45 Amazing Disney Movie Facts, Figures and Statistics (2019)

Long before there was a castle in California or a mega-resort in Florida, Disney was churning out hit animated movies. The Disney movie magic started in 1937 with the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and continues to this day with multiple billion dollar movies in 2018!

So how massive is Disney’s movie production operation? I recently sat down to find out and here are the more interesting Disney movie facts and statistics I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don’t guarantee anything.

Disney Movie Facts and Statistics

How many Disney movies are there?

1,400 domestic movie titles owned by Disney

Last updated 10/1/16


How many live-action Disney movies are there (domestic)?

1,000

Last updated 10/1/16


How many animated Disney movies are there (domestic)?

400

Last updated 10/1/16


Disney’s share of the US movie market:

37%

Last updated 7/6/19


Number of total international movie titles Disney owns:

2,200

Last updated 10/1/16


Number of live-action international movie titles Disney owns:

1,600

Last updated 10/1/16


Number of animated international movie titles Disney owns:

600

Last updated 10/1/16


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office globally in the first half of 2019:

$5.7 billion


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office internationally in the first half of 2019:

$4 billion


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office domestically in the first half of 2019:

$1.6 billion


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office globally in 2018:

$7.352 billion


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office internationally in 2018:

$4.23 billion


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office domestically in 2018:

$3 billion


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office globally in 2017:

$6.457 billion


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office internationally in 2017:

$4.046 billion


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office domestically in 2017:

$2.41 billion


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office globally in 2016:

$7.6 billion


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office internationally in 2016:

$4.6 billion


Amount that the Walt Disney Studios earned at the box office domestically in 2016:

$2.96 billion


Amount Netflix paid to stream Disney films:

$300 million


Disney revenue from theatrical distribution in 2016:

$3.672 billion


Disney revenue from theatrical distribution in 2015:

$2.321 billion


Disney revenue from home entertainment in 2016:

$2.108 billion


Disney revenue from home entertainment in 2015:

$1.799 billion


How many Disney princesses are there?

11

Last updated 9/11/17


Who are the Disney Princesses?

Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel and Merida


Amount that Disney is reportedly purchasing Fox for:

$52.4 billion

Last updated 12/15/17


Number of Disney movies that crossed $900 million globally:

5 (Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, Rogue One)


How many Disney movies were released in 2016?

13


Disney owned 7 of the top 15 movies of 2016 globally.


Disney owned 7 of the top 12 movies of 2016 domestically.


‘The Jungle Book’ was the last movie Walt Disney was personally involved with before he died.


Disney Movie Character Fun Facts

First appearance of Mickey Mouse:

Steamboat Willie in 1928


When did Mickey Mouse make his debut?

November 18, 1928


What was Mickey Mouse’s original name supposed to be?

Mortimer Mouse


Mickey Mouse’s first words:

“Hot Dog”


Mickey Mouse got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 18, 1978. (his 50th birthday)


Are Mickey and Minnie Mouse actually married?

yes


After 1928, Walt Disney didn’t really do much animating, including drawing Mickey Mouse.


First time Donald Duck appeared in a movie:

1934 – Silly Symphonies


The iconic villain Pete was originally a bear (rather than a cat) when he appeared in the early Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons


Number of Oswald the Luck Rabbit cartoons:

27


Goofy’s original name was Dippy Dog


Goofy made his debut (as Dippy Dog) in the 1932 short Mickey’s Revue


The sorcerer in Fantasia is named Yen Sid (Disney backwards)


Aurora had only 18 lines of dialogue in Sleeping Beauty

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About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments: 1) The birth of my son (who is now 7 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?) I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include Disney, Sports, 80's Nostalgia, LEGO, Star Wars and Tech Gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.

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