Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):

October 21, 2011



The Walt Disney Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


1-11605   95-4545390
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


500 South Buena Vista Street  
Burbank, California   91521
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(818) 560-1000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

(Former name or address, if changed since last report)



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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

(b) On October 21, 2011, John E. Bryson, a Director of the Company, resigned from the Board of Directors upon confirmation of his appointment to the position of United States Secretary of Commerce. Mr. Bryson had previously been on leave of absence as a Director since his nomination to the position.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


The Walt Disney Company
By:    /S/    ROGER J. PATTERSON        
  Roger J. Patterson
  Managing Vice President, Counsel
  Registered In-House Counsel

Dated: October 25, 2011