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By Neil Lipschutz | January 12, 1992
PRINCE OF THE MAGIC KINGDOM: MICHAEL EISNER AND THE RE-MAKING OF DISNEY.Joe Flower.John Wiley & Sons.272 pages. $22.95.Disney. Say the name to anyone in America and you'll probably get a smile. And a memory: Mickey Mouse, Davy Crockett, maybe only the cartoon characters on "Duck Tales" if it's a very young child. Say "Disney" to a Wall Street investor or a Hollywood mogul and you'll get a different reaction: Astounding growth during the 1980s. Global reach. Tough competitors.What do intricate financing of movies and powerful home-video distribution systems have to do with "The Little Mermaid" and the panoply of other lovable Disney characters?
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By Richard Verrier and Sallie Hofmeister and Richard Verrier and Sallie Hofmeister,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 25, 2003
When top Hollywood lobbyist Jack Valenti took the stage at a recent awards banquet, he lavished praise on the man of the hour - Michael Eisner - and his 19 years at the helm of Walt Disney Co. To make his point, Valenti told the crowd that an investor who bought $10,000 of Disney stock when Eisner took the helm in 1984 would be sitting on more than $220,000 today. To be sure, Disney's return to shareholders over the past 20 years has been spectacular, far outpacing the average blue-chip stock.
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NEWS
March 3, 1995
With wounds still raw from its battle with historians last year, Walt Disney Co. must have a healthy appetite for political controversy, judging from its choice of Indian princess Pocahontas as the star of its latest animated movie.You haven't heard? Lest you plan to spend the next year on some South Sea archipelago, you will. The ever-resourceful marketeers at Disney have taken their product launch to new heights. Nearly half a year before "Pocahontas" premieres on movie screens, an exhibit to whet public interest begins a nationwide tour of shopping centers this weekend, including The Mall in Columbia.
NEWS
March 3, 1995
With wounds still raw from its battle with historians last year, Walt Disney Co. must have a healthy appetite for political controversy, judging from its choice of Indian princess Pocahontas as the star of its latest animated movie.You haven't heard? Lest you plan to spend the next year on some South Sea archipelago, you will. The ever-resourceful marketeers at Disney have taken their product launch to new heights. Nearly half a year before "Pocahontas" premieres on movie screens, an exhibit to whet public interest begins a nationwide tour of shopping centers this weekend, including The Mall in Columbia.
BUSINESS
By Richard Verrier and Sallie Hofmeister and Richard Verrier and Sallie Hofmeister,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 25, 2003
When top Hollywood lobbyist Jack Valenti took the stage at a recent awards banquet, he lavished praise on the man of the hour - Michael Eisner - and his 19 years at the helm of Walt Disney Co. To make his point, Valenti told the crowd that an investor who bought $10,000 of Disney stock when Eisner took the helm in 1984 would be sitting on more than $220,000 today. To be sure, Disney's return to shareholders over the past 20 years has been spectacular, far outpacing the average blue-chip stock.
NEWS
By EDUARDO CUE | April 19, 1992
Paris. -- The American Dream arrived just outside Paris this week in the form of the EuroDisney amusement park, and while France welcomed Mickey Mouse and his friends with uncharacteristic enthusiasm, some here are wondering if the presence of an American enclave in the heart of Europe will not turn into a nightmare.Once proud of smirking at anything American, the French turned last Sunday's opening into a state occasion. The national press covered the inauguration as if it were one of the most important events in modern French history, and for weeks people seemed to have little else on their minds.
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By The Hollywood Reporter | February 3, 1995
In a co-venture with the city of New York, Walt Disney Pictures will present its coming animated feature "Pocahontas" free to 100,000 people June 10 on Central Park's Great Lawn.Tickets for the premiere, which will be preceded by a live Disney show, will be distributed through a random mail-in program to be announced in local New York outlets in the spring.Disney chief Michael Eisner, who grew up a few blocks from Central Park, called the event "a kind of 'family Woodstock.' "
BUSINESS
April 15, 1994
Michael D. Eisner, chairman of Walt Disney Co., was paid $203.1 million last year, with all but $750,000 of it in stock 'N options, BusinessWeek reported yesterday.He earned nearly four times more than the second-highest paid executive, Sanford I. Weill, head of Travelers Inc., who earned $52.8 million.Eisner's pay is a record for U.S. public corporations.
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 25, 1999
Joe Shapiro, the husband of Baltimore tennis star Pam Shriver and the former general counsel for the Walt Disney Co., died Thursday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., after a long battle with lymphoma. He was 52.Mr. Shapiro married Ms. Shriver, once the No. 3 tennis player in the world, during a celebrity-studded wedding in December at La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, Calif. The couple lived in Brentwood, Calif.A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School, Mr. Shapiro worked as chief negotiator with the French government on the Disney theme park in Paris, a $2.3 billion hotel and theme park.
NEWS
May 7, 2004
LIKE SNACK food dropped on the theater floor, something rather unpleasant has been left behind by the dust-up between the Walt Disney Co. and filmmaker Michael Moore. And whether they want the job or not, it's up to the Bush family to attend to this ugliness - if only because it's their honor that's been besmirched by Disney's censorship. Disney decided to block its Miramax division from distributing Mr. Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, a documentary that suggests the Bush family has financial ties to Saudi elite, including Osama bin Laden's family.
NEWS
By Neil Lipschutz | January 12, 1992
PRINCE OF THE MAGIC KINGDOM: MICHAEL EISNER AND THE RE-MAKING OF DISNEY.Joe Flower.John Wiley & Sons.272 pages. $22.95.Disney. Say the name to anyone in America and you'll probably get a smile. And a memory: Mickey Mouse, Davy Crockett, maybe only the cartoon characters on "Duck Tales" if it's a very young child. Say "Disney" to a Wall Street investor or a Hollywood mogul and you'll get a different reaction: Astounding growth during the 1980s. Global reach. Tough competitors.What do intricate financing of movies and powerful home-video distribution systems have to do with "The Little Mermaid" and the panoply of other lovable Disney characters?
BUSINESS
By Robert S. Nusgart and Robert S. Nusgart,Sun Staff | December 5, 1999
Look no farther than the elegant masthead on the cover of this newspaper to be reminded of what was. Carved into the nameplate are symbols of Baltimore and America's economy. The steam locomotive. A ship. A bale of grain.As the 21st century approaches, a computer terminal and a satellite might be etched in as well. Indeed, a worker of a hundred years ago -- when hardware meant hammers and screwdrivers, not a keyboard or CPU -- would be lost in today's maze of techno jargon.The modern industrial revolution at the turn of the century evolved from an emphasis on railroad and telegraph -- the original information superhighway -- to the manufacturing of steel, oil, chemicals, autos, airplanes, packaged foods and drugs.
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