Walt Disney Television
Walt Disney Television (originally Walt Disney Pictures Television Division) was The Walt Disney Company's first production company exclusively for TV shows. Prior to 1983, television productions (such as The Wonderful World of Disney, The Mickey Mouse Club, Zorro and others, were produced under the parent banner (then being Walt Disney Productions).
During its first years, Walt Disney Television, produced series for the fledging Disney Channel, which began broadcast the same year Walt Disney Television was established. Although Disney began a larger scale television production in the mid 1980's, most series were handled through Touchstone Television, founded in 1985.
In 2003, the Walt Disney Television brand was discontinued, although Walt Disney Television Animation lives on as a separate business arm. In 2005 Disney established It's a Laugh Productions, which produces most live-action shows for the Disney cable networks.