Earnings 8K Q2-04
                                                             UNITED STATES
                                                  SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                                                        Washington, D.C. 20549

                                                               FORM 8-K
                                                            CURRENT REPORT

                                Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                           Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
                                                             May 12, 2004

                                                        The Walt Disney Company
                                        (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                                            (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

                          1-11605                                                   95-4545390
                 (Commission File Number)                               (IRS Employer Identification No.)

               500 South Buena Vista Street
                    Burbank, California                                               91521
         (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)


Item 7.     Financial Statements and Exhibits

            (c) Exhibits

                99(a) Press release of May 12, 2004

Item 12.    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

            On May 12, 2004, the Registrant issued a press release relating to its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2004.  A
copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99(a).

     The Registrant believes that certain statements in the earnings release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are made on the basis of management's views and
assumptions regarding future events and business performance as of the time the statements are made. Actual results may differ
materially from those expressed or implied. Information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those in forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Registrant's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, including the Registrant's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2003.

            This information furnished under "Item 12. Results of Operations and Financial Condition", including the exhibit related
hereto, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed
incorporated by reference in any disclosure document of the Company, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in
such document.


            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

                                                              By: /s/ ROGER J. PATTERSON
                                                              Roger J. Patterson
                                                              Vice President, Counsel

Dated:   May 12, 2004