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"There is one basic product which is never stocked in the Disney store: parents. Disney’s is a universe of uncles and grand-uncles, nephews and cousins; the male-female relationship is that of eternal fiancés. Scrooge McDuck is Donald’s uncle, Grandma Duck is Donald’s aunt (but not Scrooge’s wife), and Donald is the uncle of Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Cousin Gladstone Gander is a “distant nephew” of Scrooge; he has a nephew of his own called Shamrock, who has two female cousins (DA 649, 1955)." --How to Read Donald Duck (1971) by Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart

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The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media corporation headquartered in Burbank, California. It is the world's second largest broadcasting and cable company in terms of revenue, after Comcast. Disney was founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, and established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and travel. Taking on its current name in 1986, it expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon theater, radio, music, publishing, and online media. In addition, Disney has created new divisions of the company in order to market more mature content than it typically associates with its flagship family-oriented brands.

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