The Walt Disney Company Italia S.r.l.
Disney Italy
FormerlyCreazioni Walt Disney S.A.I.
The Walt Disney Company Italia S.p.A.
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryMedia conglomerate
Founded8 May 1938 (1938-05-08)
Headquarters,
Italy
Area served
Italy
Key people
Daniel Frigo
Number of employees
550
ParentThe Walt Disney Company EMEA
(Disney Entertainment)
DivisionsWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Italia
Disney Interactive Media Group Italia
Disney Publishing Worldwide Italia (joint-venture with Giunti Editore)
Disney Consumer Products Italy
Walt Disney Television Italia
WebsiteDisney.it

The Walt Disney Company Italia S.r.l. (also Disney Italia; formerly called The Walt Disney Company Italia S.p.A.) is The Walt Disney Company's Italian division and one of The Walt Disney Company's European divisions. The company was founded on 8 May 1938 as Creazioni Walt Disney S.A.I. It is headquartered in Milan.[1]

The television division of the company has produced TV series for Disney Channel Italy. From 1988 to 2013, Disney Italia published digest size comics magazines featuring Disney characters which until then were licensed to Mondadori.[a][2]

Divisions

Former divisions

Walt Disney Television Italy

The television division of the company has produced series for Disney Channel Italy such as:

Quelli dell'intervallo (As the Bell Rings) and Life Bites have been subsequently adapted in several other countries, while In tour is an adaptation from Disney Spain's La Gira.

Publications

Design work

They designed the mascot (Foody) for the Expo 2015 in Milan.[5]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ In 2013, the rights were passed to Panini Comics.

References

  1. ^ "Stock exchanges publishing for Disney Italy". C21media. 9 January 2005. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  2. ^ Decleva, Enrico (2007). Arnoldo Mondadori. Turin: UTET. pp. 236–237. ISBN 978-8802076737.
  3. ^ DeMott, Rick (12 October 2010). "Disney XD Picks Up Kung Fu Magoo Feature". Animation World Network. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  4. ^ Kapko, Matt (7 December 2009). "The Walt Disney Company Triples TV Animation Production in EMEA". Animation World Network. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  5. ^ Muir, Denise (18 March 2014). "Getting fruity for Expo 2015 with Foody and Friends". Italy Chronicles. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2021.