Disney

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The Walt Disney Company
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Type Media and entertainment conglomerate
Status Active
Lead by Bob Chapek
Founder(s) Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney
Founded October 16, 1923
Head-
quarters
500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California, United States
Subsidiary companies
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Marvel Studios
  • Lucasfilm
  • 20th Century Studios
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Marvel Entertainment
Website https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/

The Walt Disney Company, often shortened to Disney, is an American media and entertainment conglomerate. Founded as Disney Brothers Studio in 1923 by Walt and Roy O. Disney, it became renowned for its animated films and theme parks during the 20th century. Beginning in 2005, it rapidly expanded its film division, Walt Disney Studios, with the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Fox (since renamed 20th Century Studios). Walt Disney Studios is now considered one of the "Big Five" Hollywood studios, along with Warner Bros., Universal, Sony, and Paramount. Disney launched the streaming service Disney+ in 2019, for which a series starring King Kong is being developed,[1] and also owns a majority stake in Hulu.

Selected productions[edit | edit source]

Selected distributions[edit | edit source]

  • Mech-X4 (TV 2016-2018) [produced by Bay City Productions]
  • King Kong (TV TBA) [working title; co-produced by Atomic Monster Productions and World Builder Entertainment][1]

Selected home video releases[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • An unbuilt roller coaster at the Japan pavilion in Disney's Epcot theme park, based on Mount Fuji, would have included Godzilla or a similar creature menacing guests.[2] A separate unproduced project for Disney MGM Studios, the Creature's Choice Awards, would see Godzilla make his way to Walt Disney World to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award from Eddie Frankenmurphy and Elvira.
  • Among the dinosaur memorabilia featured as props in DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney's Animal Kingdom are Imperial Godzilla figures, a French poster for Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, and issues of the Gorgo comic book series. Additionally, the Boneyard Dig Site playground's music loop includes the song "Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult, accompanied by radio commentary between hosts "Digger" and the "Bonehead" discussing whether or not Godzilla counts as a dinosaur, where one of them brings up Godzillasaurus.
  • In Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Fire Rodan flies past Tokyo Disneyland shortly after seizing the canister containing BabyGodzilla and Azusa Gojo.
  • In the ninth issue of Dark Horse's Godzilla comic, Godzilla attacks a parody of Disneyland and Walt Disney World called Smile World.
  • The first story proposal for the unmade film Godzilla 3-D called for Godzilla to battle Deathla off the coast of Walt Disney World (although the theme park is far inland).[3] The monsters' battle would burn down EPCOT; however, the proposal also noted that Walt Disney World would likely need to become a generic theme park for legal reasons.
  • ImageMovers Digital, a joint venture between Disney and ImageMovers, announced a giant monster film titled Calling All Robots in 2008,[4] with Michael Dougherty directing. The film was one of several projects cancelled in 2011 when ImageMovers dissolved. Dougherty would later direct the MonsterVerse film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, released in 2019.

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Disney. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Andreeva, Nellie (23 August 2022). ‘King Kong’ Live-Action Series In Works At Disney+ From Stephany Folsom, James Wan’s Atomic Monster & Disney Branded TV. Deadline.
  2. Coffey, Kelly (7 November 2021). Show Buildings Still Exist For EPCOT Rides That Were Never Built. Inside the Magic.
  3. Aiken, Keith; Ed Godziszewski (7 August 2007). The Long Evolution of GODZILLA 3-D. SciFi Japan.
  4. Graser, Marc (26 March 2008). Michael Dougherty calls ‘All Robots’. Variety.

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