Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner Comments on Upheaval The Walt Disney Company

No one really knows what former Disney CEO Michael Eisner thinks about another former CEO Bob Chapek or the direction of The Walt Disney Company, but based on a recent Twitter post, we might have a better idea.

The day after Chapek was fired and Bob Iger was back in the CEO’s seat, Eisner tweeted, “Welcome back to Disney, @RobertIger!” So, in addition to most of The Walt Disney Company and the Disney fan community, Eisner was happy to see Iger back at the helm.

Now, a week later, Eisner has followed that tweet up with a second one that says, “The Walt Disney Company has suffered in recent years. This is a good time for us to remember the words of Walt Disney who said, ‘Everybody falls down. Getting back up is how you learn to walk.'”

If it wasn’t clear what Eisner thought of how the company was being run under Chapek, this tweet pretty much answers those questions. When he says that the company “has suffered in recent years,” he certainly was not talking about the Iger era.

Are you surprised that Michael Eisner publicly commented about the removal of Chapek? Let us know in the comments below.

Check out some of our other coverage on the Chapek-Iger drama:

‘Bob Chapek, Master Ship Builder’ Sign Removed at Castaway Cay

Arthur Bochner, Bob Chapek’s Former Chief of Staff & Speechwriter, Exits Disney

The Walt Disney Company Issues Statement on the Firing of Bob Chapek

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3 thoughts on “Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner Comments on Upheaval The Walt Disney Company”

  1. Okay every child waits to see that castle whether they are six or 60 it’s still a magical moment Walt Disney in Florida there’s a dream come true I was always taught take care of the employees look out for your stock holders but most of all the people that attend your Park

  2. I believe Disney World in Orlando should go back to the way Walt Disney would have wanted it to be ran. It’s not really made for families anymore. Plus it’s too expensive. Walt Disney would turn over in his grave if he could see his pride and joy the way it is now

  3. Disney is a tough company to manage. Just read Disney Wars about the Eisner years. Eisner was responsible for the Boardwalk area and a lot of expansion. He recognized that Disney needed to increase hotel space to keep people in the parks.
    But, he had his enemies such as Roy Disney Jr. and lost confidence in the Board.
    Unlike Iger, Disney CEO’s tenure does not usually end well.
    Hope Iger can right the ship and avoid a sale to Apple.

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