Eisner's Wild, Wild Ride

Disney's CEO is a survivor, but now he's under attack from an heir to the kingdom. A look at the battle ahead

Never can it be said that Disney chief Michael Eisner misses the small points. Whether it's the fixtures in his company's hotels, the dialogue in a movie script or the little snubs that add up to a feud, not much escapes him. In the case of his growing estrangement from his longtime supporter Roy Disney, the final squabble came in a conversation a week before Thanksgiving over the Magic Kingdom heir's right to attend screenings of cartoons in development. "These were big screenings with like 100 people in the room, and he didn't want me there for some convoluted reason," Disney...

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