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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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After Pixar Ouster, John Lasseter Returns With Apple and ‘Luck’

LOS ANGELES — The most Pixar movie of the summer is not from Pixar. It’s from Apple TV+ and the lightning-rod filmmaker-executive who turned Pixar into a superpower: John Lasseter.Five […]







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Madison Avenue’s Biggest Event Returns, to a Whole New World

For the first time in three years, the circus is coming back to town.The television industry’s biggest showcase for advertisers, the so-called upfronts, will return to Manhattan landmarks like Radio […]




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Netflix’s Stumble Could Be a Warning Sign for Streaming Industry

Many entertainment executives, tired of playing catch-up to a Silicon Valley interloper, have been waiting for the comeuppance of Netflix. But this may not have been the way they hoped […]




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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 […]