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Walt Disney Pictures

American film production company and division of The Walt Disney Studios, owned by The Walt Disney Company add

Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1950.

Countries: United States (73%), (12%), United Kingdom (4%)

Main connections: The Walt Disney Studios (division), Pixar, The Walt Disney Company

Linked to: The Walt Disney Company, Pixar, Motion Picture Association of America film rating system, Marvel Studios

 

Timeline


 

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1950

The latter division began producing live-action films in 1950 with the release of "Treasure Island" add something


1960

Joe Flynn (US actor) - He was a frequent guest star on 1960s TV shows, such as "Batman", and appeared in several Walt Disney film comedies

 

Terry Gilkyson - In the 1960s, he left the group to work for the Walt Disney Studios, writing music both for movies and the television series "The Wonderful World of Disney" especially "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh


1962

Louis Pelletier - In 1962, Louis Pelletier was hired by Walt Disney Pictures to adapt books to the screen that Disney had under option


1965

Peter Brown (actor) - After his contract with Warner Brothers lapsed, Brown made two films for Walt Disney Studios and was contracted to Universal Pictures for the 1965 NBC western television series "Laredo, Texas", set on the Mexican border in and about Laredo, Texas, Texas


1966

Lincoln Mayorga - In 1966, he became the staff pianist for Walt Disney Studios, and contributed to the soundtracks of such movies as "Chinatown", "Pete's Dragon", "The Rose", and "Ragtime"


1973

Bob McAllister - In 1973, McAllister hosted a TV special, "Herbie Day at Disneyland," which exhibited Herbie the Love Bug of Walt Disney Pictures fame before an excited crowd at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, California


1976

Bruno Bozzetto - However, his best-known work is probably the 1976 feature film "Allegro Non Troppo", a collection of short pieces set to classical music in the manner of Disney's "Fantasia", but more humorous in nature, economical in execution and with more sophisticated narrative themes


1977

Candleshoe - "'Candleshoe"' is a 1977 live-action family film and heist film produced by Walt Disney Productions based on the Michael Innes novel "Christmas at Candleshoe" and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last big screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern


1980

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - Late in the 1980s, Disney purchased a controlling stake in one of Pacific Theatres' chain leading to Disney's Buena Vista Theaters and Pacific to renovate the El Capitan Theatre and the Crest by 1989


1983

Disney's former television production division that produced television programs from 1983 to 2003 add something

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - In April 1983, Richard Berger was hired by Disney CEO Ron W. Miller as film president


1984

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - Touchstone Films was started by Miller in February 1984 as a label for their PG-rated films with an expected half of Disney's 6 to 8 movies yearly slate would be released under the label


1986

In 1986, Walt Disney Productions was renamed The Walt Disney Company, while the live-action film studio was renamed "' Walt Disney Pictures"' in 1983 and the film animation studio initially Walt Disney Feature Animation, eventually its current name Walt Disney Animation Studios add something

 

Vincent Price - One of his last major roles, and one of his favorites, was as the voice of Professor Ratigan in Walt Disney Pictures' "The Great Mouse Detective" in 1986


1988

Debra Hill - In 1988, she entered a contract with Walt Disney Pictures under which she produced "Gross Anatomy", short films for the Walt Disney theme park, and an NBC special for Disneyland's 35th anniversary

 

Barry Manilow - In the 1988 Walt Disney Pictures animated feature "Oliver & Company," Bette Midler's character sang a new Manilow composition called "Perfect Isn't Easy"

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - In April 1988, Touchstone became a unit of Walt Disney Pictures with newly appointed head Ricardo Mestres

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - With several production companies getting out of film production or closing shop by December 1988, Disney Studios announced the formation of Hollywood Pictures division, which would only share marketing and distribution with Touchstone, to fill the void


1989

Alan Menken - Menken is best known, however, for his work over the past two decades with Walt Disney Pictures scoring numerous films, including Disney animated classics "The Little Mermaid", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "Pocahontas", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Hercules", "Home on the Range", and most recently, Disney's 2010 animated film "Tangled"

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - Walt Disney Television and Touchstone Television were grouped together under Garth Ancier as president of network television for the Walt Disney Studios on April 18, 1989


1990

James Levine - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - In 1990, at the request of Roy E. Disney, he arranged the music and conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the soundtrack of "Fantasia 2000", released by Walt Disney Pictures

 

The Mighty Ducks (film series) - "'The Mighty Ducks"' is a series of three live-action films and one animated film released in the 1990s by Walt Disney Pictures

