Disney on Ice is a series of touring ice shows produced by Feld Entertainment under agreement with The Walt Disney Company.
Aimed primarily at children, the shows feature figure skaters dressed as Disney cartoon characters in performances that each derive their music and plot from elements collected from various Disney films and properties; the “stars” of the show are credited as the Disney characters themselves, performing their parts in mock cameos, while the skaters performing remain anonymous.
Soon after Mattel’s Irvin & Kenneth Feld Productions purchased Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice in 1979, the company approached Disney about doing a Disney-related show on ice. Feld Entertainment acquired a license to produce and present Disney-themed ice shows, and the productions began in 1981, under the name Walt Disney’s World on Ice. The name was changed to Disney on Ice in late 1997.