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Topic: Roy Disney quits/Eisner tries to erase Roy's name?, Roy's signature won't be on Wave 3 DVDs?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >

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Posted: Dec. 11, 2003 3:26 am/pm Quote

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Having read all these posts, I want to issue a quick apology for any support I may have issued for Mr. Eisner over the last 10 or so years. It would appear that the glossy shine of the company was merely a glazing over of the deeper problems that lay underneath, and that had I had the opportunity to have been as informed as I am now, my opinion would not have been as rosy. When Michael (M.E.) first entered the company, he brought revitalization, but unfortunately, he also opened the door to a very nasty thing - greed. Whether he remains is yet to be seen, but I have faith that right shall prevail.

That said, I wish Roy Disney and Stanley Gold the best in their attempt to restore Disney back to a company centered on the right principles, values, and moral standards set by it's founder.

Hang in there folks, as long as there is a standard bearer, there is hope. :mickey:

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Posted: Dec. 11, 2003 3:41 am/pm Quote

Thanks alot Goofyteer. That means alot, and believe me it is heartfelt. I hope everyone out here has the chance to visit Roy and Stanley's Website. I e-mailed them my support, and I personally invited them to add the Disney Echo to their list of Web-Site listings (hope you don't mind Rich). Maybe they can look in and see how many of us there are here supporting them.
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Posted: Dec. 11, 2003 8:23 am/pm Quote

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I personally invited them to add the Disney Echo to their list of Web-Site listings (hope you don't mind Rich).

I thank you for that, even though I also emailed them with that request as well. Can't hurt to have them hear from more Disney EchoEars than just me.
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Posted: Dec. 11, 2003 8:50 am/pm Quote

Eisner gets quiet backing in Disney board fight

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Disney on Wednesday said profits could grow 30 percent or more in fiscal 2004 ending in September, implying a half-penny share more than it forecast in late November, and Disney projected its beleaguered ABC TV network would profit in 2005.

Financial analysts can find fault with Eisner's management style, some big bad investments, and the the fact that Disney shares are trading at about the same level they were seven years ago. Moreover, after a nearly 40 percent rise this year, the stock is no longer widely seen as cheap.
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Walt Disney's nephew, Roy Disney, abruptly resigned from the board on Nov. 30, after learning he would be forced into mandatory retirement, and began a campaign to oust Eisner.

He offered a seven-item list criticizing Eisner for issues from micromanaging to driving out talent, saying "the company has lost its focus, its creative energy, and its heritage." Roy Disney has also established Web site (http://www.savedisney.com) to focus protest.

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Posted: Dec. 12, 2003 8:11 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

All of the Disney Treasures DVD releases have had Roy E. Disney's signature on them.

Will Wave 3 also have Roy's signature or is the allegation true that Michael Eisner has ordered Roy's name be removed from the Disney Treasures DVDs before they are released?

Well, in an article on JimHillMedia.com, Jim Hill reports this may be true. According to his sources at Disney, "Eisner -- in a fit of pique -- allegedly ordered early last month that Roy E. Disney's name be stricken from the packaging of the "Disney Treasures" DVDs. And that -- in addition -- that supposedly an effort should be made to lessen and/or remove any additional references to any or all contributions that Walt's nephew had made to the Walt Disney Company."

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Posted: Dec. 13, 2003 2:07 am/pm Quote

If Michael Eisner leaves Disney, he'd get $24 million in cash as a going away gift:
Eisner has shiny golden parachute

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Here's how the Big Mouse's easy landing would work: Let's say Eisner leaves Disney in January, terminating his contract for "good reason." His agreement entitles him to a "post-termination" annual bonus of at least $6 million for each year remaining in the agreement -- which would be two -- plus two additional years of bonus, according to Disney's annual proxy statement.

For those keeping track, that's four years' bonus. It's cut to three years if he takes a position at another major entertainment concern.

