This Day in Business History: Walt Disney Takes on a Big Contract and Founds His Epic Company

162px-Walt_Disney_1946October 16, 1923:¬†Walt Disney and M. J. Winkler sign an agreement for Disney to produce a series called “Alice Comedies.” Five¬†years before the existence of Mickey Mouse, this date is considered to be the founding of The Disney Brothers Studio. A few years later, in January of 1926, the company would change names to Walt Disney Studios.

Source: Disney’s D23 Company History Site


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