Storming the MouseIf you are at all interested in the latest goings-on surrounding the Walt Disney Corporation - specifically, the recent resignations of Disney family icon Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold from the Board of Directors in protest of Michael Eisner's management, and the resulting speculation about the future of the Mouse House - I would recommend visiting these sites fairly regularly:
- Mouse Planet
The above two sites are run by groups of folks who regularly get inside info from TDA (Team Disney Anaheim) that seems fairly reputable and accurate. They can sometimes be over the top with their presentation, but they have good information. Point of fact, one of the two sites is run by a disgruntled former writer for the other (I can never remember which is which) so there's occasionally competition for a good story.
- Jim Hill Media
Jim is a great daily read for anyone who's interested in Disney and other entertainment media history - specifically those geared toward families and nostalgia. The majority of his (and his stable of contributors) stories are about Disney, but there are other topics such as Universal, comics, etc. thrown in.
- Deb's WDW Info Guide
Great place to plan a Disney vacation - special events, closings, hours, "rehabs", etc. The inside story on what's going on a the parks.
- Pirates of the Caribbean
All about the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Some tie-in with the summer blockbuster movie.
- The Haunted Mansion
All about the Haunted Mansion Ride. Also some tie-in with the new Eddie Murphy movie.
- Laughing Place
More inside stories about Disney, but more fluff than hard news.
"The Walt Disney Company's objective is to be one of the world's leading producers and providers of entertainment and information, using its portfolio of brands to differentiate its content, services and consumer products. The Company's primary financial goals are to maximize earnings and cash flow, and to allocate capital profitably toward growth initiatives that will drive long-term shareholder value"Our local morning radio talk show host read this the other day, and pointed out an interesting ommission. What's missing from the paragraph that you would expect to be in and Disney Mission Statement?
UPDATE (12/08/03): Apparently Roy Disney and Stanley Gold have set up their own website: www.savedisney.com. From what I've been able to tell it's legitimate (although a bit generic) but it could be a source for good information in the weeks to come.