While Disney's (NYSE:DIS) business is complex and spans multiple disparate segments, most of its ventures are ultimately tied to the appeal of characters and stories. Through the years, the company has been incredibly successful at creating relevant entertainment brands, and no competitor can lay claim to a more potent catalog of characters and franchises.
For many of the company's biggest properties, success starts at the box office and is translated into other revenue streams across the company's segments. Judging by a string of successes and an impressive upcoming lineup, The Magic Kingdom's stable of hit properties is only getting stronger.
Click through the slideshow below to learn about 10 blockbuster movie franchises that will propel Disney's performance in the next decade.