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The Walt Disney Company
Type Public (NYSEDIS)
Founded Los Angeles, United States.[1]
(October 16, 1923)
Founder(s) Walt Disney and Roy Disney
Headquarters United States The Walt Disney Studios
Burbank, California, United States
Key people Bob Iger
(President & CEO)
John E. Pepper, Jr.
(Chairman)
Steve Jobs
(Shareholder & Board Member)
Anne Sweeney
(President, Disney-ABC Television Group; Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks)
Industry Media and Entertainment
Revenue US$ 37.843 billion (2008)[2]
Operating income US$ 7.402 billion (2008)[2]
Net income US$ 4.427 billion (2008)
Total assets US$ 62.497 billion (2008)[2]
Total equity US$ 54.878 billion (2008)[2]
Employees 150,000 (2008)[2]
Divisions Walt Disney Studio Entertainment
Disney-ABC Television Group
Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Consumer Products
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Disney Interactive Studios
Marvel Entertainment
Website http://www.disney.com
The Walt Disney Studios, the headquarters of The Walt Disney Company
.The Walt Disney Company (NYSEDIS), also known simply as Disney, is the largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the world.^ Grand opening of Walt Disney World.

^ In 1966, Walt Disney died.

^ Disney has risen to become the unquestionable largest media-entertainment conglomerate in the world, & was ranked company no.

[3] .Founded on October 16, 1923 by brothers Walt Disney and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, the company was reincorporated as Walt Disney Productions in 1929. Walt Disney Productions established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and travel.^ When Walt and his brother Roy Edward Disney were boys, their father would tell them of the many wonders of the fair, such as the first ferris wheel, thus inspiring the dreams that would make them both successful as adults.

^ Disney has the distribution strength that stems from its brand name as well as a wide range of businesses that the company owns: theme parks, TV stations, musicals, film production companies.
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^ His empire owns Hollywood Pictures Company and its specialty films unit, Caravan Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Miramax Films Corporation and its specialty films unit, Dimension Films, (American Broadcasting Company (ABC), ABC Family Channel, and ESPN. According to former Disney animators, the whispered code that Walt Disney was in a particular wing of the studio was "Man is in the forest."

.Taking on its current name in 1986, The Walt Disney Company expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon theatre, radio, publishing, and online media.^ What were selling here is the name Walt Disney.

^ For years, Walt Disney didnt care much for Sharon and seldom acted like he even knew her name.

^ The boy, who Walt fell in love with, was a small young attractive boy actor named Bobby Driscoll who signed up in 1946 with Disney.

.In addition, it has created new divisions of the company in order to market more mature content than it typically associates with its flagship family-oriented brands.^ Company president and chief executive Bob Iger said Disney was "much more than a valued 56-year company veteran."
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^ The Disney company formed a partnership with the Florida Telephone Company to create a completely new state-of-the-art telephone system.

^ People need to be aware that the New World Order created their own opposition long before some of us began sincerely trying to expose it.

.The company is best known for the products of its film studio, the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, today one of the largest and best-known studios in Hollywood.^ Walt Disney Productions, c1980.
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^ Roth oversaw Disneys subsidiary Hollywood Pictures Evita film.

^ Walt Disney Productions, c1979.
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.Disney also owns and operates the ABC broadcast television network; cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, and ABC Family; publishing, merchandising, and theatre divisions; and owns and licenses eleven theme parks around the world.^ Wonderful World of Color under various names such as Disneyland aired for 22 years over the television networks.

^ After Walt Disney died, his successors changed the proposed experimental city into another theme park simply called Epcot.

^ Because the Disney deception is such a major Illuminati deception worldwide, and because Walt Disney was the major catalyst behind all the Disney theme parks, movies, trinkets etc.

.The company has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since May 6, 1991. An early and well-known cartoon creation of the company, Mickey Mouse, is the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company.^ Walt Disney provided Mickey's voice.
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^ Walt Disney never actually drew Mickey for any theatrical cartoons.
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^ Mickey Mouse as an icon and as a symbol of Walt Disney Co.
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Contents

Corporate history

1923-27: The silent era

.In 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's Wonderland, which featured child actress Virginia Davis interacting with animated characters.^ Walt Disney characters.
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^ "Images of couples and families in Disney feature-length animated films."
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^ Walt Disney...had grave flaws in his character.

.Film distributor Margaret J. Winkler contacted Disney with plans to distribute a whole series of Alice Comedies based upon Alice's Wonderland.^ Margaret Winkler in NY (who married Charles Mintz) distributed Walt Disneys Alice Comedies.

^ Another label, Hollywood Pictures, was created by Disney to help distribute Touchstone films.

^ After the Alice Series, Disney began a fully animated series called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

.The contract signed, Walt and his brother Roy Disney moved to Los Angeles, California and set up shop in their uncle Robert Disney's garage, marking the beginning of the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio.^ Roy is an executive with Walt Disney Co.

^ Roy O. Disney was born in 1893, and his brother Walt in 1901.

^ Roy Edward Disney (nephew of Walt) is the son of Roy Oliver Disney (brother of Walt).

[4] .Within a few months, the company moved into the back of a realty office in downtown Los Angeles, where production continued on the Alice Comedies until 1927. [5] In 1926, the studio moved to a newly constructed studio facility on Hyperion Avenue in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles.^ The first six Alice comedies had extensive live-action beginnings, and then went into cartoon.

