Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was a multiple Academy Award-winning American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Disney is famous for his influence in the field of entertainment during the twentieth century. As the co-founder (with his brother Roy O. Disney) of Walt Disney Productions, Disney became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation he co-founded, now known as The Walt Disney Company, today has annual revenues of approximately U.S. $35 billion.
Disney is particularly noted for being a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created a number of the world's most famous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse. He received fifty-nine Academy Award nominations and won twenty-six Oscars, including a record four in one year, and thus holds the record for the individual with the most awards and the most nominations. He also won seven Emmy Awards. He is the namesake for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the United States, Japan, France, and China.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of some top media companies were down at the close of trading:
Comcast Corp. fell $.30 or .6 percent, to $51.22.
Walt Disney Co. fell $.92 or 1.1 percent, to $81.05.
Gannett fell ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Sweeney, a top Disney television executive who helped bring ABC TV shows to Apple's iTunes digital store, is leaving the company in January 2015.
Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of some top media companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:
Comcast Corp. rose $.10 or .2 percent, to $51.62.
Walt Disney Co. fell $.05 or .1 percent, to $81.92.
Gannett unchanged at $29 ...
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