The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

About The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

Company Description:


The Walt Disney Company, known universally as Disney, is a multinational entertainment and media conglomerate renowned for its film studios, theme parks, and media networks. The company operates through various segments, including Media Networks; Parks, Experiences and Products; Studio Entertainment; and Direct-to-Consumer & International.

Founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt and Roy O. Disney as a small animation studio, it has grown into one of the most iconic and powerful brands in the entertainment industry. Disney is headquartered in Burbank, California, and continues to be a leader in the global entertainment landscape.


Main Product(s):


Disney is famous for its film and TV productions, theme parks, and related merchandise. Their products range from animated feature films, live-action movies, streaming services like Disney+, and expansive theme parks and resorts around the world.


Short History of The Walt Disney Company:


  • 1923 – Walt Disney Company was founded by Walt and Roy O. Disney.
  • 1937 – The release of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Disney's first full-length animated feature.
  • 1955 – Opening of Disneyland, the first-ever theme park in Anaheim, California.
  • 1966 – Death of Walt Disney; Roy O. Disney takes over the company.
  • 1971 – Opening of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
  • 1983 – Launch of The Disney Channel on cable TV.
  • 1996 – Acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC.
  • 2009 – Acquisition of Marvel Entertainment.
  • 2012 – Acquisition of Lucasfilm.
  • 2019 – Launch of Disney+, the company's streaming service.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Robert A. IgerCEO & Director11.27M34.87M1951
Mr. Horacio E. GutierrezSenior EVP & General Counsel6.75MN/A1965
Ms. Kristina K. SchakeSenior EVP & Chief Communications Officer3.19MN/A1971
Mr. Kevin LansberryInterim Chief Financial OfficerN/AN/A1964
Ms. Alexia Skouras QuadraniExecutive Vice President of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Alicia SchwarzSenior VP & Chief Compliance OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Sonia ColemanSenior EVP & Chief Human Resources OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Ronald L. IdenSenior VP & Chief Security OfficerN/AN/A1947
Mr. Brent A. WoodfordExecutive Vice President of Controllership, Financial Planning & TaxN/AN/A1963
Mr. Mahesh SamatExecutive Vice President of Disney Consumer Products Commercialization for the Asia Pacific regionN/AN/AN/A

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