Disney History

For more than nine decades, the name Walt Disney has been preeminent in the field of family entertainment. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to today's global corporation, The Walt Disney Company continues to proudly provide quality entertainment for every member of the family, across America and around the world. To learn more about the history of The Walt Disney Company, click through the timeline below.
Mickey Mouse comic
January 13, 1930

Mickey Mouse comic strip debuts.

Flowers and Trees
July 30, 1932

Flowers and Trees, first full-color cartoon and first Academy Award winner, is released.

Wise Little Hen
June 9, 1934

The Wise Little Hen, the first appearance of Donald Duck, is released.

The Band Concert
February 23, 1935

The Band Concert, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon in color, is released.

Snow White
December 21, 1937

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney's first feature-length animated film, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.

Disney Studio Burbank
December 26, 1939

The Disney Studio begins its move to Burbank, California, from the Hyperion Studio in Los Angeles.