Sunday, January 29, 2017

Old Content: Bob Iger Has to Go or Disney is Dead...REPOST




Called it!

When Walt passed away, his family tried to keep the honor clean but Disney was long since a publicly held corporation. There is only so much you can do under those circumstances. Yet the ghost of Walt largely did keep them out. Roy Disney kept Hollywood liberalism within the bounds of sanity. But sadly even the most glorious reign must end some day. Entryism has now been completed at Disney studios and it is well on its way towards becoming an SJW convergent zone.

Disney/Marvel has now finished it's decent into SJW convergence.

The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios indicated opposition to a Georgia religious liberty bill pending before Gov. Nathan Deal, saying that they will take their business elsewhere “should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.”

With generous tax incentives, Georgia has become a production hub, with Marvel currently shooting “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” at Pinewood Studios outside Atlanta. “Captain America: Civil War” shot there last summer.

“Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” a Disney spokesman said on Wednesday.

There it is.

Disney is now making major business decisions on the basis of SJW politics.

The BOD has to be drumming it's fingers worriedly at this point.  Disney isn't doing badly but there are a ton of questionable ideas that are now being implemented.

The parks for instance have always run on the principle of; our guests pay big upfront and that's it.   You don't get nickel and dimed to death at every turn.  If you buy a dining plan you can stay there a week and pay nothing out of pocket unless you want balloons or a three dollar Coke.

Now they are talking about paying extra for preferred parking, paying extra for the Fast-Passes at the rides.  Paying extra for the Magical Express bus from Orlando Airport.  Paying extra...  Paying extra...  Paying extra...

The Disney Vacation Club members used to be treated as prize dairy cattle.  Once in the herd, Disney would take extra special good care of them.  The DVC started life as a means of ensuring the loyalty of guests who vacationed at the parks annually.  There were all kinds of special perks only available to members, not the least of which was being told, "welcome home!" When you arrived at your home resort.  Now anyone who checks in at an on property hotel gets to hear that.  And the special perks are gone.  DVC members are now cattle that are being run hard and dry.

All of this can be laid at the feet of one man.

Bob Iger, was never supposed to be the permanent CEO of Disney.  He was just the guy that was left standing after Roy Disney went to war with Michael Eisner.  When Pixar got bought up it was more or less understood that John Lasseter was going to be take the helm in  about three years with Steve Jobs nodding his head in benevolent approval from behind.  

But then Jobs got sick and Lasseter green lit a couple of pretty big flops.   Later Iger had some high profile successes with Marvel and Lucas Film.  Or to be more exact, he could take credit with the BOD for high profile successes.  

Consequently Iger has now moved into the inevitable  "I am bullet proof" portion of his tenure as Disney CEO.    Also known as "I Am The New Walt" syndrome.  

Iger is also a HUGE donor to Hillary.  Enough so that promises had to have been made.  Nobody gives that kind of the money to Granny Cankles without getting something in return.

Ben Sherwood was hired by Iger to be the President of ABC, his sister is a Special Adviser to Barrack Obama.  Sherwood green lit both seasons of the eye rolling, dull ass feminist drama Agent Carter.  As well as the new sitcom Fair and Balanced, whose mission it is to slam Fox News.  This show is going to cost millions of dollars but won't attract any right wing viewers at all and they know it.  It is being made, knowing that it will be produced at a big loss.

Major business decisions being made on the basis of SJW politics are the hallmarks of an SJW convergent zone.

In the next few years there is going to be a rolling string of disasters for Disney.  The superhero craze is over.  9-11 happened fifteen years ago, memories are fading now.  There have been some quickly swept under the carpet failures there already.  Antman is a harbinger of things to come.  Marvel is flat out of ideas.  Expect some big flops that quarter soon.

Star Wars did quite well but the newness is going to fade fast. Rey is a terrible May Sue of a character. And if the next one is anything at all like Star Trek Into Darkness, there will be a big fall in ticket sales.  

I am willing to bet and actually pay up for once, that Indiana Jones and the Mystery of AARP is going to be a high profile flop.

I also guarantee, if those ideas for the parks are implemented, you can expect a massive attendance drop off.

Then there is all the good will Iger stored up for Disney by shipping in hoards of aliens, so he could fire American Imgineers whose entire life was built around Disney parks.

Lucasfilm and Marvel have hopelessly diluted the brand.

There is now a naked anti-Christian stance at Disney-Marvel-Lucasfilm.

And for love of glod, look what they did to the Muppets!

These are all Iger's pet projects.  The man is fundamentally incapable of long range strategic vision.  Disney's institutional investors are not Silicon Valley billionaires, their patience will wear very thin, very fast. I think they will shortly be sharing my opinion of;  

Bob Iger has to fucking go.


UPDATE: And Cuckservative Governor Nathan Deal (R) caves.  Disney/Marvel/Lucasfilm is now dancing in the endzone and sucking it's own dick over how it has defeated evil in Georgia.

SECOND UPDATE:  Interesting and hopefully...hopeful.  Iger's hand picked successor has been sent to the wall by the Disney BOD.  They are now looking outside the company for a new CEO.  This is starting to look a bit like the power struggle that brought Micheal Eisner to power at Disney.  Eisner was no conservative but I'd rather have him back than another Bob Iger.









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