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Walt Disney Television

Walt Disney Television was the former name of the television production division of The Walt Disney Company.


It was formed in 1983, as the Walt Disney Pictures Television Division, the name was later shortened to Walt Disney Pictures Television in 1986 and later shortened to Walt Disney Television in 1988. Until 1983, Disney shows were aired under the banner of the parent company, then named Walt Disney Productions. Walt Disney Television was established as a separate division in 1983. It closed in 2003, rebranding as Walt Disney Television Animation.

The company was headquartered at the Team Disney Building on Buena Vista Street in Burbank, California. Walt Disney Television had a secondary building located on Riverside Drive in North Hollywood. The president and chief executive officer of Walt Disney Television is Robert Iger, who is also the president of the Walt Disney Company. John E. Pepper, Jr. acts as the Chairman of Television Production.

The program Disneyland debuted on October 27, 1954, and quickly became ABC's first series to hit the top ten in ratings, according to Here is a list of the order in which they produced their television series: 1954-58 Disneyland; 1955-59 The Mickey Mouse Club; 1958-61 Walt Disney Presents; and in 1961-66 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

Walt Disney Television's television productions are broadcast, mostly on Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney, Toon Disney, ABC, Disney Cinemagic and other platforms.

Today, the majority of Walt Disney Television's productions are animated series which are produced through Walt Disney Television Animation; the last known live-action series produced by WDTV was Smart Guy which ran for three seasons from 1997 to 1999 on the now-defunct WB Television Network. Ironically, WDTV does not produce original programming for Disney Channel or Disney XD, outside of animated series produced by WDTV's animation division.


  • Walt Disney Productions Television Division (1983)
  • Walt Disney Pictures Television Division (1983–1985)
  • Walt Disney Pictures Television (1985–1988)
  • Walt Disney Television (1985–2003) (become current name of television asset divisions in 2019)
  • Walt Disney Pictures and Television (1988–2007)

Television series

Key people

  • Robert A. Iger

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company


  • Alan N. Braverman

Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Walt Disney Company

  • Ronald L. Iden

Senior Vice President, Global Security

  • Kevin Mayer

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Technology Group, The Walt Disney Company

  • Christine M. McCarthy

Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Real Estate and Treasurer, The Walt Disney Company

  • Zenia Mucha

Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company

  • Preston Padden

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Government Relations

  • Jayne Parker

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Thomas O. Staggs

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Walt Disney Company

  • Brent Woodford

Senior Vice President, Planning and Control, The Walt Disney Company

Business Unit

  • Andy Bird

Chairman, Walt Disney International

  • George W. Bodenheimer

Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks and President, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports

  • Walter C. Liss

President, ABC Owned Television Stations

  • Andrew P. Mooney

Chairman, Disney Consumer Products Worldwide

  • Jay Rasulo

Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

  • Rich Ross

Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios

  • Anne Sweeney

Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney•ABC Television Group

  • Steve Wadsworth

President, Disney Interactive Media Group

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