[6]
.After the demise of the Alice comedies, Disney developed an all-cartoon series starring his first original character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, which was distributed by Winkler Pictures through Universal Pictures.^ After the Alice Series, Disney began a fully animated series called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

^ In 1927, Disney and Iwerks created their first popular character, Oswald Rabbit.
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^ The distributor also hired away most of Disney's staff and produced more Oswald cartoons without him.
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.Disney only completed 26 Oswald shorts before losing the contract when Winkler's husband Charles Mintz, who had taken over their distribution company, hired away many of Disney's animators to start his own animation studio.^ Margaret Winkler in NY (who married Charles Mintz) distributed Walt Disneys Alice Comedies.

^ UCB Main PN1999.W27 .S5 1982 UCB Moffitt PN1999.W27 .S5 1982 Sito, Tom "The great Disney Studio strike: the civil war of animation."
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^ This study was designed to identify themes about couples and families portrayed in 26 Disney animated classics and recently released movies.
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[7]

1928-33: Mickey Mouse and the Silly Symphonies

.Having lost Oswald, Disney and his head animator Ub Iwerks, among the few who had refused Mintz's offers, came up with a cartoon mouse that Walt first named Mortimer Mouse before Walt's wife Lillian instead suggested Mickey.^ In 1935, Walt Disney received the French Legion of Honor for his Mickey Mouse cartoons.

^ This was an animated cartoon with a soundtrack starring a mouse later named Mickey Mouse.

^ Ub Iwerks claimed he thought Mickey up at an animators meeting in Hollywood.

Disney, Iwerks, and a handful of other animators produced the first two silent Mickey Mouse cartoons, Plane Crazy and The Gallopin' Gaucho, in mid-1928. Neither film made an impact when exhibited around Los Angeles in limited release, but Disney's third Mickey short, Steamboat Willie, was produced with synchronized sound and became a runaway success when it premiered in New York in late 1928.
.Pat Powers, who provided Disney with his "Cinephone" sound synchronization system, became Disney's new distributor, and the Mickey Mouse series of sound cartoons soon became a nationwide hit.^ "Explores the basis for the long and universal popularity of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon character.
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^ They worked out of their uncles garage in Hollywood, CA. They were finally able to make a good cartoon Steamboat Willie in 1928, which became an instant hit.

^ Foil label on chest says "DOPEY, by permission of Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Ltd."
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.[8] In 1929, the studio changed its name to Walt Disney Productions.^ Over the years the Walt Disney products never mentioned Floyds name.

^ Walt Disney Productions, which Walt did.

^ What were selling here is the name Walt Disney.

.Powers also initially distributed a second Disney series, Silly Symphonies, which featured one-shot cartoons based around music.^ One of the more popular forms of children's media is the Disney animated feature-length movie.
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^ Its the wholesome front which is one of the deceptions that makes Disney cartoons & films so dangerous.

^ Very few came out of Disney after that, and the very next Mickey Mouse full-length feature cartoon, Fantasia, had Mickey mostly silent.

The Skeleton Dance (1929) was the first entry in the Silly Symphonies series. .Disney cut ties with Powers in 1930, which resulted in Disney switching to Columbia Pictures for distribution of Mickey Mouse and the Silly Symphonies, and Powers signing Ub Iwerks away to start his own studio.^ Another label, Hollywood Pictures, was created by Disney to help distribute Touchstone films.

^ In 1930, Harry Cohn, one of the most ruthless and unsavory characters controlling a studio bailed Walt Disney out of Walts trouble with con-artist Pat Powers who was stealing Disneys money.

^ While Hollywood was immersed in moral filth from the start, Walt Disney Studios had strict standards.

.Disney switched distributors again in 1932 to United Artists, and shortly afterward acquired a two-year exclusive contract with Technicolor to use its new "three-strip" color film process.^ In 1932, several artists who had worked for William Randolph Hearst came to work for Disney.

^ United Artists agreed to front Disney $15,000 for each cartoon.

^ The Dick Tracy film uses color in a special way, and this ties in with the color programming of the mind-control.

.Disney's first Technicolor short, the Silly Symphony Flowers and Trees (1932), won the inaugural Academy Awards for Best Short Subject (Cartoons) at the 5th Academy Awards.^ Walt Disney was awarded 32 personal academy awards for the work that was done by his studios.

^ Seal Island was his first true life adventure which was released to the general public on May 4, 1949, and soon won Walt Disney an Oscar.

^ Disney premiered the first full-length color cartoon movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

.[9] Future Technicolor Symphonies included Three Little Pigs (1933), whose main song struck a chord with the public during the Great Depression, and The Wise Little Hen, which would introduce another major Disney character, Donald Duck.^ Walt Disney stated that it plans to release an album by DANZIG, a heavy metal band whose songs contain dark themes.

^ The 2nd example is the paddling machine used on the wolf in The Three Little Pigs.

^ (He would storm into Disney Productions and spew one idea after another into his workers ears.

1934-45: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and World War II

Deciding to push the boundaries of animation even further, Disney began production of his first feature-length animated film in 1934. Taking three years to complete, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, based upon the Grimm Brothers' fairy tale, premiered in December 1937 and became the highest-grossing film of that time by 1939. [10] Snow White was released through RKO Radio Pictures, which had assumed distribution of Disney's product in July 1937. [11]
.Using the profits from Snow White, Disney financed the construction of a new 51-acre studio complex in Burbank, California.^ When Walt went to color over Roys objections, Disneys profit margin was damaged and the studio was left with shortages of cash.

^ Walt Disney had gotten the idea from a silent movie of Snow White which he saw as a boy in 1917.

^ Disney land in FL & Disney would profit from the new financial strength that getting Arvida would provide.

.The new Walt Disney Studios, in which the company is headquartered to this day, was completed and open for business by the end of 1939. The following year, Walt Disney Productions had its initial public offering.^ Grand opening of Walt Disney World.

^ Walt Disney Productions, which Walt did.

