15 Facts About Disney

1. On June 8, 2018, Disney announced that Lasseter would be leaving the company by the end of the year, but would take on a consulting role until then.

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2. On March 23, 2017, Disney announced that Iger had agreed to a one-year extension of his term as CEO through July 2, 2019, and had agreed to remain with the company as a consultant for three years after stepping down.

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3. In September 2016, Disney was considering placing a bid for American online news and social networking service Twitter, But they dropped out partly due to concerns over abuse and harassment on the service.

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4. On March 24, 2014, Disney acquired Maker Studios, an active multi-channel network on YouTube, for $500 million.

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5. On October 30, 2012, Disney announced plans to acquire Lucasfilm in a deal valued at $4.05 billion.

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6. In March, ImageMovers Digital, which Disney had established as a joint venture studio with Robert Zemeckis in 2007, was shut down.

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7. In February 2006, Disney acquired the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit from NBC Universal as part of an exchange of minor assets.

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8. In 2005, Disney sold the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim hockey team to Henry and Susan Samueli.

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9. On May 15, 2003, Disney sold their stake in the Anaheim Angels baseball team to Arte Moreno.

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10. In 1999, Disney purchased the remaining shares of Infoseek and launched the Go Network portal in January.

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11. That same year, Disney began a move into the internet field with the purchase of Starwave and 43 percent of Infoseek.

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12. That same year Disney created the NHL team the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, named after the 1992 hit film of the same name.

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13. In 1989, Disney signed an agreement-in-principle to acquire The Jim Henson Company from its founder, Muppet creator Jim Henson.

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14. In 1932, Disney signed an exclusive contract with Technicolor to produce cartoons in color, beginning with Flowers and Trees (1932).

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15. On December 14, 2017, Disney announced an agreement to acquire 21st Century Fox for $52 billion.

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