History Creator / Disney

20th Sep '17 6:55:01 PM eroock
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20th Sep '17 9:05:59 AM Byzantine
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Eventually, Roy E. Disney, Walt's nephew and others had enough with Eisner's escalating business blunders. This climaxed with him alienating Steve Jobs and his Pixar studio by insulting them by claiming that their upcoming film, ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', [[ItWillNeverCatchOn was sure to be a flop]] that would take them down a peg. After that film broke all box office records for feature animation and won an [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]], Eisner looked like a complete incompetent at the worst possible time with Disney's contract with Pixar being due to expire soon and Jobs loathing Eisner personally and eager to walk. To fix that calamity of losing such a valuable studio, the board of directors ousted Eisner and placed Robert Iger (previously head of ABC) in charge.

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Eventually, Roy E. Disney, Walt's nephew nephew, and others had enough with Eisner's escalating business blunders. This climaxed with him alienating Steve Jobs and his Pixar studio by insulting them by with claiming that their upcoming film, ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', [[ItWillNeverCatchOn was sure to be a flop]] that would take them down a peg. After that film broke all box office records for feature animation and won an [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]], Eisner looked like a complete incompetent at the worst possible time time, with Disney's contract with Pixar being due to expire soon and Jobs loathing Eisner personally and eager to walk. To fix that calamity of losing such a valuable studio, the board of directors ousted Eisner and placed Robert Iger (previously head of ABC) in charge.
20th Sep '17 9:04:26 AM Byzantine
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Unfortunately, the trio fell apart when Frank Wells was killed in a skiing helicopter accident and the moderator to Eisner's ego was removed. This led to infighting with Jeffrey Katzenberg who eventually left to form Creator/DreamWorks and Eisner assumed more control with the company declining with his increasingly inept hands, even as he made bold acquisitions like the Creator/{{ABC}} TV network. At the same time, the contracted computer animation house, Creator/{{Pixar}}, owned by Creator/SteveJobs, transformed feature animation with its astounding series of critically lauded smash hit animated features while Disney's in house cel-animated films were increasingly overshadowed. Even worse for Disney, the new field of computer animation allowed competitors to finally sidestep the AllAnimationIsDisney public prejudice and allowed new competitors to get their own piece of the pie, most notably Creator/DreamWorksAnimation[[note]]Lord Farquaad, the main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', one of [=DreamWorks Animation's=] first big hits, was reportedly [[TakeThat modeled after Eisner by Katzenberg]][[/note]].

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Unfortunately, the trio fell apart when Frank Wells was killed in a skiing helicopter accident and the moderator to Eisner's ego was removed. This led to infighting with Jeffrey Katzenberg who eventually left to form Creator/DreamWorks and Eisner assumed more control with the control. The company started declining with while in his increasingly inept hands, even as he made bold acquisitions like the Creator/{{ABC}} TV network. At the same time, the contracted computer animation house, Creator/{{Pixar}}, owned by Creator/SteveJobs, transformed feature animation with its astounding series of critically lauded smash hit animated features while Disney's in house cel-animated films were increasingly overshadowed. Even worse for Disney, the new field of computer animation allowed competitors to finally sidestep the AllAnimationIsDisney public prejudice and allowed new competitors to get their own piece of the pie, most notably Creator/DreamWorksAnimation[[note]]Lord Farquaad, the main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', one of [=DreamWorks Animation's=] first big hits, was reportedly [[TakeThat modeled after Eisner by Katzenberg]][[/note]].
20th Sep '17 9:02:07 AM Byzantine
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The trio's faith in Disney's Animation proved a dicier proposition with the department's one grandfather feature film project, ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' proved a major flop. However, the much cheaper and more successful subsequent film, ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' in 1986 convinced the trio to give the animators a chance. This paid off handsomely as the expensive later film, ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' proved a sensation in 1988 and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in 1989 set off the [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation Disney Renaissance]] with a series of spectacular blockbusters that brought the company more money and prestige than they ever dreamed. Meanwhile, the company made their own waves on TV with a new commitment to TV animation with superb big budgets and well done animated series like ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' dramatically raising the bar of what TV animation could be.

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The trio's faith in Disney's Animation proved a dicier proposition with when the department's one grandfather feature film project, ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' proved a major flop. However, the much cheaper and more successful subsequent film, ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' in 1986 convinced the trio to give the animators a chance. This paid off handsomely as the expensive later film, ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' proved a sensation in 1988 and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in 1989 set off the [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation Disney Renaissance]] with a series of spectacular blockbusters that brought the company more money and prestige than they ever dreamed. dreamed of. Meanwhile, the company made their own waves on TV with a new commitment to TV animation with superb big budgets and well done animated series like ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', dramatically raising the bar of what TV animation could be.
20th Sep '17 8:58:46 AM Byzantine
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When the senior management finally fell to Walt's son in law, Ron Miller, in that same period, the company was its nadir with only the theme parks being consistently profitable. To his credit, Miller did make some positive moves like taking a chance with innovative films like ''Film/{{Tron}}'' and planned to create more adult oriented fare through the new branch, Creator/TouchstonePictures.

