Walt signed a contract with M. J. Winkler to produce a series of Alice Comedies — this date is considered the start of the Disney company first known as The Disney Brothers Studio.
Release of the first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles.
Steamboat Willie is released at the Colony Theatre in New York -- this marks the release of the very first Mickey Mouse cartoon, and the first appearance by Minnie Mouse.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney's first feature-length animated film, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.
The Disney Studio begins its move to Burbank, California, from the Hyperion Studio in Los Angeles.
Disney releases one of its highly regarded classics, Fantasia.
Treasure Island, Disney's first completely live-action feature, is released.
Peter Pan, based on characters created by Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie, is released.
Disneyland, the first Disney park, opened in Anaheim, California, to an invited audience on this day. The first guests were Kristine Vess and her cousin Michael Schwartner, ages 5 and 7.
Mary Poppins, the practically perfect tale directed by Robert Stevenson, about a magical English nanny, is released.
Roy O. Disney, who, with younger brother Walt Disney, co-founded the company that is now known as The Walt Disney Company, passes away.
Tokyo Disneyland, the first international Disney theme park, opens in Japan.
Euro Disneyland, the first Disney theme park in Europe, which was later renamed Disneyland Paris, opens.
Beauty and the Beast, the first Disney Broadway show, opens in New York.
The Lion King opens to a limited audience in Los Angeles and New York and nationwide on June 24, 1994.
100th anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth.