The Walt Disney Company

  • Happy Birthday Walt!
    Happy Birthday Walt!

    Walt Disney would have been 110 years old today. The man was a lot more complicated than the ‘Uncle Walt’ character he created for public consumption. Here are a few books I recommend if you’re looking to gain more insight into the man who started it all: Walt before Mickey:…

  • The Thea Awards announced by TEA
    The Thea Awards announced by TEA

    The 18th Annual Thea Awards Recipients were anounced by TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) today. The annual awards for the themed entertainment industry celebrate excellence in storytelling that supports the creation of compelling places and guest experiences. As you might expect Disney is well represented. Imagineer Joe Rohde won the newly…

  • Who Will Replace Jobs on Disney Board?
    Who Will Replace Jobs on Disney Board?

    It’s a question that regrettably must be asked. For five years prior to his death, Steve Jobs served as Pixar’s voice on the Walt Disney Company board of directors and provided valuable insight (must read) in other areas as well. Who succeeds him will have significant implications for both Disney…

  • Bob Iger will depart as Disney CEO in 2015
    Bob Iger will depart as Disney CEO in 2015

    In an announcement that seems a bit out of the blue, CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger announced he will step down from that role in 2015 and leave the company entirely in 2016. At that point Iger will have been CEO for just about 10 years and…

  • Disney Announces 2nd Quarter Results
    Disney Announces 2nd Quarter Results

    Yesterday the Walt Disney Company announced its second quarter profit report. (FYI, DIS FYE is October.) Yeah, profit declined a bit, 1.2%, for the whole company. But all in all revenue is up and expenses should be rising as the company attempts to restart its economy engines as the recession…

  • Should Apple buy Disney?
    Should Apple buy Disney?

    Marketwatch commentator Conor Sen makes an interesting proposal, Steve Jobs should take Apple’s massive cash holdings and purchase The Walt Disney Company. What should it buy? Increasingly, Apple is moving away from computing and toward the intersection of computing, communications, and media delivery. That’s Steve Job’s vision of a post-PC…

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