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  • What ESPN Tells us about Disney’s Future
    What ESPN Tells us about Disney’s Future

    If you want to see the Disney Company succeed you might want to hold off on supporting that unbundling proposal or cutting the cord from your cable system. Disney’s fortunes have become almost inextricably tied to the success of ESPN and its related networks. In fact, ESPN is frequently responsible…

  • How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”
    How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”

    The most crucial difference between Michael Eisner and his successor at Disney, Bob Iger turns out to be a belief in building around franchises. The buzzword from Eisner was always synergy, code word for cooperation between divisions. Iger came from a background in network TV where a “television franchise” could…

  • Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm
    Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm

    In a major announcement today, the Walt Disney Company announced it would acquire Lucasfilm. The rumors of this acquisition had been percolating to the surface over the last few days. More details soon, but here’s the press release to get starred. As if that big news wasn’t enough, they also…

  • 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…

  • Bob Iger Comes Clean on DCA
    Bob Iger Comes Clean on DCA

    Businessweek recently conducted an interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger during which the recent extreme makeover of Disney California Adventure was a centerpiece. What I found interesting about the interview was how candid Iger was about some of the things went wrong with the original version of the park. “Like…

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