This video gives a brief history of the rise of the organisation and the size of the billion dollar empire along with a few fun facts.

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Social Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 18:18

The first thing that may pop up in your mind on hearing the name Walt Disney could be the numerous popular cartoons like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, or animated movies like "Frozen" and "Tangled" or even Disney Land. 

Though the company's founder Walt Disney is still a well-known face, the company's origin over a century ago and its subsequent rise as one of the most powerful media houses in the world are less talked about. 

A new video by ColdFusion gives a brief history of the rise of the organisation along with a few fun facts.

Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago in 1901 and was one of five children to his parents. Walt showed an interest in drawing right from when he was a child and even drew for his high school paper. 

When he was 17, he sent a few of his drawings to magazines for publication, but all of those were rejected. 

The video goes on to describe his entry into the world of animated cartoons and how he pioneered it. At one point, he used to shoot his cartoons in a shed behind his own house and his studio also went bankrupt. 

Walt Disney Company today own a host of companies including Lucas Film, Pixar Animation, ESPN and also partly own VICE media. It has $88 billion dollars in assets and has 1,80,000 employees at present. 

Here’s the video:

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