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Encyclopedia > The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
Type Public (NYSEDIS)
Founded Los Angeles, California, USA[1]
(October 16, 1923)
Founder Walt and Roy Disney
Headquarters The Walt Disney Studios
Burbank, California, USA
Key people John E. Pepper, Jr. (Chairman)
Robert Iger (CEO) & (President)
Industry Media and Entertainment
Revenue US$ 35.51 Billion (2007)[2]
Operating income US$ 7.827 billion (2007)[3]
Net income US$ 3.832 billion (2007)[4]
Employees 137,000 (2008)
Divisions ABC, ABC Family, ABC Kids, Walt Disney Distribution, Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, Disney Channel, ESPN, Jetix, Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Television Animation, Walt Disney Records, Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Miramax Films, ABC Studios, Playhouse Disney, Disney Consumer Products, Pixar, Soapnet, Disney Interactive Studios, Muppets Holding Company, Disney Store, Toon Disney and New Horizon Interactive
Website Disney.com

The Walt Disney Company (NYSEDIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. Founded on October 16, 1923 by brothers Walt and Roy as an animation studio, it has become one of the biggest Hollywood studios, and owner of eleven theme parks and several television networks, including ABC and ESPN. Disney's corporate headquarters and primary production facilities are located at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... The name Disney may refer to several aspects of the entertainment empire of Walt Disney: Walter Elias Walt Disney The Walt Disney Company Disneyland The Disney Channel The Disneyland Resort The Disneyland Resort Paris, formerly known as Euro Disney Walt Disney World Tokyo Disneyland Park It may also refer to... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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Iger (born February 10, 1951) or Bob Iger is head of the Walt Disney Company. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... Popular press redirects here; note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint The Popular Press. Mass media is a term used to denote a section of the media specifically envisioned and designed to reach a very large audience such as the population of a nation state. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... USD redirects here. ... 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Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, a fictitious business name of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, Inc. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... For Jetix in each country, see Jetix around the world. ... ... Disney Parks Worldwide logo Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds and manages the companys theme parks and vacation resorts, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. ... Walt Disney Television Animation is the animated television production division of The Walt Disney Company. ... Walt Disney Records is a record company and part of The Walt Disney Company. ... Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... Touchstone Pictures (also known as Touchstone Films in its early years) is one of several alternate film labels of The Walt Disney Company, established in 1984. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... ABC Studios (formerly Touchstone Television Productions, LLC and ABC Television Studio) is a television production company formed in 1989 and renamed in May 2007 to its latest inception. ... Fox Playhouse is the brand name for Disney Channels preschool programs, often airing as its own channel outside of the United States. ... Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home décor, books and magazines to interactive games, food and beverages, stationery, electronics and animation art. ... Pixar Animation Studios is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California, United States, and is notable for its eight Academy Awards. ... SOAPnet (stylized from 2000 to 2002 as SoapNet) is an American cable television channel. ... Disney Interactive Studios is the video game publishing division of The Walt Disney Company. ... The Muppets Holding Company, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company, formed in 2004 through the acquiring of The Muppets and Bear in the Big Blue House characters from The Jim Henson Company. ... Disney Store is an international chain of specialty stores, selling Disney-branded items, many of them exclusive. ... Toon Disney is a 24-hour American cable television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company that mostly airs childrens animated television series. ... New Horizon Interactive is a leisure software company, specialized in producing and maintaining MMOGs; one of its most popular online productions is the game Club Penguin. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... 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History

Founding and early success (1922–1966)

