To some, they’re an evil empire worthy of the Dark Lord of the Sith. To others, they’re guardians of “the happiest place on Earth.” However, whatever your persuasion on The Walt Disney Company, chances are strong that the media conglomerate that started simply with a mouse has touched your life in some pretty profound.
Indeed, this week’s announcement that Disney plans to develop a stage musical based on last year’s box office smash Frozen only serves to remind us just how much the House of Mouse has expanded in the past couple of decades, when it was known almost exclusively for animated features like Aladdin and The Little Mermaid and its numerous theme parks. In fact, today’s incarnation of the beloved juggernaut that shaped many a childhood includes a number of divisions that might surprise you. Continue reading