Disney Artists France
The French Le Journal de Mickey was launched in 1934 by publisher Paul Winkler of Opéra Mundi in cooperation with Hachette. The magazine reprinted American Disney material, as well as other comics. The magazine ceased publication in 1944. The first art with Disney characters produced for a French magazine was done in 1950, when the Belgian Mickey Magazine commenced publication. Le Journal de Mickey was relaunched two years later, and the actual comics production took off with the series 'Mickey à Travers des Siècles'. In 1978, a new team of French artists joined the production, and the creation of French stories with Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse increased. Besides Hachette, the Disney Europe division in Paris also makes their own comic stories, mainly comic adaptations of movies.