats In Paris
  568. Disney/Rugrats
  569. Disney/Rummel & Rabalder
  570. Disney/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  571. Disney/Sabrina The Animated Series
  572. Disney/Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  573. Disney/Sailor Moon Crystal
  574. Disney/Sailor Moon
  575. Disney/Salty's Lighthouse
  576. Disney/Salute Your Shorts
  577. Disney/Samuel and Nina
  578. Disney/Samurai Champloo
  579. Disney/Samurai Pizza Cats
  580. Disney/Sanjay and Craig
  581. Disney/Santa Buddies
  582. Disney/Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
  583. Disney/Santa Paws
  584. Disney/Sarah & Duck
  585. Disney/School Days
  586. Disney/School for Vampires
  587. Disney/Schoolhouse Rock
  588. Disney/School Rumble
  589. Disney/Scooby-Doo
  590. Disney/Seabert
  591. Disney/Secret Squirrel
  592. Disney/SeeMore's Playhouse
  593. Disney/Seinfeld
  594. Disney/Sesame Street
  595. Disney/Shake It Up
  596. Disney/Shanna's Show
  597. Disney/Shark Tale
  598. Disney/Sheriff Callie's Wild West
  599. Disney/Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr's version)
  600. Disney/Shining Time Station
  601. Disney/Shirt Tales
  602. Disney/Shows From a Life Time
  603. Disney/Shrek
  604. Disney/Sid the Science Kid
  605. Disney/Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  606. Disney/Skarloey
  607. Disney/Sleeping Beauty
  608. Disney/Slim Pig
  609. Disney/Smosh
  610. Disney/Snakes on a Plane
  611. Disney/Snorks
  612. Disney/Snow Buddies
  613. Disney/Snow White
  614. Disney/Sofia the First
  615. Disney/Song of the South
  616. Disney/Sonic Boom
  617. Disney/Sonic X
  618. Disney/Sonic
  619. Disney/Sonny with a Chance
  620. Disney/Sooty
  621. Disney/Soul Eater Not!
  622. Disney/South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
  623. Disney/South Park
  624. Disney/South park
  625. Disney/Space Buddies
  626. Disney/Space Chimps
  627. Disney/Space Jam
  628. Disney/Spider Man
  629. Disney/SpongeBob SquarePants
  630. Disney/Spongebob
  631. Disney/Spooky Buddies
  632. Disney/Squirrel Boy
  633. Disney/Star Wars
  634. Disney/State Fair (1945)
  635. Disney/Steven Universe
  636. Disney/Stickin' Around
  637. Disney/Stoked
  638. Disney/Strawberry Shortcake
  639. Disney/Street Fighter
  640. Disney/Stuart Little
  641. Disney/Suite Pretty Cure
  642. Disney/Super Buddies
  643. Disney/Supernoobs
  644. Disney/Super Smash Bros. series
  645. Disney/Superted
  646. Disney/Super Why
  647. Disney/Surf's Up
  648. Disney/Sweeney Todd
  649. Disney/Sylvanian Families
  650. Disney/T.U.F.F. Puppy
  651. Disney/Talking Friends
  652. Disney/Tangled
  653. Disney/Tarzan
  654. Disney/Team Umizoomi
  655. Disney/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  656. Disney/Teen Titans
  657. Disney/Tekken
  658. Disney/Teletubbies
  659. Disney/Terrahawks
  660. Disney/That's So Raven
  661. Disney/The Addams Family
  662. Disney/The Adventures of Milo and Otis
  663. Disney/The Adventures of Pete & Pete
  664. Disney/The Adventures of The Little Prince
  665. Disney/The Amanda Show
  666. Disney/The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  667. Disney/The Amazing World of Gumball
  668. Disney/The Amityville Horror (2005)
  669. Disney/The Angry Beavers
  670. Disney/The Animal Shelf
  671. Disney/The Ant and the Aardvark
  672. Disney/The Ant Bully
  673. Disney/The Aristocats
  674. Disney/The Backyardigans
  675. Disney/The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
  676. Disney/The Berenstain Bears
  677. Disney/The BFG (2016)
  678. Disney/The BFG
  679. Disney/The Big Bang Theory
