The Walt Disney CompanyThe Walt Disney Company (TWDC) was founded in 1923 by Walt Disney and is one of the largest entertainment corporations in the world.
Its movie studios include Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista, Hollywood Pictures, Dimension Films, and Miramax. It owns the rights to animated and live action films and operates many theme parks including, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and franchises Eurodisney, and Tokyo Disney. The company operates the Disney Vacation Club resorts and ESPN Zone restaraunts. It owns Hyperion Books, Disney Publishing Worldwide and the Walt Disney Cruise Line. Disney's music division includes Walt Disney Records, Mammoth Records, Lyric Street Records, and Hollywood Records. TWDC also owns the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network and television and radio stations, the Disney Channel and ESPN's family of cable television networks.
The company also owns the Anaheim Mighty Ducks hockey team and owned the Anaheim Angels baseball team, which was later sold to businessman Arturo Moreno. It also handles licensing of Disney products and sales through the Disney Store.
Some librarians have objected to TWDC's lobbying of the world's major legislative bodies into passing repeated retroactive copyright term extensions, calling it "manipulative" and "absurd". As well as the general limitation on the public domain that this implies, critics are quick to point out that Disney has made much of its fortune from stories that have passed out of copyright, such as Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.
Movies include: Finding Nemo, The Lion King, The Emperor's New Groove, Mulan, Toy Story, Aladdin, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet's Big Movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Parent Trap, Freaky Friday.