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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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But it's time we introduced some compassion and sensitivity into the process." Explained Roy Disney, Walt's nephew and Disney's vice chairman, defined by Barron's as the one who carries the torch for the traditional Disney values: "As the company gets bigger, its easy for it to lose what we stand for."