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The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Board of Directors announced today that Bob Chapek has been named Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, effective immediately. Mr. Chapek most recently served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Robert A. Iger assumes the role of Executive Chairman and will direct the Company’s creative endeavors, while leading the Board and providing the full benefit of his experience, leadership and guidance to ensure a smooth and successful transition through the end of his contract on Dec. 31, 2021. “With the successf
In a recent interview, Disney'sCEO Bob Iger seems to have clarified the opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at the Anaheim park. When asked, '“Do you still feel like you can bring more people through the parks, or is it more about growing ticket prices?”', Iger responds, '“In some, you get more repeat visitation and increased length of stay because there’s more to do. You get more capacity. When Star Wars opens in Anaheim in June and in Florida later in the year, that’s adding capacity.”'(Source: MickeyBlog)
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Co. CEO, Bob Iger takes the blame for pumping out too much Star Wars content, too fast over the last few years. With J.J. Abrams' currently filming Episode 9, and "creative entities", including Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, developing sagas of their own, Iger says they're going to start making decisions about what comes next."I think we're going to be a little bit more careful about volume and timing." "You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn't mean we're not going to make films.