Eisner says Iger already in charge at Disney

Posted Monday, March 28, 2005 9:21 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Although Disney chief Michael Eisner doesn't step down until September, he says the transition in leadership has already happened for his successor, Bob Iger.

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Monday, March 28, 2005 9:39 AM
If so, then why the hell is Eisner still there?
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Monday, March 28, 2005 10:23 AM
Just to annoy all the Disney fanboys :) Isn't that a major part of his job description?
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Monday, March 28, 2005 11:13 AM
Because he wants to get paid through September ;)
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Monday, March 28, 2005 11:29 AM
If his contract extends through to 2006, he gets paid to be there regardless if he's there or not.

And no millrace, that isn't part of his job description, he added that himself!

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Monday, March 28, 2005 11:38 AM
millrace might be on to something. After all, every drama needs a villian; Uncle Mikey might just be serving as a lightning rod.
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Monday, March 28, 2005 12:42 PM
He is probably still there to assist Iger and give him support if there are any problems he is unsure of handling.
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Monday, March 28, 2005 5:08 PM
I think he's there to soak up the attention from the 50th Anniversary celebration... why would he want Iger to enjoy that? Gotta preserve his legacy, ya know?
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 9:53 AM
Rob A sed: "Gotta preserve his legacy, ya know?"

Then why doesn't he just walk around the park breaking lights, knocking over trash, and closing attractions?

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 1:37 PM
Add "punching Mickey Mouse in the face" to that list and then you're onto something!
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