Disney and Marvel's cast of characters

AP News
Posted: Dec 28, 2009 1:55 PM

Here's a look at The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Entertainment Inc., which will become one after Disney's expected completion of its $4.2 billion acquisition of the comic-book powerhouse:

Marvel Entertainment Inc.

Famous characters: Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America

Year founded: 1939

Annual Revenue: $676 million

Number of employees: 300

Earnings per share: $2.61

Market capitalization: $4.2 billion

The Walt Disney Co.

Famous characters: Mickey Mouse, Snow White, the Muppets, Hannah Montana, WALL-E, Lion King

Year founded: 1923

Annual Revenue: $36 billion

Number of employees: 150,000

Earnings per share: $1.76

Market capitalization: $60 billion


Sources: Disney, Marvel.