Disney studio chief quits, started as a train and monorail operator

Posted Monday, September 21, 2009 10:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Walt Disney Co. film-unit Chairman Dick Cook resigned less than a month after the company announced its $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment Inc. Cook, 59, spent 38 years at Burbank, California-based Disney. He is leaving immediately and no replacement was named. He started at Disneyland as an operator of the steam train and monorail rides at the Anaheim, California theme park, according to Friday’s statement.

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