Official Name: The Walt Disney Company
Headquarters: Burbank, CA, United States
Founded: October 16, 1923
CEO: Mr. Robert A. Chapek
USD as of April 1, 2022
Founded in 1923, the Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is a diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate. It is notably involved in film studios through Walt Disney Studios and 21st Century Fox. Other main divisions include Walt Disney parks, experiences and consumer products, Disney Media Networks which owns and operates cable television networks (ABC broadcast network, Disney Channel, ESPN, A&E Networks and Freeform) and the new Disney+ video-on-demand service, notably launched to develop new ways to monetize the company's content and compete against Netflix, and other VOD services.
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The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. It operates through two segments, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution; and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. The company engages in the film and episodic television content production and distribution activities, as well as operates television broadcast networks under the ABC, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Fox, National Geographic, and Star brands; and studios that produces motion pictures under the Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Searchlight Pictures banners. It also offers direct-to-consumer streaming services through Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar, ESPN+, Hulu, and Star+; sale/licensing of film and television content to third-party television and subscription video-on-demand services; theatrical, home entertainment, and music distribution services; staging and licensing of live entertainment events; and post-production services by Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. In addition, the company operates theme parks and resorts, such as Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; Disneyland Resort in California; Disneyland Paris; Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; and Shanghai Disney Resort; Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, National Geographic Expeditions, and Adventures by Disney as well as Aulani, a Disney resort and spa in Hawaii; licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort; and provides consumer products, which include licensing of trade names, characters, visual, literary, and other IP for use on merchandise, published materials, and games. Further, it sells branded merchandise through retail, online, and wholesale businesses; and develops and publishes books, comic books, and magazines. The Walt Disney Company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney (/ˈdɪzni/), is an American multinational entertainment and media conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California. Disney was originally founded on October 16, 1923, by brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio; it also operated under the names the Walt Disney Studio and Walt Disney Productions before changing its name to the Walt Disney Company in 1986. The company established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. Since the 1980s, Disney has created and acquired corporate divisions in order to market more mature content than is typically associated with its flagship family-oriented brands. The company is known for its film studio division, Walt Disney Studios, which includes Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, 20th Century Animation, and Searchlight Pictures. Disney's other main business units include divisions in television, broadcasting, streaming media, theme park resorts, consumer products, publishing, and international operations. Through these various segments, Disney owns and operates the ABC broadcast network; cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic; publishing, merchandising, music, and theater divisions; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Disney+, Star+, ESPN+, Hulu, and Hotstar; and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, a group of 14 theme parks, resort hotels, and cruise lines around the world. The cartoon character Mickey Mouse, created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, serves as the company's mascot. The company, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with ticker symbol DIS, has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1991. In August 2020, just under two-thirds of the stock was owned by large financial institutions.
Source: Wikipedia, retrieved on May 23, 2022, 5:03 p.m.
Television, publishing, films, music, video games, amusement parks, streaming, broadcasting, radio, web portals, Licensing
Founder(s): Walt Disney Roy O. Disney
Susan Arnold (Chairwoman) Bob Chapek (CEO)
Revenue: US$67.418 billion (2021)
Operating income: US$7.766 billion (2021)
Net income: US$1.995 billion (2021)
Total assets: US$203.609 billion (2021)
Total equity: US$93.011 billion (2021)