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Roy Disney goes Lame Duck hunting

Michael Eisner’s announcement that he intends to remain CEO for the next two years forces you to make a critical decision. Will you choose to let the Company drift for two more years – allowing the pall Mr. Eisner has cast to continue to drive the most talented and creative people away from Disney, erode… Read More »Roy Disney goes Lame Duck hunting

Mighty Ducks switching ponds?

The San Diego Tribune reports on a possible buyer for Disney’s Mighty Ducks. If the deal goes through that would take Disney completely out of the sports franchise ownership field and leave them as purely broadcasters. Expect to see ties between Anaheim’s professional teams and Disneyland continue (it’s a good deal for both sides).

Ivan the destroyer

Hurricane Ivan looks to be headed for parts west of central florida. A relief for the twice storm battered residents there. This does not mean that the danger is clear for central florida, nor does it mean that Ivan just falls off the map. It is now as strong as ever and headed over Cuba… Read More »Ivan the destroyer

Eisner Out Means Pixar In?

The New York Times and the LA Times have two good articles on Eisner’s exit strategy. Both speculate that a deminished Eisner role could entice Steve Jobs to rehitch Pixar to Disney’s horse. Disney’s has had a cash cow in its joint venture with Pixar, which in some years has generated 50 percent of the… Read More »Eisner Out Means Pixar In?

Disneyland President

The OC Register has an interview with Matt Ouimet, President of Disneyland (silly free registration required). Some are calling him the savior of the park, someone who can turn around the mess left by the last two park management teams. He certianly has all the right answers, and his efforts so far have been more… Read More »Disneyland President

Star Wars 7,8,9?

This is slightly off topic. Except for wondering when the Star Tours attraction film will be updated, there really is little way of sliding Star Wars in under the Disney banner. That said, here’s an interesting interview with Mark Hamill, yes Luke Skywalker himself, where… Read More »Star Wars 7,8,9?