^ Walt Disney Productions, c1979.
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.The studio continued releasing animated shorts and features, such as Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941), and Bambi (1942).^ Detailed production history of animated feature "Fantasia", incl.
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^ "Walt Disney's 1942 animated film Bambi, based on Felix Salten's 1928 novel, has been influential in determining American attitudes toward wildlife and hunting.
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^ Plans to create Fantasia continued, a new theatrical version of the 1940 classic.
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With the onset of World War II, box-office profits began to dry up. .When the United States entered the war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, many of Disney's animators were drafted into the armed forces, and the studio itself was temporarily commandeered by the U.S. military.^ UCB Main PN1999.W27 .S5 1982 UCB Moffitt PN1999.W27 .S5 1982 Sito, Tom "The great Disney Studio strike: the civil war of animation."
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^ WORDS: 15000 DATE: 2006 PRICE: 159.99 GBP On 10th of May 2006 The Walt Disney Company acquired Pixar Animation Studios.
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^ Disney made military movies/cartoons that taught the different branches of the military many things.

.The U.S. government commissioned the studio to produce training and propaganda films, which provided Disney with needed funds.^ Disney operates in a clandestine manner regarding the promotion, distribution and rating of the films produced by their subsidiaries.

^ Second, the volume of entertainment produced by the Disney Studios "resists interpretive synthesis."
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.Films such as the feature Victory Through Air Power and the short Education for Death (both 1943) were meant to galvanize public support for the war effort.^ His early film Alices Day at Sea includes both the features of a royal court and an American circus.

^ Conservationists such as the American Life League claim that several Disney films feature sexually suggestive clips and are not fit for family entertainment.
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.Even the studio's characters joined the effort, as Donald Duck appeared in a number of comical propaganda shorts, including the Academy Award-winning Der Fuehrer's Face (1943).^ Walt Disney was awarded 32 personal academy awards for the work that was done by his studios.

^ Also pictures PLUTO and Long Billed DONALD DUCK. On the sides and back the characters are having a parade.
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^ Main Stack PN1999.W27.S38 1998 Bus & Econ PN1999.W27.S38 1998 Moffitt PN1999.W27.S38 1998 Shale, Richard Donald Duck Joins Up: The Walt Disney Studio During World War II / by Richard Shale.
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1946-54: Post-war and television

.With limited staff and little operating capital during and after the war, Disney's feature films during much of the 1940s were "package films," or collections of shorts, such as The Three Caballeros (1943) and Melody Time (1947), which performed poorly at the box-office.^ In contrast, Adorno questioned his friend's affinity towards Disney, saying that Benjamin's endorsement of collective laughter evoked by the films was confusing."
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^ "A textual and contextual analysis of Walt Disney films 'Cinderella' and 'The Little Mermaid' subverts the myth of wholesome Disney films and reveals the oppression of females by conforming to patriarchal values.
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^ The only full-time African-American during Walts lifetime at Disney was a black shoe shine man.

At the same time, the studio began producing live-action films and documentaries. .Song of the South (1946) and So Dear to My Heart (1949) featured animated segments, while the True-Life Adventures series, which included such films as Seal Island (1948) and The Vanishing Prairie (1954), were also popular and won numerous awards.^ Seal Island was his first true life adventure which was released to the general public on May 4, 1949, and soon won Walt Disney an Oscar.

^ In the early 1950s, Walt turned his attention from animated cartoons to other projects, such as True-Life-Adventures, television shows, and the creation of Disneyland.

^ He acted in Song of the South, Treasure Island and Bobbys voice was used in Peter Pan.

.The release of Cinderella in 1950 proved that feature-length animation could still succeed in the marketplace.^ The 1950 feature was re-released numerous times.

^ "Images of couples and families in Disney feature-length animated films."
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^ One of the more popular forms of children's media is the Disney animated feature-length movie.
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.Other releases of the period included Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Peter Pan (1953), both in production before the war began, and Disney's first all-live action feature, Treasure Island (1950).^ "Peter Pan: real Disney magic."
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^ Some of the next full length animated films to come out were: The Three Caballeros (1945) The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad (49) Cinderella (1950) Treasure Island (1950) Alice In Wonderland (1951) The Story of Robin Hood & His Merrie Men (1952) Peter Pan (1953) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Sleeping Beauty (1959) Very soon after the production of all of these movies, the Illuminati and their intelligence agencies used them for Illuminati total mind-control programming.

^ The first six Alice comedies had extensive live-action beginnings, and then went into cartoon.

.Other early all-live-action Disney films included The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952),The Sword and the Rose (1953), and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).^ Some of the next full length animated films to come out were: The Three Caballeros (1945) The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad (49) Cinderella (1950) Treasure Island (1950) Alice In Wonderland (1951) The Story of Robin Hood & His Merrie Men (1952) Peter Pan (1953) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Sleeping Beauty (1959) Very soon after the production of all of these movies, the Illuminati and their intelligence agencies used them for Illuminati total mind-control programming.

^ And, in 1954, he launched his long-running television anthology, Disneyland (later dubbed Walt Disney Presents), which was broadcast in various incarnations for 30 years and consisted of animated shorts, live-action serials, and movies.
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^ To top off it all off, Ovitz followed up her story which questioned his actions, by sending her a gift wrapped package of MSG with a one-word note: Enjoy..

.Disney ended its distribution contract with RKO in 1953, forming its own distribution arm, Buena Vista Distribution.^ Walt Disney had their films distributed by Kennedys RKO from 1936 to 1956.

^ Felperin, Leslie "The Thief of Buena Vista: Disney's Aladdin and Orientalism."
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^ Buena Vista Motion Picture Group, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Productions, Walt Disney Studios .
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[11]
.In December 1950, Walt Disney Productions and The Coca-Cola Company teamed up for Disney's first venture into television, the NBC television network special An Hour in Wonderland.^ Walt Disney Productions, which Walt did.

