The Walt Disney Studios

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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Industry:
Live-Action Film Production
Founded:
1950
Headquarters:
Burbank, CA
Properties:
Disney
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

-- Disney has explored new worlds through magical storytelling since its first completely live-action film, Treasure Island in 1950. Across pirate-laden high-seas or down a mysterious rabbit hole, Disney’s collaborations with renowned artists and filmmakers has produced some of the most successful live-action family films in history, including Disney’s Alice in Wonderland andthe Pirates of the Caribbean films, with more epic adventures on the horizon including Maleficent and Tomorrowland.

Walt Disney Animation Studios
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Industry:
Animated Film Production
Founded:
1923
Headquarters:
Burbank, CA
Properties:
Walt Disney Animation Studios, DisneyToon Studios
Walt Disney Animation Studios

-- Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, stretching from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013's Academy Award®-winning Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio's timeless creations are Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph.
 
DisneyToon Studios is a cutting-edge producer of feature-length animated films for the home and theatrical markets. Projects range from the hugely popular Disney Fairies films featuring the iconic and beloved Tinker Bell, to the comedy-action-adventure movie Disney’s Planes.

Pixar Animation Studios
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Industry:
Animated Film Production
Founded:
1986
Headquarters:
Emeryville, CA
Properties:
Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios

-- Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.  Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Cars, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up, Toy Story 3 and Brave, the Northern California studio has won 30 Academy Awards® and its films have grossed more than $8.7 billion at the worldwide box office to date.

Disney Music Group
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Industry:
Music
Founded:
1956 as Disneyland Records
Headquarters:
Burbank, CA
Properties:
Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records, Disney Music Publishing
Disney Music Group

-- Disney Music Group is home to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, and Disney Music Publishing. The labels’ genre-spanning rosters include Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, American Idol finalist Stefano, Coco Jones, R5, Lucy Hale, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Plain White T’s, Redlight King, Bridgit Mendler, ZZ Ward, and more. DMG also releases family music and film and television soundtracks such as Avengers Assemble, The Muppets, TRON: Legacy, Monsters University, The Lone Ranger, Phineas and Ferb, Shake It Up, and Teen Beach Movie.

Marvel Studios
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Industry:
Live-Action Film Production
Founded:
1996
Headquarters:
Manhattan Beach, CA
Properties:
Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios

-- Marvel Studios, a division of Marvel Entertainment, produces movies based on the world's most prominent and iconic comic book empire. With a library of over 8,000 characters, Marvel Studios creates blockbuster film franchises which to date include Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Marvel’s The Avengers. Marvel Entertainment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

Touchstone Pictures
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Industry:
Film Distribution
Founded:
1984
Headquarters:
Burbank, CA
Properties:
Touchstone Pictures
Touchstone Pictures

-- The first film released under the Touchstone Pictures banner made waves on the big screen in 1984 with the hit Splash starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. Since then, The Walt Disney Studios has released over 200 films from Touchstone Pictures, including Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Pretty Woman, Sister Act, Father of the Bride, Con Air, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Step Up, and The Proposal.

In 2009, The Walt Disney Studios finalized a film distribution agreement with the independently owned DreamWorks Studios, whose films including the critically acclaimed The Help and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse are released via Touchstone.

Disneynature
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Industry:
Nature Films
Founded:
2008
Headquarters:
Paris, France
Properties:
Disneynature
Disneynature

-- Disneynature was launched on Earth Day 2008 with the mission of bringing the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire, and entertain theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. Earth (2009), Oceans (2010), African  Cats (2011), and Chimpanzee (2012) are four of the top five highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with Chimpanzee garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Conservation has been a key pillar of the label, and Disneynature films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening week attendance, Disneynature has planted 3 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest; established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas; protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya; and will educate school children, care for chimpanzees, and protect 129,236 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat in the Republic of Congo.

Disney Theatrical Group
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Industry:
Theater
Founded:
1993
Headquarters:
New York, NY
Properties:
Disney Theatrical Productions (Disney on Broadway), Disney On Ice, Disney Live!
Disney Theatrical Group

-- Disney Theatrical Group (DTG) is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises, producing or licensing live entertainment events that reach a global annual audience of more than 20 million people in more than 40 countries.

DTG produces and licenses Broadway musicals around the world, including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, TARZAN®, Mary Poppins, a co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, The Little Mermaid, Newsies and Peter and the Starcatcher. Winner of six Tony® Awards, The Lion King, which opened in 1997 and is the highest grossing show in Broadway history, has been seen by more than 63 million people in 15 countries on five continents; its 19 productions have grossed over $4.7 billion worldwide. With six productions on three continents, Mary Poppins  opened on Broadway in 2006 and is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years, earning over $644 million and welcoming 9.3 million guests.

DTG delivers live entertainment around the globe through its license to Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and Disney Live!, delighting over 10 million guests in nearly 50 countries every year. In addition, DTG licenses musical titles for local school and community theatre productions through Music Theatre International.