By James B. Stewart
"When you would like Upon a Star," "Whistle whenever you Work," "The Happiest position on Earth"—these are lyrics indelibly associated with Disney, probably the most in demand and best-known businesses on the planet. So whilst Roy Disney, chairman of Walt Disney Animation and nephew of founder Walt Disney, by surprise resigned in November 2003 and declared warfare on chairman and leader government Michael Eisner, he despatched surprise waves during the leisure undefined, company boardrooms, topic parks, and residing rooms round the world—everywhere Disney does enterprise and its items are loved.
DisneyWar is the breathtaking, dramatic inside of tale of what drove America’s best-known leisure corporation to civil conflict, instructed through one in all our so much acclaimed writers and journalists.
Drawing on unparalleled entry to either Eisner and Roy Disney, present and previous Disney executives and board participants, in addition to millions of pages of never-before-seen letters, memos, transcripts, and different files, James B. Stewart will get to the ground of mysteries that experience enveloped Disney for years: What rather triggered the rupture with studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, a guy who as soon as appeared Eisner as a father yet who grew to become his fiercest rival? How may well Eisner have so misjudged Michael Ovitz, a guy who used to be not just "the strongest guy in Hollywood" but in addition his pal, whom he appointed as Disney president and instantly desired to fireplace? What brought on the holiday among Eisner and Pixar chairman Steve Jobs, and why did Pixar unexpectedly abandon its partnership with Disney? Why did Eisner so distrust Roy Disney that he assigned Disney corporation executives to secret agent on him? How did Eisner keep watch over the Disney board for therefore lengthy, and what fairly occurred within the fateful board assembly in September 2004, while Eisner performed his final playing cards?
Here, too, is the artistic method that lies on the center of Disney—from the making of The Lion King to Pirates of the Caribbean. while the administrative suite has been engulfed in turmoil, Disney has worked—and occasionally clashed—with a glittering array of stars, administrators, designers, artists, and manufacturers, lots of whom inform their tales right here for the 1st time.
Stewart describes how Eisner misplaced his chairmanship and why he felt obliged to surrender as CEO, potent 2006. No different publication so completely penetrates the secretive international of the company boardroom. DisneyWar is a charming story of 1 of America’s strongest media and leisure businesses, the folks who regulate it, and people attempting to overthrow them.
DisneyWar is an epic success. It tells a narrative that—in its unexpected twists, brilliant, larger-than-life characters, and exciting climax—might itself were the topic of a Disney lively classic—except that it’s all true.