^ The boy, who Walt fell in love with, was a small young attractive boy actor named Bobby Driscoll who signed up in 1946 with Disney.

^ Over the years the Walt Disney products never mentioned Floyds name.

.In October 1954, the ABC network launched Disney's first regular television series, Disneyland, which would go on to become one of the longest-running primetime series of all time.^ One of the Greatest Deceptions of all Time: Disney .

^ Disney was going to meetings all the time.

^ Wonderful World of Color under various names such as Disneyland aired for 22 years over the television networks.

[12] .Disneyland allowed Disney a platform to introduce new projects and broadcast older ones, and ABC became Disney's partner in the financing and development of Disney's next venture, located in the middle of an orange grove near Anaheim, California.^ MOFF: NC1766.U52 D53245 2006 Dazzled by Disney?: the global Disney audiences project London; New York: Leicester University Press, 2001.
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^ Nadel Alan "A whole new (Disney) world order: Aladdin, atomic power, and the Muslim Middle East."
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1955-65: Disneyland

Walt Disney opens Disneyland, July 1955.
.In 1954, Walt Disney used his Disneyland series to unveil what would become Disneyland Park, an idea conceived out of a desire for a place where parents and children could both have fun at the same time.^ Disney never found a place to use it.

^ Walt Disney, Disney movies, and Disneys Amusement parks.

^ Cal., gave Disney an award from Parents magazine for Walts work with children.

.On July 18, 1955, Walt Disney opened Disneyland with a live television broadcast hosted by Art Linkletter and Ronald Reagan.^ Grand opening of Walt Disney World.

^ Ronald Reagan & Art Linkletter both pumped Disney publicly.

^ Walt Disney quote, We dont even let the word art be used around the studio.

.After a shaky start, Disneyland continued to grow and attract visitors from across the country and around the world.^ Now Disney has created other sites around the world such as EuroDisneyland 20 miles east of Paris and Tokyo Disneyland.

^ Visitors can buy 5-Day World Hopper passes which allow them to bounce around with admission to all the sites for a seven day period.

A major expansion in 1959 included the addition of America's first monorail system.
.For the 1964 New York World's Fair, Disney prepared four separate attractions for various sponsors, each of which would find its way to Disneyland in one form or another.^ Journal of American History 82: (1) 84-110 Jun 1995 UC users only "The "Carousel of Progress" play, first shown at the 1964 New York World's Fair and now a Walt Disney attraction, demonstrates the changes in social perceptions of gender roles when the different scripts are analyzed.
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^ Walt Disney : the triumph of the American imagination New York : Knopf, 2006.
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^ MOFF: NC1766.U52 D53245 2006 Dazzled by Disney?: the global Disney audiences project London; New York: Leicester University Press, 2001.
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.During this time, Walt Disney was also secretly scouting out new sites for a second Disney theme park.^ Walt Disney, Disney movies, and Disneys Amusement parks.

^ Early in the 1960s, Walt and his brother Roy went secretly looking for an area on the east coast to build another Disney Park.

^ WORDS: 3000 DATE: 2006 PRICE: 39.99 GBP The paper looks at the development of the Walt Disney theme parks conducting PEST and SWOT analysis of the Ocean Park in Hong Kong Disneyland.
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.In November 1965, "Disney World" was announced, with plans for theme parks, hotels, and even a model city on thousands of acres of land purchased outside of Orlando, Florida.^ In: From Virgin Land to Disney World : nature and it's discontents in the USA of yesterday and today / edited by Bernd Herzogenrath.
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^ Disney products have served as a model of consumerism for the world.

^ By 1940, the Disney Studio at Burbank had become a miniature city with 1,000 men & women employees and 20 buildings on a 51 acre tract of land.

Disney continued to focus its talents on television throughout the 1950s. .Its weekday afternoon children's program The Mickey Mouse Club, featuring its roster of young "Mouseketeers", premiered in 1955 to great success, as did the Davy Crockett miniseries, starring Fess Parker and broadcast on the Disneyland anthology show.^ In the 1950s, most kid viewers of the show wanted their own Mouse Ears and to become a Mouseketeer, especially children who were receiving Mickey Mouse scripts in their total mind-control programming.

^ The programs proved the value of children as an economic force and prompted other TV networks to launch their own western shows.
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^ The Mickey Mouse Club adored the unique, cute little beanie Mickey Mouse caps with their big ears mounted to each side of the beanie.

.Two years later, the Zorro series would prove just as popular, running for two seasons on ABC, as well as separate episodes on the Disneyland series.^ ABC would directly invest half a million US dollars as well as guarantee $4.5 million in loans for the construction of Disneyland.

.Despite such success, Walt Disney Productions invested little into television ventures in the 1960s, with the exception of the long-running anthology series, later known as The Wonderful World of Disney.^ Walt Disneys Wonderful World of Color debuted on television.

^ Walt Disney Productions, c1980.
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^ Walt Disney Productions, c1979.
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.Disney's film studios stayed busy as well, averaging five to six releases per year during this period.^ Disney has the distribution strength that stems from its brand name as well as a wide range of businesses that the company owns: theme parks, TV stations, musicals, film production companies.
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^ Goofy becomes a gaucho, a parrot teaches Donald Duck to dance the samba, as well as Disney art showing various landscapes of Brazil in the film.

^ The Pinocchio film has been redone and released 9 times over the years.

.While the production of shorts slowed significantly during the 1950s and 1960s, the studio released a number of popular animated features, like Lady and the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), which introduced a new xerography process to transfer the drawings to animation cels.^ When Sleeping Beauty was released in 1960, it was a loser, movie goers were apathetic towards it.

