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Bob Iger’s Return to Disney Shocks a Discontented Kingdom

But Disney has one problem that its competitors do not, and it involves Mr. Chapek’s biggest move during his time as chief executive.In 2020, Mr. Chapek restructured Disney to give […]




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At Corporate Pep Rally, Disney CEO Pitches Warmer, Fuzzier Side

Every few years, the Walt Disney Company stages a colossal pep rally for its most-ardent fans. The three-day event is called D23 Expo, and roughly 140,000 people pay anywhere from […]




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Disney Profit Jumps 50 Percent, Buoyed by Theme Parks

A year ago, because of the coronavirus pandemic, most of Disney’s theme parks were operating at reduced capacity and Disney Cruise Line was not operating at all. Since April, Disney’s […]




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Disney, Built on Fairy Tales and Fantasy, Confronts the Real World

Since its founding in 1923, Disney has stood alone in Hollywood in one fundamental way: Its family-friendly movies, television shows and theme park rides, at least in theory, have always […]




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Disney Takes Visitors to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Galactic Starcruiser will have its grand opening on Tuesday. March, April and most of June are sold out.Disney started working on the starcruiser project about six years ago, Mr. Trowbridge […]




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Are You Ready for Sentient Disney Robots?

Some of the animatronics at Disney’s parks have been doing their herky-jerky thing since the Nixon administration. The company knows that nostalgia won’t cut it with today’s children.Aug. 19, 2021 […]




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‘Red Tourism’ Flourishes in China Ahead of Party Centennial

The group of tourists, dressed in replica Red Army costumes, stood in front of a red hammer-and-sickle billboard. With their right fists raised, they pledged their allegiance to the Chinese […]