Disney

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Le Divorce

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Imagine a vet screenwriter going in to pitch a domestic drama idea he cooked up. It tells of a complex relationship between a father figure and his putative son, involving manipulation, greed…

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Key Player: John Lasseter

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Exec Trivia: Lasseter was the second student accepted into the start-up animation program at CalArts, launched with Disney funding. The Basics: Lasseter emerged as a creative pioneer in the world of…

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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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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: Steve Jobs

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Exec Trivia: Jobs engineered the creation of Pixar by purchasing the Lucasfilm graphics' unit (44 employees) whole for $10-million in 1986. The Basics: Jobs, of course, was co-founder of Apple…

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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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Practical magic

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Walt Disney's career in feature animation may have been meticulously dreamed and orchestrated with practically nothing left to chance, but the studio's live-action history tells another story…

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