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):
December 5, 2017
The Walt Disney Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California
(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

(d) On December 5, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Registrant elected Safra A. Catz and Francis A. deSouza as Directors, effective February 1, 2018. Ms. Catz is Chief Executive Officer of Oracle, Inc. and Mr. deSouza is President and Chief Executive Officer of Illumina, Inc. No determination has been made as to the committees on which Ms. Catz and Mr. deSouza will serve.

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
/s/ Roger J. Patterson
Roger J. Patterson
Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Registered In-House Counsel
Dated: December 7, 2017