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  • Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

    Can't stay away, can he?

    Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?
    Michael Eisner lobbied members of the board of the Walt Disney Co. as part of an effort to scuttle CEO Robert Iger's $7.4-billion acquisition of Pixar Animation, the New York Post reported today (Tuesday), without citing sources. The newspaper's report did not indicate which board members had been contacted by Eisner, or even how many. It said that he attempted to make the case that the deal was too expensive. In reporting on Eisner's alleged activities, the Post commented that "his open lobbying against [the deal] so soon after passing the reins to Iger is a remarkable breach of corporate decorum and served to undermine his own handpicked successor." A spokesman for Eisner was quoted as saying, "Mr. Iger has Mr. Eisner's complete support in sustaining the growth of Disney."
    -Tim

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    Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

    This from the man who spent how many billions on FoxFamily???

    I was always one to try and give Eisner the benefit of the doubt ... but not for this. If it's true.

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      Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

      Did Satan Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

      Better title, IMHO.

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      • #4
        Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

        They have no sources of it's accuracy just yet. So who knows.

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          Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

          "Mr. Iger has Mr. Eisner's complete support"

          If that means what it usualy means, you better Start Packing Your Bags Bob...

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          • #6
            Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

            If it's true, Think of it as Eisner testing the waters to see how much support he still has on the board. This doesn't surprise me at all after all he still owns a big chunk of stock and he has as much right as anyone else to voice his opinion on the subject. That being said, I am sure he wasn't happy that Iger managed to patch up things with Jobs and am also sure the green monster is showing it's ugly head in the sense that his successor is currently enjoying a well earned success. and what's he got? a talk show that noone will watch. Let's just hope he has learned his lesson and keeps his nose out of business for the near future.

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            • #7
              Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

              Originally posted by drnilescrane
              "Mr. Iger has Mr. Eisner's complete support"

              If that means what it usualy means, you better Start Packing Your Bags Bob...
              Ahhhh, but note, that's not exactly what they said.

              The game of corporate semantics...

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              • #8
                Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

                Here's my take on things. Eisner's ego (if the story is true) is what's talking here. Eisner owns 1.7 percent of Disney stock and Roy has a little less than a percent which made Eisner the largest stock-holder. Now since the Pixar deal went thru Steve Jobs not only will be getting a seat on the board but will also own 6 percent stock making him the largest share-holder. I think if Mikey really cared about the company and it's future and not just about the money and short term than he would be fine with this. If this article is really true it just furthers my disdain for Mr. Eisner and goes to show you what a greedy, short-sited, has-been this guy is. Let Mr. Iger do his job and SHUT UP MIKEY! Your day is done. Go home and retire or do whatever it is that you do.

                PS- I also sense (if the article is true) a little jealousy from Mr. Eisner. Look at what Bob has been able to do in his first year.

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                  Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

                  Originally posted by wem1985
                  Here's my take on things. Eisner's ego (if the story is true) is what's talking here. Eisner owns 1.7 percent of Disney stock and Roy has a little less than a percent which made Eisner the largest stock-holder. Now since the Pixar deal went thru Steve Jobs not only will be getting a seat on the board but will also own 6 percent stock making him the largest share-holder. I think if Mikey really cared about the company and it's future and not just about the money and short term than he would be fine with this. If this article is really true it just furthers my disdain for Mr. Eisner and goes to show you what a greedy, short-sited, has-been this guy is. Let Mr. Iger do his job and SHUT UP MIKEY! Your day is done. Go home and retire or do whatever it is that you do.

                  PS- I also sense (if the article is true) a little jealousy from Mr. Eisner. Look at what Bob has been able to do in his first year.
                  And is able to do it, to some extent, simply because he's someone OTHER than Eisner.

                  I mean, I don't think it's been much of a secret that Eisner had managed to so completely tick off Jobs and Lasseter that they wouldn't even talk to the guy. Ditto on some other media projects. So, at least partly, just the fact that Iger is NOT Eisner has helped him along.

                  And that does two things:
                  1) Sticks in ME's craw
                  2) Proves that it WAS time for ME to exit, stage right.
                  Last edited by Collitinius; 02-15-2006, 09:11 AM.

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                    Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

                    Don't forget point number 3

                    3) Save Disney worked, and Roy won the battle over ME, and you can see that in multiple actions the board has taken lately....
                    Check out my Theme Park Photos at http://darkbeer.smugmug.com

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                    • #11
                      Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

                      Originally posted by drnilescrane
                      "Mr. Iger has Mr. Eisner's complete support"

                      If that means what it usualy means, you better Start Packing Your Bags Bob...

                      I know... Didn't Mr. Eisner say the same thing about a certain Mr. Ovits...

                      We all know how THAT ended...

                      Of course Eisner is like Bela Legosi in Plan 9 from Outer Space... "Pull The STRINGS! Pull the Strings! Pull the Strings!"
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                      • #12
                        Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

                        Originally posted by Collitinius
                        And is able to do it, to some extent, simply because he's someone OTHER than Eisner.

                        I mean, I don't think it's been much of a secret that Eisner had managed to so completely tick off Jobs and Lasseter that they wouldn't even talk to the guy. Ditto on some other media projects. So, at least partly, just the fact that Iger is NOT Eisner has helped him along.

                        And that does two things:
                        1) Sticks in ME's craw
                        2) Proves that it WAS time for ME to exit, stage right.
                        Exactly!!!!
                        You took the words right out of my mouth.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

                          Originally posted by Darkbeer
                          Don't forget point number 3

                          3) Save Disney worked, and Roy won the battle over ME, and you can see that in multiple actions the board has taken lately....
                          Couldn't agree with you more Mr. Darkbeer!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

                            Originally posted by cellarhound
                            I know... Didn't Mr. Eisner say the same thing about a certain Mr. Ovits...

                            We all know how THAT ended...
                            The difference is that Eisner had power to do things back then. Now, he's just a shareholder that no one will listen to.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Did Eisner Try To Shoot Down Iger's Pixar Deal?

                              Originally posted by Darkbeer
                              Don't forget point number 3

                              3) Save Disney worked, and Roy won the battle over ME, and you can see that in multiple actions the board has taken lately....
                              Absolutely.

                              Which is pretty funny considering the way their efforts "ended". It looked like the movement had just pretty much wasted away (never mind, wasted the opportunity).

                              I think that Roy and Stanley are doing happy dances every night before bed. I would be were I them.

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