Disney history: By Liam Brookhart

NOT ALL EVENTS AND MOVIES ARE PORTRAYED HEREIN!!!

Major Events

Birth of Roy O. Disney

June 24, 1893

Birth of Walt Disney

December 5, 1901

Laugh-o-gram studios

January 1, 1923 - June 1923

Laugh-O-Gram bankrupt

june 1923

Creation of Walt Disney Company

October 16, 1923

Relocation to Burbank

December 26, 1939

Disney moves to Burbank from LA.

Disney Stock

April 2, 1940

Walt Disney dies

December 15, 1966

Roy O. Disney dies

December 20, 1971

Disney's MGM studios open

May 1, 1989

Hyperion books opens

September 26, 1991

Launch of Disney Cruise Line: Disney Magic

July 30, 1998

Disney buys Anaheim Angels

March 31, 1999

Disney Wonder Sets Sail

August 15, 1999

100th anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth.

December 5, 2001

Adventures by Disney

June 15, 2005

Disney Dream

January 26, 2011

Disney Fantasy

March 1, 2012

Major Characters

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

september 5, 1927 - February 1928

Mortimer Mouse

February 1928

Mickey Mouse

November 18, 1928 - Present

Donald Duck

June 9, 1934 - Present

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit RETURNS!!!

February 9, 2006 - Present

Theme Parks/ Resorts

Disneyland

July 17, 1955 - Present

Enchanted Tiki Room/ Audio Animatronics

June 23, 1963

Walt Disney World

October 1, 1971 - Present

Disney Village Market Place

March 22, 1975

Tokyo Disneyland Groundbreaking

December 3, 1980

EPCOT opens at Disney world

October 1, 1982

Tokyo Disneyland

April 15, 1983 - Present

Agreement for Euro-Disneyland

March 24, 1987

Euro Disneyland

April 12, 1992

California Adventure announced

July 17, 1996

Disney's Wide World of Sports

March 28, 1997

Disney's Animal Kingdom

April 22, 1998

California Adventure opens

February 8, 2001

Disneyland Hong Kong

September 12, 2005 - Present

2 billionth Disney Park Visitor

May 2, 2006

Breaks Ground on Disneyland Shanghai

April 7, 2011

Movies/ Media

Mickey Mouse Comic Strip

January 13, 1930

Flowers & Trees

July 30, 1932

world's first full-color cartoon

The Band Concert

February 23, 1935

First Color Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Snow White

December 21, 1937

First Feature-Length animated film

Pinnochio

February 7, 1940

Fantasia

November 13, 1940

Walt Disney Music Company

October 1, 1949

Treasure Island

July 19, 1950

First purely Live Action movie by Disney

Peter Pan

February 5, 1953

Disney Channel begins

April 18, 1983

Beauty and The Beast Broadway Show

April 18, 1994

Disney Channel expands to UK

October 1, 1995

Radio Disney

November 18, 1996

Disney XD

February 13, 2009

Disneynature

April 22, 2009

Acquisitions

Winnie the Pooh

1961

ESPN

September 7, 1979

Power Rangers

1993

ABC

July 31, 1995 - February 9, 1996

still owned, this is only the period of transaction

Baby Einstein

November 1, 2001

Muppets

May 15, 2004

Pixar

May 5, 2006

Club Penguin

August 1, 2007

MARVEL Entertainment

December 31, 2009

Lucasfilms

October 30, 2012