The Walt Disney Company

Legends and myths about The Walt Disney Company.

The Walt Disney Company is renowned for zealously guarding its image as a wholesome purveyor of fun and entertainment, as well as aggressively pursuing corporate profits. The result is lawsuits aplenty — both by and against Disney — and some novel forms of revenge.

Green bullet Harlan Ellison was fired from Disney Studios for joking about an animated porn film.

Green bullet Disney forced three day care centers to remove cartoon characters painted on their walls.

Multi-colored bullet Disneyland has been sued because children saw headless Disney characters.

Yellow bullet An artist painted a Nazi soldier into the background of a Disney hotel mural.

Red bullet Walt had to agree to construct a building that could be converted to a hospital in order to obtain financing for his Burbank studio.

Red bullet Disney is offering $5,000 or a free trip to Disney World to those who help test a Microsoft "e-mail tracking program."*

Red bullet Walt Disney prepared a film to be viewed by Disney executives after his death, in which he gave them all instructions about how to run their areas of the company.

Red bullet Disney is suing the U.S. Air Force over the design of a new space badge.

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David Mikkelson founded in 1994, and under his guidance the company has pioneered a number of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone, the light bulb, beer pong, and a vaccine for a disease that has not yet been discovered. He is currently seeking political asylum in the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.