The Walt Disney Company

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Founded October 16, 1923 (Los Angeles, California)
Founder(s) Walt Disney and Roy Disney
Headquarters Burbank, California
Areas Served Worldwide
Employees 150,000

The Walt Disney Company is the largest media and entertainment corporation in the world.


The Walt Disney Company was founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney, on October 16, 1923 in Los Angeles, California. It was originally called the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, but was later re-named Walt Disney Productions in 1929. In modern times, it is a leader in the American animation industry; the company has recently been focusing on online media, publishing, radio, and theatre. The majority of their work is meant to be family-friendly, and focuses mainly on entertaining a younger audience.

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