The Disney CEO and chairman seems bemused by last week’s effort by shareholder rights advocates to split the company’s two top jobs when he steps down. “This is essentially a cause looking for a problem,” Bob Iger told CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo in an interview this afternoon. Show More Summary
Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the animation studio responsible for classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and The Lion King is not working on any hand-drawn animated films and currently has no plans to do so in the future, according to The Guardian. ”To my knowledge we’re not developing a 2D or [...]
During Disney's annual shareholders meeting, the company's CEO Bob Iger defended ABC News and ESPN against the charge of "liberal bias." Iger conceded there have been mistakes, but stood behind the news organizations' integrity. The goal is to be "fair and unbiased," he underlined.
At a shareholder Q&A Wednesday, Disney/ABC CEO Bob Iger met a shareholder unhappy over ABC News' bias, specifically an attack on the Tea Party that ended up being horribly wrong [emphasis added]: When it came time for a general Q&A,Show More Summary
In the annual meeting of the Disney Company’s shareholders on Wednesday, Justin Danhof, the general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, which owns Disney stock, asked company president Bob Iger what he intended to do to about a liberal bias in the company’s news outlets, including ESPN and ABC News: It’s particularly [...]
Bloomberg BusinessWeek published a lengthy piece today on “How Disney Bought Lucasfilm- and Its Plans for ‘Star Wars’” and within we get some insight from Disney CEO Bog Iger on his relationship with Steve Jobs. According to Iger, after becoming a Disney board member and the company’s largest shareholder, Jobs would sometimes call him to [...]
Steve Jobs was kind of a jerk. But in an endearing way. From Bloomberg BusinessWeek's big story on Disney buying Star Wars, there is this nugget on Jobs relationship with Disney and CEO Bob Iger after Iger acquired Pixar: The transaction gave Disney a new source of hit movies. Show More Summary
Funny tidbit from Devin Leonard story in Businessweek on Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm: Jobs also became a Disney board member and its largest shareholder. Periodically he would call Iger to say, “Hey, Bob, I saw the movie you just released last night, and it sucked,” Iger recalls. ?
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the first image of Shanghai Disneyland at an annual meeting of shareholders of the Walt Disney Company on Wednesday. The Shanghai park is due to open in 2015. [ more › ]
If Walt Disney emerged from cryo-slumber and heard what Disney CEO Bob Iger just said at the company's shareholder's meeting, we're guessing he'd be pretty disappointed. Iger revealed today that the Walt Disney Company - including Pixar, Disney Animation, and Disney Toons - is currently not in development on any hand-drawn feature films. Show More Summary
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Annual Meeting of Shareholders Conference Call March 06, 2013, 12:00 pm ET Executives Bob Iger - Chairman & CEO Belinda Massafra - Representative, Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions Cornish Hitchcock - Representative, Hermes Equity Ownership Services Orin Smith - Director Roy E. Show More Summary
The studio that helped pioneer 2D, hand drawn, theatrical animation is currently at a crossroads with the process. At Wednesday’s Walt Disney Company shareholder’s meeting, CEO Bob Iger revealed none of Disney’s animation companies, which includes Disney Animation, Pixar and Disney Toons, are currently developing, or have plans to develop, any 2D, hand drawn animation [...]
Carrie Fisher says she will reprise her famous role as Princess Leia in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Last month, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that they will release Star Wars films based on individual characters. Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt is writing the first new Star Wars screenplay, which J.J. Show More Summary
Under more normal circumstances, the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix would briefly replace Disneyland tomorrow as Disney’s “happiest place on earth.” The company’s stock is trading around an all time high as shareholders prepare to convene there for their annual meeting. Show More Summary
Pension funds CalSTRS and PGGM do not consider incentives for execs to be in line with shareholder interests. read more
Disney’s annual meeting on March 6 could become interesting after two leading proxy advisory firms — Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis — recommended that shareholders defy the board on three resolutions up for a vote. Show More Summary
"Here we go again, sliding back into a governance structure that has already proved detrimental to the company's long-term growth," a CalSTRS executive says. read more
SACRAMENTO -- The country's second-largest public pension fund is opposing the reelection of Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger to the entertainment and theme-park giant's board of directors.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System owns about 5.3 million shares of Disney stock worth $263M, which only represents 0.3% of the company’s shares. But the group reports ahead of Disney’s March 6 shareholders meeting in Arizona that it is voting against Chairman and CEO Bob Iger among others. Show More Summary
Ever since Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the company would be making not just a subsequent Star Wars trilogy of movies, but stand-alone films based on individual characters, speculation’s run rampant about which projects are under development. There was word of a Yoda picture, then rumors of Young Han Solo and Boba Fett projects. [...]