Rank in Entertainment: 1 (Previous rank: 1*)
Overall score: 8.53
Why it's admiredThe magical world of Disney is meeting economic reality. Despite hit brands like Hannah Montana, High School Musical and Pirates of the Caribbean that kids love, the company's stock dropped nearly 29% in 2008. And net income fell sharply - 32% in the first quarter of 2009 -- as pinched consumers visit Disney parks less and ad revenues from ABC and ESPN slide. But Disney hopes a new distribution partnership with DreamWorks and Steven Spielberg, a restructuring at ABC, and theme park discounts will bring back Mickey's mojo. Children - and investors - are watching. -L.D.
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