Disney 02 The Walt Disney Company - short Disney - is an American media company. The company was founded in 1923 by the brothers Walt and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio and became world-famous for its animated and animated films. The headquarters of Disney is located in Burbank, California. Disneys revenue in fiscal 2017 was approximately $ 55.14 billion. The largest share of sales was generated in the Media Networks segment. These are followed by the Parks and Resorts business segments (more than $ 18.4 billion) and Studio Entertainment (approximately $ 8.38 billion).