The Walt Disney Company

  • Anne Sweeney stepping down as Disney/ABC TV President
    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 the creative side as a television director. Managing a $10-billion…

  • Yahoo Finance Names Disney the Best Company of 2013
    Yahoo Finance Names Disney the Best Company of 2013

    While it may not seem like such a surprise to us loyal fans, The Walt Disney Company was chosen as the best overall company in 2013 by the writers and editors at Yahoo Finance. Their study was based on factors such as financial performance, stockholder and employee relationships, customer loyalty,…

  • Will Disney’s Copyright on Mickey Mouse Ever Expire?
    Will Disney’s Copyright on Mickey Mouse Ever Expire?

    Fifteen years ago Congress passed a 20 year extension of copyright in the USA. The Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act was also known as the Mickey Mouse Copyright Extension as The Walt Disney Company’s desire to keep Mickey Mouse protected by copyright was a significant driving force behind the legislation….

  • The Walt Disney Company Named Most Socially Responsible
    The Walt Disney Company Named Most Socially Responsible

    Editor: Please welcome new guest author Katie. She brings with her a unique business perspective to the blog. Forbes announced recently that a consulting firm called Reputation Institute has determined the companies with the best reputations for being socially responsible and being an overall good place to work. The firm…

  • Hong Kong Disneyland Finally Showing A Profit
    Hong Kong Disneyland Finally Showing A Profit

    According to a source in the Wall Street Journal, the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is finally starting to operate in the black. The seven year old park has struggled attracting an audience due to its lack of attractions and aggressive competition from Ocean Park. Hong Kong Disneyland has been expanding…

  • Jay Rasulo Talks Up Disney’s Fiscal Future
    Jay Rasulo Talks Up Disney’s Fiscal Future

    Financially, this last quarter may have been a bit rougher than The Walt Disney Company forecasted, but things are alright now. At least according to CFO Jay Rasulo. One of the things new studio boss Alan Horn has been doing is reviewing all existing film projects, apparently he saw something…

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