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Friday, September 10, 2004

Bye Bye Michael...don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

Michael Eisner has announced that he will retire from The Walt Disney Company in 2006. Never mind that the damage has been already done. Never mind that Disney's once mighty traditional animation division has been gutted. Never mind that the theme parks are in shambles. Never mind any of that. As of 2006, the witch will indeed be pushing up daisies, and the opportunity to rebuild will finally happen.

Eisner's succession pick is Robert Iger, current Disney President. This plan is not popular with the shareholders, nor at SaveDisney.Com, the site put up by Roy Disney's Shamrock Holdings to rally opposition to Eisner.

The MsGeek.Org pick? Think Different and bring Steve Jobs on as Disney iCEO. Disney would receive Pixar back as a vital part of its animation operations, with a nucleus of proven, story-driven artist/writers. Disney would also have a visionary back at the helm, a man whom Old Man Walt would probably recognize as being much like himself. They'd also get some real computers to sell, with or without mouse ears.