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11 Facts About the Walt Disney Company

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The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States, 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication.

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.

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It is the world's second largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, after Comcast.

Comcast Corporation is an American global telecommunications conglomerate that is the largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world by revenue.

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Disney was founded on October 16, 1923, by brothers Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, and established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks.

A film, also called a movie, motion picture, theatrical film or photoplay, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to the phi phenomenon.

Roy Oliver Disney was an American businessman, becoming the partner and co-founder, along with his younger brother Walt Disney, of Walt Disney Productions, since renamed The Walt Disney Company.

An amusement park or theme park is a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people.

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The company also operated under the names The Walt Disney Studio, then Walt Disney Productions.

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Taking on its current name in 1986, it expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon theater, radio, music, publishing, and online media.

Radio is the technology of using radio waves to carry information, such as sound, by systematically modulating some property of electromagnetic energy waves transmitted through space, such as their amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width.

Publishing is the dissemination of literature, music, or information—the activity of making information available to the general public.

Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence, which exist in time.

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In addition, Disney has since created corporate divisions in order to market more mature content than is typically associated with its flagship family-oriented brands.

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The company is best known for the products of its film studio, Walt Disney Studios, which is today one of the largest and best-known studios in American cinema.

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Disney's other three main divisions are Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Media Networks, and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc., also known informally as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts or Disney Parks, is one of The Walt Disney Company's four major business segments and a subsidiary.

Disney Consumer Products is a subsidiary and business segment of The Walt Disney Company that engages in merchandising of the Disney brand and Disney properties.

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Disney also owns and operates the ABC broadcast television network; cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, A+E Networks, and Freeform; publishing, merchandising, music, and theatre divisions; and owns and licenses 14 theme parks around the world.

Disney Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship property of owner Disney Channels Television Group, itself a unit of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

ESPN is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation.

A&E Networks is an American media company that owns a group of television channels available via cable & satellite in the U.S. and abroad.

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The company has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since May 6, 1991.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, also called DJIA, the Industrial Average, the Dow Jones, the Dow Jones Industrial, ^DJI, the Dow 30 or simply the Dow, is a stock market index, and one of several indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow.

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Mickey Mouse, an early and well-known cartoon creation of the company, is a primary symbol and mascot for Disney.

A mascot is any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck, or anything used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team, society, military unit, or brand name.

Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company.

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