Tag Archives: Michael Eisner

See “Waking Sleeping Beauty” this week in Orlando

The Florida Film Festival will have two showings of the documentary – “Waking Sleeping Beauty” this week in Orlando. A great chance to see this award winning look at the second golden era of animation at Walt Disney Studios. It’s … Continue reading

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Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Urban Legend Explained

In a great piece of history telling, Yesterland dives into the urban myth that the iconic sculptures for the Swan and Dolphin hotels were accidentally incorrectly placed by the construction helicopter during construction leading to a forced name change for … Continue reading

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Lessons from Former WDI R&D Chief Bran Ferren

When I’m not being a Disney geek, I play at being an actual geek, so when I see something from Walt Disney Imagineering’s Research and Development team I get really excited as it combines those two passions. Here’s a video … Continue reading

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Kim Masters, Eisner profiler, out at NPR

Nikki Finke reports that Kim Masters, author of “Keys To The Kingdom” the unauthorized biography of former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, has been included in the latest round of layoffs at National Public Radio. That’s a shame for Ms. Masters, … Continue reading

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Magic Restored: The Economist on Disney

The venerable magazine from across the pond, The Economist, gives Bob Iger’s reign as king of the Magic Kingdom high marks. Just four years ago the Walt Disney Company was in turmoil following the the second half of Michael Eisner’s … Continue reading

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