Tag Archives: The Walt Disney Company

Disney Donates $1.5 Million to the National Recreation and Park Association

The Walt Disney Company recently donated $1.5 million to the National Recreation and Park Association to provide funding for the Meet Me at the Park program. The NRPA’s Meet Me at the Park program promotes family fun in parks nationwide. Disney has donated to this organization for four consecutive years “to fund local park improvement […]

Disney Investors Explain Symbolic Vote Against Iger’s Compensation Package

At The Walt Disney Company shareholders meeting on March 8th, investors voted 52% to 48% against compensation packages for Disney CEO Bob Iger and other executives. The resolution was non-binding, but shareholders hoped it sent a signal to the Board that Iger’s pay may need to be “tweaked.” Recently, Reuters spoke with several asset management […]

The Walt Disney Company Has Announced a Strategic Reorganization

Today, The Walt Disney Company announced a strategic reorganization of their businesses. In a statement, Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company said: “We are strategically positioning our businesses for the future, creating a more effective, global framework to serve consumers worldwide, increase growth, and maximize shareholder value. With our […]

Former Disney Wonder Cast Member Sentenced to 15-Months for Fraud, Embezzlement

Back in October of 2017, Disney Cruise Line Cast Member Renan Dias da Rocha Gomes was arrested for embezzling more than $275,000 from the Walt Disney Company. Yesterday, Gomes was sentenced in federal court to 15 months in prison for wire fraud in connection with the embezzlement scheme. In his plea agreement, “Gomes admitted he […]

Hidden Gems of the Disneyland Resort Part 2 – New Orleans Square, Adventureland, Frontierland

Welcome back to the next installment of my 4-part series focusing on the “Hidden Gems of the Disneyland Resort.” Today, we are going to focus on 3 other lands of Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom. Those lands are New Orleans Square, Adventureland and Frontierland. Arguably, these lands contain the most popular attractions within all of […]

Disney Shareholders Vote on Executive Pay While Disneyland Workers Demonstrate Outside

This morning, Walt Disney Company shareholders held their annual meeting at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas. Bob Iger, CEO and chairman told investors, “Disney’s creative and financial success reflects the dedication of our cast members around the world, the strength of our stellar management team, and the support of a […]

Disney CEO Bob Iger Names New President for ESPN

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has named James Pitaro as the new president of ESPN effective immediately. Pitaro was serving as the Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. According to Iger, “Jimmy is a talented and dedicated leader with the right strategic vision, relentless drive and passion for […]

Here Are All the Ways You Can Help Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday!

Walt Disney famously said that it was all started by a Mouse and today, Disney has announced a global celebration like no other to honor 90 years of Mickey Mouse! Mickey captivated the world in his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928, and continues to bring happiness and merriment to Disney fans around the world. There’s no […]

Comcast Pushing Disney for a Bidding War Over Sky

In December of 2016, Twenty-First Century Fox offered $25.8 billion for a 61 percent stake of Sky, a European broadcasting network in which they already owned the remaining 39 percent. That deal has not yet been completed, pending government review. Since then, The Walt Disney Company announced that they would acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, including […]

Judge Dismisses Toni Basil’s Lawsuit Over Use of Her Song ‘Mickey’

Last fall, one-hit-wonder Toni Basil filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company, Kohl’s, Forever 21 and others for unauthorized use of her 1982 single, “Mickey.” Forever 21, for example, used Basil’s song in a video promoting a line of Disney clothing. The lawsuit claimed that Basil was “not consulted, did not give […]