Since its birth as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in the 1920s, the Walt Disney Company has captured the essence of childhood innocence with motion pictures. In its nearly 100-year history, Disney has defined what is possible in animation and proved that characters like Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and Peter Pan can transcend childhood wonderment and stay relevant for generations of adults.
Today, Disney has grown into a global entertainment powerhouse with the company generating nearly $60 billion in collective revenue during fiscal 2018. With a vast cultural reach extending into television, music, and merchandise, it’s little wonder that many families still consider a pilgrimage to Disney theme parks the ultimate vacation.
Disney also continues to be hugely successful at the box office. The company has already released two of the year’s top grossing films with “Aladdin” and “Toy Story 4,” and is responsible for some of the world’s highest grossing movies of all time. The company’s remake of “The Lion King” — set to be released on July 19 — is similarly predicted to be a hit and is one of the company’s most anticipated upcoming movies.