Your complete guide to Bob Chapek, Bob Iger, and Disney CEO changes. SoSo you just found out The Walt Disney Co. has a new CEO.
You might be a die-hard Disney fan with an annual parks pass, or you might just happen to enjoy a Marvel movie once in a while. In either case, it’s likely that the news of Bob Chapek assuming the role of CEO at Disney has crossed your timeline. But Bob Iger was already going to retire, you might note. Are we surprised or are we not? Why should we care? Because Disney stands on the forefront of media in 2020. Disney has the biggest films and theme parks on the planet, and is trying to conquer everything from live sports to streaming video. So, we’ve put together a simple, readable primer. Before we talk about Bob Chapek, why is Bob Iger such a big deal? The first big thing Bob Iger did as chief executive of The Walt Disney Co. was acquire Pixar Animation Studios.
Inside Disney’s New York Stream Factory. It’s early September, just two months before the Nov. 12 go-live date for Disney Plus.
Michael Paull, president of Disney Streaming Services, sits five floors above Chelsea Market, the bustling mall and tourist attraction in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood — in the global nerve center of the Mouse House’s video-streaming operations. On Disney’s earnings call a few weeks earlier, CEO Bob Iger called Disney Plus “the most important product that the company has launched” during his 14-year tenure in the job. Paull and his team at DSS are responsible for the development, delivery, design, support and marketing of Disney Plus, as well as ESPN Plus.
The stakes are high for Disney’s multibillion-dollar push into the streaming wars. Pixar SparkShorts – Official Trailer. How this Pixar storyboard artist made 'Float,' a Disney+ short about his autistic son - SFGate. How Ed Catmull Spent His Last Day as Head of Pixar. Executive Summary Sometimes a creative act by one leader can inspire others.
Ed Catmull, Pixar cofounder and long-time leader, did just that after announcing his retirement in late 2018. He chose to spend his last day on the company’s Emeryville campus not being celebrated by his colleagues but, instead, sharing thoughts about the challenges they would face in the years to come. First, Catmull provided Pixar employees with his well-informed perspective on the challenges ahead. Second, he gave them a launching point and maybe even the framework for future conversations, among themselves, about how Pixar will continue to thrive. Earlier this spring I had the chance to witness two of the “farewell talks” that Ed Catmull gave to the people of Pixar. The art of storytelling. This professor teaches Pixar’s approach to creative genius. Two hundred and fifty people.
Four to five years. One groundbreaking movie. That was Pixar’s formula for hit after hit—though it took nearly 20 years for its founding team to produce Toy Story, released in 1995 as the first full-length computer-generated movie. Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Linda A. Hill entered the studio in 2005, during the making of Ratatouille, but she wasn’t there to push pixels.
Telling a Story from the Inside Out. Lawrence Levy: "To Pixar and Beyond [...]" Danielle Feinberg: The magic ingredient that brings Pixar movies to life. John Lasseter Looks Back on 30 Years of Pixar. ‘The Good Dinosaur’: Pixar’s Biggest Production Nightmare Crash-Lands into Theaters. The FBI groomed 14-year-old Richard Wershe to become a drug dealer and informant.
The teen dope slinger helped put away the mayor of Detroit’s brother-in-law—and got in bed with his niece. When Wershe got busted, the FBI didn’t help him and the mayor got his secret revenge. Richard John Wershe, Jr. is a political prisoner in America. Hollywoodreporter. A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Even with framed cartoons on his walls, Ed Catmull's office on the Pixar Animation Studios campus in Emeryville, Calif., is downright bland compared to the museum of toy trains, trucks and memorabilia that is John Lasseter's space down the hall. Pixar in a Box. Pixar: The Story Behind the Studio.
Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work. By Maria Popova Why the greatest enemy of creative success is the attempt to fortify against failure.
“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,” Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. “The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,” philosopher Daniel Dennett asserted in his magnificent meditation on the dignity and art-science of making mistakes. What makes Catmull, who created Pixar along with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter and is now president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation, particularly compelling is his yin-yang balance of seeming opposites — he is incredibly intelligent in a rationally-driven way yet sensitive to the poetic, introspective yet articulate, has a Ph.D. in computer science but is also the recipient of five Academy Awards for his animation work.
Ed Catmull (Photograph by Deborah Coleman, Pixar) Don't be afraid of the blank sheets: Ricky Nierva at TEDxAthens. Deconstructing Big Hero 6 - article. Pixar’s Ed Catmull Emerges As Central Figure In The Wage-Fixing Scandal. Ed Catmull.
(Photo-illustration.) Pixar and Disney Animation president Ed Catmull has always had a reputation as a decent person, but newly revealed court documents show that he’s been working against the interests of Pixar’s employees for years, as well as trying to hurt other animation studios who didn’t play by his rules. The documents in question are from last year’s civil class-action suit against high-tech companies.
(The lawsuit, which included Pixar and Lucasfilm as defendants, was the result of a 2010 U.S. Department of Justice anti-trust action.) 5 Random Life Lessons I Learned At Pixar — Sutro. 1.
We. Not I. One of the things I'll always remember, is that there was this feeling of being part of a team, almost like belonging to the same family. Yes, we had some fights, and sometimes we'd annoy each other at breakfast or Thanksgiving dinner, but there was this sense of respect, admiration, and true genuine friendship between all of us working there. The sense that people would listen to you. Not only on a work level, but also on a personal level. I'll never forget that. Broadcast Yourself. Imagine - From Pencils To Pixels (2003)
Brave. Pixars extraordinary run of successful films starring male characters took a courageous turn in June with the release of Disney/Pixar’s 13th feature, Brave, the studio’s first princess film. The conflict in this feature centers on the relationship between Merida, a young “don’t wannabe a princess,” and her mother, the elegant Queen Elinor.