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    2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    The following people are reported to be honored as 2007 "Disney Legends" at a ceremony in October:

    Floyd Norman
    Roone Arledge
    Art Babbit
    Carl Borgirno
    Marge Champion
    Michael Eisner
    Dick Huemer

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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    i agree with all except Eisner
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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    Anyone know......

    Is there a site that lists all the current members along with a little Bio or something??

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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    whens J Katz getting in?
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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by tjcjr View Post
    Michael Eisner
    . Well I guess he is a legend in a very very bad way.

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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    He saved Disney IIRC, saying that it was time for the crazies to take over.

    And he also gave us The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Toy Story et al.

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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    In the beginning, Eisner was very good for the company, and helped a lot with a lot of the expansion and revival. I say, as much as people dislike him nowadays and towards the end of his tenure, he still deserves the award...
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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    I tend to view the Disney Legend awards as sort of a 'lifetime achievement' award. It honors the inductee for specific things (beloved characters designed, story ideas, etc) but also for the larger body of work during their Disney career. I only know of Floyd Norman on the list and he fits the award criteria as far as I can tell. However, I don't think Eisner's total contribution (10 years of greatness and 10 years of degradation) to the company merits the award.
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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by InspiredByWalt View Post
    I tend to view the Disney Legend awards as sort of a 'lifetime achievement' award. It honors the inductee for specific things (beloved characters designed, story ideas, etc) but also for the larger body of work during their Disney career. I only know of Floyd Norman on the list and he fits the award criteria as far as I can tell. However, I don't think Eisner's total contribution (10 years of greatness and 10 years of degradation) to the company merits the award.
    I was thinking about this too, but I do think it's the overall service done to the company. Because even some of the actors and actresses who have the award haven't been what I would consider a lifetime achievement.

    But, it is a good point worth considering.
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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    While he overstayed his tenure by a good five years, Michael Eisner absolutely deserves to be a Disney Legend.

    I shudder to think what would have happened to the company without him.

    I'm sorry, but you can't judge the man on some bad choices he made in his latter years alone, without realizing there likely wouldn't be a WDC (at least in its present form and all the amazing creative endeavors from parks to Broadway shows to resorts to animation etc ...) if he hadn't of been named CEO in 1984.

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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by mouseinphilly View Post
    He saved Disney IIRC, saying that it was time for the crazies to take over.

    And he also gave us The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Toy Story et al.
    Hold On! Hold On! Hold On!

    Eisner did not give us those things it all J Katz, remember him who should have gotten Wells job? Oh yeah he is responsible for one other little thing maybe you've heard of it, The Lion King
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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    While I won't deny the contribution Katzenberg has given to the animation division, and while I don't want this to boil down into a fight about Eisner, Katzenberg, etc. I don't think he was the right man for Wells's job. I do think however, one of Eisner's biggest mistakes was not picking a replacement suitable for Wells, and dragging his heels the whole time.

    Many cite the death of Wells as the beginning of the decline.
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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
    I don't think he was the right man for Wells's job. I do think however, one of Eisner's biggest mistakes was not picking a replacement suitable for Wells, and dragging his heels the whole time.

    Many cite the death of Wells as the beginning of the decline.

    That we can agree on.
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    Re: 2007 'Disney Legend' Inductees Announced

    What about ovitz he seemed ok for the job?
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