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - On October 23, 1990, Disney formed Touchwood Pacific Partners I to supplant the Silver Screen Partnership series as their movie studios' primary funding source


1991

Rocketeer - In 1991 "The Rocketeer" was released as a feature film by Walt Disney Pictures and was directed by Joe Johnston


1992

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - In 1992, Walt Disney Studios agreed to fund a production company, Caravan Pictures, for 20th Century Fox chairman Joe Roth


1993

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - In 1993, Disney acquired Miramax Films and its Dimension Films genre label, with the former division operating as an autonomous unit until 2009, and the Dimension label becoming absorbed by The Weinstein Company in 2005

 

Daniel Levi - In 1993, he was hired by Disney Studios to record a duet with Karine Costa, the song of the animated feature "Aladdin" : "Ce Rêve bleu"


1995

Freaky Friday (2003 film) - A 1995 television remake was produced by ABC, which became a subsidiary of Disney the following year


1996

Nancy Meyers - Having turned down Paramount CEO Sherry Lansing's offer to direct the 1996 comedy blockbuster "The First Wives Club", Meyers eventually agreed on making her directional debut with "The Parent Trap" , following the signing of a development deal with Walt Disney Pictures in 1997

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - Roth was appointed as chairman of Walt Disney Studios in 1996


1997

James Woods - He garnered critical praise for his voice work as Hades in the 1997 Disney film "Hercules" and he won a Daytime Emmy *award in 2000 for the role in the follow-up television series


1998

Nina Jacobson - In 1998, she moved to Disney where she was responsible for developing scripts and overseeing film production for Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - In 1998, the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group was formed by Roth to unite the Touchstone, Hollywood, and Disney film production units with leadership under David Vogel

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - So in August 1998, Roger Birnbaum, Caravan's co-founder, left to co-found Spyglass Entertainment at Roth's prompting in which Disney gave Caravan's development slate, a five-year distribution agreement and an advance


1999

Lucero (entertainer) - During 1999, she participated in the dubbing of the movie of Walt Disney Pictures Tarzan, where she performed the voice of Jane Porter


2000

Quincy Jones - Jones appeared in the Walt Disney Pictures film "Fantasia 2000", introducing the set piece of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - By May 2000, Disney had taken an equity stake in Spyglass


2001

Monsters, Inc. - "'Monsters, Inc."' is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures


2002

Dean DeBlois - Following its release in 2002, DeBlois sold several original live action feature film projects to write, direct, and produce, including an Irish ghost story , a psychological thriller , and a family adventure series , set-up at Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, and Universal Studios respectively


2003

Chad Michael Murray - In 2003, Murray appeared in the Walt Disney Pictures feature film, "Freaky Friday" alongside Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis

 

Brother Bear - "'Brother Bear"' is a 2003 American animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures

 

Ghosts of the Abyss - "'Ghosts of the Abyss"' is a 2003 documentary film released by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - In January 2003, Disney initiated a reorganization of its theatrical and animation units to improve resource usage and continued focus on new characters and franchise development


2004

Scott Rudin - After the resignation of Paramount's chairwoman, Sherry Lansing in 2004, and nearly simultaneous departure of Jonathan Dolgen , Rudin left the studio and set a five-year first-look pact with Disney that allowed him to make movies under their labels Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Hollywood Pictures and Miramax Films

 

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen - "'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen"' is a 2004 American teen musical comedy film directed by Sara Sugarman and produced by Robert Shapiro and Matthew Hart for Walt Disney Pictures

 

The Incredibles - "'The Incredibles"' is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures


2005

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - It is the highest-grossing film of the 2005 holiday period, the second highest grossing "Christian" film, the 6th largest "family - children's book adaptation", the 9th highest-grossing "fantasy - live action film" and the 10th highest-grossing film overall in Disney company history

 

It's Oh So Quiet - The song is used in the promo for the sixth and final season of HBO's romantic sitcom "Sex and the City" and, as a cover version by Lucy Woodward, in Walt Disney Pictures's 2005 film "Ice Princess"

 

Herbie: Fully Loaded - "'Herbie: Fully Loaded"' is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Angela Robinson and produced by Robert Simonds for Walt Disney Pictures

 

Michelle Trachtenberg - In March 2005, Trachtenberg played the title character in Walt Disney Pictures' family comedy-drama "Ice Princess", with Kim Cattrall, Joan Cusack, and Hayden Panettiere


