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Breaking: Thomas Staggs named COO of The Walt Disney Company

This just in. Thomas Staggs has been named the new Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company. This makes him the front runner for replacing Bob Iger. More later,  the full press release is below: Thomas O. Staggs has … Continue reading

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Disneyland Paris holding emergency meeting re: its very future

Update: the other shoe dropped for Disneyland Paris, the good news? It was a glass slipper from TWDC: http://bit.ly/1xVukOG What is going on at Disneyland Paris? It’s the most popular theme park in Europe in terms of attendance, but it … Continue reading

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Could Southwest Airlines Turn to Disney After Leaving SeaWorld?

Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld recently mutually agreed to end their multi-year marketing partnership. No more airship Shamu. Disney currently has similar partnerships with WESTJET (see Sorcerer Mickey), but what if SWA wants to move in on that deal? It could … Continue reading

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Today in Disney History: Capital Cities/ABC acquisition announced by Michael Eisner

Today in 1995 Michael Eisner announced the acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC. With the purchase, the TV station that made Disneyland possible joined the Disney family. So did ESPN, A&E, Lifetime, and a long list of local stations and other media … Continue reading

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Anne Sweeney stepping down as Disney/ABC TV President

She was my pick to replace Bob Iger as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, but Anne Sweeney has decided to step down as President of Disney/ABC Television Group (the same group that gave us Bob Iger) and work on … Continue reading

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