In 1923, Walt moved his animation studio from this Uncle Robert’s garage to the back of a real estate office he found here at 4651 Kingswell Avenue. The real estate office was called the Holly Vermont Realty Company whose namesake (referred to as “Hollymont”) can be found on buildings on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure and in the Echo Lake section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
In 1924 the Disney brothers moved their studio next door to 4649 Kingswell Avenue.
Today, the building that housed both original studios are home to “Kingswell“, a skate shop at 4651 Kingswell Avenue, and “Extra Copy” technically at 4647 Kingswell Avenue. The latter has various tributes to the former Disney Studio inside.
Kingswell Avenue is the namesake of the “Kingswell Camera Shop” in Disney California Adventure and a neighborhood of Golden Oak, a private residential community in Walt Disney World.
In 1926, the Disneys outgrew this space, renamed the company to “The Walt Disney Studios” and moved to their new location on Hyperion Avenue.
Address: 4651-4649 Kingswell Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Visitor Information: Kingswell Skate Shop (4651 Kingswell)
4651 Kingswell Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027