Friday, March 6, 2009

Disney

So I was thinking about the different things that we discussed in class. These major corporate companies that own so much. I looked into Disney a little more and I googled what does Disney own and I got a list like this:

Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group Walt Disney Pictures Touchstone Pictures Hollywood Pictures Miramax Films Miramax Family Films Dimension Films (Disney owns the Dimension Films library for all films released before September 30, 2005) Miramax Television Disneynature Animation Walt Disney Animation Studios (formerly Walt Disney Feature Animation) Pixar Animation Studios DisneyToon Studios Buena Vista Pictures Distribution Buena Vista International Miravista Films Patagonik Film Group (joint venture between Disney and Artear Argentina) Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment (distributes under the following labels: Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Touchstone Home Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment, Miramax Home Entertainment, Dimension Home Video, ABC Video, Buena Vista Home Entertainment) El Capitan Theatre Disney Music Group Walt Disney Records Hollywood Records Mammoth Records Lyric Street Records Buena Vista Records Disney Music Publishing (see Buena Vista Music Group page for a list of publishers that are part of Disney Music Publishing) Disney Theatrical Productions Hyperion Theatrical Disney Live Family Entertainment Disney on Ice - produced by Feld Entertainment Disney Live - produced by Feld Entertainment
DisneyShopping.comDisney Store (locations in Japan are owned and operated by licensing agreement with Disney by The Oriental Land Company)
World of Disney StoreDisney Apparel, Accessories & FootwearDisney Interactive Studios - formerly Buena Vista GamesAvalanche SoftwarePropaganda GamesFall Line StudiosBlack Rock Studios (Previously Climax Racing)Disney Food, Health & BeautyDisney Home & InfantDisney Publishing WorldwideU.S. Children's & Family Magazines:Disney AdventuresFamilyFun MagazineWondertimeChildren's Books:Hyperion Books For ChildrenJump At the SunVolo BooksMichael di Capua BooksDisney PressDisney EditionsDisney LibriDisney Educational ProductionsGlobal Children's Magazines (hundreds of publications are included, listed below are just a few)W.I.T.C.H.TopolinoDisney Princess MagazineWinnie the Pooh MagazineFairies MagazineMickey Mouse MagazineThe Baby Einstein CompanyThe Muppets Studio, LLC (formerly Muppets Holding Company LLC)Disney StationeryDisney ToysDisney Electronics
ESPN
ABC TV
Buena Vista Pictures
Miramax Films
A&E Television Networks
Lifetime Entertainment
So needless to say Disney has a few investments. They are so much bigger than Hannah Montana and the Joe Bros AKA Jonas Brothers. I could not believe how many products are tied to Disney. It makes you wonder how much money has been made. I heard a story a long time ago about Walt Disney and how the theme parks got sarted. He had a dream that his children could have a place where they could play be entertained and mostly just be kids. I think walk did pretty good achieving that goal.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Wow Brooke, I knew Disney owned quite a few corporate names but I had no idea this would be the list. Impressive. I harbor no ill will against Disney, Walt that is, or his dream he had. I believe that his "branding" has taken the world by storm and given happiness and joy to lots of children and adults alike. I just happen to be one of those.