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  • What ESPN Tells us about Disney’s Future
    What ESPN Tells us about Disney’s Future

    If you want to see the Disney Company succeed you might want to hold off on supporting that unbundling proposal or cutting the cord from your cable system. Disney’s fortunes have become almost inextricably tied to the success of ESPN and its related networks. In fact, ESPN is frequently responsible…

  • New Disney Legends To Be Inducted at D23 Expo
    New Disney Legends To Be Inducted at D23 Expo

    As is the new tradition, a fresh crop of Disney Legends will be inducted at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim on Saturday August 10. Included in the class are Monsters Inc. and Monsters University stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman, technology visionary Steve Jobs, television icon Dick Clark and…

  • How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”
    How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”

    The most crucial difference between Michael Eisner and his successor at Disney, Bob Iger turns out to be a belief in building around franchises. The buzzword from Eisner was always synergy, code word for cooperation between divisions. Iger came from a background in network TV where a “television franchise” could…

  • Layoffs Expected at Disney
    Layoffs Expected at Disney

    At the Mouse House world headquarters in Burbank, rumors have been ciruclating of coming layoffs and now the shoe appears to have dropped. Chief Executive mouse Bob Iger ordered an audit of the company and found it a bit puffy around the top & middle. The study looked for positions…

  • Disney Shareholder Meeting to be Webcast Today
    Disney Shareholder Meeting to be Webcast Today

    I have a couple friends who make an annual pilgrimage to the Disney shareholder meeting. They used to hold them all close to the theme parks, but for the last decade or so, they’ve been rotating them to various locations around the nation. For 2013, the meeting will be held…

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