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Could Chapek Have Been the ‘Fall Guy’ All Along?

Bob Chapek

I don’t consider myself to be a conspiracy theorist. As a news writer, I like to ground myself in solid fact. Occasionally, though, something comes along that makes me go, “hmm…”. The business with Iger returning and Chapek’s swift exit is one of those things. It all seems a little too neat and tidy. A little too “expected but shocking.” ...

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OpEd: Is Bob Chapek Actually Giving Guests What They Want?

Bob Chapek

Okay, I know what you’re probably thinking, but hear me out. Since he took over the role of Disney CEO in February 2020, Bob Chapek has consistently been one of the least popular CEO’s in Disney history. While most people thought that he handled the theme park COVID closures as well as anyone could, they have been decidedly less forgiving ...

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OpEd: How Much Longer Can Disney Afford to Keep Bob Chapek?

Bob Chapek

On November 8, The Walt Disney Company held its Fourth Quarter Earnings Call and things weren’t great. Yes, Disney reported a whopping $28 billion in profit, but multiple areas of the company underperformed. Disney+ added 12 million subscribers, but Disney’s “revenue per user” for Disney+ came in under what analysts were predicting. Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products also brought in ...

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Underdog No More! In the Theme Park Wars Universal Has Come to Win

Universal

Disney and Universal have a rivalry that can match any heated sports rivalry and is often bloodier and more cutthroat than any sports contest. For a long time, the Disney Dynasty dominated, and Universal could only hope to keep its head above water and stay in the game. Recently though, Universal has sent a clear message that not only did ...

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