  • 1923: Walt Disney signed a contract with M.J. Winkler to produce a series of Alice Comedies - October 16 - the date used as the start of the Disney company. Originally know as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, with brothers Walt and Roy Disney, as equal partners.[5]
  • 1924: First Alice comedy, "Alice's Day at Sea", released.
  • 1926: At Roy's suggestion, the company changed its name to the Walt Disney Studio shortly after moving into the new studio on Hyperion Avenue in the Silver Lake district.
  • 1927: The Alice series ends; first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon.
  • 1928: Walt loses the Oswald series contract; first Mickey Mouse cartoon, "Plane Crazy"; "Steamboat Willie" released at the Colony Theatre in New York, the first cartoon with sound on November 18.
  • 1929: First Silly Symphony, "The Skeleton Dance". On December 16, the original partnership formed in 1923 is replaced by Walt Disney Productions, Ltd. Three other companies, Walt Disney Enterprises, Disney Film Recording Company, and Liled Realty and Investment Company, are also formed.
  • 1930: First appearance of Pluto.
  • 1932: First three-strip Technicolor short released: "Flowers and Trees"; first appearance of Goofy.
  • 1934: First appearance of Donald Duck.
  • 1937: Studio produces its first full-length feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • 1938: On September 29, Walt Disney Enterprises, Disney Film Recording Company, and Liled Realty and Investment Company are merged into Walt Disney Productions.
  • 1940: Studio moves to the Burbank, California buildings where it is located to this day. Release of animated features Pinocchio and Fantasia
  • 1941: A bitter animators' strike occurs; as the USA enters World War II, the studio begins making morale-boosting propaganda films for the government. Dumbo is released.
  • 1942: Saludos Amigos marks the beginning of a series of low-budget "package" animated films that would continue until 1950. Bambi was released, after a six-year production period.
  • 1943: Saludos Amigos is released in the United States.
  • 1944: The company is short on money; a theatrical re-release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs generates much-needed revenue and begins a reissue pattern for the animated feature films.
  • 1945: For the first time, the studio hires live actors for a feature film (Song of the South).
  • 1947: Sign First Independent Studio, The byrnest studio in Orlando that went bankrupt three years later.
  • 1949: The studio begins production on its first all-live action feature, Treasure Island; the popular True-Life Adventures series begins. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad is released.
  • 1950: Cinderella is released, ending the series of "package" animated films and reviving Disney feature animation.
  • 1951: Alice in Wonderland was released.
  • 1952: Walt Disney forms WED Enterprises on December 16 to design his theme park.
  • 1953: Walt Disney forms Retlaw Enterprises on April 6 to control the rights to his name. It will later own and operate several attractions inside Disneyland, including the Monorail and the Disneyland Railroad. Peter Pan is released. The studio founds Buena Vista Distribution to distribute its feature films.
  • 1954: Beginning of the Disneyland TV program, which runs for decades under several different titles. Disney becomes one of the first American theatrical TV producers to show his recent films on television, although most of them are first shown in truncated versions to fit a one-hour time slot. Others are divided into two or more one-hour segments over several weeks, so that they can be shown on Disney's TV show.
  • 1955: Disneyland Resort opens in Anaheim, California. Lady and the Tramp, the first widescreen animated film, is released.
  • 1957: Walt Disney Productions went public on November 12.
  • 1959: Sleeping Beauty is released.
  • 1961: One Hundred and One Dalmatians is released, the first feature-length animated film to use Xerography.
  • 1963: The Sword in the Stone is released.
  • 1964: Mary Poppins is released.
  • 1966: Walt Disney dies of lung cancer.

