Author Archives: Rick

Rick is an avid Disney fan. He first went to Disney World in 1986 with his parents and has been hooked ever since. Rick is married to another Disney fan and is in the process of turning his two children into fans as well. When he is not creating new Disney adventures, he loves to watch the New York Yankees and hang out with his dog, Buster. In the fall, you will catch him cheering for his beloved NY Giants.

Possible Iger Successor Addresses Rumors

Adam Silver says no to Disney

Why would anyone want to succeed Bob Iger as CEO of the Walt Disney Company? Didn’t you see what happened to the last guy? Former Disney CEO Bob Chapek took over for Iger in 2015, and the Disney fan base has completely eviscerated him. He was unceremoniously jettisoned from his job last year, and Iger returned as CEO. Since his ...

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As Layoffs Begin, A Disney Park Posts Record Revenues

Disney Park Post Record Revenue

The bloodletting has begun. In February, Disney CEO Bob Iger promised shareholders that there would be 7,000 layoffs coming to the Walt Disney Company. And just this week, Iger began delivering on his promise. The layoffs started by getting rid of some of the remainder ideas of former CEO Bob Chapek, including laying off the entire metaverse division. Most layoffs ...

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Mark Hamill is Helping to Save Lives in Ukraine

Mark Hamill saving lives in Ukraine

For nearly 50 years, actor Mark Hamill has been fighting fictional battles. He first came to our attention as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), and he subsequently returned for another five movies in the Star Wars universe. Once he finished his career in a galaxy far, far away, Hamill began a new career as a voice actor. ...

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The Best Meal at Animal Kingdom. Period.

Animal Kingdom's Best Meal

Having told people that it was a good idea to skip Animal Kingdom in 2023, I’ve been taking a lot of heat. Both out in the world and from my fellow writers here at Disney Fanatic. So, I’ve come with an olive branch of sorts: food. It makes perfect sense to me. I feed people; that’s what I do. So, ...

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China Market is Softening on Iger and Disney

China Softening on Disney Movies

When Bob Iger returned as CEO, it was widely believed that his return would warm the relationship between Disney and China that had soured under his predecessor, former CEO Bob Chapek. A mere two days after Iger’s return, Disney’s Avatar: The Way of Water (2023) received permission from the Chinese government to be released in the Communist nation. Avatar even received ...

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Did Disney Just Accidently Promote Incest?

Disney Plus Twitter Error

To err is human; to forgive is divine. We all make mistakes in life. They happen sometimes. But it’s always those mistakes that we make in public that pop into our heads when we can’t sleep at night. Those are the ones that keep us up at night, and we relive them over and over again. Someone at Disney just ...

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In Defense of EPCOT: Disney World’s Best Park

In defense of EPCOT

As Disney fans, we need to come to a simple understanding. Magic Kingdom is in its own unique category. It was the last Park that Walt Disney had a hand in designing, and as a result, it holds a special place in our hearts. So, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can start talking about the ...

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Disney Actor is Remaking What Hitchcock Classic?

Robert Downey Jr. remaking Hitchcock classic

In the entertainment world, there are just certain untouchable films. Under no circumstances should they ever be remade. It’s an understanding that we all have that these films have reached perfection, and you just don’t mess with perfection. There would be serious problems if anyone tried to remake Citizen Kane (1941). Orsen Welles’ film is nearly perfect. For a first-time ...

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Disney Ride Manufacturer Files for Bankruptcy, Potentially Delaying Future Projects

Disney Ride Manufacturer Files for Bankruptcy

Disney customers, who don’t get to see behind the curtain, most likely believe that Disney has steel workers and fabricators sitting backstage, waiting to create whatever ideas pop into the Imagineers’ heads. However, since the opening of Disneyland in 1955, Disney has always relied on outside companies to provide the structure of its rides. The first company that Walt Disney ...

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So Far ‘The Mandalorian’ Season Three Has Been Blah

The Mandalorian Midseason report

Famed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson says he always keeps old books in his library. He does it to see what people thought of the world around them in their time. DeGrasse Tyson also likes to see what all these “experts” got wrong in their predictions for the future. At the midway point of season three of The Mandalorian, I’m not quite ready ...

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