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News Chapek FIRED, Iger New CEO

DCLcruiser

Well-Known Member
That's exactly why my company uses IG - we are in fine jewelry and it sells! I use it to follow friends too and a check in once a week or so is all I need. Don't discount Tik Tok. Lots goes on there and we plan to tackle that next.

Twitter annoys me right now so I've stepped back from that. But yes it can be faster for info. Though I caught some things on tik tok before twitter released. So it's all about what they want released and when.
I still can’t get passed the fact that TT solely exists for China to track people and yet people willingly use it. Crazy.
 

WizardofDestiny123

Active Member
What I think Iger needs to accomplish are a few things.

Right the ship of state at Disney. Undo some of the more pernicious and enraging aspects of Chapek's work. Ousting Kareem Daniels and his lieutenants and handing control of greenlight and distribution back to their studio divisions was a good decision.

After that, what could be next? Absolutely Iger needs to get the streaming business in the black. Media divisions like ABC and ESPN also should be more seriously addressed, whether that's from fixing those assets or spinning them off.

As for the parks...I think that Iger recognizes that they need some adjusting as well. The most immediate and popular decisions he can make include getting rid of the reservation system as well as allowing park hopping all day once more. I also hope that Iger makes fixing Genie+ a priority. If Disney is unwilling to go back to FastPass, then they could at least do some things to make Genie+ more attractive. Namely, they could give guests one free Lightning lane per day at the park and make the app more consumer friendly. I really like Universal's Express Pass system. Maybe offer something similar with Genie+?

I also think that Iger should look to Epic Universe and see that Disney needs a response in Florida, just like Tokyo Disneyland recognized that it required a response to Super Nintendo World and Studio Ghibli. What that response entails, I don't know. But the company cannot allow itself to be caught flatfooted again by Universal.

Also, I sincerely hope Iger invests in the parks more with increased maintenance, better conditions for cast members, and quality of life improvements to existing attractions to make the guest experience more satisfactory.

Perhaps the most crucial thing that Iger must accomplish is finding a successor and actually preparing that person for the job. Whether it's someone from within the company or an outsider, Bob Iger must get succession right this time so the company isn't stuck with yet another Disney succession crisis. I think people will forgive Iger if he can get this right, Chapek will just be remembered as an unfortunate mismatch. But if he botches succession a second time, Iger's legacy might be less rosy than he wants it to be. There is no perfect choice for the CEO position. But perhaps Disney should know post-Chapek what it doesn't need. Namely, someone who doesn't understand the importance of maintaining a friendly relationship with both the entertainment community as well as the business community. I hope Iger's successor is someone who becomes apparent in the next few months, as this person must begin the process of training right away.

For all of Iger's positives and negatives, there can be no doubt that he was a visionary who changed the company profoundly in the same way that Eisner and Walt did before him. Let's hope he can get the company's mojo back and find someone who will lead the company into the future.
 

Angel Ariel

Well-Known Member
I don't know what you guys are watching but I have seen ads for Strange World a lot.
Streaming services and dvr’d shows. We rarely watch live tv, and I’ve seen nothing come up, trailer wise, on my social media feeds (which was not the case for wakanda forever)
 

Tony the Tigger

Well-Known Member
A person with nearly 25,000 posts on a Disney fan site had never once heard the name of the Disney $180M tentpole Thanksgiving animated release that has been in production for years.

OK. Sure, why not.

This is where we are in the conversation now.
Because that matters so much. YoU mUsT bE a ReAl FaN.
 

Goofyernmost

Well-Known Member
A person with nearly 25,000 posts on a Disney fan site had never once heard the name of the Disney $180M tentpole Thanksgiving animated release that has been in production for years.

OK. Sure, why not.

This is where we are in the conversation now.
First time I have ever heard of it as well. But, I guess I am not longer a fan so it doesn't count.
 

Trauma

Well-Known Member
First time I have ever heard of it as well. But, I guess I am not longer a fan so it doesn't count.
I never heard of Frozen when it came out. That seemed to do ok.

Now that people are hearing about and it’s exactly what the American people want, we should expect a giant second week.
 

MerlinTheGoat

Well-Known Member
I never heard of Frozen when it came out.
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correcaminos

Premium Member
I never heard of Frozen when it came out. That seemed to do ok.

Now that people are hearing about <snip sarcasm>, we should expect a giant second week.
The movie might just suck. We'll watch it eventually. I assume it is not well received because it's more sci fi like Atlantis which happened to turn 20 this weekend.
 

flynnibus

Premium Member
A person with nearly 25,000 posts on a Disney fan site had never once heard the name of the Disney $180M tentpole Thanksgiving animated release that has been in production for years.

I am 100% truthful. Never heard of it until this thread brought it up.

So as you say… someone who follows parts of the fandom… and their market message missed me entirely.

I don’t see ads here… i never saw the ads in my D+ watching or my other streaming apps. Haven’t see it in youtube ads…. I run ad blockers on websites. But i never saw the film mentioned in articles either.

So yeah…. Dunno where they are advertising but they missed a lifelong disney fan. Take it for what it’s worth.
 

Skibum1970

Well-Known Member
I am 100% truthful. Never heard of it until this thread brought it up.

So as you say… someone who follows parts of the fandom… and their market message missed me entirely.

I don’t see ads here… i never saw the ads in my D+ watching or my other streaming apps. Haven’t see it in youtube ads…. I run ad blockers on websites. But i never saw the film mentioned in articles either.

So yeah…. Dunno where they are advertising but they missed a lifelong disney fan. Take it for what it’s worth.

I saw two previews when I went to a movie cinema and that was it. Of course, that was enough to go, "Uh, no thanks."
 

TalkingHead

Well-Known Member
This "no marketing" for SW is becoming the latest ridiculous myth. Here in LA, there are billboards, bus shelters, ads on multiple channels throughout this weekend (Disney owned and others), theater chain emails, social media, trailers before BP, etc.

There is broad marketing support for this title.

The suggestion that Disney launched a $180M tentpole movie in over 4,000 theaters over a holiday weekend without any marketing support may be one of the most ridiculous comments I've ever heard.

Now, did Disney test screen it and realize they have a complete disaster on their hands and pull back some spend? Absolutely, but to pretend this release is not supported by a marketing campaign is just rationalizing a complete audience rejection of the title.
There’s a large Strange World photo-op display outside Disney Springs AMC. Amusingly, it replaced a similar display for the live-action Pinocchio debacle. Talk about a cursed twofer.
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
A person with nearly 25,000 posts on a Disney fan site had never once heard the name of the Disney $180M tentpole Thanksgiving animated release that has been in production for years.

OK. Sure, why not.

This is where we are in the conversation now.

The first time I heard of it was a week or two ago when I saw an ad while watching a college football game. I think I've seen one ad for it since.

I admittedly don't go out of my way to look for news about Disney films. I'm not even sure the most recent Disney or Pixar animated film I saw -- probably Luca (although only in part) because my niece and nephews were watching it at the beach, although I'm sure there are films released before it that I haven't seen.

Regardless, I'd guess the general public has seen about as much about it as I have (i.e. very little), although it wouldn't surprise me if they've done more targeted advertising on shows and other media aimed at kids/families.
 
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