I came across a timeline of Disney’s successes through innovation and technology recently, and would like to share it. In “14 iconic milestones of Disney innovation,” we take a look at Disney’s “groundbreaking technology” and how the company has changed and developed throughout the years. In 1929, the famous “Steamboat Willie” was released, with synchronized sound cartoons. After the success of the first animated movie, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” (1937), a couple years passed, and the company produced the movie “Fantasia” (1982 version), the first “film done in digital sound.” “Toy Story’ is one of the best Pixar films, with “Toy Story 3′ being one of my top Pixar movies to watch. Pixar released the first computer animated full-length film (Toy Story) in 1995.
ABC is another news station owned by the overall Disney brand. “ABC became the first network to offer ad-supported TV episodes online for free, via its own branded player,” in 2006. I will be talking about the Disney Theme Parks a lot in the upcoming posts, with the technology like MagicBands coming to the front of the headlines. In 2013, MagicBands were released at Disney World (and other theme parks), which allowed customers and visitors to come in/pay with RFID tags. Finally, last year (2015), Disney released an Apple Watch, with Mickey Mouse on its face! Through the century, all different technologies have influenced Disney and let it become the power it is today. Using these new and upcoming innovations, like Virtual Reality for example, Disney will continue to thrive and expand in the coming years.
Here is the link to the source if you want to check it out: http://fortune.com/2014/12/29/disney-innovation-timeline/