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Bob Iger Addresses his Return as CEO with Disney Cast Members

Bob Iger Addresses his Return as CEO with Disney Cast Members

Bob Iger is coming back to the Walt Disney Company. Here is how he broke the news.

Bob Chapek is No Longer Disney’s CEO

Credit: D23

You might have heard the news that has been flooding the internet by now. Bob Chapek is no longer serving as CEO of the Walt Disney Company. Disney announced that he stepped down from his position.

What’s more, Bob Iger will be returning to replace Chapek as CEO. You can read the entire story from KtP writer Jamie, including statements from Susan Arnold, Chairman of the board, right here.

Bob Iger

Screenshot: The Walt Disney Company

If you are new to Disney fandom, you may have missed out on Bob Iger’s previous time as Disney’s CEO. However, many long-time Disney fans are at least somewhat familiar with his leadership. This is partly because he spent a long time, 15 years to be exact, serving as CEO. During that time, he became known for a strategic vision focused on creative excellence, technological innovation, and international growth.

Now Bob Iger is committed to serving as CEO of the Walt Disney Company for two years. The Walt Disney Company has already updated its leadership page listing him as Chief Executive Officer. It has also been stated that he will work closely with the board in developing a successor.

Bob Iger’s Email to Employees

Credit: The Walt Disney Company

In the wake of Disney’s decision, Bob Iger sent an email to employees. It reads as follows:

Dear Fellow Employees and Cast Members,

It is with an incredible sense of gratitude and humility–and, I must admit, a bit of amazement–that I write to you this evening with the news that I am returning to The Walt Disney Company as Chief Executive Officer.

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Valencia Cantu

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

Discontinue Genie+ and return Fastpass Please! Genie+ really separates the have and have-nots and it has me thinking twice about going to DW. I had a negative experience with a similar system in six flags. I was next in line for the back of a rollercoaster for over an hour as those who paid for the skip the line pass got the spot!

Lee Harrington

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Specifically what "woke" policies disturb you? Define "woke".

Kristine Christ

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

They need to stop pushing adult subjects in every movie and animated feature. They could made pg13 or rated movies all they want.


Monday 21st of November 2022

Woke has become a catch all that really means nothing at this point. What are you against specifically and why? Teaching about slavery and the civil rights movement? Why? Teaching about racism? Why? Talking about LGBTQ? Why?

michael lewis

Monday 21st of November 2022

who cares if theyre 'woke' or mot. what people care about is the experience and that experience has suffered last few years. hopefully iger will peal back some of the profit-at-all-costs attitude and make it a little more disney-like.

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