The Walt Disney Studios is an American film and entertainment studio, and one of the four business segments of The Walt Disney Company. Based in Burbank, California, the studio is best known for its multi-faceted film divisions. Founded in 1923, it is the fourth-oldest and one of the "Big Five" major film studios.
The Walt Disney Studios division has prominent |film production| companies. These include Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, Disneynature and Blue Sky Studios. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributes and markets the films produced by these studios for both theatrical exhibition and the company's streaming services. In 2019, Disney posted an industry record of $13.2 billion at the global box office. The studio has released six of the top ten highest-grossing films of all time worldwide, and the two highest-grossing film franchises of all time.
The Walt Disney Studios is a member of the Motion Picture Association (MPA).