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Friday, February 13, 2004  

Mouse Soup
I don't know if everyone else has been following the executive turmoil that Disney is having right now, but it basically amounts to Eisner (head of Disney) is a bumbling idot and is driving the Mouse right into the ground, while Roy Disney (Heir of Walt) has resigned from the board as protest and launched an aggressive campaign to have Eisner removed from power. It is kinda like a corporate Coup... Well anyway, things get messier by the day, and I just read an article about the Disney board members pooping their pants over the Oscar Nomination that the short film "Destinos" received. Destinos was produced under the Disney marquee by Roy Disney and could very well win the Oscar for Animated Short Film. The board is in-a-bunch because god knows what Roy will say about Mikey Eisner if he gets to give an acceptance speech, AND Disney (the company) has to promote the film and campaign for it to win lest Roy raises a stink that the board sabotaged the films chances on purpose (and he would probably have grounds for litigation.)

This raises the question of if ABC (owned by Disney) will uses the "nipplegate" granted 5-second delay on the telecast to censer any anti-Eisner remarks Roy might make. The Oscar producers have said (and I'm paraphrasing) that they would only use the delay to protect the sensitive and innocent viewers from profanity and nudity, but who knows what will actually go down if Roy starts shooting his mouth off (and I sure hope he does.) Either way it will make the presentation of the Short Animated Film award one of the years "must watch" awards instead of a bathroom break.

posted by JMV | 2/13/2004 02:09:00 PM
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