Oh, and one more thing: Eisner's employment agreement gave him options for 24 million shares of stock.

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Posted: Dec. 13, 2003 4:54 am/pm Quote

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Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

All of the Disney Treasures DVD releases have had Roy E. Disney's signature on them.

Will Wave 3 also have Roy's signature or is the allegation true that Michael Eisner has ordered Roy's name be removed from the Disney Treasures DVDs before they are released?

Well, in an article on JimHillMedia.com, Jim Hill reports this may be true. According to his sources at Disney, "Eisner -- in a fit of pique -- allegedly ordered early last month that Roy E. Disney's name be stricken from the packaging of the "Disney Treasures" DVDs. And that -- in addition -- that supposedly an effort should be made to lessen and/or remove any additional references to any or all contributions that Walt's nephew had made to the Walt Disney Company."

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:o :Oo: :cry: :Oo: :o

If this turns out to be true...

I just might cancel my own advance orders for those dvd sets in protest! If that turns out to be true I will not be able to express my anger and disgust at Eisner enough. It takes a lot to get me that mad but Eisner will have done it if this is true!
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Posted: Dec. 13, 2003 4:58 am/pm Quote

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Thanks alot Goofyteer. That means alot, and believe me it is heartfelt.  :mickey:

You're very welcome. :mickey:


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Posted: Dec. 13, 2003 2:34 am/pm Quote

Quote (Goofyteer @ Dec. 13, 2003 3:54 am/pm)
:o :Oo: :cry: :Oo: :o

If this turns out to be true...

I just might cancel my own advance orders for those dvd sets in protest! If that turns out to be true I will not be able to express my anger and disgust at Eisner enough. It takes a lot to get me that mad but Eisner will have done it if this is true!
:angry:

Well, check your anger because there's one thing you need to realize.

With his resignation from the board of directors as well as his resignation as head of the animation department at Disney, Roy no longer works for Disney in any capacity. So if the Disney company would use his name in that way now, he could sue the company for using his name/signature/endorsement without having the legal right to do so.

Now, a contract could be made for Disney to have the right to use his signature on those DVDs, but given the current feelings between Roy and Michael, I doubt they'd come to an agreement over a contract like that.


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Posted: Dec. 13, 2003 4:00 am/pm Quote

Quote (RichKoster @ Dec. 13, 2003 2:34 am/pm)
Quote (Goofyteer @ Dec. 13, 2003 3:54 am/pm)
:o :Oo: :cry: :Oo: :o

If this turns out to be true...

I just might cancel my own advance orders for those dvd sets in protest! If that turns out to be true I will not be able to express my anger and disgust at Eisner enough. It takes a lot to get me that mad but Eisner will have done it if this is true!
:angry:

Well, check your anger because there's one thing you need to realize.

With his resignation from the board of directors as well as his resignation as head of the animation department at Disney, Roy no longer works for Disney in any capacity. So if the Disney company would use his name in that way now, he could sue the company for using his name/signature/endorsement without having the legal right to do so.

Now, a contract could be made for Disney to have the right to use his signature on those DVDs, but given the current feelings between Roy and Michael, I doubt they'd come to an agreement over a contract like that.

You're right, I didn't think of that. :Oo:
I'd be the first to admit I don't know much about legalities and politics. This is a more knotty situation than I thought, guess I figured Roy already had the right to have his name on it since it's his family's company.

You're very right, excellent point :nod: That feels so weird, the idea that Roy could sue if they now use his name without permission. Gotta get used to the idea! :laugh:

I wonder if Roy had already made some sort of agreement on paper about his signatures and all that for the dvds before all this started? Or would such an agreement no longer be void since the dvds haven't been released?

Oh well, guess we'll wait and see what happens. A friend once told me years ago "rumors are rumors, if they were truth they wouldn't be called rumors now would they?"
:nod:

I guess it was the "Eisner's in a fit of pique" thing that got me but I'm sure you guys can understand why.


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