  680. Disney/The Black Cauldron
  681. Disney/The Boxtrolls (2014)
  682. Disney/The Brave Little Toaster
  683. Disney/The Breakfast Club (1985)
  684. Disney/The Busy World of Richard Scarry
  685. Disney/The Carrie Diaries
  686. Disney/The Cat in the Hat
  687. Disney/The Cleveland Show
  688. Disney/The Clique (2008)
  689. Disney/The Country Bears
  690. Disney/The Deer Hunt (1978)
  691. Disney/The Doodlebops
  692. Disney/The Duchess
  693. Disney/The Ed Sullivan Show
  694. Disney/The Elephant Man (1980)
  695. Disney/The Emperor's New Groove
  696. Disney/The Fairly OddParents
  697. Disney/The Fairly OddParents
  698. Disney/The Flintstones
  699. Disney/The Fox and the Hound
  700. Disney/The Fresh Beat Band
  701. Disney/The Frighteners (1996)
  702. Disney/The Further Adventures of Superted
  703. Disney/The Get Along Gang
  704. Disney/The Ghosts of Motley Hall
  705. Disney/The Golden Girls
  706. Disney/The Great Discovery
  707. Disney/The Greatest BBC Children's Video
  708. Disney/The Great Mouse Detective
  709. Disney/The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
  710. Disney/The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
  711. Disney/The Haunting (1963)
  712. Disney/The Haunting (1999)
  713. Disney/The Hot Chick
  714. Disney/The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  715. Disney/The Hunger Gumes
  716. Disney/The Incredibles
  717. Disney/The Iron Giant
  718. Disney/The Jungle Book (1967)
  719. Disney/The Jungle Book (2016)
  720. Disney/The Jungle Book 2
  721. Disney/The Jungle Book
  722. Disney/The Kidsongs Television Show
  723. Disney/The Koala Brothers
  724. Disney/The Land Before Time
  725. Disney/The Last Mimzy (2007)
  726. Disney/The Legend of Zelda
  727. Disney/The Lego Movie (2014)
  728. Disney/The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
  729. Disney/The Lion King 1/2
  730. Disney/The Lion King 2
  731. Disney/The Lion King
  732. Disney/The Little Engine That Could
  733. Disney/The Little Mermaid 2 Return To The Sea
  734. Disney/The Little Mermaid
  735. Disney/The Lorax (2012)
  736. Disney/The Loud House
  737. Disney/The Magic School Bus
  738. Disney/The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
  739. Disney/The Mighty B!
  740. Disney/The Mummy (1999)
  741. Disney/The Music Man (1962)
  742. Disney/The Mysterious Cities of Gold
  743. Disney/The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo
  744. Disney/The NeverEnding Story
  745. Disney/The NewZealand Story
  746. Disney/The Nightmare Before Christmas
  747. Disney/The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)
  748. Disney/The Nut Job (2014)
  749. Disney/The Nutshack
  750. Disney/The O.C.
  751. Disney/Theodore Tugboat
  752. Disney/The Paz Show
  753. Disney/The Perfect Man (2005)
  754. Disney/The Phantom of the Opera
  755. Disney/The Pink Panther in: Olym-Pinks
  756. Disney/The Pink Panther in: Pink at First Sight
  757. Disney/The Pink Panther
  758. Disney/The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  759. Disney/The Polar Express
  760. Disney/The Powerpuff Girls
  761. Disney/The Prince of Egypt
  762. Disney/The Princess and the Frog
  763. Disney/The Princess Diaries (2001)
  764. Disney/The Raggy Dolls
  765. Disney/The Rainbow (1989)
  766. Disney/The Rescuers Down Under
  767. Disney/The Rescuers
  768. Disney/The Return of Jafar
  769. Disney/The Ridonculous Race
  770. Disney/The Ring (2002)
  771. Disney/The Road to El Dorado
  772. Disney/The Rugrats Movie
  773. Disney/The Save-Ums!
  774. Disney/The Secret Circle
  775. Disney/The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
