Walt Disney Pictures: T he film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since 1954 were released under the name of the parent company, then named
Walt Disney Productions . Another label, Touchstone Pictures, was created in 1984 to enable Disney to release films with a more mature content than those officially associated with the Disney name.
Their most commercially successful production partners in later years has been
Image Movers Digital
Top ten Grossing films
1) Finding Nemo (2003)
2) The Lion King (1994)
3) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
4) The Incredible (2004)
5) Monsters, Inc. (2001)
6) Toy Story 2 (1999)
7) Aladdin (1992)
8) Toy Story (1995)
9) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
10) Tarzan (1999)
Distribution and promoting
Walt Disney Pictures distributes most films internationally, via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (formerly Buena Vista Distribution), with a few excepted movies to Canada.
Some, films by Walt Disney Pictures are distributed in Canada by another billion-dollar franchise known as Alliance Films with DVD rights to Universal Studios Home Entertainment among other films distributed in Canada for Alliance Films.
In Turkey, Walt Disney Pictures films had been distributed by United International Pictures.
Walt Disney Pictures is noteworthy for being the only film studio to have two films that have surpassed the $1 billion mark, these being Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Alice in Wonderland (2010).