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The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney (/ˈdɪzni/),[3] is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment 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 officially 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, The Walt Disney Studios, which includes Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios. 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+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Hotstar; and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, a group of 14 theme parks, resort hotels, and cruise lines around the world.[4][5] Cartoon character Mickey Mouse, created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, is one of the world's most recognizable characters and serves as the company's official mascot.
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creatorOf Lisberger, Steven. Tron, 1981 Apr. 7 / based on the screenplay by Steven Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird ; screenplay by Steven Lisberger and Charlie Haas. Ohio State University Libraries
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referencedIn Robert Florey Manuscripts, [circa 1950]-1959. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
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referencedIn Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Local 839, I.A.T.S.E. Papers, 1937-1951. California State University, Northridge
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referencedIn Latah County Historical Society. Walt Disney collection, 1987-1987. University of Idaho Library
referencedIn Stephen Danks Lodwick, Collection, 1964-2002 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries,
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Florida
Disneyland (Calif.)
California--Los Angeles
California
Walt Disney World (Fla.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
United States
Subject
Amusement parks
Motion picture studios
Mickey Mouse (Fictitious character)--Fiction
Animators
Donald Duck (Fictitious character)--Fiction
Goofy (Fictitious character)--Fiction
Pluto (Fictitious character)--Fiction
Motion picture producers and directors
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Active 1941

Active 1925

Active 1984

Americans

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