How Disney Was Run in 1943

Disney organization chart

How do they make those drawings move? The chart above (click on it for the BIG version), a separate pull-out from the 1943 booklet The Ropes At Disney, explains the whole process. You’ll note that it all starts with “Walt”. And his main focus was “Story” and “Direction”.


  • >:^()

    I’d love to be able to read the smaller black boxes.
    Is this the only image? love this site!

  • http://4eyedanimation.com JoeCorrao

    ya…driving me crazy to not be able to read the small black boxes!

  • Ronnie Lane

    Replace Walt with ‘John’ and the ‘Walt Disney Presents’ with ‘Pixar’ and you have how Pixar was run in its early years, too.

  • http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com Yowp

    Disney had his own police?

    • SteGo

      Yup! And a morgue…