The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) (commonly referred to as Disney) is the largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the world in terms of revenue. Founded on October 16, 1923, by brothers Walt Disney and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, the company was reincorporated as Walt Disney Productions, Ltd. in 1929, and became publicity-traded as Walt Disney Productions in 1938. Walt Disney Productions established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and travel. Taking on its current name in 1986, The Walt Disney Company expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon theatre, radio, publishing, and online media. In addition, it has created new divisions of the company in order to market more mature content than it typically associates with its flagship family-oriented brands.
Campaign Finance$25,659,346 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Walt Disney Co
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Disney Worldwide Services $58,659,324 ABC Inc $908,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Travel & Tourism,
- Media Information & Publishing,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Computers & Information Tech
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.1194 Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 S.978 Commercial Felony Streaming Act H.R.2102 Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 H.R.1084 Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act H.R.1485 Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2009 H.R.2935 Travel Promotion Act of 2009 H.R.3232 Travel Promotion Act of 2007 H.R.3458 Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 S.588 Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 222 dockets; Submitted to 2 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Walt Disney Co" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 23 DOT 2007 U.S.-China Frequency Allocation Proceeding 2006
- Toggle 17 EPA National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities 2005
- Toggle 15 FDA Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption 2011
- Toggle 13 FDA Laser effects for 'Fantasmic' show 1992
- Toggle 10 FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; Renewal of American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Application for an Exemption from the 14-Hours Rule during Independence Day Celebrations 2007
- Toggle 7 CMS Medicaid Program; Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers 2009
- Toggle 6 FAA Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area 2004
- Toggle 5 FWS Gopher tortoise 2009
- Toggle 4 EPA Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Estuaries and Coastal Waters 2010
- Toggle 4 OMB Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement 2012
EPA Violations1 Enforcement Actions
Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.
Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.
For more information see our EPA methodology page.
|Peak Oil Superfund Site (De Minimis Aoc)||Walt Disney World Co. (+310 others)||2002||Tampa, Fl||$2,421,038|
Advisory Committees17 people on 21 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Walt Disney Co" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Defense 4 people on 6 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 3 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Federal Communications Commission 3 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 3 people on 3 committees
- Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 person on 2 committees
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Federal Trade Commission 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 1 person on 1 committee