Disney Studios, Burbank, California

The 45 acre site is the only studio in the Los Angeles area that has stayed in the hands of the founders of the company throughout its life.

Although the studio site was originally conceived as servicing only the company’s animation work (the large animation building is still central to the campus) over the years a number of soundstages have been added to accommodate an increasing complexity of live-action work.

Many of the attractions for the Disneyland park were assembled and tested at the studio before installation in the park.


  • Soundstage 3 was originally built for 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea – the water tank still exists under the floor

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The list below is under construction

Productions shot at Disney Studios

Feature Film (26)

Saving Mr. Banks / Saving Mr Banks2014John Lee HancockIMDB Database page about Saving Mr. Banks / Saving Mr Banks
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets2007Jon TurteltaubIMDB Database page about National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World2007Gore VerbinskiIMDB Database page about Pirates of the Caribbean: At World
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest2006Gore VerbinskiIMDB Database page about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man
The Prestige2006Christopher NolanIMDB Database page about The Prestige
Herbie Fully Loaded2005Angela RobinsonIMDB Database page about Herbie Fully Loaded
National Treasure2004Jon TurteltaubIMDB Database page about National Treasure
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl2003Gore VerbinskiIMDB Database page about Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Haunted Mansion2003Rob MinkoffIMDB Database page about The Haunted Mansion
Pearl Harbor2001Michael BayIMDB Database page about Pearl Harbor
Street Scenes were shot at Disney Studios
Armageddon1998Michael BayIMDB Database page about Armageddon
Spy Hard1996Rick FriedbergIMDB Database page about Spy Hard
The Team Disney building (The Michael D. Eisner Building) exterior is used as US Covert Operations Center
Hocus Pocus1993Kenny OrtegaIMDB Database page about Hocus Pocus
Stage 02 was the Sanderson Sisters house interior and exterior; graveyard scenes at night
Newsies1992Kenny OrtegaIMDB Database page about Newsies
Dance rehearsals and general fitness training took place on soundstages at Disney Studios, along with some indoor scenes.
Pretty Woman1990Garry MarshallIMDB Database page about Pretty Woman
Stage 02
Something Wicked This Way Comes1983Jack ClaytonIMDB Database page about Something Wicked This Way Comes
TRON1982Steven LisbergerIMDB Database page about TRON
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again1979Vincent McEveetyIMDB Database page about The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
The Black Hole1979Gary NelsonIMDB Database page about The Black Hole
Hot Lead and Cold Feet1978Robert ButlerIMDB Database page about Hot Lead and Cold Feet
Bedknobs and Broomsticks1971Robert Stevenson, Ward KimballIMDB Database page about Bedknobs and Broomsticks
The Love Bug1969Robert StevensonIMDB Database page about The Love Bug
The Ugly Dachshund1966Norman TokarIMDB Database page about The Ugly Dachshund
That Darn Cat!1965Robert StevensonIMDB Database page about That Darn Cat!
Mary Poppins1964Robert Stevenson IMDB Database page about Mary Poppins
Stage 02 is known as the Julie Andrews Stage, as it was used for Mary Poppins.
The Absent Minded Professor1961Robert StevensonIMDB Database page about The Absent Minded Professor

TV Series (6)

TitleReleasedCreator / ShowrunnerIMDB
Teen Angel1997-1998 Al Jean, Mike ReissIMDB Database page about Teen Angel
Homeboys in Outer Space1996-1997Ehrich Van LoweIMDB Database page about Homeboys in Outer Space
Boy Meets World1993-2000Michael Jacobs & April KellyIMDB Database page about Boy Meets World
Seaquest DSV1993-1996Rockne S. OIMDB Database page about Seaquest DSV
The main administrative Team Disney building was used for some interiors.
Home Improvement1991-1999Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt WilliamsIMDB Database page about Home Improvement
Dragnet 1951-1959Jack WebbIMDB Database page about Dragnet
Stage 02 was the studio from 1953-1955

Animated Feature (5)

Bambi1942James Algar, Samuel ArmstrongIMDB Database page about Bambi
Dumbo1941Samuel Armstrong, Norman FergusonIMDB Database page about Dumbo
The Reluctant Dragon1941Alfred L. WerkerIMDB Database page about The Reluctant Dragon
Fantasia1940VariousIMDB Database page about Fantasia
Live action orchestral sequences shot at the studio also.
Pinocchio1940Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben SharpsteenIMDB Database page about Pinocchio

Behind the Scenes at Disney Studios

  • The Reluctant Dragon, 1941
  • Operation Wonderland, 1951 (View on Youtube) The Making of Alice in Wonderland

Live Action Movies / TV series shot at Disney Studios, Burbank
(in chronological order of release, from IMDB.com)

20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
Corky and White Shadow: The Getaway (1956)
The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (1956)
The Sign of Zorro (1958)
Zorro: The Man wiht the Whip (1958 TV)
The Little People (1959)
Pollyanna (1960)
Zorro: El Bandido (1960 TV)
Zorro: Auld Acquaintance (1961 TV)
Zorro: The Postponed Wedding (1961 TV)
Elfego Baca: Six Gun Law (1962)
Those Calloways (1965)
Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)
Monkeys, Go Home! (1967)
Blackbeard’s Ghost (1968)
Michael O’Hara the Fourth (1972)
The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
Pete’s Dragon (1977)
Country (1984)
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986 and 1987 TV)
Sidekicks (1986 TV)
Big Business (1988)
Home Improvement (1991 TV)
Ellen (1994 TV)
The Barefoot Executive (1995 TV)
You Wish (1997 TV)
Sports Night (1998)
Daddio (2000 TV)
My Wife and Kids (2001 TV)
Lizzie McGuire (2001 TV)
8 Simple Rules (2002 TV)
My Adventures in Television (2002 TV)
The Country Bears (2002)
The Last Shot (2004)
Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006)
Duel (2007 TV)