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is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. Founded on October 16, 1923, by brothers The Walt Disney Company Walt and Roy Disney as a small animation studio in their grandfather's garage, it became one of the biggest Hollywood studios and several television networks, including the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).
At this time, Disney have produced well over 100 films through their studios and also under the label of other studios such as
Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures. Many of these are critically acclaimed and very popular, including classic animated movies such as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. More recently they have founded websites such as Go.com; and also television channels such as the Disney Channel.
In addition to their televisual success, numerous
theme parks have been opened, not only in America, but also in Japan, France and China. These include Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Park among others. The Walt Disney Company currently owns interest in eleven theme parks world wide.
(b. 1963) is an Dan Povenmire American television director, writer, producer, storyboard artist, and actor associated with several animated television series, best known as the co-creator of the Disney animated series in which he also voices the show's villain, Phineas and Ferb Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Povenmire grew up in Mobile, Alabama, where he was a talented art student who spent summers outdoors and making movies. Povenmire attended the University of South Alabama before deciding to pursue a film career and transferring to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Povenmire has been a long-time contributor to the animation business, working on several different animated television series such as , The Simpsons and Rocko's Modern Life . He was a longtime director on the prime time series SpongeBob SquarePants where he was nominated for an Family Guy, Annie Award in 2005. He left the series to create Phineas and Ferb with Jeff "Swampy" Marsh. Povenmire has been nominated for several awards for his work on the show, including a BAFTA, an Annie, and three Emmy Awards.
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