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The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

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The Walt Disney Company

By Sophia, Chelsea, Myah & Lauren

The Walt Disney Company
‡ The Walt Disney Company was founded on October 16th 1923 by brothers Walt and Roy Disney. ‡ It is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ‡ It¶s owner of 11 theme parks and several television networks, including the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). ‡ It had revenues of $34.3 billion (£17 billion) in 2006.

The Disney Company
The Disney Company are involved in and supply a range of media products: ‡ Disney Resorts ‡ Disney Channel ‡ Disney Magazine ‡ Radio Disney ‡ Disney Books ‡ Disney Films ‡ Disney Stores

Walt and Roy Disney
‡ Walter Elias Disney was born in 1901. He was involved in film and animation making, as well as being a philanthropist (someone who devotes a lot of their time and money to charitable causes). ‡ He died in 1966, aged 65, a few years before the Disney World project in Orlando was completed. ‡ After this Roy Disney renamed it Walt Disney World to make sure that no one would forget his brother. ‡ Roy Olive Disney and was born in 1893 and was, with his brother Walt Disney, co-founder of the The Walt Disney Company. ‡ After Walt Disney World opened in 1971 Roy Disney retired. ‡ He died 2 months later, aged 78.

Disney Parks and Resorts
‡ The Walt Disney company owns 11 theme parks and 7 holiday resorts. ‡ The most well-known resorts are Disneyland Paris and Disney World Resort, Orlando. ‡ They also have parks in Hong Kong, California and Tokyo. ‡ There is also a Disney Cruise Line which opened in 1998.

Disney Films
‡ Disney started making films in the 1930¶s. ‡ Some of their first films were Snow White, Bambi and Pinocchio. ‡ A lot of their earlier films were animated adaptations of children¶s fairytales. ‡ Altogether they¶ve made around 300 films.

The Disney Store
‡ The Disney Store is an international chain of specialist stores selling many exclusive Disney-branded items. ‡ The first Disney Store opened in Glendale, California on March 28, 1987. ‡ Most Disney Stores are found in shopping centres in North America, The United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy and Japan.

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