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Walt Disney
Walt Disney
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Top 50 rank: 9
Rank in Entertainment: 1
(Previous rank: 1)
Overall score: 7.84
Ticker:DIS

Why it's admired:
Disney once again made headlines for a major acquisition in 2012, this time with the purchase of LucasFilm, for $4.05 billion, in October. The company can now add the existing six âÄúStar WarsâÄù filmsâÄîand the upcoming seventh film set to hit theatres in 2015âÄîto its list of entertainment offerings. Disney (DIS) already purchased Pixar Animation Studios (âÄúToy StoryâÄù) in 2006 and Marvel Entertainment (âÄúAvengersâÄù) in 2009 in its quest toward massive growth. But growth at Disney hasn't been limited to the big screen, and its resorts remain a popular hotspot for vacationing families. For the fiscal year ending last November, revenue from Disney's parks and resorts business rose 9% over 2011, the highest of any area within the company. âÄîKW

Headquarters:
Burbank, CA
Website: www.disney.com
Nine key attributes of reputation
Industry rank
Innovation
1
People management
1
Use of corporate assets
1
Social responsibility
1
Quality of management
1
Financial soundness
1
Long-term investment
1
Quality of products/services
1
Global competitiveness
1
From the March 18, 2013, issue.

The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with approximately 1,400 companies: the Fortune 1,000âÄîthe 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenueâÄîand non-U.S. companies in Fortune's global 500 database with revenue of $10 billion or more... More