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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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