The Alice Comedies are a series of animated cartoons created by Walt Disney, in which a real little girl named Alice and an animated cat named Julius have adventures in an animated landscape. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893–December 20, 1971) was, with his younger brother Walt Disney, co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company. ... An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit movie poster from 1927. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... Mickey and Minnie in Plane Crazy (1928) Plane Crazy (1928) (first released on May 15, 1928) was the first animated cartoon to feature Mickey Mouse as well as Minnie Mouse (Mickeys girlfriend). ... Steamboat Willie (1928) is an animated cartoon featuring Mickey Mouse released on November 18, 1928. ... The Skeleton Dance is a 1929 Silly Symphonies cartoon produced and directed by Walt Disney and animated by Ub Iwerks. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pluto (also known as Pluto the Pup) is an animated cartoon made famous in a series of Disney short cartoons. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... Flowers and Trees was the first animated cartoon to be produced in the full-color three-strip Technicolor process. ... This article is about the Disney character. ... Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character from Walt Disney Productions. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, produced by Walt Disney and first released on November 13, 1940 in the United States. ... The bitter animators strike of 1941 at Walt Disney Studios was a psychological turning point within the company. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Dumbo is a 1941 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney and first released on October 23, 1941 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Saludos Amigos (Alô, Amigos in Portuguese) is a 1942 animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Bambi is a 1942 animated feature produced by Walt Disney and originally released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on August 13, 1942. ... Saludos Amigos (Alô, Amigos in Portuguese) is a 1942 animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Song of the South is a feature film produced by Walt Disney, released on November 12, 1946 by RKO Radio Pictures and based on the Uncle Remus cycle of stories by Joel Chandler Harris. ... For other uses, see Treasure Island (disambiguation). ... The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. ... Cinderella is a 1950 animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and released to theaters on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney and originally premiered in London, England on July 26, 1951 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... WED Enterprises (WED), was formed as a separate company from Walt Disney Studios by Walt Disney in the late 1940s/early 1950s. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Retlaw Enterprises started from Walt Disney Incorporated and then WED Enterprises. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The KL Monorail in Kuala Lumpur, a colorful straddle-beam monorail A monorail is a single rail serving as a track for a wheeled vehicle; also, a vehicle traveling on such a track. ... The Disneyland Railroad (DRR) is a narrow gauge railroad located at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, United States, that was inaugurated on that theme parks opening day, July 17, 1955. ... Peter Pan is the fourteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a major recreational resort (owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company), and is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney, and originally released to theaters on June 16, 1955 by Buena Vista Distribution. ... The Wikipedia main page as viewed with a widescreen monitor. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Princess Aurora” redirects here. ... This article is about the 1961 film. ... Chester F. Carlson Xerography (or Electrophotography) is a photocopying technique developed by Chester Carlson in 1938 and patented on October 6, 1942. ... The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney and it was originally released to the theaters on December 25, 1963. ... For the 2004 stage musical, see Mary Poppins (musical). ... Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ...

After Walt's death (1967-1983)

Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... The Reedy Creek Improvement District in Florida is the immediate governing jurisdiction for the land on the Walt Disney World Resort. ... The Jungle Book is a 1967 animated feature film, released on October 18th. ... For the 2005 documentary film, see The Aristocrats (film). ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893–December 20, 1971). ... Donn Tatum was the first non-Disney family member to be president of Walt Disney Productions. ... E. Cardon Walker (commonly, Card Walker) (January 9, 1916 - November 28, 2005) was a top Walt Disney Productions executive in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. ... Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions, which combines live action and animation; it premiered on October 7, 1971. ... “Robin Hood (Disney film)” redirects here. ...  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 film starring Kirk Douglas as Ned Land, James Mason as Captain Nemo, Paul Lukas as Professor Aronnax and Peter Lorre as Conseil. ... Roy Edward Disney (born January 10, 1930) is the son of Roy Oliver Disney and the former Edna Francis. ... The Rescuers is a 1977 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The coach of a high-school wrestling team tries to help one of his players, a talented but troubled teenager, into becoming a champion wrestler. ... For other uses, see Black hole (disambiguation). ... Popeye is a 1980 live-action film directed by Robert Altman, based on the comic strip and cartoon character Popeye the Sailor. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... For other uses, see Popeye (disambiguation). ... Time Warner Inc. ... Dragonslayer is a 1981 live action fantasy movie set in medieval Britain. ... Dumbo is a 1941 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney and first released on October 23, 1941 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... The Fox and the Hound is a 1981 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions, first released to movie theatres in the U.S. on July 10, 1981. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Ronald William Miller is a former professional football player and a former top Disney executive. ... E. Cardon Walker (commonly, Card Walker) (January 9, 1916 - November 28, 2005) was a top Walt Disney Productions executive in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. ... Tron is a 1982 science fiction film starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and his counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron), Cindy Morgan as Lora Baines (and Yori) and Dan Shor as Ram. ... The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ...

