Roy Disney and Stan Gold take their cause to the Internet

Posted Saturday, December 13, 2003 4:37 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Roy Disney and Stan Gold, both of which recently resigned from the Walt Disney Company's board, have launched a Web site to further their cause. The duo has links to contact current board members for fans and investors to discuss their concerns.

Read more from News.com or visit SaveDisney.com.

Saturday, December 13, 2003 5:36 PM
For major people from a multimillion Dollar entertainment corporation, this website looks rather simple handmade... really makes you wonder how they can pull this off...
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Saturday, December 13, 2003 11:54 PM
I can see what your saying super and rock. Its too childish(the look not content). It also seems like one of the sites that could be left on the internet.
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Sunday, December 14, 2003 1:49 PM
Jeff's avatar Who cares... it serves its primary function, to get fans and others who side with them the information they need to be heard by Disney's board. It's not an entertainment site that someone will stumble on, they'll only be going there with a purpose.
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Sunday, December 14, 2003 9:53 PM
Am I wrong or could they have done more for the company had they not resigned?
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Sunday, December 14, 2003 11:03 PM
I agree with Jeff. If this was DisneyFanSiteNumber34928.com, and it had a design like that, I might be thinking the same as you, but this site serves a simple purpose - to gain support and highlight the issues that plague Disney. Maybe if you're with Disney and Gold on this issue and think you could do something that's more professional, you could email them with the addresses given and offer your services.

Good on them is all I can really say. They've got the dedication to care about a company that has essentially tossed them aside.

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Monday, December 15, 2003 1:34 AM
rollergator's avatar Couldn't help but think as I read Roy Disney's and Stanley Gold's resignation letter and the one to the cast members, among the other tidbits, that there is more than enough smoke for the Board to take a closer look at all this. I had predicted that Eisner would have stepped down before now...but now it looks like there may be a longer battle at hand. I still expect (and hope) that Roy will be back in the fold at some point, but Eisner's support on the Board must be pretty well entrenched.

I would like to know what percentage *of employees* would like to keep Eisner, and that of Roy's supporters....I'd also LOVE to know who's been to the SaveDisney site to express support for Roy....besides me that is....;)

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Monday, December 15, 2003 8:37 AM
I went to the site and was pretty unimpressed. I understand Jeff's point but Roy is supposedly a very creative person and I can't believe they couldn't get someone to do a better job. They should have contracted with Jeff.

In any event, Eisner is pretty much disliked by a vast majority of the cast members from middle management on down. They would like to see changed but the know Eisner has a pretty strong foothold.

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Monday, December 15, 2003 11:22 AM
janfrederick's avatar Well, if they can catch Saddam, I'm sure Eisner won't get away... ;)
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Tuesday, December 16, 2003 2:28 AM
Whatever it takes to get the "old" Disney back......I'm one of many waiting for them to remember what traditional animation is. WHY wasn't I born in the 40's? Pinocchio, steam locomotives, and cheap gas!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2003 12:22 PM
janfrederick's avatar Well, I don't know about cheap gas. I think that's it's probably cheaper now when you take wages and war rationing into account.

Also keep in mind that them locomotives belched nasties in the air and were notoriously inefficient on fuel.

And heaven forbid you weren't white...

But the cartoons were good. ;)

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