No Mickey Mouse Lawsuit

Claiming that Disney owes him millions, former studio head Jeffrey Katzenberg puts his old boss on the hot seat

"I think I hate the little midget." --From unpublished notes for Disney chairman Michael Eisner's 1998 autobiography, Work in Progress

Michael Eisner, sitting on the witness stand 43 stories above Century City's Avenue of the Stars, flushed red when he heard the words read aloud. Anger, with a touch of embarrassment, crossed his face. The "midget," Jeffrey Katzenberg--Eisner's one-time protege at Walt Disney Co.--stared icily at his former boss. It was the moment Hollywood had been waiting for since Katzenberg sued Disney three years ago, claiming Mouseco had ripped him off to the tune of some $250 million in bonus money....