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.
A young girl living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala suddenly becomes popular after a missionary introduces her to the game of chess. Sounds like a plot straight from a Hollywood movie? Well, that’s exactly what Walt Disney thought of the story of Phiona Mutesi. "The Queen of Katwe," is a movie about the remarkable lives of Phiona and her chess coach Robert Katende. Renee van Heteren reports.