The Walt Disney Company is an entertainment company that operates media networks, parks, resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products.

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Disney Revenue, Funding, Number of Employees, Competitors and Acquisitions

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Robert A Iger

Chairman & CEO

Robert A Iger

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Founded:

1923

Headquarters:

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Industry Sector:

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Disney was founded in 1923 and its headquarters is located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. Disney has $41.0B in revenue and 199000 employees. Disney's top competitors are Bloomberg, Discovery Communications and Time Warner.

Disney Competitive Set

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DisneyDisney ceo

Robert A Iger

Chairman & CEO

76/100
1Bloomberg ceoBloomberg

Michael R. Bloomberg

Co-Founder & CEO

76/10019,000
$9.6B
2Discovery Communications ceoDiscovery Communications

David M. Zaslav

President & CEO

62/1007,000
$6.7B
3Time Warner ceoTime Warner

Jeffrey Bewkes

Chairman & CEO

79/10025,000$760.7M$12.6B
4News Corp ceoNews Corp

Robert Thomson

CEO

64/10026,000$2.8B$8.3B
5Comcast ceoComcast

Brian L. Roberts

Chairman & CEO

74/100164,000$3M$84.5B
6Sony Pictures ceoSony Pictures

Michael Lynton

Co-CEO

60/100
$7.1B
7Universal Studios ceoUniversal Studios

Ronald Meyer

CEO

80/10010,000
$4.2B
8CBS ceoCBS

Leslie Moonves

Chairman & CEO

73/10015,500$560M$12.4B

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Disney Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED ACQUISITION DATEAMOUNTDESCRIPTION
Hulu, LLCHulu, LLCDec 2017undisclosedHulu operates as an online television streaming platform that enables users to watch TV shows, clips, documentaries and feature films.
Twenty-first Century Fox, Inc.Twenty-first Century Fox, Inc.Dec 201752.4BTwenty-First Century Fox operates as a media and entertainment firm that offers cable network, television and filmed entertainment services.
MakiesMakiesJul 2016undisclosed
Maker Studios, Inc.Maker Studios, Inc.Mar 2014$500MMaker Studios is digital video technology platform developing talent, creating premium programming, and building brands with engaged audiences.
Babble Media, Inc.Babble Media, Inc.Nov 2011$40MBabble Media provides an online magazine for parents.
Playdom, Inc.Playdom, Inc.Jul 2010$763MPlaydom is an online social network game developer.
Marvel Entertainment, LLCMarvel Entertainment, LLCAug 2009$4BMarvel Entertainment is a character-based entertainment company that utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
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IdealBiteIdealBiteJun 2008$20M
Disney Online Studios Canada Inc.Disney Online Studios Canada Inc.Aug 2007$350MClub Penguin develops a massively multiplayer online game for kids.
Pixar, Inc.Pixar, Inc.Jan 2006$7.4BPixar is a computer animation film studio that creates animated feature films, merchandise and other related products.

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Disney has acquired 11 companies.Disney's latest acquisition was Hulu, LLC in Dec 2017. Hulu operates as an online television streaming platform that enables users to watch TV shows, clips, documentaries and feature films.

Disney Investments

COMPANYDESCRIPTIONSTATUSINVESTMENT DATE/SOURCEROUNDEXIT DATEFOLLOW
PlayBuzz is an open network for publishers, marketers and brands to create and share playful content items such as quizzes, lists and polls.PrivateSep 26, 2017Series C
Samba is a TV audience platform that provides insights for marketers to activate cross-screen campaigns and analyze the impact of their media investment.PrivateJun 18, 2017Series B
Major League Baseball Advanced Media provides digital media marketing and content design services through interactive media.PrivateJun 30, 2016Equity
Atom Tickets is a mobile based ticketing platform that enables consumers to search for films, invite friends, buy tickets, concessions and more.PrivateJan 31, 2016Series B
Statmuse is an interactive media platform for basketball fans to search, share and discover sports and statistics.PrivateJan 26, 2016Series A
VICE is a digital media company that publishes online and in print magazines covering news on travel, art, lifestyle, politics, sports and wildlife.PrivateDec 07, 2015Equity
Jaunt develops hardware, software, tools and applications that enables users to create cinematic virtual reality contents.PrivateSep 10, 2015Series C
PlayBuzz is an open network for publishers, marketers and brands to create and share playful content items such as quizzes, lists and polls.PrivateMar 17, 2015Series B
DreamWorks Studios is a California film studio, which develops, produces, and distributes films, video games and television programming.PrivateAug 17, 2009Unattributed
Hulu operates as an online television streaming platform that enables users to watch TV shows, clips, documentaries and feature films.PrivateApr 30, 2009Series BDec 01, 2017

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Disney has acquired 11 companies.Disney's latest acquisition was Hulu, LLC in Dec 2017. Hulu operates as an online television streaming platform that enables users to watch TV shows, clips, documentaries and feature films.

Disney News

Disney: Walt Disney : Black Panther' Album on Track for Heroic Opening Week(4-traders.com) By Anne Steele "Black Panther: The Album" is set to deliver the strongest album debut for a Walt Disney Co. movie in at least five years. The album, produced by superstar rapper Kendrick Lamar and producer Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, was released Feb. 9 and features "music from and inspired by" the Marvel Studios film of the same...http://www.4-traders.com/WALT-DISNEY-COMPANY-THE-4842/news/Walt-Disney-Black-Panther-Album-on-Track-for-Heroic-Opening-Week-26014240/?utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=201802184-traders
Disney: Disney-area luxury hotels file plans for up to $60M expansionThe Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando near Walt Disney World are looking for a multimillion-dollar upgrade. Plans call for a nearly 55,000-square-foot expansion, including a 35,000-square-foot ballroom, which will cost roughly $50 million to $60 million, according to the company's November 2017 investor report. The hotel properties, which are interconnected via a conference center, want to expand the available meeting space across two buildings. One larger room will be added...The Business Journals: Orlando
Disney: Disney World's Toy Story Land Opening this SummerToy Story Land will be filled with giant crayons, tinkertoys, green army men, and more.IGN Entertainment
Disney: Disney says it's 'going big' on Guardians of the Galaxy rideWalt Disney World's future Guardians of the Galaxy ride will try to raise the bar on rollercoasters. That's based on new details shared by the theme park giant at its Feb. 12 D23 Expo Japan event about the ride at Epcot that's expected to take guests into the world of Marvel's ragtag team of miscreants-turned-heroes. Here's more from the Disney Parks Blog: The new ride, which replaces Epcot's Universe of Energy, is slated to open by Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021. It's one of...The Business Journals: Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point
Disney: Patience Will Be Rewarded When It Comes to Walt Disney Co StockInvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsDIS stock hasn't done much of anything over the past three years. But Disney is changing how it distributes its content, including launching a live-streaming service for sports, that will allow DIS to capture that tailwind and position DIS stock to make a big leap higher in the next two years.The post Patience Will Be Rewarded When It Comes to Walt Disney Co Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.InvestorPlace
Disney: Disney has 10 movies coming out in 2018-here they areSee Also:A Las Vegas restaurant serves a decadent 20-layer peanut butter and chocolate cakeAn NYC shop has created a giant ice cream cake that looks like an ice cream coneLondon's Cheese Bar specializes in British cheesesBusiness Insider
Press Release: Disney : Inspiring Tomorrow's Innovators: In Celebration of National Engineers Week, Murata's Cheerleader Robots Will Perform at Innoventions® pavilion in Epcot® at Walt Disney World® ResortSMYRNA, Ga., Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching a week-long celebration of National Engineers Week 2018, Murata is bringing its Cheerleader Robots to The SpectacuLAB interactive show at Innoventions® pavilion in Epcot® at Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. to help rai...PR Newswire
Disney: 'Black Panther' Poised to Shatter a Hollywood MythThe film is expected to take in at least $250 million worldwide this weekend, disproving the notion that movies rooted in black culture cannot be global blockbusters.The New York Times
Disney: Walt Disney World's newest marquee ride gets theme park industry accoladesWalt Disney World's latest expansion area in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, Pandora: The World of Avatar, has been a hit with many fans - and now the industry has honored it with a special award. The theme park has been recognized by the Visual Effects Society, a group of the world's effects practitioners ranging from artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studios executives, producers and more, for Disney's Flight of Passage ride that opened last May. "We're excited to share...The Business Journals: Orlando
Press Release: Disney : Disney Remains Most Valuable Media BrandDisney has kept its top spot in Brand Finance's list of the 25 most valuable media brands.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]O'Dwyer's PR News

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Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

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Disney Summary Information

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is an international family entertainment and media enterprise that conducts operations in media networks, studio entertainment, theme parks and resorts, consumer products, and interactive media. It produces motion pictures, television programs, and musical recordings, as well as books and magazines. Founded in 1923 and headquartered in Burbank, California with 185,000 employees, it aims to be is to be one of the world's leading producers and providers of entertainment and information. It seek to develop the most creative, innovative and profitable entertainment experiences and related products in the world using its portfolio of brands to differentiate our content, services and consumer products. Together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, it operates in five business segments, including media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products, and interactive media. Disney has acquired ABC for $19 billion on August 5, 1995; Jumbo Pictures in January 1996; infoseek on July 12, 1999; Fox Family Worldwide in 2001; Pixar for $7.4 in stock in January 24, 2006; Club Penguin for $350 million in cash in August 2007; Ideal Bite for $20 million in cash in June 2008; FanLib on August 31, 2008; Kerpoof on February 19, 2009; Kaboose for $18.4 million in cash in April 2009; Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in cash and stock in August 2009; Tapulous in August 2010; Playdom, Inc. for $763.2 million in July 2010; Rocket Pack for $20 million on March 3, 2011; Babble Media, Inc. for $40 million in November 2011; Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4 billion in November 2012; and Maker Studios for $500 million in March 2014. Disney has provided Series B funding for Hulu on April 30, 2009; $45 million Venture funding for Sphero with Mercato Partners and Foundry Group on June 1, 2015; and $65 million Series C funding as lead investor along with InnoSpring Seed Fund, Evolution Media Partners, China Media Capital (CMC), ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, Axel Springer, The Madison Square Garden Company, Redpoint Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, GV, BSkyB and TPG Growth on September 21, 2015. Disney's top competitors are Time Warner Inc., which operates as a media and entertainment company focused on television networks, film and TV entertainment; Viacom Inc., which provides media and entertainment contents; and News Corp, a mass media firm that offers diversified media and information services focused on creating authoritative and engaging content. Robert A. Iger is the CEO of Disney and he has a 90% approval rating on Owler.

Disney's Chairman & CEO, Robert A Iger, currently has an approval rating of 76%. Disney's primary competitors are  Bloomberg Discovery Communications Time Warner.

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