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Cloud Nine

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Even those who know nothing about animators have likely heard of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men," the legendary group of artists who pioneered the art of character animation in the 1930s and kept it…

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Key Player: Roy E. Disney

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Exec trivia: A record-setting yachtsman, Disney worked as an assistant film editor on the original “Dragnet” TV series and was nominated for an Oscar for writing the documentary short, “Mysteries of…

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To infinity and beyond

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The pros at Pixar are batting 1,000. They've been in the cleanup position in Disney's line-up ever since their first feature-length collaboration, "Toy Story," hit a home run with a $361 million…

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Key Player: Oren Aviv

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Exec trivia: Aviv co-wrote and exec-produced “Rocket Man” for Disney in 1995. The Basics: Joined Disney in 1991 after three years as a special projects director for Cap Cities/ABC. He rose quickly…

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Dream weaver

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Is there any modern epic that could approach the success story of Walt Disney? Born in 1901 at the dawn of the American century, he became its quintessential prototype: Midwestern upbringing; genteel…

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Key Player: Michael Eisner

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Exec trivia: Eisner was a “Tonight Show” usher at NBC. The basics: After gigs as a senior VP at ABC and president of Paramount, Eisner took over as Disney's top man in 1984, charged with revitalizing…

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Key Player: Bob Chapek

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Exec trivia: Before Disney, Chapek marketed ketchup for the H.J. Heinz Company. The basics: Chapek has been with BV's marketing arm for a decade, and became president in 2000. He now serves as the…

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