The history of Walt Disney studios… It was founded by Walt and Roy Disney. It is based in Burbank, California, since 1940. Before then, they were based in many parts of the US, including L.A and Hollywood. The current studios were built on the revenue of the 1937 film Snow White and the seven dwarfs.
The greatest successes of Walt Disney studios… They successfully created the first ever CGI movie, Toy Story. A huge movie series generated from this accomplishment. They are responsible for the existence of the most recognisable cartoon character in fiction, Mickey Mouse. They are one of the six largest media entertainment companies in the world. They are the most popular company which has a target audience of children.
The greatest successes of Walt Disney studios… Relating to the first point on this slide, they originally created 3D animation for officially produced movies. The company has a revenue of $38.063 billion dollars and an operating outcome of $6.627 billion dollars. It’s lead CGI studio, Pixar, has produced twelve feature films with immense success rates all by itself. All of those Pixar films are among the top fifty most grossed movies of all time.
Their subsidiary companies: Pixar: The company which creates all the CGI movies for Walt Disney. They are important as they are a company which provides technology to Disney, top of the range technology too. They have produced some of Disney’s greatest movies in history. Marvel: This is the company that has created fictional characters such as Spiderman and The Hulk. It is what Disney has in its possession to go up against DC and Warner Bros. Music companies: These are what provide Disney with music. Buena Vista studios and Walt Disney records are included in this list of music companies.
Their subsidiary companies: Disney channel: Disney channel and Disney XD are channels operated by the company, made to create TV shows based on Disney products. Disney interactive media group: These are companies based on interacting with their audience. The Disney internet group is a part of this. Others: Other companies associated with Disney include Disneytoon studios, Hollywood pictures, Walt Disney studios music pictures, and Radio Disney.
Technologic advancements: Disney has undergone major technological advances in its work over to years… In its early years, it produced cheap, black and white cartoons. Later on, it managed to produce high standard animation movies, in colour, and higher standard sound. Compare Steamboat Willie to Snow White’s movie. In 1995, the first CGI movie was created by Disney and this was a huge step forward for the company, technology-wise. Over the years, Disney went from the standards seen on the left image, to the standards on the right one. (both images below)
The future. John Lasseter saw the CGI animation imagery for the first time in 1981. this production was a rough example at the time of how CGI would work. Once he commented on how ‘This is what Walt was waiting for’ he was fired as a junior animator in Disney studios. Lasseter then went on to become the Co. founder of Pixar studios. He fully directed the first CGI film, Toy Story. Now chief creative officer of both Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, Lasseter is widely acknowledged to be the world's most preposterously imaginative geek. As of 18th January 2009, 13 movies were planned for release in that year. The CEO of DreamWorks, Jeffrey Katzenberg stated that he believed in the next 5 to 7 years, all movies will be made in 3D. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jan/18/bolt-disney-animated-films