Multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate specializing in movies, merchandise, theme parks, television, radio, music, publishing and more.
Founded by Walt and Roy O. Disney in 1923, the company first established itself as an animation leader, most recognizable for character Mickey Mouse. Traded on the New York Stock Exchange under DIS, the Walt Disney Company filed turnover of $48.813 billion in 2014, and assets worth $84.1 billion. Modern-day subsidiaries include Lucasfilm, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Disney-ABC Television Group, and majority-owned ESPN Inc. This page collates DW's latest content related to Disney.
An evangelist preacher is urging people to snub "Beauty and the Beast," claiming that Disney is "trying to push the LGBT agenda into the hearts and minds of your children." One US theater has already canceled screenings.
Major backers have distanced themselves from the social media star over videos containing anti-Semitic remarks and Nazi references. One of the videos shows two Indian men holding a banner reading "Death to all Jews."