Eisner era (1984–2005)

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Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) was CEO of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984 to September 30, 2005. ... Frank Wells was president and chief operating officer (COO) of the Walt Disney Company from 1984 until his death on April 3, 1994. ... Walt Disney Classics was a brand name used by Walt Disney Home Video on their American, Japanese, European and Australian home video releases of Disney animated features. ... For the candy, see Gummy bears. ... The Wuzzles is an American animated television series created for Saturday morning television, and first aired on September 14, 1985 on CBS. An idea of Michael Eisner for his new Disney television animation studio, the Wuzzles are animal creatures composed of half of one animal and half of another. ... The Black Cauldron can refer to. ... For other uses, including the 1964 film of the same name, see Return to Oz (disambiguation). ... Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy motion picture starring Nick Nolte, Bette Midler and Richard Dreyfuss. ... The Great Mouse Detective is a 1986 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and originally released to movie theaters on July 2, 1986 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... Disney Store is an international chain of specialty stores, selling Disney-branded items, many of them exclusive. ... Glendale is the name of some places in the United States of America and Canada: Glendale, Arizona Glendale, California Glendale, Colorado Glendale, Rhode Island Glendale, Wisconsin Glendale, Alberta There are also: Glenn Dale, Maryland Glen Dale, West Virginia Glendale is also the name of a neighborhood in the borough of... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Disney Legends award Established in 1987, the Disney Legends program recognizes men and women who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company. ... Fred MacMurray (August 30, 1908 – November 5, 1991) was an actor who appeared in over one hundred movies and a highly successful television series during a career that lasted from the 1930s to the 1970s. ... The Brave Little Toaster is an animated film from 1987, directed by Jerry Rees, written by Thomas M. Disch, produced by Hyperion Pictures and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released on its Touchstone Pictures banner), which blends traditional animation and live action. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Amblin Entertainment logo. ... 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Iger era (2005–Present)

Robert Bob Iger is the President and COO of the Walt Disney Company and Michael Eisners hand_picked successor as CEO. Previously he served as President and COO of Capital Cities/ABC until that companys merger with Disney. ... Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) was CEO of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984 to September 30, 2005. ... Chicken Little (2005) is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film and the forty-fifth animated feature made and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 4, 2005. ... For other uses, see High School Musical (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Disney Channel original series. ... Pixar Animation Studios is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California, United States, and is notable for its eight Academy Awards. ... Kingdom Hearts II ) is an action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and published by Square Enix and Buena Vista Games (now Disney Interactive Studios) in 2005 for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console. ... This article is about the animated movie. ... An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit movie poster from 1927. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... Club Penguin is an online game developed by Club Penguin Entertainment Inc. ... For the soundtrack, see High School Musical 2 (soundtrack). ... Meet the Robinsons is a computer-animated film and the 46th animated feature produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ... For other uses, see Ratatouille (disambiguation). ... Enchanted is a 2007 musical film, directed by Kevin Lima and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Josephson Entertainment. ... Disney Store is an international chain of specialty stores, selling Disney-branded items, many of them exclusive. ... The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. ... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The third park to open at the resort, it debuted on May 1, 1989. ... Disneys Hollywood Studios is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... WALL-E (promoted with a stylized hyphen as WALL•E) is a 2008 computer animated science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...

Consumer products

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home décor, books and magazines to interactive games, food and beverages, stationery, electronics and animation art. ... Image:Babyeinsteinlogo. ... Disney Store is an international chain of specialty stores, selling Disney-branded items, many of them exclusive. ... James Maury Jim Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990), was the most widely known puppeteer in American television history. ... Disney Interactive Studios is the video game publishing division of The Walt Disney Company. ...

Disney parks

The Walt Disney Company owns and operates a series of resorts around the world including the the Walt Disney World Resort, the largest vacation resort in the world. These resorts are managed by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division. These are: Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Disney Parks Worldwide logo Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds and manages the companys theme parks and vacation resorts, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. ...

