Well, in a letter to its website visitors, Roy announced that SaveDisney.com will shut down come August 7. With Roy back in the company's good graces after being given the title of director emeritus and retained as a consultant, any future salvos would result in self-inflicted wounds. However, the end of SaveDisney.com won't put an end to dissecting Disney's flaws. There are way too many hobbyist webmasters and aspiring bloggers with too much to say.
Still, it's a shame to see the site go. There's always something compelling when a descendant of a major corporation takes issue with its present malaise -- like Walter Hewlett going after Carly Fiorina at Hewlett-Packard
The renewed partnership with Roy Disney is yet another indication that Iger is the diplomatic peacemaker that Disney so critically needs after Michael Eisner's mercurial personality got the better of way too many competent Disney executives. The Gap
Iger appears ready to do what it takes to disarm critics while keeping the talent pool from draining. For Disney shareholders, it's hard to ask for much more than that.
Some more entertaining headlines:
- The cease-fire in the battle of Disney vs. Disney came as welcome news.
- Iger's timing in embracing the Disney family is perfect: Disneyland is now celebrating its first 50 years of operation.
- Maybe now Iger can repair the company's waning popularity at the box office.
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