Timeline created by sam.perry
In Film
  • The start

    Walt Disney signed a contract with M.J. Winkle to produce a series of Alice Comedies, beginning the Disney company under its original name "Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio", with brothers Walt and Roy Disney, as equal partners
  • Name change

    On December 16, "The Walt Disney Studio" is replaced by "Walt Disney Productions, Ltd". Three other companies, "Walt Disney Enterprises", "Disney Film Recording Company", and "Liled Realty and Investment Company", are also formed.
  • First feature film

    Walt Disney's first feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released
  • another release for snow white

    The company is short on money; a theatrical re-release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs generates much-needed revenue and begins a reissue pattern for the animated feature films.
  • Walt Disney dies

    September: Walt Disney is diagnosed with lung cancer; died on December 15.
  • Disney on the rise

    Disney's most successful tour The Party's Just Begun tour by The Cheetah Girls brings in USD $43 million. The tour was amongst the top 10 tours of 2006 coming in at number 3.
  • Now

    Zootopia wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 89th Academy Awards.
    Disney ends its deal with Netflix beginning in 2019.