^ Detailed production history of animated feature "Fantasia", incl.
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^ One of the more popular forms of children's media is the Disney animated feature-length movie.
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.Disney's live-action releases were spread across a number of genres, including historical fiction (Johnny Tremain, 1957), adaptations of children's books (Pollyanna, 1960) and modern-day comedies (The Shaggy Dog 1959).^ The first six Alice comedies had extensive live-action beginnings, and then went into cartoon.

^ Michael Milkens group made feints to take over a large number of corporations, including Walt Disney, Phillips Petroleum and Avco.

^ Walt Disney JOHNNY TREMAIN Felt Hat w/picture on front, Benay Albee Novelty Co.
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.Disney's most successful film of the 1960s was a live action/animated musical adaptation of Mary Poppins, which received won five Academy Awards, including Best Actress Julie Andrews.^ Walt Disney was awarded 32 personal academy awards for the work that was done by his studios.

^ "Father-daughter relationships in Disney's animated films."
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^ One of the most famous of these is the 1954 Disney film of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
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1966-71: The deaths of Walt and Roy Disney and Walt Disney World

.On December 15, 1966, Walt Disney died of lung cancer, and Roy Disney took over as chairman, CEO, and president of the company.^ In 1966, Walt Disney died.

^ Roy is an executive with Walt Disney Co.

^ Walt the younger of the two, died in 1966, and Roy finished the project.

.One of his first acts was to rename Disney World as "Walt Disney World," in honor of his brother and his vision.^ He kept his promises to his brother to build Walt Disney World.

^ Grand opening of Walt Disney World.

^ For years, Walt Disney didnt care much for Sharon and seldom acted like he even knew her name.

.In 1967, the last two films Walt actively followed were released: the animated feature The Jungle Book and the musical The Happiest Millionaire.^ In 1926, Walt Disney signed an agreement with Mintz and Film Booking Offices (EBO).

^ Walt Disney and Europe: European influences on the animated feature films of Walt Disney / Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1999.
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^ The film's strength came from its superb animation, which gave animals distinctly human features, and the company's aggressive marketing.
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.The studio released a number of comedies in the late 1960s, including The Love Bug (1968) and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), which starred another young Disney discovery, Kurt Russell.^ The boy, who Walt fell in love with, was a small young attractive boy actor named Bobby Driscoll who signed up in 1946 with Disney.

^ Early in the 1960s, Walt and his brother Roy went secretly looking for an area on the east coast to build another Disney Park.

^ Stars a caveman character named PRIMITIVE PETE. done by Walt Disney Studios.
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.The 1970s opened with the release of Disney's first "post-Walt" animated feature, The Aristocats, followed by a return to fantasy musicals in 1971's Bedknobs and Broomsticks.^ Grand opening of Walt Disney World.

^ In 1971, Walt Disney World was opened to the public.

^ The following procedure which has worked with other historical figures was also done by this author with Walt Disney.

.On October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World opened to the public, with Roy Disney dedicating the facility in person later that month.^ What year did walt disney world open?
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^ Grand opening of Walt Disney World.

^ October 1, 1971 was the opening day for Disney World in Florida.
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.Two months later, on December 20, 1971, Roy Disney died of a stroke, leaving the company under control of Donn Tatum, Card Walker, and Walt's son-in-law Ron Miller, each trained by Walt and Roy.^ In 1966, Walt Disney died.

^ Roy is an executive with Walt Disney Co.

^ Roy Edward Disney (nephew of Walt) is the son of Roy Oliver Disney (brother of Walt).

[13]

1972-84: Theatrical malaise and new leadership

The current logo of Disney Channel.
.While Walt Disney Productions continued releasing family-friendly films throughout the 1970s, such as Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) and Freaky Friday (1976), the films did not fare as well at the box office as earlier material.^ His family all in all held 34% of the stock in Walt Disney Productions.

^ Walt Disney Productions, which Walt did.

^ Alice in Wonderland had been done many years earlier by the Britisher William Cameron Menzies (who also did Freemason H.G. Wells masonic forecast of the New World Order entitled Things to Come in 1936, and the film Invaders From Mars.

The animation studio, however, saw success with Robin Hood (1973), The Rescuers (1977), and The Fox and the Hound (1981).
.Inspired by the popularity of Star Wars, the Disney studio produced the science-fiction adventure The Black Hole in 1979.The Black Hole was one of the first Disney releases to carry a PG rating, the first being Take Down, also released in 1979. The releases of these and other PG-rated Disney films such as Tron (1982) led Disney CEO Ron Miller to create Touchstone Pictures as a brand for Disney to release more adult-oriented material.^ Another label, Hollywood Pictures, was created by Disney to help distribute Touchstone films.

^ I have only seen ONE other of these, ever.
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^ For Ron Miller, on the one side was the Illuminati and the other side of things was the mafia.

.Touchstone's first release was the comedy Splash (1984), which was a box office success.^ Most of his movies have been box office successes.

^ He first applied the technique to Mickey Mouse short films and attained major success with the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
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.With The Wonderful World of Disney remaining a prime-time staple, Disney returned to television in the 1970s with syndicated programing such as the anthology series The Mouse Factory and a brief revival of the Mickey Mouse Club.^ Walt Disneys Wonderful World of Color debuted on television.

^ "Beyond the mouse-ear gates: the wonderful world of Disney studies."
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^ "Explores the basis for the long and universal popularity of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon character.
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.In 1980, Disney launched Walt Disney Home Video to take advantage of the newly-emerging videocassette market.^ Michael Milkens group made feints to take over a large number of corporations, including Walt Disney, Phillips Petroleum and Avco.

