October 16, 1923: The Walt Disney Company is Founded
On this day in 1923, Walt and Roy Disney created the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, which later became known as the Walt Disney Company.
The Walt Disney Company established itself as a leader in the animation industry and subsequently branched into live-action film production, television and other forms of entertainment.
Mickey Mouse, an early and well-known cartoon creation of the Walt Disney Company, is the official mascot. The Walt Disney Company is currently one of the largest media conglomerates in the world in terms of revenue.
Explore this Who Made America biography on Walt Disney, which details the genius behind the Disney entertainment empire.
Photo: Producer, director, and animator Walt Disney (1901 - 1966) uses a baton to point to sketches of Disneyland, 1955. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)