Iger v. Chapek Archive

Experts Predict Big Changes for Disney in 2024: Iger Extends, Buys Company, Streaming Shakeup

Industry experts are predicting that 2024 will be another big year for changes at the Walt Disney Company. This post covers the anticipated extension of CEO Bob Iger, other executive leadership shuffles, corporate acquisitions, streaming shakeups, and more next year for Disney–along with our nonexpert assessment of each prognostication. You might recall a post like

Bob Iger vs. Elon Musk, Bob Chapek, Etc.

Disney CEO Bob Iger was interviewed by Andrew Ross Sorkin on Wednesday afternoon at the New York Times Dealbook Summit. The two had a wide-ranging conversation covering controversies, including box office bombs, stories vs. messages, sequel fatigue, future of Shanghai Disneyland and selling linear assets, as well as beefs with Bob Chapek, Governor DeSantis and Elon Musk.

Is Disney’s New CFO Its Next CEO?

The Walt Disney Company has named Hugh F. Johnston its new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President effective December 4, 2023. Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger made the announcement today, which Disney shared in a press release along with compensation details in an SEC filing. This post covers that along with our commentary

Cleaning Up Chapek’s Costly Catastrophes

Walt Disney World’s 2023 is the year of cleaning up Chapek’s costly catastrophes. We’re not even halfway through, and arguably the biggest announcements and changes have all been about “undoing” damage done by Umbrella Bob during his reign of terror. Okay, that is slight hyperbole. Not every single decision that’s now being corrected was made