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It’s about dang time Iger separated himself from Trump.

It’s just amazing to me that racism, inciting violence, and sexual assault weren’t enough for Bob to make this decision. It took “going against the entire premise of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, right after we touted that vision of conservation and caring for the world as the reason for Pandora,” for Bob to see the that the light.

But hey, at least he saw it eventually. He was slow on the uptake, but at least he got it…in the end.

(That last statement and the accompanying photoshop made with @enkblogs – and other Jungle Cruise fans – in mind).

sorry to not shut up about this but its my field lol, again i’ve never heard of something like this happening on a film with such a large budget + established production line so for directors to literally quit right before shooting is finished means that they were willing to do the nuclear option in order to not get their names attached to this film- potentially even foregoing a paycheck (probably something like 25% of what they were promised) just….wow. oh to be a fly on the wall of that behind-the-scenes drama

Robert Iger Extends Contract as Disney CEO Through Mid-2019

Disney chairman-CEO Bob Iger has extended his contract as the company’s chief executive by one year, through July 2, 2019, a move that had been expected as Disney continues its long search for his successor.

“Given Bob Iger’s outstanding leadership, his record of success in a changing media landscape, and his clear strategic vision for Disney’s future, it is obvious that the company and its shareholders will be best served by his continued leadership as the board conducts the robust process of identifying a successor and ensuring a smooth transition,” said Orin C. Smith, who is the lead independent director of Disney’s board.

The pact calls for Iger to serve as consultant to Disney for three years following his exit as CEO. He’s held the top job at the Mouse House since succeeding Michael Eisner in early 2005.

“Mr. Iger has led the Walt Disney Company to unprecedented success during his 11 years as CEO, driving Disney to new creative heights, expanding the company’s global reach, fostering technological innovation, and delivering year-after-year of record financial results,” Smith said. “During his tenure, Mr. Iger has created enormous value for shareholders, with total shareholder return of 448%, compared to 144% for the S&P 500, and a dramatic increase in the company’s market capitalization to $177 billion from $46 billion.”

Hackers Claim to Have Stolen Upcoming Disney Movie

THR reports: Have real-life pirates taken aim at Disney?Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed Monday that hackers claiming to have access to a Disney movie threatened to release it unless the studio paid a ransom. Iger didn’t disclose the name of the film, but said Disney is refusing to pay. The studio is working with federal investigators.

Bob Iger Talks Star Wars Future

At an event at the University of Southern California, Bob Iger gave some details about the future of the Star Wars Universe.  One of the biggest questions out there since the passing of Carrie Fisher is how the franchise would handle the General Leia story line going forward. Iger said:

“We’re not changing” [”The Last Jedi”] Her performance, which we’re really pleased with, remains as it was.” 

Iger went on to address what the Han Solo movie would cover:

[The movie will cover Solo] “acquiring a certain vehicle and meeting a certain Wookie…You’ll also discover how he got his name.

How he got his name?  What was his name before?  Intriguing.  “The Last Jedi” hits theaters December 15.  The Han Solo Movie is currently scheduled for May 2018.

(h/t Deadline)

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Disney Replaces Entire Animation Department With Constable-Frozen

In a bold move, Disney announced today that it would lay off its entire animation department and replace it with tumblr icon, constable-frozen

In a statement, Disney CEO Bob Iger slowly rocked back and forth on the floor muttering, “Frozen, Frozen,” continuously until he had to be sedated.  

The transition is expected to happen later this year.

So y'all know how I say Bob Iger is my dad and none of you believe me… well I made him a Father’s Day tweet and he liked it. I hope he showed George Clooney and George Lucas (whose head I am covering in the second picture). I’m literally still laughing about this whole thing.

Someone on my Twitter feed retweeted the formal announcement of an alliance between my home state(Washington!!) with California and New York over this, and I was like … aww, who was that?

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Breaking News: Disney Buys Itself

Adding to a string of recent acquisitions, the Walt Disney Company has announced its intention of purchasing itself for the amount of $105.5 billion. 

This will be the company’s most significant purchase since its acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012. This deal is expected to cede the entirety of both Disney’s intellectual property and numerous subsidies to to Disney.

In a statement, Disney CEO Bob Iger simply stated, “AT&T and Time Warner? PLEASE. The only thing worth more than Disney is Disney. After this deal, I will be eternal. I will become the Alpha CEO.“(x).

Bye Beastly (?) (Again)

It’s cute that tumblr is randomly seeing my old post about the rumored demise of Avatarland. It’s almost bittersweet because both Joe Rohde (lead designer of Animal Kingdom) and Bob Iger (Disney CEO) confirmed the “land” is still very much in development. I guess it’s time for another goodbye Beastly Kingdom…how unfortunate.

Me too Pikachu, me too.

“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.

- Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company.”