From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
is a Disneyland theme park that is located at 1313 South Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California, USA. It opened on July 17, 1955. The park is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company. Currently the park has been visited by more than 515 million guests since it opened to the public, including presidents, royalty, and other heads of state.
In 1998 Disneyland was renamed Disneyland Park in order to distinguish it from the larger Disneyland Resort complex. Today, there are three other parks which share the Disneyland name, in Disneyland Resort Paris Paris, France, in Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Hong Kong, China, and in Tokyo Disneyland Tokyo, Japan. These resorts are in addition to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, whose Disneyland-like park is called the Magic Kingdom.
(born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, director and the John Alan Lasseter chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is also currently the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering. Lasseter's first job was with The Walt Disney Company, where he became an animator. Next, he joined Lucasfilm, where he worked on the then-groundbreaking use of CGI animation. After the Graphics Group of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm was sold to Steve Jobs and became Pixar in 1986, Lasseter oversaw all of Pixar's films and associated projects as executive producer and he directed , Toy Story , A Bug's Life , Toy Story 2 , and Cars . He has won two Cars 2 Academy Awards, for Animated Short Film ( Tin Toy), as well as a Special Achievement Award ( Toy Story).
...that Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland was inspired by the Neuschwanstein Castle in Southern Germany.
...that Donald và bạn hữu (Vietnamese for "Donald and friends") is a bilingual weekly Disney comics magazine in Vietnamese and English published by Tre Publishing House in co-operation with The Saigon Times under license from the Walt Disney Company.
The following Wikimedia sister projects provide more on this subject: