Nr. 10 in the reworked second series of Stampfer's stroboscopic discs published by Trentsensky & Vieweg in 1833.
A projecting praxinoscope, from 1882, here shown superimposing an animated figure on a separately projected background scene
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Fantasmagorie (1908) by Émile Cohl
The original animation building at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, which they fully moved into in 1940
Italian-Argentine cartoonist Quirino Cristiani showing the cut and articulated figure of his satirical character El Peludo (based on President Yrigoyen) patented in 1916 for the realization of his films, including the world's first animated feature film El Apóstol.
Walt (right) dressed as a gaucho next to Donald Duck on the companies' goodwill trip to South America in Argentina
An example of traditional animation, a horse animated by rotoscoping from Eadweard Muybridge's 19th-century photos.
Walt (center) showing the plans of Disneyland to officials from Orange County in December 1954
A clay animation scene from a Finnish television commercial
Walt Disney at the grand opening of Disneyland on July 17, 1955
A 2D animation of two circles joined by a chain
The Sherman Brothers, who composed many of the Disney songs throughout the 1960s, in 2002
World of Color hydrotechnics at Disney California Adventure creates the illusion of motion using 1,200 fountains with high-definition projections on mist screens.
Walt, then Florida Governor Hayden Burns, and Roy announcing the plans for Disney World
A view of downtown Celebration, Florida, a community that was planned by the Walt Disney Company.
The Disney Magic of the Disney Cruise Line at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
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Team Disney Burbank, which houses the offices of Disney's CEO and several other senior corporate officials
The entrance to the Fox Studios lot.
Parade route in Tokyo Disneyland during COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.
20th Century Studios, a subsidiary of Disney
Michael Eisner replaced Ron Miller as CEO and made Disney into a major film studio again.
Searchlight Pictures, a subsidiary of Disney
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Disney's video streaming subscription service Disney+ was launched in 2019, which has a total of over 135 million subscriptions as of June 2022.
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Early on, the company established itself as a leader in the American animation industry, with the creation of the widely popular character Mickey Mouse, the company's mascot, and the start of animated films.

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Electronic automata were popularized by Disney as animatronics.

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Theatrical release poster by John Alvin

Beauty and the Beast (1991 film)

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Theatrical release poster by John Alvin
Upon seeing the initial storyboard reels in 1989, Walt Disney Studios chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg ordered that the film be scrapped and started over from scratch.
A frame from the "Beauty and the Beast" ballroom dance sequence. The background was animated using computer generated imagery which, when the traditionally animated characters are composited against it using Pixar's CAPS system, gives the illusion of a dollying film camera.

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

In a first-time accomplishment for The Walt Disney Company, an unfinished version of Beauty and the Beast was shown at the New York Film Festival on September 29, 1991.

Mickey Mouse

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Concept art of Mickey from early 1928, from the collection of The Walt Disney Family Museum. The sketches are the earliest known drawings of the character.
Mickey's first appearance in Steamboat Willie (1928)
Mickey in The Band Concert (1935)
Mickey in Fantasia (1940)
Mickey Mouse, as he appears in the Paul Rudish years, and the modern era.
Mickey and Horace Horsecollar from the Mickey Mouse daily strip; created by Floyd Gottfredson and published December 1932
The silhouette of Mickey Mouse's head has become an iconic image.
Walt Disney (1901–1966), the co-creator of Mickey Mouse and founder of The Walt Disney Company, was the original voice of Mickey.
Mickey's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mickey Mouse is an animated cartoon character co-created in 1928 by Walt Disney, who originally voiced the character, and Ub Iwerks.

The longtime mascot of The Walt Disney Company, Mickey is an anthropomorphic mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves.

Donald Duck

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Donald Duck is known for his fiery temper
Donald Duck as he first appeared in The Wise Little Hen (1934)
Donald worked in a Nazi factory in Der Fuehrer's Face (1943)
Donald in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Carl Barks (1901–2000)
Donald as the Duck Avenger (Paperinik).
Donald's house boat at Mickey's Toontown, Disneyland
Donald's footprints at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The prints were made during the celebration of Donald's 50th birthday.
Donald Duck's Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Donald Fauntleroy Duck is a cartoon character created by The Walt Disney Company.

Donald Duck appeared in comedic roles in animated cartoons.

Painting with acrylic paint on the reverse side of an already inked cel, here placed on the original animation drawing

Traditional animation

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Painting with acrylic paint on the reverse side of an already inked cel, here placed on the original animation drawing
Sketch of an animation peg bar, and measurements of three types, Acme being the most common.
A camera used for shooting traditional animation. See also Aerial image.
This image shows how two transparent cels, each with a different character drawn on them, and an opaque background are photographed together to form the composite image.
A horse animated by rotoscoping from Eadweard Muybridge's 19th-century photos. The animation consists of 8 drawings which are "looped", i.e. repeated over and over. This example is also "shot on twos", i.e. shown at 12 drawings per second.

Traditional animation (or classical animation, cel animation, hand-drawn animation, or 2D animation) is an animation technique in which each frame is drawn by hand.

