The Walt Disney Company Italia S.r.l. (previously The Walt Disney Company Italia S.p.A.) is an Italian publisher, division of The Walt Disney Company.


The company was established in Milan on May 8, 1938, and was the first official Disney branch in the world. Its original name was Creazioni Walt Disney S.A.I.; its goal, described in the corporate charter, was to exploit at a commercial, industrial, editorial and advertising level the famous drawings and animated cartoons created by Walt Disney. In 1988 the company changed its name to the current The Walt Disney Company Italia.


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