Nov 06, · Thomas Jefferson filed for bankruptcy several times, including after leaving office, WALT DISNEY. Getty Images. His name may be a stalwart brand today, but early in his career, Disney . Walt Disney, the famous cartoon creator, filed for bankruptcy in after one of his main client’s filed bankruptcy. In the year Disney formed his first animation company Laugh-O-Gram Studio in Kansas, with the intention of making animated fairy tales. Mar 27, · Because of the coronavirus delaying their films, closing their parks, causing their stocks to take a hit, I fear that The Walt Disney Company will end up filing for either Chapter 11 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy.