The Walt Disney Company: company profile

Disney company profile

The Walt Disney Company, also known as Disney, was founded in 1923 by brothers Walt and Roy Disney.

Disney was one of the pioneers of American animation and in almost 100 years has grown into the world’s largest multinational mass media and entertainment company. 

Disney’s global headquarters is based at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.

The company also operated under the names The Walt Disney Studio and Walt Disney Productions before it became The Walt Disney Company in 1986. 

DIS price history

Date Close Change Change(%) Open High Low
Aug 18, 2022 122.40 0.50 0.41% 121.90 123.35 121.61
Aug 17, 2022 122.17 -2.32 -1.86% 124.49 124.74 121.90
Aug 16, 2022 124.95 0.74 0.60% 124.21 126.37 123.33
Aug 15, 2022 124.16 3.62 3.00% 120.54 125.80 120.00
Aug 12, 2022 121.26 2.73 2.30% 118.53 121.50 118.03
Aug 11, 2022 117.90 -3.10 -2.56% 121.00 123.41 117.11
Aug 10, 2022 119.91 11.87 10.99% 108.04 120.20 108.04
Aug 9, 2022 108.21 -0.90 -0.82% 109.11 109.71 106.81
Aug 8, 2022 109.06 1.65 1.54% 107.41 111.13 107.41
Aug 5, 2022 106.62 -1.41 -1.31% 108.03 108.47 105.27
Aug 4, 2022 108.03 -0.87 -0.80% 108.90 109.38 106.91
Aug 3, 2022 108.67 3.92 3.74% 104.75 109.60 103.91
Aug 2, 2022 104.82 -0.15 -0.14% 104.97 106.26 103.91
Aug 1, 2022 104.91 0.00 0.00% 104.91 106.55 103.74
Jul 29, 2022 105.92 0.91 0.87% 105.01 106.24 103.27
Jul 28, 2022 104.84 2.01 1.95% 102.83 105.26 101.91
Jul 27, 2022 102.31 1.60 1.59% 100.71 103.55 99.71
Jul 26, 2022 99.96 -2.06 -2.02% 102.02 102.52 98.91
Jul 25, 2022 101.93 -0.42 -0.41% 102.35 103.31 101.69
Jul 22, 2022 102.13 -0.98 -0.95% 103.11 104.46 101.91

What is Disney?

The company was a leader in the American animation industry before it diversified into other areas of entertainment and film and television making.

During the 1980s, Disney slowly moved its focus away from purely family entertainment. It owns The Walt Disney Studios which includes Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures. 

Disney’s interests explained

Disney’s interests extend into television, broadcasting, streaming media, theme park resorts, merchandising, publishing, music and theatre divisions and international operations. 

Disney’s TV interests

Disney owns and operates the ABC broadcast network, and cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, FX and National Geographic (majority share).

Disney’s streaming services and theme park interests

Disney owns the direct-to-consumer streaming services Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Hotstar. It also owns Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, a group of 14 theme parks, resort hotels and cruise lines around the world.

Where Disney is located: Disney’s headquarters is in Burbank, California, US.

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What Disney is best known for: the company is still best known for the cartoon character Mickey Mouse, created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks.

Who owns Disney: around two-thirds of Disney’s stock is owned by large financial institutions. The company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as DIS and is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average index.

CEO: Bob Chapek

Based in: Burbank, California

Founded: 16 October 1923

Best known for: creating Mickey Mouse and owning the  Star Wars film franchise

Traded on: New York Stock Exchange

Ticker: DIS

The Walt Disney Company

Media networks include:

  • ABC

  • Disney Channel

  • ESPN

  • Freeform

  • FX

  • National Geographic

Parks and experiences include:

  • Adventures by Disney

  • Aulani (A Disney Resort & Spa)

  • Disney Cruise Line

  • Disneyland Paris

  • Disneyland Resort

  • Disney Vacation Club

  • Hong Kong Disneyland

  • Shanghai Disneyland Park

  • Tokyo Disneyland

  • Walt Disney Imagineering

  • Walt Disney World Resort

  • Disney Publishing Worldwide

  • Disney Store

Studio entertainment includes:

  • 20th Century Studios

  • Disney Music Group

  • Disneynature

  • Disney Theatrical Group

  • Lucasfilm

  • Marvel Studios

  • Pixar Animation Studios

  • Searchlight Pictures

  • The Walt Disney Studios

  • Walt Disney Animation Studios

Direct to consumer services include:

  • Disney+

  • ESPN+

  • Hulu

  • Hotstar

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