1. Walt and Roy Disney formed Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in 1923. In 1926, the name was changed to Walt Disney Studio.
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  2. "Mortimer Mouse" was the original name of Mickey Mouse before Walt Disney's wife, Lillian, convinced him to change it.
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  3. The first animated film to star Mickey Mouse appeared in 1928 at the Colony Theatre in New York.
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  4. The First Disneyland Admission Ticket Ever Sold was purchased for US$1 in 1955.
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  5. Covering nearly 40 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands.
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  6. Tokyo Disneyland was the first Disney theme park outside of the U.S. It was opened in April 1983.
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  7. Walt Disney borrowed most of the US$1.5 million needed to make Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It took 3 years to complete and became the highest-grossing sound film of its time.
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  8. Every year, Walt Disney World's "Lost and Found" collects more than 6,000 cell phones, 3,500 digital cameras, and 18,000 hats.
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  9. Disney owns 80% of ESPN.
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  10. Until the year 2000, Disney theme park workers were forbidden from growing facial hair.
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  11. The production of Disney's film Tangled was more expensive than Avatar's production.
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  12. When Disney released "Princess and the Frog" in 2009, 50 children in the U.S. were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.
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  13. Doritos was originally born from the tortillas leftovers at Disneyland.
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  14. Pluto, Mickey Mouse's dog, was named after the planet, not the other way around.
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  15. Disney has credited their coffee guy in 8 of their films, including Zootopia and Frozen.
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  16. Disney was sued by a biologist for defaming the character of hyenas in The Lion King.
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  17. Disney makes twice as much money from their theme parks than what they make from their actual movies.
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  18. 3.4 million copies of the animated Disney movie, The Rescuers, was recalled in 1999 because it contained two frames where there was a naked woman in the background.
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  19. Disney World is the second-largest purchaser of explosives in the United States, the first being the U.S. Department of Defense.
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  20. Disneyland serves 2.8 million churros every year.
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  21. Disney quietly cut ties with McDonalds in 2006 so as not to be associated with childhood obesity.
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  22. A Huntington Beach resident has visited the parks of the Disneyland Resort every day since January 1, 2012, marking his 2,000th consecutive visit in 2017.
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  23. Selfie sticks are banned from all Disney theme parks.
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  24. When President Harry S. Truman visited Disneyland in 1957, he refused to come aboard the popular Dumbo attraction. Truman, a Democrat, didn't want to be seen riding in the symbol of the Republican Party.
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  25. Dumbo was the first Disney animated feature set in America.
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  26. In 2013, Disney tried to trademark the phrase “Día de Los Muertos,” a Mexican holiday.
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