^ Joe Rosenberg, a jewish banker, came to all of Disneys board meetings, sat beside Walt, and would advise Walt on what direction Disney Studios should take.

^ AVMC: VIDEO/C 7751 Miller, Diane (Disney) The Story of Walt Disney [by] Diane Disney Miller as told to Pete Martin.
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.On April 18, 1983, The Disney Channel debuted as a subscription-level channel on cable systems nationwide, featuring its large library of classic films and TV series, along with original programming and family-friendly third-party offerings.^ Disney films differed from the classic cinematic versions of the fairy tales by adapting to the societal realities.
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^ KING-TV Channel 5 in Seattle, had Walt Disney design their logo in 1949.
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^ The company, which pioneered animation technologies, is considered a media giant with interests in film, cable TV, video recordings, cyberspace and theme parks.
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.Walt Disney World received much of the company's attention through the 1970s and into the 1980s.^ Grand opening of Walt Disney World.

^ He kept his promises to his brother to build Walt Disney World.

^ For years, Walt Disney didnt care much for Sharon and seldom acted like he even knew her name.

.In 1978, Disney executives announced plans for the second Walt Disney World theme park, EPCOT Center, which would open in October 1982. Inspired by Walt Disney's dream of a futuristic model city, EPCOT Center was built as a "permanent World's Fair", complete with exhibits sponsored by major American corporations, as well as pavilions based on the cultures of other nations.^ Grand opening of Walt Disney World.

^ In 1971, Walt Disney World was opened to the public.

^ A major stockholder in Walt Disney.

In Japan, the Oriental Land Company partnered with Walt Disney Productions to build the first Disney theme park outside of the United States, Tokyo Disneyland, which opened in April 1983.
.Despite the success of the Disney Channel and its new theme park creations, Walt Disney Productions was financially vulnerable.^ Walt Disney Productions, which Walt did.

^ Walt Disney, Disney movies, and Disneys Amusement parks.

^ Walt Disney Productions, c1980.
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.Its film library was valuable, but offered few current successes, and its leadership team was unable to keep up with other studios.^ Some of the lessons presented by the film reinforce patriarchal values, such as gender roles in family raising, while others may be perceived as noncontroversial and prosocial."
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.In 1984, financier Saul Steinberg launched a hostile takeover bid for Walt Disney Productions, with the intent of selling off its various assets.^ Walt Disney Productions, which Walt did.

^ They are friends and worked to prevent hostile takeovers of Disney in 1984.

^ What were selling here is the name Walt Disney.

Disney successfully fought off the bid with the help of friendly investors, and Sid Bass and Roy Disney's son Roy Edward Disney brought in Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg from Paramount Pictures and Frank Wells from Warner Bros. Pictures to head up the company.

1985-2004: The Eisner era

2005-present

Company divisions

.The Walt Disney Company operates as four primary divisions: The Walt Disney Studios or Studio Entertainment, which includes the company's film, recording label, and theatrical divisions; Parks and Resorts, featuring the company's theme parks, cruise line, and other travel-related assets; Disney Consumer Products, which produces toys, clothing, and other merchandising based upon Disney-owned properties, and Media Networks, which includes the company's television and Internet operations.^ Walt Disney Productions then shared their portion with others.

^ Walt Disney Records is the largest childrens record label in the world.

^ Walt Disney Productions, which Walt did.

.Its main entertainment features and holdings include Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, Disney Music Group, Walt Disney Theatrical, Disney-ABC Television Group, Radio Disney, ESPN Inc., Disney Interactive Media Group, Disney Consumer Products, and Marvel Entertainment.^ MAIN: NC1766.U52 D52 2006 Disney, Walt Walt Disney.
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^ "Introduction: Walt Disney: Its persuasive products and cultural contexts."
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^ Call of the Wild (Walt Disney Productions) .
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.Its resorts and diversified holdings include Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, Euro Disney S.C.A., Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club, and Disney Cruise Line.^ WORDS: 2000 DATE: 2006 PRICE: 29.99 GBP The paper reports on the performance of Euro Disney and Tokyo Disneyland accounting for the blunders of the French theme park management and the success of the Japanese project.
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^ "Walt Disney's EPCOT and the World's Fair Performance Tradition."
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^ Walt spent many of his nights at the Disney Studios and later he had his own private quarters at the center of Disneyland.

Executive Management

Financial Data

Revenues

Annual Gross Revenues of The Walt Disney Company (in millions USD)
Year Walt Disney Studio Entertainment[Rev 1] Disney Consumer Products[Rev 2] Walt Disney
Parks and Resorts
Disney Media Networks[Rev 3] Walt Disney Internet Group / Disney Interactive Media Group[Rev 4][Rev 5] Total
1991[14] 2,593.0 724 2,794.0     6,111
1992[14] 3,115 1,081 3,306     7,502
1993[14] 3,673.4 1,415.1 3,440.7     8,529.2
1994[15][16][17] 4,793 1,798.2 3,463.6 359   10,413.8
1995[15][16][17] 6,001.5 2,150 3,959.8 414   12,525.3
1996[16][18] 10,095[Rev 2] 4,502 4,142[Rev 6]   18,739
1997[19] 6,981 3,782 5,014 6,522 174 22,473
1998[19] 6,849 3,193 5,532 7,142 260 22,976
1999[19] 6,548 3,030 6,106 7,512 206 23,402
2000[20] 5,994 2,602 6,803 9,615 368 25,402
2001[21] 7,004 2,590 6,009 9,569   25,790
2002[21] 6,465 2,440 6,691 9,733   25,360
2003[22] 7,364 2,344 6,412 10,941   27,061
2004[22] 8,713 2,511 7,750 11,778   30,752
2005[23] 7,587 2,127 9,023 13,207   31,944
2006[23] 7,529 2,193 9,925 14,368   34,285
2007[24] 7,491 2,347 10,626 15,046   35,510
2008[25] 7,348 2,415 11,504 15,857 719 37,843
  1. ^ also named Films
  2. ^ a b Merged into Creative Content in 1996
  3. ^ Broadcasting from 1994 to 1996
  4. ^ Walt Disney Internet Group, from 1997 to 2000, next merged with Disney Media Networks
  5. ^ Disney Interactive Media Group, starting in 2008 with the merge of WDIG and Disney Interactive Studios
  6. ^ Following the purchase of ABC

