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25 companies you might not know are owned by Disney

  • Silver Creek Pictures

    The name Silver Creek Pictures might not ring as loud as Marvel or Lucasfilm, but for action movie buffs, it's one of Disney's greatest holdings. Its catalog includes blockbusters like the "Die Hard," "Lethal Weapon," and "Matrix" franchises, "Road House," "Predator," and "Commando."

  • GoPro

    Disney maintains a massive venture capital arm called Steamboat Ventures, named in homage to the venerable "Steamboat Willie" character that introduced Mickey Mouse to the masses. One of the 30 companies it invested in is GoPro, which is famous for its body-mounted action cameras.

  • Photobucket

    Image and video hosting services company Photobucket also got a white-gloved helping hand from Steamboat Ventures, which was involved in at least four rounds of Photobucket investing. It was the lead investor in at least one round.

  • Hollywood Records

    Many people know Hollywood Records through artists like Queen and Demi Lovato, but they might not know it was founded by Disney to promote the company's massive music operation. Its parent company is the Disney Music Group, which also owns Walt Disney Records, Disney Concerts, and Disney Music Publishing.

  • It's a Laugh Production Company

    It's a Laugh might not be a household name, but it's been a productive revenue stream for Disney for nearly 20 years. Among the hugely successful Disney shows it created are "Hannah Montana," "Girl Meets World," "Jonas," and "Wizards of Waverly Place."

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