The Walt Disney Company Argentina

The Walt Disney Company Argentina S.A.
Sociedad Anónima
Industry Media conglomerate
Founded July 7, 1990[1]
  • Francisco Irarrazaval[1]
  • Jorge Otamendi[1]
Headquarters Olivos, Argentina[2][3][4][5]
Area served
Owner The Walt Disney Company
(operated through The Walt Disney Company Latin America)
Parent Disney Enterprises, Inc.[6][7]

The Walt Disney Company Argentina S.A. is an Argentine media company headquartered in Olivos, Argentina.[2][4][5] It is owned by The Walt Disney Company through Disney Enterprises, Inc.[6][7]


The company was founded on July 7, 1990 by Francisco Javier Irarrazaval Alfonso (then responsible for Disney's consumer products and licenses)[8] and Jorge Otamendi.[1] Disney Argentina was the first subsidiary of Disney in Latin America.[8]

In 2000, Buena Vista Film Productions (Latin America) S.A. partnered with Telefónica Media and Artear to operate Patagonik Film Group (each company with 30% of the capital).[5][9][10]

In 2001, the company took over the operations of Buena Vista Columbia Tristar Films of Argentina S.A., Buena Vista Film Productions (Latin America) S.A. and The Walt Disney Studios (Latin America) S.A.[6]

In 2007, Disney and Artear acquired the shares of Telefónica Media in Patagonia Film Group and later sold those shares to Cinecolor and Pol-ka.[11]

In early 2007, Jamaican businessman Maxim Emile St. Patrick Higgins (Max Higgins) released a project to build a Disney theme park (called Walt Disney Mundo) in the city of San Pedro;[12] however, on October 23, Disney denied his involvement in the project.[13][14][15] Subsequently, Higgins was sued by Disney Argentina for violation of the Trademark Act of Argentina.[16][17] Previously, Higgins had cases in the United Kingdom and the United States for repeated scams.[18] In June 2013, the case was prescribed.[19][20]

In November 2013, some media reported that the National Communications Commission (CNC) had granted Disney Argentina a license to provide telecommunications services (as a phone operator and internet provider),[21][22][23] but it was clarified that the company was registered on the RAMATEL (part of the CNC) to commercialize the video game Disney Infinity.[24]


Film production

TV channels

As of 2007, the channels Disney Channel and the current Disney XD are commercialized by ESPN Sur S.R.L.[26]

Radio stations


  1. 1 2 3 4 Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina. 1990 2da sección -
  2. 1 2 Oficinas centrales de The Walt Disney Company Latin America
  3. Employee Policy Manual - The Walt Disney Company (Page 60)
  4. 1 2 Reglas Oficiales de Pijama Party -
  5. 1 2 3 4 Con base en la Argentina - La Nación of Argentina
  6. 1 2 3 Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia
  7. 1 2 Procuración del Tesoro de la Nación
  8. 1 2 Javier Irarrazaval Alfonso - Camara Chilena Norteamericana de Comercio
  9. Mergers and Acquisitions - Saenz Valiente & Asociados
  10. Telefónica entra en una productora argentina junto a Disney y Clarín - El País of Spain
  11. Cambia de dueños la mayor productora de cine argentino - Cronica of Argentina
  12. Disney, en la Argentina - Infobae
  13. Desmienten que el parque temático en San Pedro sea de Walt Disney Co. - Ámbito Financiero
  14. Walt Disney Co. niega vínculo con proyecto San Pedro - Perfil
  15. ¿Será cierto que habrá un Disney World en San Pedro? - La Razón of Argentina
  16. Falso Disney World de empresario jamaiquino en Argentina termina en justicia - MDZ Online
  17. Disney le puso punto final al falso parque de diversiones - Diario de Cuyo
  18. Detienen a empresario jamaiquino que quería levantar un Disney en San Pedro - La Capital
  19. Usurpación de Marca: Prescribió la Causa y Max Higgins fue Sobreseído - San Pedro Informa
  20. El empresario jamaiquino que anunció un Disney en San Pedro ahora mendiga - La Nación of Argentina
  21. Walt Disney brindará servicios de telefonía en Argentina - Diario de Cuyo
  22. Disney se inscribe como proveedor de telefonía e Internet en Argentina - La Voz del Interior
  23. Ingresa Disney en el negocio de las telecomunicaciones - La Nación of Argentina
  24. Aclaración sobre Disney - La Nación of Argentina
  25. Planeta Disney -
  26. Aspectos generales del mercado de televisión abierta - Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia
  27. Carpeta De Acceso Público - Resolución AFSCA 173/2010
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