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, and also owns a majority stake in Hulu.
- Mighty Joe Young (1998) [with RKO Pictures and The Jacobson Company]
- 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]
Selected home video releases
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - DVD (2003 and 2005)
- Mighty Joe Young (1998) - VHS (1999), DVD (1999), Blu-ray (2018)
- 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. 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. Toho itself has a connection to the park as Walt Disney Imagineering used the Toho lot as a staging area for building sets, vehicles and animatronics for 13 attractions in the park's original 1983 lineup.
- 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). 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, 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.
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