Disney Studios Address & Location
Disney Studios Address:
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA. 91506
General Phone Number:
Disney Studios Website
Disney Studios Location Map:
Map link: Disney Studios
Disney Studios Bio:
In 1923 in the rear of a small office, Walt Disney and his brother Roy produced a series of shots live-action/animated films. Within four months, they were growing so rapidly they moved to a larger facility and here is where they first placed a sign of the door that read "Disney Bros. Studios". A year later in 1925 the brothers made a deposit on Hyperion Avenue lot in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. The next 14 years many new animated films were produced and in 1928, Mickey Mouse was born followed by Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck and the rest of the Disney gang.
In 1937, they released there first full length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Because of the critical acclaim and success, and in order to meet his needs, Walt saw a need to increase the size of the studio. With the profits they made on Snow White, he purchased 51 acres of land in Burbank and started to design a studio to produce his animated films.
In the early 40's, Disney launched into production of live action features and television programs. The studio was expanding during the 50's to include sound stages, production, and craft facilities.
- Stage 1 was built in 1940. It was first used to film Fantasia.
- Stage 2 was built in 1949, in conjunction with Jack Webb. Who used it for filming a television series called Dragnet. Along with the filming of The Mickey Mouse Club.
- Stage 3 was built in 1954. It was built specially for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Complete with a water tank.
- Stage 4 was built in 1958 and then in 1988 it was divided into two television stages creating Stage 4 and 5.
The shows shot there were Disney classics: Davy Crockett, Mary Poppins, Pollyana, The Love Bug, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Good Morning, Vietnam, Three Men and a Baby, and later: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dick Tracy, Pretty Woman, and Sister Act passed the $100 million milestone. Disney moved into new areas by starting Hollywood Pictures, and acquiring the Wrather Corp. (owner of the Disneyland Hotel) and television station KHJ (Los Angeles), which was renamed KCAL.
In 1994, the animated success continued to grow with, Lion King, which soon became one of the highest grossing films of all-time. It was followed by Pocahontas in 1995 and The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1996. Toy Story pioneered computer-animation techniques. In 1995 with the merger of Capital Cities/ABC, Disney became a fully integrated media giant.