DIS - Walt Disney
Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) was founded by brothers Walt Disney and Roy Disney in 1923, and was originally named the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. In 1929 the company changed its name to Walt Disney Productions.
Walt Disney Company is one of the largest entertainment companies in the world.
Segments it operates through include Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive Media. Almost everybody in the world has been touched by the Disney company through one of its media or entertainment myriad outlets.
Major acquisitions since 2000 include Fox Family Worldwide, Saban Entertainment, The Muppets, Jetix Europe N.V., Pixar Animation Studios and Marvel Entertainment. Some like Jetix were only acquired in portions rather than the entire company.
The Walt Disney Company is based in Burbank, California.