Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago, to his mother, Flora Call Disney, and father, Elias Disney at the tender age of zero.
Disney Brothers Cartoon Industries is Founded
Walt Disney signs a contract to create a series of "Alice Comedies" with M.J. Winkler
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Released
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is Disney Bros. first cartoon character, airing in "Trolley Troubles"
Mickey & Minnie Mouse are born!
Mickey and Minnie Mouse star in their first ever cartoon, Steamboat Willie, which aired atthe Colony Theatre in New York. Steamboat Willie is also the first cartoon to ever feature sound.
Flowers and Trees
Flowers and Trees becomes the first Technicolor cartoon
Premiere of Snow White and The Seven Dwarves
The 21st of Decmber was one of the most important dates in Disney hir\story. On this day, Disney's first full-length feature film, Snow White and The Seven Dwarves premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre in L.A.
THE BEST DISNEY MOVIE EVER is released
Fantasia, a Disney classic, is released.
Dumbo is released
Making it Disney's first ever home video to be released
Walt Disney Music Company is formed
Release of Treasure Island
Disney's first ever complete live-action production is released, Treasure Island.
The First Disney Park opens!
In Anaheim, California, the first ever Disney themed park (Called Disneyland) opens. Its first guests were 5 year-old Kristine Vess and her 7 year-old cousin Michael Shwartner.
The Death of Walt Disney
Creative genius, Walter Disney, dies at age 65 from lung cancer which he had been diagnosed with earlier in the year.
The Jungle Book is released
Walt Disney World Resort Opens!
Near Orlando, Florida, the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney Resorst first attraction is now open to the public., as well as two near hotels.
Roy Disney Passes Away
Co-founder of The Walt Disney Company, Roy O. Disney passes away at the age of 78 from a seizure.
EPCOT Center Opens!
The newest addition to Florida's Walt Disney World park, costing over 1 billion dollars, EPCOT opens. It is now twice the size of the Magic Kingdom park, which is the original park which was opened in 1971.
The first International Disneyland opens in Tokyo Japan.
Disney Channel Begins Broadcasting!
With over 18 hours of Disney programs a day, Disney Channel is born.
Euro Disney Official Opening
The Lion King premiere
Disney's #1 ranked film of all time is released, with many sequels to come.
Disney Interactive is Formed
Michael Ovitz becomes President of the Walt Disney Company.
The Premiere of the First Toy Story movie
Disney.com is born
Disney Online launches their first ever website on the internet!
Animal Kingdom Opens
The Sixth Sense is released
The Sixth Sense is released and becomes the company's highest-grossing live action film
Release of Toy Story 2
It becomes Disney's highest weekend gross ever.
Celebration of Walt Disney's 100th birthday
100th Anniversary of the birth of the company's founder.
Finding Nemo is Released
Finding Nemo is released, becoming Disney's highest grossing animated film.
Mickey Mouse turns 75!
Disney World celebrates his 75th birthday with the unveiling of 75 Mickey statues at Walt Disney World.
High School Musical Release
It becomes the first full-length movie to be digitally available, on Apple's iTunes Store.
Oscar-Winning Movie, Up Premieres.
It would later on win 2 Oscars.
Roy E. Disney passes away
Toy Story 3 release
Toy Story 3 is released; it wins 2 Oscars and become the highest-grossing animated film of all time.