Daiei Film Co. Ltd. (大映映画株式會社 / 大映映画株式会社 Daiei Eiga Kabushiki-gaisha) was a Japanese film studio. It distributed Disney films in Japan in the 1950s.
Daiei's founding was the result of the Japanese government efforts to reorganize the film industry during World War II in order to increase control over the medium. Shinkō Kinema executive Masaichi Nagata pressed hard for a plan to create three studios - the Japanese government originally planned to merge all of Japan's film studios into two studios. His efforts won out and Shinkō Kinema, Daito Eiga, and the production arm of Nikkatsu were merged in 1942 to form Dai Nippon Film Co., Ltd. (大日本映画製作株式会社 Dai Nihon Eiga Seisaku Kabushiki-gaisha), or Daiei for short. Novelist Kan Kikuchi served as the first president, with Nagata continuing as an executive.
Disney films distributed in Japan by Daiei Film
|Title||Title (Japan)||Date of release (Japan)|
|Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||白雪姫||September 26, 1950|
|Bambi||バンビ||May 18, 1951|
|Song of the South||南部の唄||October 19, 1951|
|Dumbo||ダンボ||March 12, 1954|
|Fun and Fancy Free||こぐま物語||August 9, 1954|
|The Living Desert||砂漠は生きている||January 14, 1955|
|Fantasia||ファンタジア||September 23, 1955|
|20,000 Leagues Under the Sea||海底二万哩||December 23, 1955|
|Lady and the Tramp||わんわん物語||August 10, 1956|
|Saludos Amigos||ラテン・アメリカの旅||March 20, 1957|
|The Three Caballeros||三人の騎士||March 10, 1959|