Naturally, this is an exciting time to own stock in the corporation (The Lone Ranger notwithstanding), but it's not hard to look back about fifty years, when Disney only SEEMINGLY ran the planet. It was the 1960's, when the company was much, MUCH smaller, but the affect it had on modern culture was never in doubt. Disneyland was one of the world's top tourist destinations, and every movie coming out of Disney's celebrated studio was an instant gold mine. Walt Disney himself was a beloved public figure, despite the allegations of racism and antisemitism that arose during what has become known as the Golden Age of Animation.
|Get used to this face... Apparently Mrs. Travers wore it a lot.|
|I think they hired Hanks just to deflect any controversial asides.|
|Much music was made on that piano, and... other stuff...|
|Wait, when did this become Heidi?|
|Ah, the days when everyone wore ties...|