  776. Disney/The Secret Life of the American Teenager
  777. Disney/The Secret of Nimh
  778. Disney/The Secret Partner (1961)
  779. Disney/The Secret World of Alex Mack
  780. Disney/The Simpsons
  781. Disney/The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
  782. Disney/The Sixth Sense (1999)
  783. Disney/The Smurfs (2011)
  784. Disney/The Smurfs 2 (2013)
  785. Disney/The Sound of Music (1965)
  786. Disney/The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  787. Disney/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  788. Disney/The Swan Princess
  789. Disney/The Sword in the Stone
  790. Disney/The Tale of Depereaux
  791. Disney/The Thief and the Cobbler
  792. Disney/The Three Caballeros
  793. Disney/The Vampire Diaries
  794. Disney/The Villain (1979)
  795. Disney/The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald
  796. Disney/The Weekenders
  797. Disney/The Wiggles
  798. Disney/The Wild (2006)
  799. Disney/The Wild Puffalumps
  800. Disney/The Wild Thornberrys Movie
  801. Disney/The Wild Thornberrys
  802. Disney/The Wind in the Willows
  803. Disney/The Wizard of Oz
  804. Disney/The World of David the Gnome
  805. Disney/The Wuzzles
  806. Disney/Thomas and the Magic Railroad
  807. Disney/Thomas and the Magic Railroad
  808. Disney/Thomas
  809. Disney/Thor
  810. Disney/Thunderbirds
  811. Disney/Timmy the Tooth
  812. Disney/Timothy Goes to School
  813. Disney/Tiny Toon Adventures
  814. Disney/Tobias Totz and His Lion
  815. Disney/ToddWorld
  816. Disney/To Love-Ru
  817. Disney/Tom & Jerry
  818. Disney/Toot and Puddle
  819. Disney/Top Cat
  820. Disney/Top Gun
  821. Disney/Total Drama
  822. Disney/Totally Spies!
  823. Disney/Tower of Terror (1997)
  824. Disney/Toy Story 2
  825. Disney/Toy Story 3
  826. Disney/Toy Story Treats
  827. Disney/Toy Story
  828. Disney/Transformers
  829. Disney/Treasure Buddies
  830. Disney/Trolls (2016)
  831. Disney/Troubles the Cat
  832. Disney/TUGS
  833. Disney/Turbo (2013)
  834. Disney/Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
  835. Disney/TV
  836. Disney/Tweenies
  837. Disney/Twilight
  838. Disney/Uncle Grandpa
  839. Disney/Underground Ernie
  840. Disney/Universal Studios
  841. Disney/Up
  842. Disney/Vampire Knight
  843. Disney/VeggieTales
  844. Disney/Veronica Mars
  845. Disney/Victorious
  846. Disney/W.I.T.C.H.
  847. Disney/WALL-E
  848. Disney/Wallace and Gromit
  849. Disney/Wallykazam!
  850. Disney/WataMote
  851. Disney/We Bare Bears
  852. Disney/Webkinz
  853. Disney/Wee Sing
  854. Disney/Where's My Water
  855. Disney/Whisker Haven
  856. Disney/Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  857. Disney/Wilbur
  858. Disney/Wild Kratts
  859. Disney/William's Wish Wellingtons
  860. Disney/Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  861. Disney/Winky Dink and You
  862. Disney/Winnie The Pooh
  863. Disney/Winnie the Pooh
  864. Disney/Without a Paddle (2004)
  865. Disney/Wizards of Waverly Place
  866. Disney/Wonder Pets!
  867. Disney/Woody Woodpecker
  868. Disney/Wordgirl
  869. Disney/WordWorld
  870. Disney/Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
  871. Disney/Wreck-It Ralph
  872. Disney/WWE
  873. Disney/Xiaolin Showdown
  874. Disney/Year One
  875. Disney/Yo Gabba Gabba!
  876. Disney/Yogi Bear
  877. Disney/Young Ones
  878. Disney/Yours, Mines and Ours (2005)
  879. Disney/Yu-Gi-Oh!
  880. Disney/Zack & Quack
  881. Disney/Zelda
  882. Disney/Zoboomafoo
  883. Disney/Zoey 101
  884. Disney/Zookeeper
  885. Disney/Zoo Pals
  886. Disney/Zootopia (2016)

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