News The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors Extends Robert A. Iger’s Contract as CEO Through 2026

JD80

Well-Known Member
Why would I give a rat's hind parts about Fox and Searchlight?

Elemental (which was actually good). Wish (TBD). Name the next original movie Disney (or Pixar) has coming out. Elio, in 2025. Meanwhile, do you want to discuss or list the number of sequels and rehashes they have on the schedule? Because that list is a helluva lot longer.

They have been averaging around 2 movies a year or so between Pixar and WDAS over the last two decades. Below you'll see sequels in bolded red. Outside of the run up to the Pandemic you'll see most years with original content.

In 2019 those sequels had a box office of $1.453B and $1.073B and in 2018 those sequels had $349.4M, $529.3M and $1.243B.

Last few years Pixar and Disney:
2023: Elemental, Wish
2022: Strange World, Lightyear (Count as original?),Turning Red
2021: Encanto. Luca, Raya
2020: Soul, Onward
2019: Frozen II, Toy Story 4,
2018: Mary Poppins Returns, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Incredibles 2
2017: Coco Cars 3
2016: Moana, Finding Dory, Zootopia
2015: The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out,
2014: Planes: Fire and Rescue
2013: Frozen, Planes, Monsters University
2012: Wreck It Ralph, Brave
2011: Winnie the Pooh, Cars 2
2010: Tangled, Toy Story 3
2009: The Princess and the Frog, Up
2008: Bolt, WALL-E
2007: Ratatouille, Meet the Robinsons
2006: Cars
2005: Chicken Little, Poohs Heffalump Movie
2004: The Incredibles, Home on the Range
2003: Brother Bear, Finding Nemo,
Jungle Book 2, Piglet's Big Movie
 

DCBaker

Premium Member
Original Poster
Bob Iger is reportedly holding a town hall on November 28.

This is apparently the memo that was sent out.

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HauntedPirate

Park nostalgist
Premium Member
They have been averaging around 2 movies a year or so between Pixar and WDAS over the last two decades. Below you'll see sequels in bolded red. Outside of the run up to the Pandemic you'll see most years with original content.

In 2019 those sequels had a box office of $1.453B and $1.073B and in 2018 those sequels had $349.4M, $529.3M and $1.243B.

Last few years Pixar and Disney:
2023: Elemental, Wish
2022: Strange World, Lightyear (Count as original?),Turning Red
2021: Encanto. Luca, Raya
2020: Soul, Onward
2019: Frozen II, Toy Story 4,
2018: Mary Poppins Returns, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Incredibles 2
2017: Coco Cars 3
2016: Moana, Finding Dory, Zootopia
2015: The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out,
2014: Planes: Fire and Rescue
2013: Frozen, Planes, Monsters University
2012: Wreck It Ralph, Brave
2011: Winnie the Pooh, Cars 2
2010: Tangled, Toy Story 3
2009: The Princess and the Frog, Up
2008: Bolt, WALL-E
2007: Ratatouille, Meet the Robinsons
2006: Cars
2005: Chicken Little, Poohs Heffalump Movie
2004: The Incredibles, Home on the Range
2003: Brother Bear, Finding Nemo,
Jungle Book 2, Piglet's Big Movie
Exactly. Thanks for compiling that list. To me, what you posted exemplifies the shift in strategy Bob is green-lighting. More sequels, less original content.

Some of the releases from the past 3 years was green-lit under Bob 1.0, but did $lappie actually approve any of these? Genuine question, because that goes against his tendencies to milk everything for what its worth (a move he learned as the head of P&R/DPEP).

But you didn't list the live-action remakes. ;) (Just a joke, because everyone should know my feelings on those insipid pieces of garbage)
 

fgmnt

Well-Known Member
Exactly. Thanks for compiling that list. To me, what you posted exemplifies the shift in strategy Bob is green-lighting. More sequels, less original content.

Some of the releases from the past 3 years was green-lit under Bob 1.0, but did $lappie actually approve any of these? Genuine question, because that goes against his tendencies to milk everything for what its worth (a move he learned as the head of P&R/DPEP).

