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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 402: How Bob Chapek learned he wasn​’​t Disney​’​s CEO anymore

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill share everything that they’ve been told by Mouse House insiders about Bob Iger’s return. Likewise how long Chapek’s dismissal has actually been in the works

Show Notes:


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

Which former Disney CFO was reportedly approached this past Summer to see if he was possibly interested in replacing Bob Chapek

What role did Ike Perlmutter (i.e., the Chairman of Marvel Entertainment) allegedly play in Bob Chapek coming out on top in the battle to become Bob Iger’s successor

Why – in spite of Disney Cruise Line’s reservations when it came to the Company acquiring the Global Dream – was Bob Chapek still determined to make this deal

How long after Bob Iger became Disney’s CEO back in September of 2005 did he then start his search for a successor

When exactly did Susan Arnold (i.e., Disney’s Chairman of the Board) reportedly reach out to Bob Iger and ask if he’d be willing to return to the Company as Bob Chapek’s replacement


released November 23, 2022
Hosts: Len Testa and Jim Hill
Fabulously edited by Aaron Z. Adams


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Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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