We support Roy E. Disney sign now

We, the undersigned, have initiated this petition to signal our support of Roy E. Disney in his endeavor to remove Michael Eisner from the position he now holds as CEO of the Walt Disney Company.
On November 30th, 2003 Mr. Disney submitted his letter of resignation to Mr. Eisner and the Board of Directors. In his letter, he addressed many of the difficulties now facing the company, and held Mr. Eisner to account for his poor leadership and lack of vision. He gave credit where it was due, and commended Mr. Eisner on a successful first decade at the helm. He also noted that in the nine years since Frank Wells died, the company has languished, with no focus or direction. He gave seven examples of poor leadership, which are as follows:

(excerpt from Mr. Disney's letter of resignation; addressing Mr. Eisner)
1). "The failure to bring back ABC Prime Time from the ratings abyss it has been in for years and your inability to program successfully the ABC Family Channel. Both of these failures have had, and I believe will continue to have, significant adverse impact on shareholder value.
2). Your consistent micro-management of everyone around you with the resulting loss of morale throughout the Company.
3). The timidity of your investments in our theme park business. At Disney's California Adventure, Paris and now in Hong Kong, you have tried to build parks "on the cheap" and they show it and the attendance figures reflect it.
4). The perception by all of our stakeholders-- consumers, investors, employees, distributors and suppliers-- that the Company is rapacious , soul-less, and always looking for the "quick buck" rather than long-term value which is leading to a loss of public trust.
5). The creative brain drain of the last several years, which is real and continuing, and damages our Company with the loss of every talented employee.
6). Your failure to establish and build constructive relationships with creative partners, especially Pixar, Miramax, and the cable companies distributing our products.
7). Your consistent refusal to establish a clear succession plan."

He concluded his statement with the observation that he should not be the one to leave, and we believe Mr. Disney to be absolutely correct in this assertion; indeed, Mr. Eisner should be the one departing the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Disney has exhibited a deep understanding of what makes the Disney Company so special for so many of us; he is a true Disney. We applaud his taking such a bold stand in the battle for the heart and soul of the Walt Disney Company, and we believe he will prevail. We are deeply grateful and very, very proud of Mr. Disney, and we shall continue to support him in every way possible.

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Latest Signatures

  • 11 February 20161000. Art S
    Eisner has destroyed the Disney legacy all to make a cheep, fast buck!
  • 10 February 2016999. Magen D
    It's time to remember Walt's dreams.
  • 04 February 2016998. Michael M
    Bring the magic back to Disney!
  • 30 January 2016997. Kris B
    I support this petition
  • 25 January 2016996. David G
    Good luck
  • 22 January 2016995. Jolanda V
    I support this petition
  • 14 January 2016994. Kelli M
    Yo Ho Yo Ho Eisner has to go!! You're destroying a great legacy built by a man whose standards you could never dream of living up to!
  • 09 January 2016993. Walter O
    You've lost the focus of what this company once was. Step down!
  • 29 December 2015992. Benjamin B
    I have focused my career around hand drawn animation hoping to someday follow in the footsteps of past Disney animators. Don't kill the most beautiful artform known to man. Both animation styles are equally effective, don't pick one over the other.
  • 22 December 2015991. Amberlee C
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015990. Bruce S
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 2015989. Pb G
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015988. Matthew Knox
    Mr. Eisner, please leave before you ruin what VERY few elements of the Walt Disney Co. are still here and subject to your wrath. Your damages have left horrible scars and the sooner you leave, the sooner the LONG journey will begin to somehow salvaging t
  • 28 November 2015987. Jared M
    Remove Eisner...Restore the Magic
  • 20 November 2015986. Grace Aguirre
    Save Disney from the big bad wolf (Comcast)
  • 18 November 2015985. Phil Dellar
    I support this petition
  • 18 November 2015984. Karen Mc
    I support this petition
  • 16 November 2015983. Alan T
    I have been very disappointed the company's performance in recent years, reflected in it's stock value. I believe that there comes a time where management and direction become stale and require change. The recent Disney parting with Pixar is an example.
  • 15 November 2015982. Elizabeth C
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 2015981. Lynn T
    PLEASE!! No more clones at California Adventure. We know a new ride is coming to the Hollywood Backlot. Can we please have something unique? Or does Eisner and the Imagineering Dept. want to keep embarrassing themselves with watered down clones?
  • 03 November 2015980. Heather D
    I think it is a shame that such an icon of family values is being destroyed for the almighty dollar. Michael it's time for you to go, retore Disney to the greatness that once filled my heart.
  • 01 November 2015979. Jessica B
    As a member of Chibifriends.com I support Roy Disney and Stanley P. Gold
  • 01 November 2015978. Harold R
    Step down for Walt's legacy to continue. Please!!
  • 09 October 2015977. Samantha Khan
    I support this petition
  • 09 October 2015976. Julian E
    I support this petition
  • 08 October 2015975. Lauren Cabrera
    I support this petition
  • 05 October 2015974. Jessica Stein
    As a member of Chibifriends.com I support Roy Disney and Stanley P. Gold

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Isaac RayBy:
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Board of Directors, Walt Disney Company


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