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Informative Speech: The Walt Disney Company
Transcript of Informative Speech: The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
October 16, 1923: The start of the Disney company first known as The Disney Brothers Studio.
November 18, 1928: Steamboat Willie is released at the Colony Theatre in New York -- this marks the release of the very first Mickey Mouse cartoon, and the first appearance by Minnie Mouse.
December 21, 1937: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney's first feature-length animated film
December 23, 1939: The Disney Studio begins its move to Burbank, California
December 15, 1966: Walt Disney dies at age 65.
October 1, 1971: Walt Disney World Resort opens with the Magic Kingdom and two hotels near Orlando, Florida.
December 20, 1971: Roy O. Disney, who, with younger brother Walt Disney, co-founded the company that is now known as The Walt Disney Company, passes away.
March 22, 1975: Disney Village Marketplace, a large outdoor mall , opens.
October 1, 1982: EPCOT Center opens at Walt Disney World Resort.
April 15, 1983: Tokyo Disneyland, the first international Disney theme park, opens in Japan.
April 18, 1983: The Disney Channel begins broadcasting
September 23, 1984: Michael Eisner and Frank Wells become chairman/CEO and president of Walt Disney Productions.
March 28, 1987: The first Disney Store opens, in Glendale, California.
May 1, 1989: Disney's Hollywood Studios and Pleasure Island open at Walt Disney World Resort.
September 26, 1991: Release of the first book, Amazing Grace.
April 12, 1992: Disneyland Paris, opens.
December 5, 1994: Disney Interactive is formed.
February 22, 1996: Disney Online launches Disney.com.
November 18, 1996: Radio Disney debuts
March 28, 1997: ESPN Wide World of Sports opened to the public
April 22, 1998: Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World Resort.
February 8, 2001: Disney California Adventure park opens at the Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, California.
December 5, 2001: 100th anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth.
March 16, 2002: Walt Disney Studios theme park opens in France next-door to Disneyland Paris.
September 12, 2005: Hong Kong Disneyland opens.
The Walt Disney Company is a leading expand international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.
April 2, 1940: Walt Disney Productions issues its first stock.
October 1, 1949: Walt Disney Music Company is formed
October 27, 1954: Emmy Award-winning Disneyland television show airs on ABC
July 17, 1955: Disneyland, the first Disney park, opened in Anaheim, California