MICHAEL OVITZ: MICHAEL MOUSE

OVITZ, THE MAN WHO RAN HOLLYWOOD, JOINS EISNER TO MAKE DISNEY THE WORLD'S BEEFIEST MEDIA FRANCHISE

Michael Eisner is happy doing things. He just has to be doing everything. In 1989, during the televised extravaganza that launched the Disney-MGM Studio theme park in Florida, Eisner noticed that a spangle from the costume of one of the 1,200 dancers had fallen on the red carpet. He waited till the cameras had passed, then darted out, picked up the spangle and put it in his tuxedo pocket. At Disney, neatness counts. So, for the chairman and ceo, does a twin obsession for the big picture and the smallest, shiniest detail.

Last week Eisner was a very happy man. A...

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