Net income

Net Income of The Walt Disney Company (in millions USD)
Year Walt Disney Studio Entertainment[NI 1] Disney Consumer Products[NI 2] Walt Disney
Parks and Resorts
Disney Media Networks[NI 3] Walt Disney Internet Group[NI 4] / Disney Interactive Media Group[NI 5] Total
1991[14] 318 229 546     1,094
1992[14] 508 283 644     1,435
1993[14] 622 355 746     1,724
1994[15] · [16] 779 425 684 77   1,965
1995[15] · [16] 998 510 860 76   2,445
1996[16] 1,598[NI 2] 990 747 (-300)[NI 6] 3,035
1997[19] 1,079 893 1,136 1,699 -56 4,312
1998[19] 769 801 1,288 1,746 -94 3,231
1999[19] 116 607 1,446 1,611 -93 3,231
2000[20] 110 455 1,620 2,298 -402 4,081
2001[21] 260 401 1,586 1,758   4,214
2002[21] 273 394 1,169 986   2,826
2003[22] 620 384 957 1,213   3,174
2004[22] 662 534 1,123 2 169   4,488
2005[23] 207 543 1,178 3,209   5,137
2006[23] 729 618 1,534 3,610   6,491
2007[24] 1,201 631 1,710 4,285   7,827
2008[25] 1,086 778 1,897 4,942 -258 8,445
  1. ^ also named Films
  2. ^ a b Merged into Creative Content in 1996
  3. ^ Broadcasting from 1994 to 1996
  4. ^ Walt Disney Internet Group, from 1997 to 2000, next merged with Disney Media Networks
  5. ^ Disney Interactive Media Group, merge of WDIG and Disney Interactive Studios
  6. ^ Not link to WDIG, Disney reported a 300 millions $ lost due to financial modification regarding a real estate

Criticism

.As a high-profile family-oriented company, Disney and its subsidiaries have been subject to criticism.^ For instance, the Nestle familys Nestle company promotes Disney movies on their chocolate bars.

.Some of Disney's animated family films have drawn fire for being accused of having sexual references hidden in them, among them The Little Mermaid (1989), Aladdin (1992), and The Lion King (1994).^ In Disneys The Little Mermaid the castles are male sexual organs.

^ Some of the Disney films were top, secret, and concerned secret military weapons or secret psychological tactics of the Americans.

^ According to Disney this music has no satanic references, but does have dark, Gothic and sexual overtones.

.Instances of sexual material hidden in some versions of The Rescuers (1977) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) resulted in recalls and modifications of the films to remove such content.^ The animators made the fairy Tinker Bell a buxom girl for male viewing pleasure, and later erased the undergarments off Jessica in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' rendering the films misogynistic."
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^ In some cases these things have been overrated, in other instances the sinister side to them has been carefully hidden.

^ Conservationists such as the American Life League claim that several Disney films feature sexually suggestive clips and are not fit for family entertainment.
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[26]
.Some religious welfare groups, such as the Catholic League, have opposed films including Priest (1994) and Dogma (1999).^ Conservationists such as the American Life League claim that several Disney films feature sexually suggestive clips and are not fit for family entertainment.
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[27] .A book called Growing Up Gay, published by Disney-owned Hyperion Press and similar publications, as well as the company's extension of benefits to same-sex domestic partners, spurred boycotts of Disney and its advertisers by the Catholic League, the Assemblies of God, the American Family Association, and other conservative groups.^ An example of how mind-control and its role in manipulation of events has been covered up by the perpetrators is an article written in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in the Sept.

^ Disney altered public attitudes to legendary soldiers such as George Armstrong Custer and promoted heroes like Davy Crockett and other sympathetic characters that reflected his own values."
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^ This was done with Elohim City and many other groups that the NWO is trying to set up as patsies.

[27][28][29] The boycotts were discontinued by most of these organizations by 2005.[30] In addition to these social controversies, the company has been accused of human rights violations regarding the working conditions in factories that produce their merchandise.[31][32]

Logo WaltDisneyCo.svg
.The logo from the Walt Disney Company is one of the most well known and recognized logos in the world.^ Grand opening of Walt Disney World.

^ He kept his promises to his brother to build Walt Disney World.

^ Roy E. Disney, nephew of Walt, told the public that Disney World is the story of men and women who took hold of a dream and never let go.

.The logo was first used when Michael Eisner, then CEO of the company, changed the company's name from Walt Disney Productions to The Walt Disney Company.^ Over the years the Walt Disney products never mentioned Floyds name.

^ Walt Disney Productions, which Walt did.

^ A paper trail connecting Michael Eisner and Walt Disney Co.

.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The same stylized font "Waltograph" is used in the logo for the family-oriented Walt Disney Pictures movies, as well as many of Disney's subsidiary parks.^ Walt Disney, Disney movies, and Disneys Amusement parks.

^ They simply used Hegelian Dialectics on Walt Disney.

^ Walt Disney quote, We dont even let the word art be used around the studio.