2006

Mark Mancina wrote a new composition and arrangement of "When You Wish Upon A Star" to accompany the 2006 logo add something

 

Touchstone Pictures - In 2006, Disney limited Touchstone's output in favor of Walt Disney Pictures titles due to an increase in film industry costs

 

Gig Morton - In 2006, Morton made his film debut, appearing as the boy selected to adopt the golden retriever puppy, "B-Dawg" in the Walt Disney family comedy, "Air Buddies", and made his television debut the following year with a small guest-starring role on the detective series, "Psych"

 

Paul Walker - Walker starred in the crime thriller "Running Scared" and Walt Disney Pictures' "Eight Below", both released in 2006

 

Cars (franchise) - "'Cars"' is a CGI animated film series and Disney media franchise that began with the 2006 film, "Cars", produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures

 

Eight Below - It was released theatrically on February 17, 2006, by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States

 

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Disney later issued a four-disc extended cut of the film on DVD. It was released on December 12, 2006, and was available commercially until January 31, 2007, after which Disney put the DVD on moratorium


2007

Darlene Caamano - D-No sold several projects by Latin writing team Lalo Lopez and Esteban Zul and both Caamaño-Loquet and Rosen shared executive producer credits on the 2007 film "Dan in Real Life", which they developed and sold to Walt Disney Pictures

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - From 2007 to 2010, Disney and ImageMovers ran a joint motion capture animation facility; ImageMovers Digital

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - Hollywood Pictures was another division of Disney, which, like Touchstone, produced films for mature audiences, but was shut down in 2007

 

Taylor Momsen - In 2007, she starred in the Walt Disney Pictures film "Underdog", as Molly and as Jennifer in the movie "Paranoid Park", directed by Gus Van Sant

 

Carrie Underwood - She recorded the song "Ever Ever After" for the soundtrack of the 2007 Walt Disney film "Enchanted"

 

Meet the Robinsons - "'Meet the Robinsons"' is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 30, 2007

 

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - In April 2007, Disney retired the Buena Vista brand, renaming Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group and Buena Vista Pictures Distribution as Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, respectively

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Just a few weeks before the film's release, Walt Disney Pictures decided to move the United States opening of "At World's End" from screenings Friday, May 25, 2007 to Thursday at 8 PM, May 24, 2007


2008

Lucas Grabeel - He appeared in the 2008 Walt Disney Pictures film "College Road Trip" as Scooter, which features other Disney stars Raven-Symoné, Brenda Song and Margo Harshman

 

Christian Beranek - In 2008 Beranek signed a deal with Walt Disney Pictures to help launch Kingdom Comics

 

Paul Crowder (filmmaker) - In 2008, he edited and co-produced "Morning Light" for Walt Disney Pictures

 

Bolt (2008 film) - "'Bolt"' is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure/action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, released by Walt Disney Pictures, and the studio's 48th animated feature

 

A Christmas Carol (2009 film) - "A Christmas Carol" began filming in February 2008, and was released on November 3, 2009 by Walt Disney Pictures

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - On September 24, 2008, during a Disney event at the Kodak Theater, Cook and Johnny Depp, in full Captain Jack Sparrow costume, announced that a fourth "Pirates" film was in development


2009

The Walt Disney Studios (division) - After The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009, Disney began distributing Marvel Studios' films in 2012, acquiring the distribution rights for "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3" from Paramount Pictures in October 2010

 

Bernie Mac - His final film role was as "Jimmy Lunchbox", a flamboyant children's entertainer in the 2009 Disney film "Old Dogs" which was released a year after his death

 

Guinea pig - The 2009 Walt Disney Pictures movie "G-Force" features a group of highly intelligent guinea pigs trained as operatives of the U.S. government

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - Cook resigned in September 2009 after working for Disney for over 38 years

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - On September 11, 2009, at Disney's D23 convention, the title was announced as "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"


2010

Million Dollar Arm - The project was eventually put in turnaround and in 2010, producers Roth and Ciardi set the film up at Walt Disney Pictures

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - On January 6, 2010, Disney announced that the film would be released in the United States and Canada on May 20, 2011, following Columbia Pictures' announcement of a delay in the "Spider-Man" reboot and Paramount Pictures slating "Thor" for May 6, 2011

 

Thomas Kretschmann - Walt Disney Pictures confirmed in November 2010, that Kretschmann would star as one of the voice talents in the Pixar Production "Cars 2"


