Disney Timeline 1901-2024 | Disney History

Last Updated on: June 27th, 2024

Disney Timeline 1901-2024 | Disney History

Disney is a name that is synonymous with magic, wonder, and childhood memories. From its humble beginnings as a small animation studio in the 1920s, Disney has grown into a vast entertainment empire that encompasses theme parks, movies, television shows, and much more. Over the years, Disney has captured the hearts and imaginations of people of all ages, becoming a beloved part of popular culture and a symbol of Americana. The history of Disney is a story of innovation, creativity, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, and it continues to inspire and entertain people all over the world. This article will explore the rich history of Disney, from its early days to its present-day status as a global entertainment juggernaut.

Looking for a specific Disney historical date? Look no further. Here are more than you will ever need to know! Here is what I was able to dig up about the Disney history so far. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Disney Timeline 1901-2024

Disney Company History

  • Year of the founding of The Walt Disney Company: 1923
  • When was Walt Disney born? December 5, 1901
  • When did Walt Disney die? December 15, 1966
  • When did Roy Disney die? December 20, 1971
  • Year that Radio Disney was launched in: 1996
  • Year that the first Disney Store opened: 1987

Disney Parks History

Disney Television History

  • Year the Disney Channel began broadcasting: 1983
  • Year that Disney merged with ABC: 1996
  • Year that Disney first appeared on television: 1950 (An Hour in Wonderland)
  • Year that The Mickey Mouse Club made its TV debut: 1955
  • Year that DisneyXD was launched: 2009
  • Year that Disney Junior was launched: 2010
  • Year the Disney+ was launched: 2019

Disney Movie History

  • Year that Disney purchased Pixar: 2006
  • When did Mickey Mouse make his debut? November 18, 1928
  • Year Disney purchased Lucasfilm (Star Wars): 2012
  • When did Disney purchase Marvel? 2009
  • Year that Disney began production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: 1934
  • Year that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released: 1937
  • Year that Walt Disney Home Video was launched: 1980
  • Year that Disney launched Touchstone Films in: 1984
  • Year that Disney launched Hollywood Pictures in: 1984
  • Year that Disney purchased Miramax Films in: 1993
  • Year that Disney launched Disneynature in: 2009
  • Year that Disney purchased the rights to The Muppets: 2004
  • Year that Disney purchased Fox: 2019

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.