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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 again makes history with takings above $7 bil for 2018

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

15 people with minor injuries after Disney World bus crash

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

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Comicbook.com reports Twitter's trending topics made a lot of TV fans...upset. "Firefly" was going around the Twittersphere this week, to promote the 2019 Firefly Music Festival. But for hardcore..

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How Alan Menken Parodied Himself In ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ [Video]How Alan Menken Parodied Himself In ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’  00:32

The Wrap reports “Ralph Breaks the Internet” sidekick Vanellope von Schweetz has some of the film's funniest moments. Her song “A Place Called Slaughter Race" is like a longing princess song Alan..

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Disney Achieves Record-Breaking $7 Billion Global Box Office [Video]Disney Achieves Record-Breaking $7 Billion Global Box Office  00:32

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..

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Disney Reveals Epic First Picture From Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge [Video]Disney Reveals Epic First Picture From Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge  00:32

After two years of construction, Han Solo’s ride is all set for takeoff at Disneyland’s upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction. Disney revealed it in a behind-the-scenes image posted on the..

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Disney Hits $7 Billion at Global Box Office [Video]Disney Hits $7 Billion at Global Box Office  00:32

According to SF Gate, Walt Disney Studios made box office history recently as its global box office total for 2018 hit $7 billion. It’s only the second time in industry history that a studio has..

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Songwriters [Video]‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Songwriters  00:51

According to SF Gate, composing a soundtrack for a film is a daunting task, but it’s especially difficult when you’re faced with having to tie it back to an all-time classic. Marc Shaiman and Scott..

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Disney hits $7 billion at global box office for second time in industry history

“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

That Time Dick Van Dyke Peed in the Bushes and Paid Walt Disney for 2nd ‘Mary Poppins’ Role

that time dick van dyke peed in the bushes and paid walt disney for 2nd ‘mary poppins’ role
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

Barnes & Noble's gift list is light on books

Barnes & Noble's list of 20 great holiday gifts includes Mickey Mouse speakers, mittens and several types of socks, along wit -More- 
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'Avengers 4' gets a title, trailer and new release date

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 •WorldNewsNew Zealand HeraldSeattle Times

Disney, Comcast to Account for Nearly 40% of Spending on U.S. Programming

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

New 'Avengers 4' film receives trailer, title and release date earlier than expected

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..
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T-Mobile is releasing a Slow Cooker Sunday cookbook by CEO John Legere

t-mobile is releasing a slow cooker sunday cookbook by ceo john legere
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

Boss of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Samuel Lau to step down

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

On Walt Disney's Birthday, a Look at the $150B Empire He Built

On the 117th anniversary of his birth, let's take a look back at the man who created an enduring legacy, and what it looks like today.
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Today in History for December 5th

Prohibition ends in the United States; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies; Walt Disney and Little Richard are born. (Dec. 5)
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‘Ralph,’ ‘Grinch’ top post-Thanksgiving box office

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..
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Patent recap: A peek into the Disney tech filed in 2018

Here's a look into patents The Walt Disney Co. filed so far in 2018.
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Disney amends CEO Iger's pay package

(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

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