Bob Iger

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Disney Boss: Prices Got Too High at Theme Parks

But Disney+ should have cost more at rollout, Iger says

(Newser) - The head of the Walt Disney Co. has conceded that theme park admission prices might have gotten a little out of hand—under his predecessor. "I always believed that Disney was a brand that needs to be accessible," Bob Iger said at a conference Thursday, Deadline reports. "...

Ousted Disney CEO's Exit Pay Revealed in Filing

Bob Chapek's package is worth about $20M

(Newser) - Bob Chapek may be out at Disney, but he's definitely not down and out. A Tuesday regulatory filing shows he's slated to walk with a severance package worth about $20 million. Insider gives the breakdown: It's $6.5 million in base salary tied to the scheduled end...

Disney CEO Tells Staff to Come in 4 Days a Week

Employees on hybrid schedule should spend more time in the office, Iger says

(Newser) - Since returning to the CEO job in November, Bob Iger has said he's looking for ways to energize the Walt Disney Co. On Monday, employees were told that will involve a change in their schedules. Those working a hybrid schedule will have to show up in person at the...

Clue to Disney Surprise Can Be Found in 2020 NYT Article

Clue to Disney
CEO Stunner
Lies in 2020
NYT Article
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Clue to Disney CEO Stunner Lies in 2020 NYT Article

Just a few months after stepping down back then, Bob Iger seemingly regretted his decision

(Newser) - This weekend brought a bombshell in the world of business: Disney ousted CEO Bob Chapek and brought back former CEO Bob Iger to replace him. How surprising is it? Consider that Disney's board gave Chapek a three-year extension in June, notes the Washington Post . So what's behind what...

In 'Disney Shocker,' an Erstwhile CEO Returns

Bob Iger back in as Bob Chapek, criticized for his leadership, is abruptly out

(Newser) - Bob Iger abruptly stepped down as CEO of Disney in 2020, and less than three years later, he's just as abruptly stepping back in. The board announced to employees Sunday night that Iger would return to the position effective immediately, which means Bob Chapek, who took over for Iger...

What Disney May Need to Do Once the Parks Reopen

Executive Chair Bob Iger says it's possible temperature checks may be done for virus

(Newser) - If you've ever been to a Disney theme park, you know the rigmarole you have to go through to get past the security gates. Soon there may be an additional step: having your temperature taken. In a Tuesday interview with Barron's , Disney Executive Chair Bob Iger, who recently...

Disney CEO Bob Iger Abruptly Steps Down

Bob Chapek will replace him

(Newser) - Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company through successful purchases of Star Wars, Marvel, and Fox's entertainment businesses and the launch of a Netflix challenger, is stepping down immediately, the company said in a surprise announcement Tuesday. The Walt Disney Co. named as his replacement Bob Chapek, most...

Calif. Elementary School Gets Apology From Disney's CEO

It was told by a licensing company it had to pay up for illegally screening 'The Lion King'

(Newser) - A California elementary school was on the receiving end of an unusual apology on Thursday: from Disney CEO Bob Iger. Emerson Elementary School in Berkeley found itself the subject of national news earlier this week when it emerged that it was informed it would have to pay $250 for illegally...

Old Video Suggests Royal Couple's Real Plan

Prince Harry is seen seeking work for Meghan in 2019

(Newser) - Looks like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been planning their royal departure for a while now, People reports. In a July 2019 video that resurfaced this weekend, Harry is seen at the London debut of The Lion King chatting up Disney CEO Bob Iger about a voice-over job for...

Why Disney Is Remaking This Classic
Why Disney Is
Remaking This Classic

Why Disney Is Remaking This Classic

'Home Alone' to be rebooted, along with 3 other franchises

(Newser) - In an effort to lure consumers to its upcoming Disney+ streaming service , Disney announced Tuesday it will be rebooting four popular franchises it acquired when it purchased 21st Century Fox's entertainment properties . Specifically, Disney CEO Bob Iger said during a company call about third-quarter earnings, Home Alone, Night at ...

Disney CEO on Filming in Ga.: 'Don't See How It's Practical'

Bob Iger says it will be 'very difficult' to do production there if abortion law goes into effect

(Newser) - First Netflix said it may "rethink" filming in Georgia over a strict new abortion law . Now another big entertainment company is expressing similar doubts. Reuters reports that on Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger noted his company filming in the Peach State could be up in the air if the...

Abigail Disney: Our CEO's Pay 'Insane'

Disney co-founder's granddaughter addresses pay disparity between Bob Iger, workers

(Newser) - Disney CEO Bob Iger got an 80% raise last year, and is currently making $65.6 million. One of the members of the Disney family thinks that's "insane." Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Walt Disney Company co-founder Roy Disney, spoke at the Fast Company Impact Council last week...

Tweeting Trump Escalates Beef With Bob Iger
Trump Calls Out
Bob Iger Once More

Trump Calls Out Bob Iger Once More

'Iger, where is my call of apology?'

(Newser) - President Trump is still waiting for that apology from Bob Iger. Trump first showed some resentment Wednesday after the target of Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, Valerie Jarrett, got an apology from the Disney CEO while Iger has never called Trump "to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and...

Trump Tweets About Roseanne Controversy

President complains about 'HORRIBLE' statements made about him on ABC

(Newser) - It’s official: President Trump has weighed in on the Roseanne controversy. He tweeted Wednesday, “Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that 'ABC does not tolerate comments like those' made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize...

Disney-Fox Mega Deal Raises Worry About Quality of Movies
Simpsons Saw This Fox-Disney
Deal Coming 20 Years Ago
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Simpsons Saw This Fox-Disney Deal Coming 20 Years Ago

Meanwhile, some are worried about a decline in the quality of movies

(Newser) - Disney was already a behemoth enterprise, but its proposed $52.4 billion purchase of the bulk of 21st Century Fox would make it even more of a giant. As the Washington Post notes, Disney is currently the biggest US studio in terms of box office returns, with the Marvel and...

Mega Merger: Disney Is Buying a Big Chunk of Fox

$52.4B deal must still be approved by regulators

(Newser) - It's a mammoth deal, and one that could have huge repercussions in the entertainment and media worlds. Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, including film and television studios, cable, and international TV businesses as it...

Aargh: Hackers Hold New Pirates Movie for Ransom

They're threatening to release it early

(Newser) - The new Pirates of the Caribbean movie has apparently fallen into the hands of a different kind of pirate, and they're threatening to make it public unless a ransom is paid. Disney CEO Bob Iger told employees Monday that hackers have seized a Disney movie and are demanding a...

Disney CEO Bob Iger May Have Eye on White House

2 reports say he's being encouraged to run and is considering the possibility

(Newser) - It looks like one name can be added to the early mix of potential 2020 candidates: Disney CEO Bob Iger. The Hollywood Reporter in March reported that Iger was seriously considering supporters' requests that he run for the Democratic nomination, and now a post at Axios amplifies that. "He'...

The 10 Most Powerful People in Hollywood

Leo is the only actor in the upper echelon

(Newser) - For the first time, the Hollywood Reporter has put together a list of the 100 most powerful people in entertainment, though it's what Paste Magazine describes as a list "celebrating the accomplishments of … white guys." Only 19 women and 10 people of color make the cut....

What Will Be the World's Most-Visited Theme Park Opens

Disney's Shanghai park is its first in mainland China

(Newser) - Walt Disney Co. opened its Shanghai theme park Thursday, its first in mainland China, with a Chinese children's choir, Sleeping Beauty and other Disney characters, and speeches by Communist Party leaders. Vice Premier Wang Yang joined Disney CEO Bob Iger in cutting a red ribbon as the park opened,...

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