Walt Disney Co

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.

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Campaign Finance

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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.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $430,599
    Total Spent:
    $401,829
    Cash on Hand:
    $35,993
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

federal data covers roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Recipients

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    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Walt Disney Co Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$8,145,000 Spent
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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.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

Lobbying on Behalf of Walt Disney Co

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Disney Worldwide Services $7,560,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Radio & TV Broadcasting,
    • Advertising,
    • Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
    • Taxes,
    • Telecommunications,
    • Travel & Tourism,
    • Trade,
    • Homeland Security,
    • Aviation, Airlines & Airports
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    S.978 Commercial Felony Streaming Act
    H.R.722 Say No to Drug Ads Act
    H.R.4196 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the allowance for bonus depreciation for certain business assets.
    S.28 Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act
    S.968 PIPA
    S.2008 Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2011
    S.2233 Jobs Originated through Launching Travel Act
    H.R.2471 To amend section 2710 of title 18, United States Code, to clarify that a video tape service provider may obtain a consumer's informed, written consent on an ongoing basis and that consent may be obtained through the Internet.
    H.R.3675 Next Generation Television Marketplace Act
    S.913 Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011
View all lobbying data for Walt Disney Co Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 50 dockets
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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.

Advisory Committees

5 people on 6 committees
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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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Walt Disney Co" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Walt Disney Co