Eisner to Step Down as Disney CEO in 2006 - Latest: gone now!

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  1. Al (alweho)

    Al (alweho) Second Unit

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  2. Rob Lutter

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    It's about time... maybe now we can get a Song of the South DVD, among other things.
     
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    Great news. Although he should really be taken out back and shot like Bambi's mother.
     
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    Ouch![​IMG]
     
  5. Brian Kidd

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    I kind of figured this would happen. He has already been grooming his replacement. I don't remember his name, but he's another businessman with no background in film or theme parks.
     
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    Robert Iger, who is doing such a fine job running ABC.
     
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    That's good news to me, but bad that Iger is going to replace. I wish that somebody with standards would step up to the position (Roy Disney, we want you!)
     
  8. Rob Gardiner

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    Ding Dong! The Witch is dead.
    Which old Witch?
    The Wicked Witch!
    Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

    Wake up, sleepy head,
    Rub your eyes, get out of bed.
    Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead.

    He's gone where the goblins go,
    Below, below, below.
    Yo-ho, let's open up and sing,
    And ring the bells out.

    Ding Dong, the merry-oh
    Sing it high, sing it low.
    Let them know
    The Wicked Witch is dead!
     
  9. Eric_L

    Eric_L Screenwriter

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    all we need now is a BOD selected by the shareholders rather than Eisner...
     
  10. MatthewA

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    This is something to make me feel better after Frank Thomas's death.

    But is getting rid of Eisner enough? 22 years of his mentality; it's even longer than the seventeen years of the troubled post-Walt era (1967-1984) and more dangerous.
     
  11. Ken_McAlinden

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    Well, to be fair, the first ten years were pretty fruitful.

    Regards,
     
  12. Rob Gardiner

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    One of the major problems is this:

    Even if the Walt Disney company decides one day to undo Mr. Eisner's brilliant ( [​IMG] ) decision to end hand drawn feature animation, all the lighting tables and other equipment have already been SOLD. Re-buying the equipment and re-building the feature animation department may be prohibitively expensive. [​IMG]
     
  13. MatthewA

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    Yes, the 1984-1994 period was pretty good, but after that it seemed like they were consciously trying to downplay everything pre-Eisner, especially where Walt's influence was concerned.
     
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    JOY![​IMG]
     
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    I thought it was Ol' Yeller that was takin out back and shot.


    [​IMG]

    The only bad news about this is we have to wait a year and a half for Eisner to leave.

    Hopefull the black cloud well lift off Disneyland with Eisners departure, and some of the missing jewels in their catalog well see the light of day.
     
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    Not Eisner's doing. Credit Frank Wells, who died in 1991. Ever since then, Eisner has been cannibalizing and synergizing Disney properties for the fast buck.

    I wonder how much MORE damage Eisner can do to the Disney legacy in a year and a half. It's a telling testament to 21st-century corporate conduct in America that in spite of the shareholders' lack of confidence in him, Eisner can handpick his successor and time of departure while the founding Disney family is blocked from any creative or managerial input. Pretty unfair.
     
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    Bout time. Got has he run that company into the ground.
    Maybe we'll get Song of the South on DVD as well.
     
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    Didn't hear about this until just now. Well, it's good news. It'll be interesting to see what happens at Disney after he leaves.
     
  19. Joshua Clinard

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    Well it's neither good nor bad news. I don't think he will still be employed after the next shareholder meeting, if the shareholders vote no again. I think Roy and Stan are preparing a short list of candidates to be voted on for the replacement as well if all goes according to plan.
     
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    As a DIS shareholder and a worker in corporate America who works for a CEO clown like Eisner, Don't let the door hit you in the arse![​IMG] He has raped and pillaged this company long enough. Hopefully the good times will return for Walt's company.

    a lil light reading:
    http://www.savedisney.com/
     

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