2011

Beginning with the release of "The Muppets" in 2011, both "Walt" and "Pictures" were dropped from the logo add something

 

Michelle Williams (actress) - During 2011, it was reported that Williams signed on to star in Walt Disney Pictures's "Oz, The Great and Powerful", a 3-D prequel to be released March 8, 2013

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - It is the fourteenth highest-grossing film worldwide, the third highest-grossing 2011 film, the second most successful installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, the fourth highest-grossing Disney feature and the second highest-grossing fourth film in a franchise

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released in the United States on May 20, 2011

 

The Avengers (2012 film) - In August 2011, Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios and Marvel Studios presented a look at Walt Disney Studios' upcoming film slate, which included "The Avengers", at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California

 

The Finest Hours (2016 film) - On August 12, 2011, Walt Disney Pictures acquired the screen rights to the 2009 novel "The Finest Hours

 

Ouija (2014 film) - On October 17, 2011, a news report confirmed that Hasbro's CEO Brian Goldner told THR that the "Ouija" script is in good shape and was being polished, but the film would be made with a lower budget, like Disney did with "The Lone Ranger"

 

Nicholas Stoller - The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released on November 23, 2011


2012

RTL Television - In 2012 RTL made a deal with The Walt Disney Studios to broadcast films from Walt Disney Pictures, &Pixar, Marvel Studios and DreamWorks Studios

 

Brave (2012 film) - "'Brave"' is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures

 

Into the Woods (film) - In January 2012, Rob Marshall was hired to direct a new adaptation of the musical for Walt Disney Pictures, with James Lapine writing the script and Stephen Sondheim "expected" to write new songs

 

The Muppets (film) - In March 2012, after the critical and commercial success of the film, Walt Disney Pictures secured a deal with James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller to direct and write, respectively, a new installment

 

Film - Another Haunted Mansion film was in the works with Guillermo del Toro as of August 2012 add something

 

Gary Ross - In August 2012, Gary Ross was announced as the director of the upcoming film adaption of the novel, "Peter and the Starcatchers", by Walt Disney Pictures


2013

Mila Kunis - In 2013, Kunis played Theodora, the youngest of three witches, opposite James Franco, in the Walt Disney Pictures' prequel, "Oz the Great and Powerful"

 

Jason Schwartzman - Scwartzman's most recent significant on-screen acting appearance was in the 2013 Disney film Saving Mr. Banks

 

Monsters University - "'Monsters University"' is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures

 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - "'Secretariat"' is a pantomime horse which originally appeared during the first run of the Disney film "Secretariat", and as of late 2013 appears on nearly every show in his own special stall to the side of Craig's desk

 

The Lone Ranger (2013 film) - "'The Lone Ranger"' is a 2013 American action western film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and directed by Gore Verbinski

 

Cars (franchise) - The first film in the trilogy, where the main characters are planes, was released in theaters by Walt Disney Pictures on August 9, 2013


2014

Big Hero 6 (film) - "'Big Hero 6"' is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Marvel Animation, and released by Walt Disney Pictures

 

It's A Small World was added to the list of known projects in April 2014 add something

 

Mark Hamill - On April 29, 2014, Hamill was announced as a cast member of Star Wars Episode VII by the The Walt Disney Company

 

Million Dollar Arm - Produced by Joe Roth, Mark Ciardi, and Gordon Gray, the film was released theatrically by Walt Disney Pictures on May 16, 2014

 

IMAX - On July 9, 2014, Bad Robot confirmed via a picture uploaded to Twitter that select scenes in Disney & Lucasfilm's upcoming Star Wars Episode VII would be captured with the IMAX 15/70 perf film camera, in addition to the standard 35mm film camera's that Abrams and his cinematographer Dan Mindel have employed for shooting the movie


2015

Inside Out (2015 film) - "'Inside Out"' is an upcoming 2015 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures

 

Ewan McGregor - On April 21, 2015, it was announced that McGregor will play Lumiere in the live-action version of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", directed by Bill Condon

 

Tower of Terror was being given a theatrical treatment by John August under producer Jim Whitaker in October 2015, while the long under development Jungle Cruise gained an actor add something

 

Disney identified this line as Disney Fairy Tale in its enlarged slate announcement on October 8, 2015 with four scheduled without titles attached add something


2016

Disney had announced development of 18 of these films by July 2016 add something


2018

In 2018, they released A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeline L'Engle's novel add something