TIME Disney: The Parks, The Movies, The Magic
Not many know that what started out as a failed movie venture called Laugh-O, would go on to become The Walt Disney Company, a global entertainment behemoth comprised of 14 theme parks, hundreds of movies, cruise lines, the ESPN sports network, the ABC television network, the Star Wars franchise, and the home of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, among so many other properties. This special edition from TIME traces the company's origin stories, successes (and failures) through the years as it has grown into a corporation that is in the business of bringing joy, and not just for children! Go from Walt Disney's early days, his partnership with his brother, and the evolving animation of Mickey Mouse through the construction and expansions of the parks and resorts to the strategic growth of the last several years. For Disney fans everywhere or those fascinated by the evolution of an iconic company, this special edition is for you.