The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a major recreational resort (owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company), and is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... The Tokyo Disney Resort ) is a theme park and vacation resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just east of Tokyo (Coordinates: ). It is owned and operated by The Oriental Land Company with a license from The Walt Disney Company. ... It has been suggested that Cinemagique be merged into this article or section. ... Hong Kong Disneyland Resort The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Xiānggǎng Díshìnílèyuán Dùjiàqū; Cantonese Yale: heung1 gong2 dik6 si6 nei4 lok6 yun4 dou6 ga3 keui1) was built by the Government of Hong Kong and The Walt Disney... Disney Cruise Line is owned by The Walt Disney Company and headquartered in Celebration, Florida. ... World of Disney is the name of a chain of stores owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company of Burbank, California, USA. It is a replacement to the now sold-off Disney Store chain, but intended to be built in far fewer frequency. ...

Senior Executive Management

Robert A. Iger (born February 10, 1951) or Bob Iger is head of the Walt Disney Company. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Roy Edward Disney, KCSG, (born January 10, 1930) was a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company, which his father Roy Oliver Disney and his uncle Walt founded. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... Thomas O. Staggs is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Walt Disney Company. ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... Alan N. Braverman is the Senior Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of The Walt Disney Company. ... A General Counsel is the chief lawyer of a legal department, usually in a corporation or government department. ... This article is about human resources as it applies to business, labor, and economies. ... John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. ... Walt Disney Animation Studios is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company, and the oldest existing animation studio in the world. ... Pixars logo and mascot Luxo, Jr. ...

Current board of directors

John E. Bryson is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison International, based in Rosemead, California. ... Judith L. Estrin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Packet Design, LLC, a company that she co-founded in May 2000 to develop networking technology. ... Robert A. Iger (born February 10, 1951) or Bob Iger is head of the Walt Disney Company. ... Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955) is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. ... Fred H. Langhammer is Chairman, Global Affairs, of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. ... Aylwin B. Lewis is an American businessman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sears Holdings Corporation was born 28 May, 1954. ... Robert W. Matschullat is a private equity investor, and served from October 1995 until June 2000 as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of The Seagram Company Ltd. ... John E. Pepper, Jr. ... Orin C. Smith was President and Chief Executive Officer of Starbucks Corporation from 2000 to 2005. ... Roy Edward Disney, KCSG, (born January 10, 1930) was a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company, which his father Roy Oliver Disney and his uncle Walt founded. ...

Current division heads

Disney Parks Worldwide logo Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds and manages the companys theme parks and vacation resorts, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. ... Jay Rasulo is the chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide. ... Walt Disney Imagineering was formed by entertainment mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 as WED Enterprises (WED: Walter Elias Disney) to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Meg Gilbert Crofton (born Mary Elizabeth Gilbert in 1953) is president of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a major recreational resort (owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company), and is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... Ed Grier is president of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, which is comprised of the Disneyland and Disneys California Adventure theme parks, the Disneyland Hotel, Disneys Grand Californian Hotel, Disneys Paradise Pier Hotel, and the Downtown Disney entertainment district. ... Castle of the Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland Park Disneyland Resort Paris is a theme park in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris. ... Disney Cruise Line is owned by The Walt Disney Company and headquartered in Celebration, Florida. ... Tom McAlpin is the president of Disney Cruise Line, which offers land and sea vacations in the Caribbean. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Jim Lewis, a tarot card reader, was tutored in Astrology in 1971-72 by Andrew Homer who also lived in San Francisco, CA at the time. ... Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... Dick Cook is the studio chief for the Walt Disney Company (officially, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios). ... Walt Disney Animation Studios is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company, and the oldest existing animation studio in the world. ... Pixar Animation Studios is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California, United States, and is notable for its eight Academy Awards. ... Edwin Catmull after receiving a medal at SIGGRAPH 2001. ... Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, a fictitious business name of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, Inc. ... New Amsterdam Theater in New York City Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, informally known as Walt Disney Theatrical, is the stageplay and musical production arm of The Walt Disney Company. ... Thomas Schumacher is the current president of Disney Theatrical Group, the theatrical production arm of the Disney Corporation. ... Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home décor, books and magazines to interactive games, food and beverages, stationery, electronics and animation art. ... Andrew Andy P. Mooney is the chairman of Disney Consumer Products (DCP). ... Disney-ABC Television Group manages all of The Walt Disney Companys U.S. and global entertainment and news television properties. ... Anne Sweeney, born November 4, 1957, in Kingston, New York, is the Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks and President of the Disney-ABC Television Group. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Chairmen of the Board