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When the senior management finally fell to Walt's son in law, Ron Miller, in that same period, the company was in its nadir nadir, with only the theme parks being consistently profitable. To his credit, Miller did make some positive moves like taking a chance with innovative films like ''Film/{{Tron}}'' and he planned to create more adult oriented fare through the new branch, Creator/TouchstonePictures.
20th Sep '17 8:57:04 AM Byzantine
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In the years after that, the company continued with its creative momentum gradually draining with the more ambitious members of the management frustrated by the constant overhang of "What would Walt do?" Through the 1970s, the obvious answer to that of emulating Walt's penchant for taking big budgeted creative dares was not one of them, as the company's live action films became largely a bunch of family safe comedies and sequels to their one really successful post-Walt film, ''Film/TheLoveBug''. To make things more complicated for them, Disney had developed a reputation in the 1970s as being the studio that caught actors [[HollywoodHypeMachine on their way up]] or [[WhiteDwarfStarlet on their way down]]. Few established actors were willing to work with the studio because of this, and in turn the public had grown more skeptical to new releases [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight without the "Walt Disney Presents" billing]] in the title. What's worse, Disney's position as the go-to studio for family friendly pictures was challenged for the first time after the end of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era and with the rise of [[UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood all-ages blockbusters]]. Furthermore, these young artists embodied much of Walt's best qualities such as Creator/GeorgeLucas taking ambitious creative risks with ''Franchise/StarWars'' and Creator/JimHenson with ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' as a man who proved to be as much an artistic giant with puppetry as Walt was with WesternAnimation.

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In the years after that, the company continued with its creative momentum gradually draining with the more ambitious members of the management frustrated by the constant overhang of "What would Walt do?" Through the 1970s, the obvious answer to that of emulating Walt's penchant for taking big budgeted creative dares was not one of them, as the company's live action films became largely a bunch of family safe comedies and sequels to their one really successful post-Walt film, ''Film/TheLoveBug''. To make things more complicated for them, Disney had developed a reputation in the 1970s as being the studio that caught actors [[HollywoodHypeMachine on their way up]] or [[WhiteDwarfStarlet on their way down]]. Few established actors were willing to work with the studio because of this, and in turn the public had grown more skeptical to new releases [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight without the "Walt Disney Presents" billing]] in the title. What's worse, Disney's position as the go-to studio for family friendly pictures was challenged for the first time after the end of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era and with the rise of [[UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood all-ages blockbusters]]. Furthermore, these the young artists involved in these blockbusters embodied much of Walt's best qualities qualities, such as Creator/GeorgeLucas taking ambitious creative risks with ''Franchise/StarWars'' and Creator/JimHenson with ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' as a man who proved to be as much an artistic giant with puppetry as Walt was with WesternAnimation.
20th Sep '17 8:23:49 AM Byzantine
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Eventually, Disney gambled for a true feature with one story like in its prime and created the hit ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''. This success began one of the company's busiest era's releasing five or six pieces every year - many eventually becoming classics. [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks The first Disneyland]] was opened in 1955 and the studio moved into all live action dramatic films like ''Film/{{Treasure Island|1950}}'' and ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''. The studio also moved into television with ''Disneyland'' that would become in various incarnations a long running television showcase for Disney's productions such as the "Davy Crockett" series while the syndicated ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' secured the youth audience.

