Tag Archives: Michael Eisner

Former Disney Chief set to take over Tribune Company

Michael Eisner, who, you may recall, is the former CEO of the Walt Disney Company, has been drafted to run the financially troubled Tribune Company by bankers who aim to take over the company from its current leaders. Eisner, who … Continue reading

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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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