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more disney fallout

[Continuing from this discussion this morning]

Director Stanley Gold resigned from the Disney board this morning, just one day after Roy Disney resigned (or was forced into retirement, depending on how you look at it).

Following in Roy Disney's footsteps, Gold also called for Michael Eisner to resign.

"It is clear to me that this board is unwilling to tackle the difficult issues I believe this company continues to face -- management failures and accountability for those failures, operational deficiencies, imprudent capital allocations, the cannibalization of certain Company icons for short-term gain, the enormous loss of creative talent over the last years, the absence of succession planning and the lack of strategic focus," Gold wrote.

In other words, Eisner has shaped Disney into his own image and, in the process, has cut the animation giant off at the knees. I restate my declaration from this morning: If Eisner stays on, Disney will sink with him.


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All I can say is that I will never get snookered into buying another of their direct-to-vid animated crapfests.Tarzan II blew,then I went in again for Lilo and Stitch II,another example of really bad animation and poor story line.Luckily my little critic is almost 7 and she gets it,so I don;t have to get the evil Dad treatment.

Eisnerland really doesn't have the same ring to it. Now, Michaellandon, THAT has potential.

All good things seem to come to and end. When what the last time Disney put out something decent? Beauty and the Beast was ok, but that's been a while.

Yes, why has Disney been shooting itself in the foot with these direct-to-video turkeys? All that energy could be focused on developing better products.

Personally, I'm pissed about them completely destroying the Animation department, right down to selling off the tables. Stupid fucks.

If you haven't got a decent story or characters, 3D isn't going to work either.

Idiots. Eisner has done a fantastic job of gutting a once-great company.

They should either fire Eisner and rebuild, or just cut their losses and sell off every part of the business except the part needed to distribute Hiyao Miyazaki's films in the U.S. It's the only part worth keeping.

I do think it is rather "progressive" of Disney to allow someone who once posed in Penthouse Magazine to have any type of role in any movie they do. Not saying I disapprove or anything, but I think Walt Disney is rolling in his grave. For those of you who don't know, I am talking about Mrs. Rick Fox, a.k.a. Vanessa Williams, the Ms. America who was "stripped" (pun not intentional) of the title because of the pictures.

Drudge is reporting that Eisner called several people who disagreed with him Shiite Muslims. I think it's time for Eisner to go.

Very good

This spells bad news for micheal moore's next "Documentary": "Fahrenheit 9-11"

Heh. The first time I skimmed over this post I read that as "God also called for Michael Eisner to resign."

They've put out a lot of tripe lately, true. I was actually stunned at how bad Hercules and Atlantis were. And don't even remind me that I have a copy of "Return of Jafar" in the closet (shudder).

But you can't just write them off yet. IMO Mulan stands among the best of all Disney films (even though the music is forgettable compared to Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and B&TB); ENG and Lilo & Stitch are great fun; and even Tarzan is mildly entertaining.

And lately I've been watching Kim Possible on the Disney Channel and wondering just how is it possible that something so good can be produced by Disney TV. The Proud Family is very good too, though it doesn't really catch my attention the same way.

Seriously, KP rocks.