In 1957, Walt Disney oversaw two kingdoms: Disneyland (the Magic Kingdom), and Walt Disney Productions (the financial kingdom). Two carefully crafted maps provide a bird’s-eye view of these well-planned and thriving enterprises. The Walt Disney Productions plan, particularly, is an instructional document on par with any current infographic, revealing the savvy business acumen of Walt and his partners. The activities of each division of the company strengthened the income of every other division, while receiving benefit to their own bottom line. It deserves close reading, and it’s fun, too! Mickey, Donald and Pluto all play a lively part.
The Magic Kingdom, circa 1957:
Walt Disney Productions, circa 1957: