The Failed Disney Mobile Phone Service

Disney is no stranger to dipping their toes into a new venture. Walt himself took the company from animated shorts to features, to live action films, and even to theme parks. Decades later the company would explore everything from retail stores to cruise lines to state fairs. So when the cell phone industry began to explode in the early aughts, it was no surprise that Disney gave it a shot. Enter, Disney Mobile.

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