For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893–December 20, 1971) was, with his younger brother Walt Disney, co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company. ... Donn Tatum was the first non-Disney family member to be president of Walt Disney Productions. ... E. Cardon Walker (commonly, Card Walker) (January 9, 1916 - November 28, 2005) was a top Walt Disney Productions executive in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. ... Raymond L. Watson was Chairman of Walt Disney Productions from 1983-1984. ... Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) was CEO of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984 to September 30, 2005. ... For other persons with a similar name, see George Mitchell George John Mitchell, GBE (born August 20, 1933) is a former Democratic Party politician and United States Senator from the state of Maine, and currently serves as Chairman of the global law firm DLA Piper US LLP and also as... John E. Pepper, Jr. ...

Vice Chairman of the Board

Roy Edward Disney, KCSG, (born January 10, 1930) was a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company, which his father Roy Oliver Disney and his uncle Walt founded. ...

CEOs

Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893–December 20, 1971) was, with his younger brother Walt Disney, co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company. ... Donn Tatum was the first non-Disney family member to be president of Walt Disney Productions. ... E. Cardon Walker (commonly, Card Walker) (January 9, 1916 - November 28, 2005) was a top Walt Disney Productions executive in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. ... Ronald William Miller is a former professional football player and a former top Disney executive. ... Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) was CEO of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984 to September 30, 2005. ... Robert A. Iger (born February 10, 1951) or Bob Iger is head of the Walt Disney Company. ...

COOs

The formal position of Chief Operating Officer was not created until Wells and Eisner came in with Eisner taking the titles of Chairman and CEO and Wells, President and COO. A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ...

Frank Wells was president and chief operating officer (COO) of the Walt Disney Company from 1984 until his death on April 3, 1994. ... Michael Ovitz (born December 14, 1946), talent agent and Hollywood powerhouse, served as the head of the Creative Artists Agency from 1975 to 1995. ... Robert A. Iger (born February 10, 1951) or Bob Iger is head of the Walt Disney Company. ...

Criticism

  • Disney has on several occasions prompted action from religious groups such as the Catholic League, due to purported insensitive broadcasting, and the release of films, which the league and others found very insulting to certain religions. Disney has in the past faced boycotts from Baptist groups, "Assemblies of God", and Catholic groups. (boycott 1;boycott 2;boycott 3)
  • The worldwide commercial success of the Disney brand is viewed by some as detrimental to cultural diversity (see Disneyfication).
  • Disney is one among several American companies lobbying for harsher enforcement of intellectual property around the world and continued copyright term extensions, posing a perceived threat to the existence of the public domain; see Copyright Term Extension Act.
  • Disney has been accused of human rights violations regarding the working conditions in factories that produce their merchandise.[9][10]
  • Disney has been criticized by animal welfare groups for its import, use and frequent deaths of wild animals at its Animal Kingdom theme park[11] as well as for using purebred dogs in movies such as 101 Dalmatians, which these groups claim leads to creating an artificial demand for these purebred dogs many of whom are later abandoned or surrendered to shelters or rescue groups.[12]
  • Disney has been criticized in the Abaco Islands for their role in a dredging operation on Great Guana Cay that is said to be responsible for a wide array of environmental problems, including widespread death of coral communities. [1]
  • Disney has been criticized by San Francisco residents and Presidio park preservationists for cutting a back-door deal to erect a museum paying homage to Walt Disney. [13]

There is a general consensus among mainstream anthropologists that humans first emerged in Africa about two million years ago. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... For the 2006 film, see Intellectual Property (film). ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) of 1998 – alternatively known as the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act or pejoratively as the Mickey Mouse Protection Act – extended copyright terms in the United States by 20 years. ... A closeup view of the Tree of Life Animal Kingdom entrance Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... This article is about the 1996 film. ... The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is an independent English_speaking nation in the West Indies. ... Great Guana Cay and surrounding islands. ...

