Bob Iger News

The Academy Announces Major Gifts from the Dolby Family and Laboratories
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' movie theaters. (more...)

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger Named '2014 CEO of the Year'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Chief Executive magazine today announced that Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has been named '2014 CEO of the Year,' an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of CEO peers. (more...)

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, Is Named '2014 CEO of the Year' by Chief Executive Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

GREENWICH, Conn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Chief Executive magazine today announced that Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has been named '2014 CEO of the Year,' an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of CEO peers. This is the 29th year the award has been given, with past honorees including Bill Gates, former CEO of Microsoft, Jack Welch, former CEO of GE and Michael Dell, founder, chairman and CEO of Dell Computers. (more...)

FROZEN-Themed Attraction Heading to Epcot's Norway Pavilion?
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2014

Walt Disney World executives are planning to shut down five resort-wide attractions including the 'Maelstrom' ride in Epcot's Norway Pavilion. (more...)

Jonathan Groff on Starring in Broadway's FROZEN 'I'm Not as Hot as My Character'
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2014

Jonathan Groff, who voice rugged mountain man 'Kristoff' in the film, has already confirmed he would not be part of the project. (more...)

It's Official! FROZEN's Elsa Set for ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME!
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2014

During the episode, viewers got a quick glance at a new character who has arrived in Storybrooke - n (more...)

First Look - Peter Mayhew as STAR WAR's Chewbacca
by Movies News Desk - May 05, 2014

Lucasfilm shared a new photo on their Instagram account featuring Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger and a Wookie! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside ALADDIN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld was there for all of the magical opening night festivities, and below you can check out full photo coverage from the theatre arrivals! (more...)

Listen: Kristen Bell Says She Wants to Star in FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Kristen Bell stopped by EW Radio to talk about John Travolta's flub at the Oscars and how she wants to join the cast of the upcoming FROZEN stage adaptation on Broadway -- as Anna, of course. Listen to the interview below! (more...)

Anne Sweeney Will Exit Disney in January 2015
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Anne Sweeney, who oversaw 18 years of tremendous growth and success of Disney's global entertainment and news properties and who helped shepherd the television industry into the digital age, today announced that she would be departing The Walt Disney Company [NYSE: DIS] in January of 2015 to pursue a career in Television Directing. Sweeney, who joined the company in 1996, is currently co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group. (more...)

Walt Disney Co. & Dish Network Siggn Groundbreaking Long-Term Agreement
by TV News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) today announced a groundbreaking, long-term, wide-ranging distribution agreement that will provide DISH customers with access to Disney's robust lineup (more...)

Disney Creates FrozentheMusical.com for FROZEN Stage Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

Disney's FROZEN musical microsite might look like the barren tundra right now, but the fact that it exists is further proof of the hit animated film's move toward the Great White Way. Check it out and sign up for updates at www.FrozentheMusical.com! (more...)

Disney's FROZEN to Expand Icy Universe to Broadway, Theme Parks, Video Games and More
by Movies News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

It seems Disney's FROZEN has cast an unbreakable -- and unstoppable -- spell. According to Variety, Walt Disney Co. Chief Bob Iger revealed plans to expand FROZEN's icy universe during an earnings call today. (more...)

VIDEO: Pentatonix Singer and SUPERFRUIT Put Together Hilarious FROZEN Medley
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Disney's animated feature FROZEN is raking in cash at the box office, freezing out the Billboard charts, and even heading to Broadway. It's also inspired a hilarious medley from the YouTube duo SUPERFRUIT and Kirstie Maldonado from the a capella group the Pentatonix. Check it out below! (more...)

Disney's Bob Iger Confirms Talks for FROZEN Sequel, Broadway Show!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

In an interview with Fortune magazine, Disney CEO Bob Iger gushed over the success of the company's newest animated hit FROZEN, currently heating up both domestic and global box offices. (more...)

Photo Flash: Josh Gad & More Celebrate 90 Years of Disney Animaiton
by Movies News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

On December 10th Bob Iger, John Lasseter, Alan Horn and Ed Catmull hosted a cocktail reception in Legends Plaza on the Disney lot to celebrate 90 years of Walt Disney Animation with Disney legends, filmmakers, artists, and voice talent. (more...)

Steven Spielberg & Jeffrey Katzenberg Each Donate $10 Million to Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
by Movies News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received separate $10 million gifts from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. In recognition of these gifts, the two main galleries on the lobby floor of the Academy Museum will be named for Katzenberg and Spielberg - The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery and The Spielberg Family Gallery. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW Week of 11/18 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Nov 14, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW Week of 11/18, airing on ABC (more...)

Producers Guild to Honor BOB IGER with 2014 Milestone Award
by Movies News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that The Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Iger, will be honored with the 2014 Milestone Award. (more...)

Disney Developing Big Screen Adaptation of ARTEMIS FOWL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that it is in development on the film adaptation of Artemis Fowl with producer Harvey Weinstein. The live-action feature will be based on the first and second installments in Disney Publishing Worldwide's best-selling children's fiction series by author Eoin Colfer. The screenplay is being written by Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal will executive produce the project. (more...)

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