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The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) was founded in 1923 by Walt Disney and is one of the largest entertainment corporations in the world. Its movie studio is Walt Disney Pictures. It owns the rights to Disney's animated films and many theme parks including, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Eurodisney, and Tokyo Disney. The TWDC also owns the American Broadcasting Company and ESPN's family of cable television networks.

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".

The company has an exclusive right to distribute motion pictures produced by Studio Ghibli led by Miyazaki Hayao.

See also Disney characters' names in various languages.



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