Legendary animator Floyd Norman has a blog (and a good website to boot). His post this weekend contrasts Walt Disney’s management style with the modern CEO. Walt Disney kept his visits short. Well aware his very presence might affect the work being done. He gave… Read More »Floyd Norman has a blog
Do you currently work for The Gap, or did you work for The Gap? Or are you are were you a shareholder of The Gap? Or maybe you were a regular shopper at the various Gap brand stores. As a former Disney cast member and ongoing Disney shareholder, I’m interested in talking with you about… Read More »Current or Former Employee of The Gap?
As he talked about the amusement park business, he was forced to speak above the park’s roar – screeching steel and coaster riders blending nearly indistinguishably. "We leave theming to Disney," he said. "It’s very, very expensive. We can’t justify it, being a seasonal operation. Our theming is the ride itself. You walk under the… Read More »Cedar Point CEO
Roy Disney, you just gave up the good fight against the un-Disney ways of the companies Board of Directors, CEO, and President. What are you going to do next? How about launch a race of billionaire’s yachts from California to Hawaii. Disney’s Yacht, Pyewacket, is a favorite to win in the race that starts Sunday.… Read More »Giving Up the Ghost
A few choice quotes from around the horn: The revolt succeeded at the company’s annual meeting last year in Philadelphia, when 45 percent of the votes cast were withheld from Mr. Eisner and the board stripped him of his chairman’s title. Five months later, Mr. Eisner announced he would not renew his contract past 2006.New… Read More »Around the Horn on SaveDisney’s Announcement
Disney has just announced huge stock options for the incoming CEO, CFO team of Bob Iger and Thomas Staggs. What remains to be seen is will this duo find in each other the creative pairing that made Eisner and Wells, Walt and Roy, so successful in their CEO/CFO partnerships. Here’s a great post from "how… Read More »Iger, Staggs next Eisner & Wells?
Don’t have much time to post recently, if you haven’t noticed. But I’m working on it. If you happened to visit the new OrlandoSentinel website this morning you would have seen these three stories in the news. The Weinstein Brothers are emptying the storage closet ahead of their departure from the Disney fold. A few… Read More »News Roundup
Miyazaki story boarded his films by himself. I have collected the Japanese DVDs where you can step in between Miyazaki’s story boards and the final film. To my surprise they look almost exactly the same. Same timing, same posing, almost the same drawings, just cleaned up a bit. You can’t say that about most animated… Read More »Miyazaki Howls!