Full acquisitions

1 Excludes The Muppets Take Manhattan, Muppets from Space, and Kermit's Swamp Years, which are owned by Sony Pictures. Jim Henson Productions, creators of The Muppets, remained owners of Fraggle Rock. Sesame Street's Muppets were sold to the nonprofit Sesame Workshop in 2001.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Company History". Corporate Information. The Walt Disney Company. http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/complete_history_1.html. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "2008 10-K". http://idea.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1001039/000119312508240242/d10k.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
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  4. ^ url=http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/complete_history_1.html
  5. ^ http://studioservices.go.com/disneystudios/history.html
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  10. ^ Gabler, Neal (2007). Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. New York: Random House. pp. 276–277. ISBN 0-679-75747-3. 
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  12. ^ http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/complete_history_2.html
  13. ^ http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/complete_history_3.html
  14. ^ a b c d e f SEC Info - Disney Enterprises Inc - 10-K - For 9/30/93
  15. ^ a b c d Disney Annual Report 1995 - Financial Highlights
  16. ^ a b c d e f Disney Annual Report 1996 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
  17. ^ a b Disney Enterprises Inc · 10-K · For 9/30/95
  18. ^ Walt Disney Co · 10-K405 · For 9/30/96
  19. ^ a b c d e f Disney Annual Report 1999 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
  20. ^ a b Disney Annual Report 2000
  21. ^ a b c d Disney Annual Report 2002
  22. ^ a b c d Disney Annual Report 2004
  23. ^ a b c d Disney Annual Report 2006 - Financial Highlights
  24. ^ a b Disney Annual Report 2007 - Financial Highlights
  25. ^ a b Disney Factbook 2008 - Financial Information p 50
  26. ^ "Disney (Disney Films)". snopes.com. http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/films.asp. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  27. ^ a b "75 Organizations Asked To Join Showtime Boycott". Catalyst Online. Catholic League. 2001-05-29. http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=381. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  28. ^ "Disney Boycott Expands". Catalyst. Catholic League. October 1996. http://www.catholicleague.org/catalyst.php?year=1996&month=October&read=151. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  29. ^ "Petitions and Boycott Stir Disney". Catalyst Online. Catholic League. October 1997. http://www.catholicleague.org/catalyst.php?year=1997&month=October&read=414. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
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  32. ^ Staff writer (2001-06-20). source "Disney's duds are tops in sweatshop labour, Oxfam". CBC.com. http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2001/06/18/sweatshops_010618.html source. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 

Further reading

  • Building a Company: Roy O. Disney and the Creation of an Entertainment Empire, Bob Thomas, 1998
  • Building a Dream; The Art of Disney Architecture, Beth Dunlop, 1996, ISBN 0-8109-3142-7
  • Cult of the Mouse: Can We Stop Corporate Greed from Killing Innovation in America?, Henry M. Caroselli, 2004, Ten Speed Press
  • Disney: The Mouse Betrayed, Peter Schweizer
  • The Disney Touch: How a Daring Management Team Revived an Entertainment Empire, by Ron Grover (Richard D. Irwin, Inc., 1991), ISBN 1-55623-385-X
  • The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney, Richard Schickel, 1968, revised 1997
  • Disneyana: Walt Disney Collectibles, Cecil Munsey, 1974
  • Disneyization of Society: Alan Bryman, 2004
  • DisneyWar, James B. Stewart, Simon & Schuster, 2005, ISBN 0-684-80993-1
  • Donald Duck Joins Up; the Walt Disney Studio During World War II, Richard Shale, 1982
  • How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic ISBN 0-88477-023-0 (Marxist Critique) Ariel Dorfman, Armand Mattelart, David Kunzle (translator).
  • Inside the Dream: The Personal Story of Walt Disney, Katherine Greene & Richard Greene, 2001
  • The Keys to the Kingdom: How Michael Eisner Lost His Grip, Kim Masters (Morrow, 2000)
  • The Man Behind the Magic; the Story of Walt Disney, Katherine & Richard Greene, 1991, revised 1998, ISBN 0-7868-5350-6
  • Married to the Mouse, Richard E. Foglesorg, Yale University Press.
  • Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland, David Koenig, 1994, revised 2005, ISBN 0-9640605-4-X
  • Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records, Tim Hollis and Greg Ehrbar, 2006, ISBN 1-57806-849-5
  • Storming the Magic Kingdom: Wall Street, the raiders, and the battle for Disney, John Taylor, 1987[1][2]
  • The Story of Walt Disney, Diane Disney Miller & Pete Martin, 1957
  • Team Rodent, Carl Hiassen.
  • Walt Disney: An American Original, Bob Thomas, 1976, revised 1994, ISBN 0671223321
  • Work in Progress by Michael Eisner with Tony Schwartz (Random House, 1998), ISBN 978-0375500718

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  1. A surname of Norman origin, from de + Isigny, a place in Calvados.
  2. Walt Disney, a 20th Century motion picture producer who founded the company by the same name, well known as the creator and first voice of Mickey Mouse.
  3. The Walt Disney Company, an entertainment company founded by brothers Walt and Roy Disney, well known for producing animated films and television series, performing stage musicals, and operating theme parks.
  4. Walt Disney Pictures or the former Walt Disney Productions; the Disney film banner.
  5. Any of the theme parks and vacation resorts operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
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(1938- )

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In entertainment, Disney can mean either:

The name also refers to several members of the Disney Family, such as:

  • Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company.
  • Roy Oliver Disney, Walt's brother and co-founder of the company.
  • Roy Edward Disney, son of Ron Oliver and leader of the Save Disney campaign.

Disney is also the name of a small town in Oklahoma and a street in London.


Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 20, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on Mickey Mouse, which are similar to those in the above article.








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