Walt Disney Company (TWDC) was founded in 1923 by Walt Disney
and is one of the largest entertainment corporations in the
world. TWDC had revenues of 22 billion USD in 2002. The Disney
company's corporate headquarters are located in Burbank, California.
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, Disney's California
Adventure, Walt Disney World, and franchises Disneyland Resort
Paris, and Tokyo Disney. The company operates the Disney Vacation
Club resorts and ESPN Zone restaurants. 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 stations (since 1996), the Disney Channel and
ESPN's family of cable television networks (www.disney.com;