Though traditional animation is now commonly done with computers, it is important to differentiate computer-assisted traditional animation from 3D computer animation, such as Toy Story, Shrek, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and Ice Age. However, often traditional animation and 3D computer animation will be used together, as in Don Bluth's Titan A.E. and Disney's Hercules, Tarzan, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Treasure Planet. Most anime and many western animated series still use traditional animation today, such as Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Cowboy Bebop.

Original theatrical release poster by John Alvin

The Little Mermaid (1989 film)

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Original theatrical release poster by John Alvin
Georges de La Tour's 1640 painting Magdalene with the Smoking Flame is shown in the film.
Ariel meet-and-greet character at Disneyland Paris

The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

In a then-atypical and controversial move for a new Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid was released as part of the Walt Disney Classics line of VHS, LaserDisc, Betamax and Video 8 home video releases on May 18, 1990, six months after the release of the film.

Theatrical release poster by John Alvin

The Lion King

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Theatrical release poster by John Alvin
A promotional image of the characters from the film. From left to right: Shenzi, Scar, Ed, Banzai, Rafiki, Young Simba, Mufasa, Young Nala, Sarabi, Zazu, Sarafina, Timon, and Pumbaa.
Screenshot from an early presentation reel of The Lion King that shows a white lion cub and a butterfly.
The alleged "SEX" frame.

The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical drama film directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff (in their feature directorial debuts); produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

The Lion King was first released on VHS and LaserDisc in the United States on March 3, 1995, under Disney's "Masterpiece Collection" video series.

Theatrical release poster by Steven Chorney

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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1988 American live-action/animated comedy mystery film directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Frank Marshall and Robert Watts, and loosely adapted by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman from Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?.

1988 American live-action/animated comedy mystery film directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Frank Marshall and Robert Watts, and loosely adapted by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman from Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?.

Theatrical release poster by Steven Chorney
Bob Hoskins played the role of Eddie Valiant.
The plot incorporated the actual closing of Pacific Electric.
Judge Doom (played by Christopher Lloyd) threatens Roger Rabbit before introducing him to the dip. Mime artists, puppeteers, mannequins, and robotic arms were commonly used during filming to help the actors interact with "open air and imaginative cartoon characters".
Who Framed Roger Rabbit marks the first and only time in animation history that Disney's Mickey Mouse and Warner Bros.' Bugs Bunny (as well as Donald Duck and Daffy Duck) have ever officially appeared on-screen together. Warners agreed that their biggest cartoon stars, Bugs and Daffy, would each receive an equal amount of screen time as Disney's Mickey and Donald.

In a world co-populated by humans and cartoon characters, "toons" regularly interact with real people, act in animated shorts and films, and reside in an area at Los Angeles known as Toontown.

Michael Eisner, then-CEO, and Roy E. Disney, vice chairman of The Walt Disney Company, felt the film was too risqué with adult themes and sexual references.

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Pinocchio (1940 film)

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Dickie Jones (right, as an adult) voices Pinocchio in the film.
Commentator Nicholas Sammond considers Pinocchio to be a metaphor for American child rearing in the mid-20th century.
Pinocchio title card
Geppetto, primarily animated by Art Babbit, and Pinocchio at Magic Kingdom
Pinocchio's village, Disneyland, inspired by Gustaf Tenggren paintings

Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the 1883 Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.

Jiminy Cricket's song, "When You Wish Upon A Star", became a major hit and is still identified with the film, and later as the theme song of The Walt Disney Company itself.

Pixar

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American computer animation studio known for its critically and commercially successful computer animated feature films.

American computer animation studio known for its critically and commercially successful computer animated feature films.

A Pixar computer at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View with the 1986–95 logo on it
A Luxo Jr. figure display in Hong Kong
John Lasseter appears with characters from Up at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.
The Steve Jobs Building at the Pixar campus in Emeryville
The atrium of the Pixar campus

It is based in Emeryville, California, United States, and is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, which is another studio owned by The Walt Disney Company.

They are divided into eight sections, each demonstrating a step in the filmmaking process: Modeling, Rigging, Surfaces, Sets & Cameras, Animation, Simulation, Lighting, and Rendering.

A frame from Namakura Gatana (1917), the oldest surviving Japanese animated short film made for cinemas

Anime

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A frame from Namakura Gatana (1917), the oldest surviving Japanese animated short film made for cinemas
Frame from the opening sequence of Tezuka's 1963 TV series Astro Boy
Anime artists employ many distinct visual styles. Clockwise from the top left: Dead Leaves, FLAG, Serial Experiments Lain, M⊙NS†ER, Mind Game, Lucky☆Star, Cat Soup, and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
Same character portrayed in different anime styles.
Akihabara district of Tokyo is popular with anime and manga fans as well as otaku subculture in Japan
Cosplay of Madoka Kaname and Kyubey from Puella Magi Madoka Magica during Tracon 2013 event at the Tampere Hall in Tampere, Finland.
Anime character design is diverse, but often incorporates common elements depending on the target demographic and era. These are representative samples. Clockwise from the top left: Ashita no Joe (1970), Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984), Ghost in the Shell (1995), K-On! (2009), Your Name (2016), The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter (2021), Fruits Basket (2001), and Rurouni Kenshin (1996).

Anime (アニメ) is a Japanese term for animation.

It suffered competition from foreign producers, such as Disney, and many animators, including Noburō Ōfuji and Yasuji Murata, continued to work with cheaper cutout animation rather than cel animation.