Allegation of subliminal messages

In 1995, Anna Rouge brought the allegation of the letters S-E-X written in the dust within The Lion King to the attention of a conservative anti-abortion group known as the American Life League (ALL).[14][15] ALL spokesperson Tracey Casale weighed in on the issue and said "the message in The Lion King ... it is not fun."[15] ALL made these allegations public, which led to an article by the Associated Press. ALL eventually led a protest of The Walt Disney Company, demanding that the offending movies be recalled from store shelves, and the movies should then be fixed to exclude any messages that exist in them. ALL also demanded a formal and public apology from the Disney.[14] Eugene Emery of the Skeptical Enquirer, called this media attention the "subliminal silly season", lampooning the whole idea and stating: The largest pro-life organization in the United States, the American Life League, or ALL, opposes all forms of abortion, birth control, stem cell research, and euthanasia. ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ...

"the subliminal message issue is not going away as long as reporters and editors don't do their homework and are willing to let their own and the public's primal fear of magical messages override good editorial judgment."[16]

This allegation, however, was later proved to be false. Tom Sito, a Disney animator and a writer for The Lion King, said that the letters written in the dust were actually "S.F.X", intended to be an easter egg signature from the animation department, and that the controversy that followed was entirely unintentional.[17] The first easter egg. ...


References

  1. ^ The Walt Disney Company and Affiliated Companies - Company History
  2. ^ 2007 Annual Report.
  3. ^ 2007 Annual Report.
  4. ^ 2007 Annual Report.
  5. ^ The Walt Disney Company and Affiliated Companies - Company History
  6. ^ Animation Movies
  7. ^ Southern Baptists drop Disney boycott
  8. ^ New York Times Article regarding Stanford Litvack
  9. ^ http://www.somo.nl/monitoring/reports/hkcic01-02.htm
  10. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2001/06/18/sweatshops_010618.html source
  11. ^ Caution: Live Animals - TIME
  12. ^ CNN.com - 'Nemo' fans net fish warning - Jun. 30, 2003
  13. ^ http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/09/MNVA10QGPG.DTL&tsp=1
  14. ^ a b Ostman, Ronald E. (1996). "Disney and Its Conservative Critics: Images versus Realities". Journal of Popular Film and Television 24 (2): 82. 
  15. ^ a b Smith, Leef (September 1, 1995), “Disney's Loin King? Group Sees Dirt in the Dust”, Washington Post, <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/review96/flionking.htm> 
  16. ^ Emery, Jr., C. Eugene (March-April, 1996), “When the media miss real messages in subliminal stories”, Skeptical Inquirer, <http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2843/is_n2_v20/ai_18158438> 
  17. ^ Pinsky, Mark (2004). The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust, 247. 

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See also

This is a list of notable theatrical feature films produced by Walt Disney Productions and its successor label, Walt Disney Pictures. ... List of notable television series produced or distributed by The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries. ... Here is a list of assets owned by The Walt Disney Company, one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world. ... Overview A Trip Through the Walt Disney Studios was a documentary which was never intended for public showing. ... This is a list of theatrical animated feature films produced and/or released by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: // The following is a list of the fifty-two feature films that are part of the Walt Disney Animation Studios canon, also known as the Walt Disney Animated Classics. ... This is a listing of the animated theatrical shorts produced by Disney, from 1927 to the present. ... This is a list of live-action films produced by Walt Disney Productions and its successor label, Walt Disney Pictures. ... This is a list of feature films produced by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company that were released directly to video with no theatrical run. ... Besides shorts and features, Disney has also released some animated featurettes during the years. ... This is a list of source material for Disney animated features in the official canon (Walt Disney Animated Classics). ... Walt Disney Animation Studios is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company, and the oldest existing animation studio in the world. ... The Disney University is a job training location for Cast Members located at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ...

