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Bob Iger In, Bob Chapek Out as Walt Disney Company CEO

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 21, 2022 at 8:21am

The venerated former CEO returns to take the helm less than three years after giving up the reins, a period that has seen the company mired in controversy and a slumping stock price as it has navigated a global pandemic, employee walkouts, and political controversy.

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Oscar Winner Jonas Rivera Named Executive VP Film Production at Pixar

After joining the animation house as its first intern, the ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Toy Story 4’ producer will now oversee all studio film and streaming content production.

100 Years of Disney Headline News

Full D23 Schedule for Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Revealed

The Disney100 event will showcase the company’s rich history and host a slew of talent appearances and first looks from Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.

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OPINION: Disney’s Betrayal of its LGBTQ+ Fans

By Will Craig | Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 10:34am

The company’s financial support of Governor Ron DeSantis and other backers of Florida’s just-signed ‘Parental Rights’ Bill has helped normalize continued distrust and hatred of gay and trans people.

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Disney Employees Stage Walkouts Over Company Stance on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

CEO Bob Chapek’s fence-sitting stance on the incendiary Florida bill has led employees to organize against it.

Stretch Those Programming Muscles Headline News

Disney+ Unveils Extensive New Project Slate as it Celebrates 2 Years of Streaming

Streamer debuts dozens of first looks, new trailers, and exclusive clips from projects across The Walt Disney Company’s studios as it marks its first two years of operations; new animated series coming include ‘Frozen’ spin-off ‘Olaf Presents,’ ‘The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,’ ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,’ and Pixar’s ‘Win or Lose.’

Cancel Culture at Work? Headline News

Disney CEO Denies Political Leanings Following Gina Carano Firing

During annual shareholder call, CEO Bob Chapek maintains the media giant isn’t ‘left leaning or right leaning,’ but instead stands for the universal values of respect, decency, integrity, and inclusion.

Disney Reorgs Big Time Headline News

Disney Announces Major Media and Entertainment Reorganization

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:37pm

Company to focus on streaming and direct-to-consumer strategies; Kareem Daniel named Chairman of newly created M&E division.

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Deftly Tackles the Risky Constructs of Life, Death, and How We Enter the World

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:23am

Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ new film skillfully embraces complex issues of religion, culture, and race, with the studio’s first Black leading character struggling to answer the question, ‘What makes you…YOU?’

Dept. of the Inevitable Headline News

Pete Docter and Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Skipping Theatres, Heading to Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:58pm

Disney makes the tough decision to cancel their highly anticipated animated feature’s planned November 20 theatrical release date, opting instead to debut exclusively December 25 on the company’s streaming platform.

Disney Headline News

Disney Creates Direct-to-Consumer Unit to Oversee Streaming

Kevin Mayer, who oversaw the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, will lead the new division.