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Eventually, Disney gambled for a true feature with one story like in its prime and created the hit ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''. This success began one of the company's busiest era's eras, releasing five or six pieces every year - many eventually becoming classics. [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks The first Disneyland]] was opened in 1955 and the studio moved into all live action dramatic films like ''Film/{{Treasure Island|1950}}'' and ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''. The studio also moved into television with ''Disneyland'' that would become in various incarnations a long running television showcase for Disney's productions such as the "Davy Crockett" series while the syndicated ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' secured the youth audience.
14th Sep '17 11:26:18 AM AHI-3000
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10th Aug '17 4:44:57 AM jormis29
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Over the years, Disney has acquired various other companies to join its mass media productions such as Creator/MiramaxFilms (in 1993), Creator/{{ABC}} in 1996 (a deal which included Creator/{{ESPN}}, A&E, Creator/TheHistoryChannel, Creator/{{Lifetime}}, and Creator/DICEntertainment), [[Creator/{{Freeform}} The Family Channel]] from {{Creator/Fox}} in 2001, Franchise/TheMuppets in 2004[[note]]Meaning the troupe from ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' and subsequent movies; the ''Series/SesameStreet'' characters were sold outright to Sesame Workshop in 2001 (previously they were contract performers) while Series/FraggleRock and other Creator/JimHenson Company properties remain owned by the Henson Company, as does the Creature Shop effects house[[/note]], Creator/{{Pixar}} in 2006 (before they were merely the distributors of their films), and Creator/MarvelComics in 2009. Of those, Miramax and DIC were sold off (Miramax to an investor consortium named Filmyard Holdings in 2010, and DIC back to Andy Heyward in 2000). Since the ABC acquisition, Touchstone Television Studios (naturally the television division of Touchstone Pictures) has been renamed ABC Studios for better brand alignment. Likewise, The Family Channel was renamed ABC Family, though this created an awkward situation as that network moved to air racier content away from the "family" image but was stuck with the "Family" name[[note]]When Fox originally acquired The Family Channel from The Christian Broadcasting Network, it was contractually obligated to keep the word "Family" in the network's name due to cable contracts- a stipulation which carried over to the Disney purchase and in turn foiled their efforts to rename it as "XYZ"[[/note]]; however, it finally renamed to ''Freeform'' in 2016. Disney has also launched its own media ventures independent of these acquisitions. These include the cable outlets Creator/DisneyChannel, Disney Junior and Creator/ToonDisney which in 2009 was relaunched as Creator/DisneyXD and Walt Disney Animation Studios, a brand new entity unrelated to any previous Disney animation studio that produces strictly animated content for television and primarily for the aforementioned cable outlets.

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Over the years, Disney has acquired various other companies to join its mass media productions such as Creator/MiramaxFilms (in 1993), Creator/{{ABC}} in 1996 (a deal which included Creator/{{ESPN}}, A&E, Creator/TheHistoryChannel, Creator/{{Lifetime}}, and Creator/DICEntertainment), [[Creator/{{Freeform}} The Family Channel]] from {{Creator/Fox}} in 2001, Franchise/TheMuppets in 2004[[note]]Meaning the troupe from ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' and subsequent movies; the ''Series/SesameStreet'' characters were sold outright to Sesame Workshop in 2001 (previously they were contract performers) while Series/FraggleRock and other Creator/JimHenson Company properties remain owned by the Henson Company, as does the [[Creator/JimHensonsCreatureShop Creature Shop Shop]] effects house[[/note]], Creator/{{Pixar}} in 2006 (before they were merely the distributors of their films), and Creator/MarvelComics in 2009. Of those, Miramax and DIC were sold off (Miramax to an investor consortium named Filmyard Holdings in 2010, and DIC back to Andy Heyward in 2000). Since the ABC acquisition, Touchstone Television Studios (naturally the television division of Touchstone Pictures) has been renamed ABC Studios for better brand alignment. Likewise, The Family Channel was renamed ABC Family, though this created an awkward situation as that network moved to air racier content away from the "family" image but was stuck with the "Family" name[[note]]When Fox originally acquired The Family Channel from The Christian Broadcasting Network, it was contractually obligated to keep the word "Family" in the network's name due to cable contracts- a stipulation which carried over to the Disney purchase and in turn foiled their efforts to rename it as "XYZ"[[/note]]; however, it finally renamed to ''Freeform'' in 2016. Disney has also launched its own media ventures independent of these acquisitions. These include the cable outlets Creator/DisneyChannel, Disney Junior and Creator/ToonDisney which in 2009 was relaunched as Creator/DisneyXD and Walt Disney Animation Studios, a brand new entity unrelated to any previous Disney animation studio that produces strictly animated content for television and primarily for the aforementioned cable outlets.
29th Jul '17 6:50:35 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Eventually, Roy E. Disney, Walt's nephew and others had enough with Eisner's escalating business blunders. This climaxed with him alienating Steve Jobs and his Pixar studio by insulting them by claiming that their upcoming film, ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', was sure to be a flop that would take them down a peg. After that film broke all box office records for feature animation and won an Oscar, Eisner looked like a complete incompetent at the worst possible time with Disney's contract with Pixar being due to expire soon and Jobs loathing Eisner personally and eager to walk. To fix that calamity of losing such a valuable studio, the board of directors ousted Eisner and placed Robert Iger (previously head of ABC) in charge.

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Eventually, Roy E. Disney, Walt's nephew and others had enough with Eisner's escalating business blunders. This climaxed with him alienating Steve Jobs and his Pixar studio by insulting them by claiming that their upcoming film, ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', [[ItWillNeverCatchOn was sure to be a flop flop]] that would take them down a peg. After that film broke all box office records for feature animation and won an Oscar, [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]], Eisner looked like a complete incompetent at the worst possible time with Disney's contract with Pixar being due to expire soon and Jobs loathing Eisner personally and eager to walk. To fix that calamity of losing such a valuable studio, the board of directors ousted Eisner and placed Robert Iger (previously head of ABC) in charge.
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