Tag Archives: Walt Disney Company

Bob Iger Calls Chapek’s Promotion One of His ‘Worst Business Decisions’

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Ever since Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger left Disney in February 2020 and his co-worker Bob Chapek became Disney’s new CEO, Disney fans have become more and more disgruntled — so much so that a petition against Chapek’s leadership is still going strong with over 115,000 thousand digital signatures. Bob Iger recently spoke to Business Insider about what actually happened ...

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Disney’s Lost Plans to Build a Ski Resort

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Once upon a time, the existing Mineral King section of today’s Sequoia National Park today was slated to become the site of the Walt Disney Company’s next big venture. Disney had already been vastly successful with its revolutionary Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and had additional plans in the works for establishing a larger, similarly minded East Coast follow-up. But ...

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Disney Heiress Challenges the Wealthy One-Percent

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Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Walt Disney Company co-founder Roy O. Disney, was born into a family with money. The Disney heiress (who is worth at least $125 million) has used her position as a wealthy one-percenter to not only work as a philanthropist, activist, and documentary filmmaker, but also to openly call out others with money (including the Walt ...

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A Tribute to the Sherman Brothers and Their Enduring Legacy

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There have been many notable sibling duos throughout history. Within the Walt Disney Company, in particular, the team of Walt and Roy Disney is perhaps the most famous demonstration of brothers working together — the one that springs instantly to mind, and rightly so. But they weren’t the only ones. With a claim to fame for having produced more motion ...

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CEO Chapek Says Disney Has ‘Bullish’ Stance on Increasing Disney+ Prices

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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek answered a question from Goldman Sach’s Brett Feldman about Disney+ costs during the Walt Disney Company’s call about its second-quarter financial results, and implied that Disney+ pricing will most likely expand in the future. “How do you think about the right cadence for revisiting pricing on Disney+ really when you can take [the] price ...

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Disney World Makes $150,000 Donation to Local Schools for Teacher Appreciation Week

There are multiple ways that Walt Disney World has enhanced its annual giving programs in celebration of the resort’s 50th anniversary, and the latest way the company has given back to local Central Florida communities just came during Teacher Appreciation Week. Related Post: Disney Cruise Line Cast Members Remove Nearly 400 Pounds of Trash From Beaches During Earth Week  The ...

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Bob Chapek Selected as Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient at Indiana University

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CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek, has been selected as one of the commencement speakers during this year’s ceremonies at Indiana University. Chapek’s commencement speech is set to take place this Saturday, May 7, 2022, during Indiana University-Bloomington’s undergraduate ceremonies. Related Post: Video: Disney CEO Bob Chapek Greets Park Guests Bob Chapek himself is an Indiana University alumnus, ...

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‘Club Penguin’ Reboot Site Shut Down, Arrests Reported

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Many Disney Fanatics might remember a website known as Club Penguin. Held up as a pseudo-social media platform for kids, the original site was acquired by Disney in 2007, boasting 200 million users at its height, and even developing a merchandise presence in the Disney Stores and Disney Parks. But, it was shut down in 2017 due to “lack of ...

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Disney Is Teaching Cast Members ‘Genderless’ Park Greetings

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We already knew that the Walt Disney Company was trying to become more inclusive and gender-neutral since the announcement last year that Disney would no longer say “boys” or “girls” within Disney Parks at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort (including within Cast Member’s scripted dialogue or greetings and spiels from the Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort stage ...

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Disney Issues New Inclusivity Statement Opposing Anti-LGBTQIA+ Legislation

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The Walt Disney Company has issued a new statement across social media accounts citing a commitment to inclusivity for all families and Cast Members. The statement invokes the phrase originally used during Walt Disney’s speech at the opening ceremonies for Disneyland Park in 1955 “To all who come to this happy place, welcome,” with an emphasis on the fact that ...

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