Books

  • Walt Disney: An American Original, Bob Thomas, 1976, revised 1994
  • The Story of Walt Disney, Diane Disney Miller & Pete Martin, 1957
  • Cult of the Mouse: Can We Stop Corporate Greed from Killing Innovation in America?, Henry M. Caroselli, 2004, Ten Speed Press, ISBN
  • The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney, Richard Schickel, 1968, revised 1997, ISBN
  • The Man Behind the Magic; the Story of Walt Disney, Katherine & Richard Greene, 1991, revised 1998
  • Disney: The Mouse Betrayed, Peter Schweizer
  • Storming the Magic Kingdom: Wall Street, the raiders, and the battle for Disney, John Taylor, 1987, [2], [3], ISBN ISBN
  • Building a Company: Roy O. Disney and the Creation of an Entertainment Empire, Bob Thomas, 1998, ISBN
  • How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic ISBN 0-88477-023-0 (Anti-Disney Marxist Critique) Ariel Dorfman, Armand Mattelart, David Kunzle
  • Donald Duck Joins Up; the Walt Disney Studio During World War II, Richard Shale, 1982
  • The Keys to the Kingdom: How Michael Eisner Lost His Grip, Kim Masters, 20, ISBN
  • Building a Dream; The Art of Disney Architecture, Beth Dunlop, 1996
  • Disneyization of Society: Alan Bryman, 2004, ISBN
  • DisneyWar, James B. Stewart, 2005, ISBN, ISBN
  • Married to the Mouse, Richard E. Foglesorg, Yale University Press.
  • Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records, Tim Hollis and Greg Ehrbar, 2006, ISBN
  • Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland, David Koenig, 1994, revised 2005, ISBN 0-9640605-4-X
  • Inside the Dream: The Personal Story of Walt Disney, Katherine Greene & Richard Greene, 2001, ISBN
  • Team Rodent, Carl Hiassen.
  • Disneyana: Walt Disney Collectibles, Cecil Munsey, 1974

Ariel Dorfman (born May 6, 1942 Buenos Aires) is an Argentine-Chilean novelist, playwright, essayist, academic, and human rights activist. ... Armand Mattelart (born January 8, 1963) is a Belgian sociologist. ... Alan Bryman is currently Professor of Organisational and Social Research at the University of Leicester. ... DisneyWar is an exposé of Michael Eisners 20-year tenure at the The Walt Disney Company by James B. Stewart. ... James Brewer Stewart (born c. ... Team Rodent is a non-fiction book written by Carl Hiaasen about the Walt Disney Company and its stance towards the outside world. ...

External links

Teen pop (also known in its vernacular sense as Disney pop) is a teenybopper subculture heavily influenced by Teen pop music which is socially considered exclusively consumed by preteens and teenagers. ... Teen pop (also known in its vernacular sense as Disney pop) is a teenybopper subculture heavily influenced by Teen pop music which is socially considered exclusively consumed by preteens and teenagers. ... Bubblegum pop (also known as bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of pop music whose classical period ran from 1967 to 1972. ... Pop rap (or hip pop) is a pop music influenced style of hip hop that contains pop-influenced melodic hooks and pop influenced melodies. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... For other uses, see Youth (disambiguation) Youth is defined by Websters New World Dictionary as, The time of life when one is young; especially: a: the period between childhood and maturity b: the early period of existence, growth, or development. ... Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ... For other uses, see Teen idol (disambiguation). ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Teen magazines are magazines aimed at teenage readers. ... The teen film (also called teen movie or teenpic) is a film genre in which the plot is based upon the special interests of teenagers, such as coming of age, first love, rebellion, conflict with parents, teen angst and alienation. ... A teen drama is a television drama series that centers on teenage characters. ... Teen Vogue magazine began as a version of Vogue magazine for a younger audience. ... Not Another Teen Movie is a USA comedy film released in 2001 by Columbia Pictures. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ... Hollywood Records is a record label owned by Disney Music Group. ... Teen fashion franchise with stores in Australia and New Zealand. ... Facebook is a social networking website that was launched on February 4, 2004. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...

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