22 Facts About Abigail Disney


Abigail Disney produced the 2008 documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell.


Abigail Disney is the daughter of Patricia Ann and Roy E Disney.


Abigail Disney is the granddaughter of Roy O Disney, who co-founded The Walt Disney Company with her great-uncle Walt Disney.


Abigail Disney was raised in North Hollywood, California, where she attended the Buckley School.


Abigail Disney received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Yale University in 1982.


Abigail Disney would go on to complete a Master of Arts in English Literature from Stanford University, and PhD in philosophy from Columbia University in 1994.


Abigail Disney turned to the family business of film production with a documentary film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, directed by Gini Reticker.


Abigail Disney is the president and CEO, and Reticker is the chief creative officer.


Also in 2011, Abigail Disney received an Athena Film Festival Award for her extraordinary use of film for social change.


Abigail Disney executive produced The Trials of Spring, which includes a feature-length documentary and six short films.


Abigail Disney made her directorial debut with The Armor of Light, which follows anti-abortion evangelical minister Rob Schenck, Lucy McBath, the mother of teenager Jordan Davis, and John Michael Phillips.


In 2018, Abigail Disney partnered with Killer Content and launched Level Forward, a new breed film, television and theater production company focused on projects that extend the influence and opportunity of creative excellence and supports new voices.


In 2008, Abigail Disney launched Peace is Loud, a nonprofit organization that uses media and live events to spotlight women leaders who build a culture of peace.


In 2011, Abigail Disney traveled with Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee to the Congo to spend a week working with other women peace activists and to explore ideas for building peace in their country.


In May 2015, Abigail Disney joined Gbowee and 28 other international women peacebuilders to cross the 2-mile wide De-Militarized Zone separating North and South Korea in an act of solidarity with Korean women and to call for an end to the Korean War.


Abigail Disney is part of the group The Patriotic Millionaires.


In June 2021, Abigail Disney published an opinion piece in The Atlantic criticising practices by wealthy individuals who reduce their tax burden and protect their wealth across generations through practices such as "offsetting income with losses in unrelated businesses; structuring assets to grow rather than generate income, then borrowing against those growing assets for cash needs; and deducting interest payments and state taxes from taxable income".


In July 2019, Abigail Disney criticized working conditions at Disneyland after a meeting with employees at their union office.


Abigail Disney stated that the Disneyland employees she talked to have to forage for food in other people's garbage.


Again turning to Twitter in 2020, Abigail Disney publicly criticized the corporation for furloughing hundreds of thousands of low paid workers during the coronavirus pandemic.


In May 2020, Abigail Disney gave a TED talk in which she criticized the pay rates of employees at Abigail Disney theme parks.


In 2022, Abigail Disney joined current and past Abigail Disney employees in criticizing Bob Chapek for refusing to make a statement concerning Florida House Bill 1557, which is officially named the Parental Rights in Education Bill and was passed in February of that same year.