Walt Disney Co. has made some big acquisitions to become the industry’s dominant entertainment player — especially since Robert Iger became chief executive in 2005. Here’s a look at some of the major deals.
1996: Capital Cities/ABC Then-Disney Chairman Michael Eisner, left, shakes hands with Capital Cities/ABC Chairman Thomas Murphy in 1996. Associated Press
This $19-billion deal creates the largest entertainment company in the world. It brings the profitable ABC TV network and its ESPN service to Disney, along with Capital Cities’ president, Iger.
2006: Pixar Animation Studios "Toy Story" Disney/Pixar
Disney acquires the computer...