Report: Disney derails pricey Depp movie "The Lone Ranger"

Report: Disney derails pricey Depp movie "The Lone Ranger"

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The Johnny Depp movie "The Lone Ranger" was shut down after Disney said it was paying closer attention to budgets, a source told the Los Angeles Times.
Disney opens new 'Star Wars' attraction

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 21 (UPI) -- "Star Wars" creator George Lucas turned out for Friday's opening of "Star Tours: The Adventures Continue," a 3D adventure at Florida's Walt Disney World Resort.

Chilean miners going to Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The rescued Chilean miners who survived more than two months after an underground cave-in are going to Florida's Disney World, a Disney executive says.
ABC may go dark on Cablevision Saturday

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BETHPAGE, N.Y., March 5 (UPI) -- Cablevision said it continued to urge ABC Disney Friday to listen to U.S. government officials and consumers and not pull the plug on WABC at midnight Saturday.
Disney honors Walters, Gifford

Disney honors Walters, Gifford

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. says it has named 11 new "legends" -- people whose work has made a significant and lasting impact on the entertainment company's legacy.
Cyrus celebrates 16th b-day at Disneyland

Cyrus celebrates 16th b-day at Disneyland

ANAHAIM, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Pop singer and television star Miley Cyrus celebrated her 16th birthday at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., last weekend, the amusement park said.

Disney to spend $1.1B on Adventure re-do

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. planned to spend $1.1 billion on a makeover for its California Adventure theme park, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Disney pledges to discourage smoking

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Walt Disney studio officials committed to discouraging cigarette smoking in its films in a letter to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee chairman.

Pixar accepts $7.4B offer from Disney

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Pixar Animation Studies has accepted Walt Disney Co.'s all-stock buyout worth $7.4 billion.

Pixar mulls $7 billion offer from Disney

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Co. directors OK'd a $7 billion offer to buy Pixar Animation Studios, whose board was meeting Tuesday to consider the all-stock bid.

Hong Kong Disneyland opens with lion dance

HONG KONG, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Hong Kong Disneyland opened Monday with a gala ceremony featuring a lion dance, Chinese drums and cymbals alongside Disney characters and songs.

Analysis: Status quo at Disney?

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- The selection of Robert Iger to succeed retiring Walt Disney Co. Chairman Michael Eisner seems to represent a desire by the company's directors to maintain the
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Disney chief sees profitable '05 for ABC

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Walt Disney President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Iger projects ABC-TV will be back in the black in 2005, Daily Variety reported Thursday.

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Bob Iger
Bob Iger, COO of Walt Disney Co. introduces delegates from China during the rededication of the China Attraction, featuring the updated film, "Reflections of China" on Oct. 9, 2003, in Orlando, Florida. (UPI MARINO / CANTRELL)

Robert A. "Bob" Iger (born February 10, 1951) is the president and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company. He was named president of Disney in 2000, and later succeeded Michael Eisner as chief executive in 2005, after a successful effort by Roy E. Disney to shake-up the management of the company. Iger oversaw the acquisition of Pixar in 2006, following a period of strained relations with the animation studio. He also led the company to acquire Marvel Entertainment, further broadening the Disney company's character franchises, in 2009.

His mother worked at Boardman Junior High School in Oceanside, New York and his father was executive vice president and general manager of the Greenvale Marketing Corporation, and a professor of advertising and public relations.

Iger completed his undergraduate studies at Ithaca College where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television & Radio from Ithaca's Roy H. Park School of Communications. He then began his career as a weatherman for a local television station. He joined the American Broadcasting Company in 1973 and gradually rose through its ranks. Iger was instrumental in convincing ABC to pick up David Lynch's offbeat but influential Twin Peaks. He served as president of the ABC Network Television Group from 1993 to 1994, and then was named president and chief operating officer of ABC's corporate parent, Capital Cities/ABC. In 1996, The Walt Disney Company bought Capital Cities/ABC and renamed it ABC, Inc., where Iger remained president until 1999.

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