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Walt Disney

An American entertainer and businessman. In 1923, he co-founded an animation studio with his brother, Roy. The company expanded to other media, including film, television and theme parks. Disney created Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other iconic fictional characters. The Walt Disney Company (as the studio was renamed) became a hugely successful corporation. Disney lived from 1901 to 1966.
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Nobody could offer us what Disney could,'' Pixar Chairman and CEO Steve Jobs said during an afternoon conference call.
The Air Pirates had gone after Disney partly because of its reputation for striking back.
Driven, mercurial, domineering, manipulative, hard drinking, puritanical about sex but fond of grade-school potty humor, this Disney stands in stark contrast to Uncle Walt, the sunny television presence who warms the memory of anyone who grew up in the '50s.
From the minute you hit the Orlando airport, you enter a system of transit that moves you effortlessly, via monorails and people movers, through underground tunnels decorated, almost nostalgically, with scenes of the "real" Florida, the one that Disney so strenuously attempts to supersede and render superfluous.
Earlier this year, Disney settled a lawsuit that aleged racial discrimination at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
These cereals comply with Disney's food guidelines for Disney-licensed cereal products, which allow Disney characters to appear only on kid-focused products that meet certain requirements, including limiting the amount of calories, fat, saturated fat and sugar.
Disney's motivation to buy Pixar is clear: The studio has never provided Disney with anything but an uninterrupted string of major box office hits dating back to 1995, with the most recent being 2004's ``The Incredibles,'' a smash both in theaters and on home video.
Walt Disney was born in Chicago on December 5, 1901.
Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS).
Disney President Robert Iger has emerged as Eisner's top choice for his successor.
Iger today unveiled the latest example of Disney's use of technology by giving the CES audience a first look at the newly redesigned and enhanced Disney.
Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams, a new parade featuring musical numbers from such Disney films as ``The Lion King,'' ``The Little Mermaid'' and ``Pinocchio.