The Walt Disney Company started in 1923 in the rear of a small office occupied by Holly-Vermont Realty in Los Angeles. It was there that Walt Disney, and his brother Roy, produced a series of short live-action/animated films collectively called the ALICE COMEDIES. The rent was a mere $10 a month. Within four months, the ever-growing staff moved next door to larger facilities, where the sign on the window read “Disney Bros. Studio.” A year later, in 1925, the Disneys made a deposit on a Hyperion Avenue lot in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles. Construction began on the new studio shortly thereafter. During the next 14 years, many changes took place at the Disney studio: Mickey Mouse was “born” in 1928, followed by Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck, and the rest of the Disney gang. In 1937, Disney’s innovative first full length animated feature, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, was released to critical acclaim and worldwide success. In order to expand and meet the expectations of his audience, Walt saw a need to increase the size of his studio. With profits from SNOW WHITE, he made a deposit on 51 acres of land in Burbank and began designing a modern studio specifically for the purpose of making animated films. Walt was personally involved with all aspects of designing the studio. From the layout of the buildings to design of the animators’ chairs, nothing was left to chance. His main concern was to produce a self-sufficient, state-of-the-art production factory that provided all the essential facilities for the entire production process. n November 2017, it was reported by CNBC that Disney had been in negotiations with 21st Century Fox to merge the two companies. The negotiations had reportedly resumed around Disney acquiring several of Fox’s key media 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). By December of the same year, The Walt Disney Company announced its intention to merge with 21st Century Fox in a deal worth more than $52 billion in stock. The merger largely includes Fox’s entertainment assets, including filmed entertainment, cable entertainment, and direct broadcast satellite divisions in the UK, Europe and Asia, but excludes divisions such as the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Television Stations, the Fox News Channel, the Fox Business Network, and Fox Sports 1 and 2, Big Ten Network, all of which will be spun off into an independent company before the merger is complete.Disney is now such a popular place – its Iconic and we’ve all seen at least one of the movies. Lion King being my personal favorite because I am from Africa and thus and therefore technically my movie 😛
If you haven’t popped a disney inspired bullet journal spread into your journal, you might just be missing out! I am going to take this directly from the Walt Disney Site – I wanted to know more about the history of Disney so here goes!