Bob Iger has addressed the rumours that Disney might be looking to be purchased by Apple, and it seems as though those rumours aren’t true. This comes via The Hollywood Reporter, which was reporting on a town hall meeting that Disney employees had on Monday with the newly reinstilled CEO.
According to their report, Iger addressed during this town hall meeting the rumours that Apple might be looking at buying Disney. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
Nothing is forever, but I am very, very comfortable with each of the assets that we have.
Bob Iger says Disney isn’t looking to sell to Apple
Under Iger’s leadership. Disney ended up becoming the biggest movie studio in Hollywood. They acquired the likes of Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Pixar and 20th Century Fox. During the town hall meeting, Iger revealed that they need to dive in with the assets they have and continue performing above expectations. Here’s what he had to say:
I happen to believe that in creative businesses, there is tremendous value in working from the same place. It creates an energy, it is very enabling to creativity… I am not making any proclamations but I think that is extremely important.
Disney shouldn’t be political
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Moreover, during the same town hall meeting, Iger also addressed some of the company’s controversies under his predecessor Bob Chapek. This was when Iger revealed that didn’t like to see the company’s name involved in any political controversies. Here’s what Iger had to say on the matter:
I think there’s a misperception here about what politics is. Some of the subjects that have been proven to be controversial as it relates to Disney have been branded political, and I don’t think they are.
This all came after Disney employees staged walkouts due to Chapek’s initial response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
“Thank you to all who have reached out to me sharing your pain, frustration and sadness over the company’s response to the Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. Speaking to you, reading your messages, and meeting with you have helped me better understand how painful our silence was,” Chapek said after the very public outcry.
“It is clear that this is not just an issue about a bill in Florida, but instead yet another challenge to basic human rights. You needed me to be a stronger ally in the fight for equal rights, and I let you down. I am sorry. Our employees see the power of this great company as an opportunity to do good. I agree. Yes, we need to use our influence to promote that good by telling inclusive stories, but also by standing up for the rights of all.”
Hopefully, all of this means that we can expect to see Disney become the movie studio it once was before Iger opted to retire and agreed to have Bob Chapek be his successor. That was an experiment that really didn’t work for the company.
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