New head of Parks & Resorts

New head of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Bob Chapek Named Chairman, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company

Bob Chapek has been named Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, it was announced by Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Thomas O. Staggs, Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company

A 22-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. Chapek has served since 2011 as President of Disney Consumer Products, driving a technology-led transformation of the Company’s consumer products, retail and publishing operations. He assumes his new role effective immediately.

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Texas Disneyland fraud

North Texas man convicted in fictional Disney scheme

Disney had no intentions of opening a theme park in north Texas at any time.

by US Attorney’s office, Eastern District of Texas

A 35-year-old Plano, Texas man has been found guilty of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

According to information presented in court, from 2006 to 2010,Thomas W. Lucas, Jr., devised and executed an elaborate scheme to defraud more than 100 investors out of approximately $60 million by telling them he had insider information regarding a Walt Disney resort and theme parks planned for the North Texas area. Originally, according to Lucas, the Disney Resort and Theme Park was to be called, “The King Ranch Project,” but that changed in 2007 to “Frontier Disney DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth),” both of which were completely fabricated.

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Tom Staggs named COO of Disney

Thomas O. Staggs Named Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company

It was announced February 5th by Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

by Disney Post at The Walt Disney Company

Thomas O. Staggs has been named Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company, it was announced today by Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. A 25-year Disney veteran, Mr. Staggs is Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, overseeing the strategy, operations and creative development of the company’s iconic travel and leisure businesses. He will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer immediately, while continuing to lead Parks and Resorts until a successor is named.   Continue reading Tom Staggs named COO of Disney

The Historical Davy Crockett

The Historical Davy Crockett

The ideal American male is a political figure

by Cory Gross at Yesterday, Tomorrow & Fantasy

For as impactful a movie as Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier was, it is amazing to consider how little critical thought has gone into it. Most studies are humble reminiscences of when 1950’s pop culture changed practically overnight and every child wore a coonskin cap, whistling the 28(!) stanzas of the famous tune. The extent to which the King of the Wild Frontier intersects with the historical David Stern Crockett is up to debate…

…continue reading Part I at Yesterday, Tomorrow & Fantasy

Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier

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Disney’s abandoned Toy Story 3

Concept art from Disney’s abandoned Toy Story 3

Circle 7 Animation began work on “Finding Nemo 2″, “Monsters Inc. 2″, and “Toy Story 3″ — without Pixar

by Jay Jayson at ComicBookMovie

In 2004, the Disney-Pixar partnership ended bitterly. Though, Disney owned Pixar’s characters, films and their sequel rights. So they opened their own computer animation studio, Circle 7 Animation, and began working on sequels. Come see art from their Toy Story 3 that was never made…

…continue at ComicBookMovie.com

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