One of the things I was hoping he'd do (and I posted this in another thread, too) was that he'd allow bigger budgets for Disney theme parks. Giving Disneyland Park a new E-Ticket, retooling DCA with a more engrossing theme, making a third park in Anaheim that resembles the creativity of Tokyo Disney Seas... No more out of the box rides. Bleh.
I would like to think that he could possibly find a way to alienate fewer people than Eisner did, and find ways to get people to work together across the spectrum, instead of trying to concentrate all the reins of power in his own hands, and lettting his ego get in the way of making good decisions for the future of the company.
Considering what Mike did in those areas, he can't lose. Anything else is frosting on the cake.
What I expect is for him to surround himself with people that know what they are doing. I want someone that understands the theme parks to run them. Someone that knows TV to be at ABC. I don't want to see someone that knows stores running DL again like you know who that ran it into the ground.
I have no expectations. I have seen evidence that he will definitely do something, but I really can't say whether I think it'll be for good or ill. Let's just say I'm determined to be "cautiously optimistic".
Of course, everytime I head those words, an airline declares bankruptcy...
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The Partners statue knocked down and replaced with Eisner holding Bobby's hand.
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Good thread! If he can have some humility and wisdom, along with realizing what the true Disney magic is, he will be OK in my book. It's not about the bottom line, it is about dreams, and being a cut above. I want to see quality (like we have seen from Matt so far) back in the parks, movies, and shows. The money will take care of itself if the product is great.
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Out of Hollywood this morning, he fired almost all the staff of The Muppet Holding company including the hand picked head of that division. All Muppet projects are on hold. There are only three senior staff memvers left. All at the direct orders of Iger. Of course all the people he fired were hand picked by Eisner to run Muppet Holding, so maybe he is just trying to say it's a whole new world for Disney. I guess we just have to wait and see.