Rewind·Posted on Feb 9, 201723 Magical Pictures From The Golden Years Of DisneyA look back at the origins of the Walt Disney Company, presented by Getty Images.by Gabriel H. SanchezBuzzFeed News Photo Essay EditorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Bettmann / Bettmann Archive Walt Disney working alone at his drawing board on Jan. 1, 1930. Fox Photos / Getty Images A crowd of Londoners gather on a busy street to watch a Mickey Mouse cartoon on Feb. 26, 1931. Ullstein Bild / Getty Images Walt Disney kneels to sketch a pair of fawn, 1938. Hulton Archive / Getty Images Walt Disney tries to coax a penguin into performing for the camera, for a Silly Symphony short film called "Peculiar Penguins," 1934. Ullstein Bild / Getty Images A group of musicians record the soundtrack for a Mickey Mouse cartoon in July, 1932. Hulton Archive / Getty Images Walt Disney stands next to his wife, Lillian, as she holds one of Disney's Oscars at an Academy Awards reception in 1935. Bettmann / Bettmann Archive Walt Disney looks over sheet music with actor Eddy Nelson, circa 1940. Getty Images At Walt Disney Studios in California, an unidentified animator (left) makes faces in a mirror, which he uses as raw material for his character's expressions, 1946. American singer and actor Cliff Edwards (right), with a bowler on his head and a cigar in his mouth, records the voice for the character of Timothy Mouse in the Walt Disney animated film Dumbo, 1946. Bettmann / Bettmann Archive Walt Disney smokes a cigarette in 1939 as he checks over the musical scores that will eventually be used in Fantasia. Hart Preston / Getty Images View of the crowd assembled under a theater marquee waiting to attend a screening of Fantasia in Rio de Janeiro, 1941. Hart Preston / Getty Images Walt Disney lies in the sand on Copacabana Beach as he holds an 8mm movie camera while on a trip to scout for locations in Rio de Janeiro, 1941. Hart Preston / Getty Images Disney artist and animator Mary Blair and her husband, fellow artist Lee Blair, sit outdoors and draw sketches of flora in South America while on a trip to scout for locations in Brazil, 1941. Gene Lester / Getty Images Walt Disney talks with a pair of animators about their work, circa 1950. Gene Lester / Getty Images Animators from Walt Disney Studios in Anaheim, California, watch as a man demonstrates a flying motion exercise with a fan, circa 1955. Gene Lester / Getty Images Walt Disney (far right) listens to an unidentified animator talk through the storyboards for the film Sleeping Beauty, circa 1955. Beside them, animator Les Clark plays a record. Gene Lester / Getty Images A man looks through a lens at an oversized paintbrush as a studio artist drips paint from a tube, circa 1955. Alfred Eisenstaedt / Getty Images Walt Disney poses before a scene with his signature creation, Mickey Mouse, circa 1955. J. R. Eyerman / Getty Images A group of Disney musicians record sound effects with a bazooka, disembodied piano, and an assortment of strings, pipes, hinges, and chains in September 1953. Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images Walt Disney holds up his Oscars for The Vanishing Prairie during the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Mar. 30, 1955. Earl Theisen Collection / Getty Images Walt Disney stands by a plan and model of the proposed Disneyland and chats with some imagineers in Los Angeles, circa 1954. Bettmann / Bettmann Archive Having put his paw print on the dotted line, Bobby, a Skye terrier from the north of Scotland, is signed to a Hollywood contract by Walt Disney in 1960, one in a long line of animal actors Disney groomed for stardom. Gene Lester / Getty Images Walt Disney sits on a grassy lawn with his grandson at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, 1955. See more incredible pictures from the early days of Disney at Getty Images.