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  • Another Business Lesson from Pixar
    Another Business Lesson from Pixar

    About two years ago Ed Catmull’s talk on keeping your crises small made the internet circuit (video of his speech). Now the Harvard Business Review has another great object lesson, that once again involves Ed Catmull. This time it’s a bit of Pixar mythology – The Day Our Bosses Saved…

  • Pixar Planning For Life After Catmull and Lasseter
    Pixar Planning For Life After Catmull and Lasseter

    With the Box Office success of Toy Story 3, over $300 million world wide in just over a week, making it a solid 11 for 11 successes thoughts have already turned to the chances for going 12 for 12. But what about even farther into the future for Pixar?  What…

  • Ed Catmull on How Pixar Succeeds
    Ed Catmull on How Pixar Succeeds

    Mashable was at a conference where Ed Catmull, the president for Pixar and Disney Animation, spoke on how Pixar is able to find success in innovation. He believes in the old saying “It’s better to ask for forgiveness than to ask permission,” but his corollary is that it’s better to…

  • New Trend Same as the Old Trend
    New Trend Same as the Old Trend

    This morning in the Orlando Sentinel Jason Garcia compiled an informative look at the most recent trend to hit the Orlando area theme parks – interactivity. Let’s leave the debate as to whether guests actually desire this over passive entertainment while on their vacation aside for now. The idea is…

  • Return of Animation to Florida?
    Return of Animation to Florida?

    Back when the Walt Disney Company built Disney-MGM Studios as its third theme park in Central Florida the feeling was that Hollywood East was becoming a reality. Alas, the last 20 years have not been kind to the concept. Nearly every major studio effort has been ended. However, there are…

  • Disney Vision
    Disney Vision

    I’ve been thinking a lot about Vision lately. That’s Capital ‘V’ vision, btw. Vision for The Disney Blog, the vision for the Walt Disney Company and specifically the theme park division, and vision to get us out of this economic mess that the world has found itself in. I’m hopeful…

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