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December 5, 1901 - December 15, 1966

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Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American business magnate, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer.

As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the 20th century.

As a Hollywood business mogul, he and his brother Roy O.

Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company.

As an animator and entrepreneur, Disney was particularly noted as a filmmaker and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design.

He and his staff created numerous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy.

Disney himself was the original voice for Mickey.

During his lifetime, he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record of four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history.

Disney also won seven Emmy Awards and gave his name to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the U.S., as well as the international resorts, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland.

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Disney shares more on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge planet

If you never heard the word "Batuu" before, then it may be time to get used to it. That's because it's the name of the planet where Walt Disney World's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is based. The theme park..

Here's why Disney plans to lay off 145 workers

The Walt Disney Co. said on Nov. 16 that it is laying off more than 145 employees. The Burbank, Calif.-based entertainment company (NYSE: DIS) does not expect the layoffs to affect guests, as the jobs..

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Nov.17 -- Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. have looked into acquiring a big portion of 21st Century Fox Inc., swooping in after talks to sell film and television assets to Walt Disney Co...
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News video: Sony to Finance, Distribute Upcoming Tarantino Movie

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Director Quentin Tarantino's ninth movie, which will reportedly be centered around the year 1969, will be financed and distributed by Sony. The 'Pulp Fiction' director is said to be keeping details..
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News video: 'Incredibles 2' Trailer To Be Released Saturday

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Disney and Pixar have announced that the first trailer for "The Incredibles 2" will debut Saturday during College GameDay on ESPN. Along with the announcement, Disney released a short teaser for the..
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News video: Fox Shares Jump On Takeover Interest

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Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shares jumped 8 percent in premarket trading on Friday after sources said both Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc were also interested in buying parts of its..
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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Gets 4K Mention on iTunes, Suggesting Disney's 4K Holdout May Be Ending

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has received a card on the iTunes Movies storefront that encourages users to watch the film in 4K HDR on the Apple TV 4K, suggesting that Disney's 4K video holdout on..

Pandora necklace and Mickey Mouse pendant among items stolen from house

The items are quite unique and of great sentimental value
Nottingham Post

Now Comcast and Verizon considering buying Fox

A couple more media conglomerates are sniffing around Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. On the heels of news that The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) had been in talks to acquire some assets in Fox (NASDAQ:..

Verizon, Comcast Approach 21st Century Fox About Acquiring Assets

The assets were the subject of recent talks between Fox and Walt Disney Co.
Huffington Post

Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets - sources

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to express interest in buying Fox assets that were the subject of recent talks between Fox and..
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Comcast enters fray with 21st Century Fox approach

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USC partners with media giants to expand diversity project

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Company, NBC, Universal Music Group and others are helping the University of Southern California lead an expanded effort to drive diversity in the entertainment..
Seattle Times

Why I'm Not Selling My Walt Disney Shares

A lackluster fiscal year hasn't dimmed this Fool's view of the most dynamic entertainment company on the stock market.
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