Recent History of Walt Disney Company Downfall
I'm doing a research paper for my English class here at The Art Institute of Philadelphia. As my major is Media Arts and Animation, & I'm a rabid Disney-girl, I thought this would be appropriate. I'll be concentrating on the Walt Disney Company since the start of the Eisner age, up til present and possibly beyond.
Any ideas for books or sites???
I've already ordered "Dream On, Silly Dreamer," and I'm looking into "The Mouse Betrayed." I've found a couple news articles on when ComCast tried to buy Disney, and some wikipedia stuff. It's really the books I suppose I could use some help with. I only have til March 19, and my knowledge of books of this nature is nil, so I need to narrow it down quick and skim. Any suggestions appreciated, thanks! :mickeykid
I have reattached my head.
:sweat: Yes, thank you for the direction advice. *sigh* My best friend was able to calm me down and straighten out my thoughts. I have an objective! & turns out to be crucial that I did end up talking to her. As soon as I mentioned stocks, she brought up the single share of Pixar stock that her parents presented her with at her sweet 16 (everyone else watched bemusedly as we and our other Disney-crazed friends freaked out in excitement ^^'). She informed that it had since turned over into 2.something of Disney stock. Disney's actual acquisition of Pixar, I had totally overlooked.
Given 2005's jubilation at the retirement of Michael Eisner, was it a good idea to bring him in as chairman/CEO in the first place?
2. Eisner's problems (2004-06 court battles & retirement issue)
3. history pre-Eisner (Walt -1984)
4. why he was the one that saved Disney (1984-94)
5. how he killed it (1994-2005) [I won't be using the word "killing," but hey, he did "kill" the entire animation department.]
6. conclusion: yes, but '94 turning point for worse
:mousetune Hm, Story of the Year's "Wake Up the Voiceless" is helping keep me on track. ;)