Roy Disney tries to rally supporters to oust Eisner

Posted Wednesday, January 21, 2004 8:02 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Roy E. Disney got a standing ovation Saturday as he brought his campaign to oust Walt Disney Co. chairman and chief executive Michael Eisner to lovers of all things Disney at the Disneyana convention in California. Disney said management decisions have dulled the creative edge of the entertainment giant.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2004 12:01 PM
Call me a pessimist, but I don't think this, along with Mike, will go anywhere.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2004 7:01 PM
How long till the assassination attempts?
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Thursday, January 22, 2004 12:18 AM
Most folks with all that money (he is very wealthy) usually would enjoy anything else rather than being in a boardroom at his age. Sleeping, drinking, fishing, t/v, etc. Note to self: when I grow up and retire, toss alarm clock out of window.

The Disney family gave control to Eisner long ago when they hired him. If Eisner was not brought in, the outcome may have led to a Disney-chapter 11 with the way they flushed money down the toilet on park projects while totally forgetting how to make a movie that broke even.

Anyhow, it is what it is, Roy wants to run the show again, and I am curious who else in the family has the stones or knowledge to run a multi-billion dollar venture of a global park system (new term) and a media giant.

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