But you didn't list the live-action remakes. ;) (Just a joke, because everyone should know my feelings on those insipid pieces of garbage)
I think production cycles on these animated movies are so long, there is no movie on this list that entered production during Bob the Lesser’s time as CEO. I know some of those Pixar movies took like 7 years to develop but some of that might include R&D time (Elemental probably had a lot of R&D preproduction). I guess he could have axed some of them in progress but they needed releases.

Biggest impact Chapek had on animated features was probably pushing them to Disney+ and completely imploding Pixar’s box office reputation and probably severely negatively affecting that studio’s morale. We don’t live in the reality where Soul gets a Holiday 2021 theater release and every Pixar release since Onward got pushed down from there. I wonder what that alternate universe looks like for the company.
 

HauntedPirate

Park nostalgist
Premium Member
I think production cycles on these animated movies are so long, there is no movie on this list that entered production during Bob the Lesser’s time as CEO. I know some of those Pixar movies took like 7 years to develop but some of that might include R&D time (Elemental probably had a lot of R&D preproduction). I guess he could have axed some of them in progress but they needed releases.

Biggest impact Chapek had on animated features was probably pushing them to Disney+ and completely imploding Pixar’s box office reputation and probably severely negatively affecting that studio’s morale. We don’t live in the reality where Soul gets a Holiday 2021 theater release and every Pixar release since Onward got pushed down from there. I wonder what that alternate universe looks like for the company.
Bob the Lesser (I like that) definitely took a dump on Pixar with his moves. Just inexplicable and inexcusable.
 

Dranth

Well-Known Member
Why would I give a rat's hind parts about Fox and Searchlight?

Elemental (which was actually good). Wish (TBD). Name the next original movie Disney (or Pixar) has coming out. Elio, in 2025. Meanwhile, do you want to discuss or list the number of sequels and rehashes they have on the schedule? Because that list is a helluva lot longer.
They only have two animated movies officially announced so far and both are for Pixar. Eilo and Inside Out 2. Sure, we know Iger wants to fit in another Toy Story (I really hope they talk him out of that one) but what else has he mentioned for Pixar? Legit question there as I don't remember any others.

As for Walt Disney Animation Studios, they have nothing officially announced but we know Iger mentioned another Frozen and Zootopia. Any others?
 

erasure fan1

Well-Known Member
Or that originals are a huge gamble that often don't do nearly as well as sequels?
I see this a lot when people defend the sequels and remakes. The problem I have with this mentality is this. All those sequels and remakes were made possible because they once came from an original story. Sequels are fine, but you have to be able to create original projects. Yes, an original project is a bigger gamble than a sequel to something everyone already loves. That's why getting these super inflated budgets in check is so important. If everything wasn't a tent pole budget, you could take some risks and not have to have a tent pole box office. Therefore keeping your pipeline full so you aren't having to rely on toy story 5.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
I see this a lot when people defend the sequels and remakes. The problem I have with this mentality is this. All those sequels and remakes were made possible because they once came from an original story. Sequels are fine, but you have to be able to create original projects. Yes, an original project is a bigger gamble than a sequel to something everyone already loves. That's why getting these super inflated budgets in check is so important. If everything wasn't a tent pole budget, you could take some risks and not have to have a tent pole box office. Therefore keeping your pipeline full so you aren't having to rely on toy story 5.

It would also help if the could manage to make decent movies for huge fanbases that really…really…want to love something…

Just saying
 

JD80

Well-Known Member
Exactly. Thanks for compiling that list. To me, what you posted exemplifies the shift in strategy Bob is green-lighting. More sequels, less original content.

Some of the releases from the past 3 years was green-lit under Bob 1.0, but did $lappie actually approve any of these? Genuine question, because that goes against his tendencies to milk everything for what its worth (a move he learned as the head of P&R/DPEP).

But you didn't list the live-action remakes. ;) (Just a joke, because everyone should know my feelings on those insipid pieces of garbage)

It exemplifies Iger promoting sequels that made billions of dollars and the majority of the films being originals.
 

JD80

Well-Known Member
Frozen 3 and 4 will be pretty fun I'm sure. People will eat them up.

I'm surprised we haven't heard about a Moana sequel of some sorts. That movie is still holding popularity.
 

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