The Walt Disney Company’s 2021 Annual Report has been released and contains some interesting facts for Disney fans and investors.

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What’s Happening:

  • Disney’s 2021 fiscal year ended on October 2nd, 2021 and a detailed Annual Report has been released, which includes a few looks ahead and an update on where the company currently stands.
  • In Fiscal 2020, The Walt Disney Company employed 223,000 people. By the close of Fiscal 2021, that number was down to 190,000, a difference of 33,000 employees.
  • Disney Store, which recently closed a majority of its retail locations, is down to just 20 stores remaining in North America. Comparatively, there are 40 stores open in Japan, 15 stores in Europe, and 2 stores in China. In North America, the brand is focusing more on its online presence through shopDisney.
  • The Disney Cruise Line’s new private island, Lighthouse Point, is still on track to open sometime in 2024.
  • During Fiscal 2022, Walt Disney Studios and its subsidiaries (20th Century Studios, Pixar, Disney Animation, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios) plan to produce 50 titles for theaters and streaming platforms.
  • Disney’s General Entertainment Group has ambitious plans for episodic TV content, including the following:
    • 60 unscripted series
    • 30 comedy series
    • 25 drama series
    • 15 docuseries/limited series
    • 10 animated series
    • 5 made for TV movies
    • Numerous specials and shorts
  • Click here to read the full 2021 Annual Report.