The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is a multinational corporation founded in the United States in 1923. The organization began as an animation studio producing content for children and families but has since expanded into many other media areas, including live-action film, radio, television, and online streaming. The company is also known for its amusement parks and resorts. This entry discusses the history of the company, its growth, and some of the criticism of its entertainment products.

Disney, based in Burbank, California, has its greatest sales within the United States but sells it media productions and related products globally. The Walt Disney Company’s intellectual properties span media platforms and licensed goods and include characters such as Mickey Mouse and the Muppets and films ...

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