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.
Walt Disney Studios is again ending the year on a high note, posting more than $7 billion in global box office earnings, thanks to hits such as "Black… Credit: Japan Today - Published Also reported by •Bangkok Post
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Fifteen people have been taken to a hospital with minor injuries after two buses collided at Walt Disney World. The Florida Highway Patrol says one bus rear-ended.. Credit: Seattle Times - Published
Not only has Disney won the box office for the year, they're on pace to break the record of most money a studio has made in a single year. Disney has officially surpassed $7 billion at the global box..
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” helped The Walt Disney Co. break a major box-office milestone for only the second time in industry history. With the animated flick topping the domestic top 10, the.. Credit: bizjournals - Published Also reported by •The Wrap
In this month’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” Dick Van Dyke plays a surprisingly nimble elderly London banker — who bears an uncanny resemblance to the elderly Mr. Dawes he played in the original.. Credit: The Wrap - Published
The fourth "Avengers" movie finally has a title. Marvel Studios and the Walt Disney Co. said Friday that the highly anticipated, and closely guarded, conclusion to the "Infinity… Credit: Japan Today - Published Also reported by •WorldNews •New Zealand Herald •Seattle Times
The sale of major assets of 21st Century Fox Inc. will create two juggernauts of programming, Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp., that will tower over the media and entertainment landscape, according to.. Credit: Wall Street Journal - Published
The fourth "Avengers" movie finally has a title. Marvel Studios and the Walt Disney Co. said Friday that the highly anticipated, and closely guarded, conclusion to the "Infinity War" saga will be.. Credit: FOXNews.com - Published
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is essentially a character all his own, representing the carrier’s brand in an almost cartoonish manner, much in the same way that Mickey Mouse is a visual shorthand for.. Credit: The Verge - Published
The boss of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has unexpectedly announced he will step down, amid losses and changes at the top of its US headquarters. The theme park announced on Thursday that Hong Kong.. Credit: S.China Morning Post - Published
As is typical for this time of year, the domestic box office, stuffed with Thanksgiving leftovers, cooked up only one new wide release over the weekend, and “Ralph Breaks the Internet” got a second.. Credit: bizjournals - Published
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Monday Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger has agreed to certain adjustments to his compensation package, which ties his paycheck to the company's performance, as it.. Credit: Firstpost - Published