The Walt Disney Company is an American-based transnational mass media and entertainment corporation. The firm is headquartered in California, the U.S. The history of Disney dates back to 1923 when two brothers, Walt and Roy Disney opened a cartoon studio. Its initial brand name was ‘The Walt Disney Studio’ before it rebranded to The Walt Disney Company.
The firm positions itself as the leading company in the animation industry. Currently, it produces various products on television, theme parks, and film production. Other services include; music, broadcasting, publishing, radio, and web portals.
The company has expanded its operations through acquisitions and mergers of leading firms across the globe. For instance, the company owns and operates ‘The Walt Disney Studios’ with a wide range of brands such as Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, Disney Media Networks, Disney Parks, and much more. The company is presently traded as NYSE with components on the S&P 100 and S&P 500.