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cnbc.com
ESPN Now: 5 Years Away?!
Disney chief Bob Iger says ESPN could be eventually sold directly to consumers. He also talked China, technology and "Star Wars."
By Matthew J. Belvedere

Matthew J. Belvedere:

Walt Disney chief Bob Iger said Monday he sees ESPN as a media property that could be eventually sold directly to consumers like Time Warner’s HBO, but not in the next five years.

“If we end up seeing more erosion in the so-called multichannel [cable and satellite TV] bundle, quality will win out,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

My bet: this turns into more like two years.

It’s of-f-f-f-f-icial: “Frozen 2” is in development at Walt Disney Animation Studios with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho, the Oscar®-winning filmmaking team behind “Frozen.” The news was announced at Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders this morning by Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company; John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; and actor Josh Gad, who provides the voice of Olaf from “Frozen.” A release date and production details are on ice for now.

During a shareholders conference call Tuesday morning, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that plans are currently in the works for The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3.

While not many additional details were shared, Iger said that The Incredibles director Brad Bird is currently working on a story for the sequel. The news comes on the heels of an announcement yesterday that The Incredibles will be re-released in theaters in 3D.

Iger said that a new Cars movie is in the works as well but did not elaborate further. News of a third installment first leaked last October when one of the voice actors said the project is in development.

Read more at Hypable.com

“We’re deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin will always be remembered for bringing some of the world’s favorite characters to life, from his zany alien on ABC’s Mork & Mindy to the irascible genie in Disney's Aladdin. He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed. We join Robin’s friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time.” - Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company

Original artwork by Eric Goldberg, supervising animator of the character Genie from Aladdin

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Disney CEO Reveals That He’s Hannah Montana

In a shocking display at a press conference earlier today, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that he is, in fact, worldwide pop sensation Hannah Montana.

“I’m tired of living this double life,” Iger said solemnly, as he put on a blonde wig in front of a crowd of confused reporters.  “Dang flabbit, I just wanna be me!”

“This definitely explains his recent absence in command,” says Disney analyst Jane Furrow.  “Of course he neglected Hollywood Studios, ignored dozens of successful Disney franchises, and fostered a lack of general original content in this company for all these years! He was too busy being Hannah Montana!”

Iger declined to make an official statement to reporters, saying only, “Don’t forget to buy my new album Live Action Remake! available now on Amazon and iTunes!”(x).

BREAKING (NOT SO SURPRISING) NEWS!

Olaf was seen talking to Bob Iger earlier this week about replacing Mickey’s spot as the official “mouse-scot” of the company. Bob thinks it will increase revenue and more attraction to the Disney company. Mickey has run his course, Bob implied. He’s been with us for so long, it’s time to ~let him go~. 

Olaf gave no comment but giggled when asked about it. 

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Robert Downey Jr And ‘Avengers’ Cast Ready To Rumble With Stingy Marvel Over Sequel Money And Strong-Arming

“First and foremost Marvel does not have Downey in place yet. ”They need him, and they don’t have him. He’s got a lot of leverage,” one insider tells me.”

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If you’re like most people, you already have a relationship with the Walt Disney Company. However, beginning today, you will no longer be like most people. Because now, you are part of the Walt Disney Company
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Walt Disney Company CEO, Bob Iger

ugh, I’m not even back in Traditions and I’m tearing up

More choice bits from that Deadline artice--

(in case you don’t want to read the entire thing)

On Marvel’s stinginess –

“ .. One reason why The Avengers was nominated for only one Oscar – Best Visual Effects – in the 85th Academy Awards contest was because Marvel refused to pay for an awards season campaign for the picture. And even when Disney offered to foot the bill, Marvel still wouldn’t budge.”

On Marvel (already) threatening to recast –

“I’ve learned Marvel already has threatened to sue or recast when contracts and/or options are challenged. That prompted a few cast members to respond, ‘Go ahead.’”

Others:

  • Only Chris Evans is actually signed on for Avengers 2 (part of his Winter Soldier deal)
  • Marvel will only give a $500K bonus and onlyif the film reaches $500M.
  • Marvel refuses to pay Chris Hemsworth more for than what he got from Snow White and the Huntsman.  Hemsworth was also happier with the treatment that he gets from Universal (which produced that film).
  • Disney bosses Bob Iger and Alan Horn are scared of Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter, who also happens to be Disney’s third-biggest shareholder.
  • None of the cast members had ever talked to Perlmutter, not even RDJ.
  • Joss Whedon has a contract with Marvel/Disney worth $100M that includes consultation work among other film/TV deals.