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Disney

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The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company Logo.svg
Type Public
Founded October 16, 1923
Headquarters United States Burbank, California
Key people Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney, Bob Iger, Bob Chapek
Industry Entertainment
Products Films, music, amusement parks, web portals
Website https://www.disney.com

The Walt Disney Company (often shortened to simply Disney) is an American multinational entertainment and media conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California. Mickey Mouse, a cartoon character created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, serves as the company's official mascot.

Disney was originally founded on October 16, 1923, by brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney as the "Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio"; it also operated under the names "The Walt Disney Studio" and "Walt Disney Productions" before officially changing its name to The Walt Disney Company in 1986. The company established itself as a leader in the American animation industry with animation like Steamboat Willie in 1928, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, The Little Mermaid in 1989, and Toy Story (through Pixar) in 1995. Disney has since diversified into live-action film production, television, theme parks, consumer products, and many other ventures, as well as expanding these ventures through various acquisitions, including The Muppets (from The Jim Henson Company), Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios (formerly 20th Century Fox). A full list of assets owned by The Walt Disney Company can be found here.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Mickey Mouse and Mickey and Donald, both Game & Watch games published by Disney, are listed in the Chronicle in all regions. Three additional games are also included exclusively in the Japanese version, those being the Nintendo 64 version of Mickey's Speedway USA, Disney's Magical Quest Starring Mickey and Minnie, and Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Sora, the protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, developed by Square Enix as a joint collaboration between them and Disney, was confirmed on October 5, 2021 to be the sixth and final fighter in the Fighter's Pass Vol. 2, and the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter in general. Despite Disney neither developing nor publishing the Kingdom Hearts games, they are the sole owner of the brand and all of its original assets, leading to them being the company credited with Sora's inclusion.

The silhouette of Mickey Mouse's head, one of Disney’s most recognizable symbols and trademarks, can also be seen as a keychain on Sora's Keyblade.

Trivia

  • Disney is the second oldest company represented in Smash, with only Nintendo debuting first by 34 years.
  • Disney has previously collaborated with Nintendo on multiple occasions, with their earliest being in the 1950s to create playing cards based around their characters.
  • Disney is the second major Western third-party company to be introduced to the Super Smash Bros. series, after Microsoft.
  • Disney is the fifth third-party company to be introduced to the Super Smash Bros. series as DLC, the first four being Square Enix, Atlus, Microsoft, and SNK.
  • Coincidentally, Sora was revealed in the same month Disney was founded, with his release only falling 2 days after Disney's 98th anniversary.