Disney Celebrates 60th Anniversary on the New York Stock Exchange

Additionally, on Snapchat, a customized filter is available that celebrates Disney's 60th anniversary.

To mark the occasion Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Bob Iger, alongside Mickey Mouse and Tom Farley, President, NYSE, ring The Opening Bell. / THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

On Nov. 27, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse rang The NYSE Opening Bell to begin the trading day. This special visit was in celebration of The Walt Disney Company's (No. 36 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) 60th anniversary as a listed company on the New York Stock Exchange.


Additionally, on Snapchat, a customized filter is available that celebrates Disney's 60th anniversary on the NYSE.

The Walt Disney Company, then known as Walt Disney Productions, joined the New York Stock Exchange in November 1957.

Disney's Avengers: Infinity War Crosses $2 Billion Worldwide

Internationally, it is the third highest-grossing release ever with $1.346 billion.

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Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War surpassed the $2 billion mark at the global box office yesterday in its 48th day of release. It's just the fourth film in industry history to reach this milestone, the third to do so in its initial run, and the second to do so from The Walt Disney Studios (joining Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

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Disney Leaders and VoluntEARS Pay a Special Visit to Children's Hospital Los Angeles

The visit is part of Disney's Team of Heroes philanthropic initiative and outreach program focused on Children's Hospitals.

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The Walt Disney Company's support of children's hospitals dates back to its earliest days, when Walt Disney would visit with young patients, accompanied by Disney characters and animators. The Company continues to be focused on providing comfort and inspiration for kids and families in children's hospitals around the world, and The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger was joined by senior Disney executives to bring Disney magic to patients and their families at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Disney Research Explores Physics of Acrobatics with “Stickman” Robot

At this year's International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Disney Researchers Günter Niemeyer and Morgan Pope presented "Stickman: Towards a Human-Scale Acrobatic Robot," introducing a z-shaped robot capable of performing somersaulting stunts while flying through the air.

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From high-wire trapeze acts to Olympic gymnasts leaping from a springboard, acrobatics have historically delighted and challenged athletes and audiences alike. While humans have practiced these techniques for thousands of years, Disney Researchers have been exploring the potential to build robots that can perform such tricks in new and exciting ways.

At this year's International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Disney Researchers Günter Niemeyer and Morgan Pope presented "Stickman: Towards a Human-Scale Acrobatic Robot," introducing a z-shaped robot capable of performing somersaulting stunts while flying through the air.

Equipped with an inertial measurement unit and laser range-finders, Stickman is able to swing from a pendulum, let go and perform a flip – or two – while flying through the air. The sensors allow the robot to evaluate its position in mid-air and adjust its motion. Being able to "see" the ground allows Stickman to determine when to tuck or untuck, and land safely, creating a smooth flip that appears as effortless as a gymnast's dismount.

Stickman is yet another achievement for Disney Research, thanks to the organization's relentless pursuit of scientific and technological innovation to advance The Walt Disney Company. Through this application of physics and technology, Stickman's performance demonstrates the thrilling possibilities Disney Research continues to explore.