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    How Disney is redefining the Kingdom - Newsweek 7/24/06

    The Mice That Roared

    How Disney bosses Bob Iger and Dick Cook are redefining the kingdom, Hollywood and themselves.


    Photos: David Livingston / Getty Images (left); Kevin Winter / Getty Images
    Big Changes: Despite recent blockbusters, Iger (left) and Cook decided to slash 650 jobs in an overhaul last week
    By Sean Smith
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    July 31, 2006 issue - They weren't exactly Hollywood's idea of a power couple: Disney CEO Robert Iger, once derided as a "suit," and studio chief Richard Cook, who got his start as a monorail operator at Disneyland. But last week Iger and Cook dropped a bomb bigger than any of the explosions you'll see in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." Just weeks after the record-smashing release of the sequel—soon to be the highest-grossing film in Disney history—Cook fired studio president Nina Jacobson and announced Disney was slashing 20 percent of its studio staff and cutting the number of films it makes each year by a third.
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    Re: How Disney is redefining the Kingdom - Newsweek 7/24/06

    I'm curious as to why Mickey's head appears deformed in that really lame photo graphic that Newsweek paid some schmuck to design.

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    Re: How Disney is redefining the Kingdom - Newsweek 7/24/06

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterGracey
    I'm curious as to why Mickey's head appears deformed in that really lame photo graphic that Newsweek paid some schmuck to design.

    They paid cash AND it's Mister SomeShmuck to you.
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    Re: How Disney is redefining the Kingdom - Newsweek 7/24/06

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterGracey
    I'm curious as to why Mickey's head appears deformed in that really lame photo graphic that Newsweek paid some schmuck to design.
    Because the Mickey Mouse symbol is copyrighted by the Walt Disney Company, and so they can't use it. They can make an image that looks kinda sorta like the mouse, but it can't be too close or Disney could come after them.













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