Disney100 Celebration by Aoife Murphy, St Dominic's Sixth Form College
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Walt Disney Company which has affected many lives and spread magic to people all over the world.
Since the creation of Mickey Mouse (who is now the company's mascot) and Minnie Mouse, Disney has had a huge impact on entertainment and is mostly known for their animated films that have become big parts of our childhoods such as 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,' and 'The Little Mermaid,' to more recent films like 'Encanto.'
The Walt Disney Company was created by the Walt Disney and his brother Roy O. Disney on 16th October 2023 and was then known as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in Hollywood, California.
Disneyland now has a new celebratory purple and platinum colour scheme which is included in the new coustumes for Mickey, Minne, and their friends. The Sleeping Beauty Castle has also gotten a makeover as it is now topped witha a star and has the Disney100 medallion.There are also two new nighttime shows called 'Wondrous Journeys' which showcases every film the company has released over the last century and 'World of Colour - ONE' which shows how a drop of water can create a ripple that grows into a wave of change, similar to the impact Walt Disney had on the world. There is also merchandise to commemorate the anniversary like The Disney100 Platnium Celebration Collection which continues the purple and platinum theme with Minnie and Mickey ears, Spirit Jerseys, home decor, MagicBand+, and more.