An Analysis of The Walt Disney Company Analytical Essay by Yama

An Analysis of The Walt Disney Company
Analyzes the present and near future market positions of the Walt Disney Company with emphasis on its macro and micro economic situations.
# 113539 | 4,845 words | 22 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Apr 19, 2009 in Business (Companies) , Economics (Macro) , Economics (Micro) , Business (Management)

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This paper explains that the Walt Disney Company has been in business for a long time because it explored new market segments and opportunities for expansion, adhered to government regulations and defined correctly market conditions. The author describes the evolution of the Disney brand from animated films to amusement parks, books, a cruise line, even a hockey team and now a partnering with the innovative film production company IMAX. Based on the same comparative categories of market and economic factors, the author evaluates the management and marketing orientations of the current Disney company and the near future organization.

Table of Contents:
The Current Market
Market Structure
Government Regulations
Current Issues
Impact of New Companies
Impact of Global Competition
Wages and Benefits
Fixed and Variable Costs
Price Elasticity
Supply and Demand Analysis
The Future of Disney
Market Structure Trends
Reducing the Competition
Prices: Current, History, and Future
Wages and Benefits
Fixed and Variable Costs
Price Elasticity of Demand
Supply and Demand Analysis
Government Regulations

From the Paper:

"The Walt Disney Company was formed in 1923 as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studios. The organization first saw success with the creation of the Alice Comedies series, which ran for four years. Disney followed up the Alice Comedies with such successes as the ubiquitous "Mickey the Mouse" and "Silly Symphonies". In 1934, Disney began production on the first animated feature film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". "Snow White" was released three years later, in the winter of 1937. It was an immediate success."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ackerman, R., (2008). Disney Survives the Slump. Retrieved November 29, 2008 from the Forbes website at:
  • AOL Money and Finance. (2008). Disney Walt Co. Retrieved November 22, 2008 from
  • Arington, M. (2007, November 28). Disney to make up to 20 startup acquisitions in next 24 months. TechCrunch. Retrieved from
  • BusinessWeek. (2000-2008). Walt Disney Co. DIS: NYSE. Retrieved November 15, 2008 from:
  • Colander, David C. (2008) Supply and Demand. Economics, 7th ed. Retrieved November 29, 2008.

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