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The Walt Disney Company is a multi-billion dollar (NYSE:DIS) American media and entertainment corporation formed by brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney on October 16, 1923, as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio.
Disney formerly owned the Miramax Films studio, owners of the American rights to the Pokémon movies Celebi: Voice of the Forest, Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, Jirachi: Wish Maker, and Destiny Deoxys. The now-defunct Toon Disney cable channel, as well as the Disney XD family of cable channels that succeeded Toon Disney in the United States, occasionally showed those four Pokémon movies. Many European versions of Disney XD air the Pokémon anime, such as Disney XD UK, Germany and Flanders/the Netherlands.
In terms of non-Pokémon anime, Disney also holds the outside-of-Japan worldwide rights to the majority of the films of noted anime studio Studio Ghibli, the airing rights for Digimon season 1-5 and co-produces a Japanese-only anime series based on its Lilo & Stitch franchise.