Tagged With: Bob Chapek
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.
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.
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.
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.
CEO Bob Chapek’s fence-sitting stance on the incendiary Florida bill has led employees to organize against it.
In a memo sent to staff, CEO Bob Chapek notes company’s mission is clear as it works to ensure next 100 years are as successful as its first.
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.’
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.
Company to focus on streaming and direct-to-consumer strategies; Kareem Daniel named Chairman of newly created M&E division.
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?’
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.
On same day they announce a staggering $3.5 billion quarterly loss, studio opts to offer live-action epic on their SVOD platform for $29.99 beginning September 4.
To entertain families during this ‘challenging period,’ studio moves up streaming release of their hit animated feature to March 15 in the U.S., March 17 in other territories.
Construction to begin later this year on first-ever Disney park ‘land’ based on 2016 Oscar-winning animated feature.