Bob Iger: News

Bob Iger is an American businessman who is the former CEO of The Walt Disney Company. He serves as the executive chairman and chairman of the board of Walt Disney as of 2021. In the past, Iger had held the position of President in ABC Television from 1994-1995. In 1972, Iger started his career in the media industry. After serving as a television weatherman for a brief period, Iger joined ABC in 1974. In 1989, he became ABC Entertainment’s head. In 1996, ABC’s parent company was bought by Disney and Iger became its CEO in 2005. The annual net income of Disney surged to over 400 percent under Iger. Some of Iger’s major achievements at Disney include the acquisition of the computer animation film studio Pixar, the opening of Shanghai Disneyland in 2016 which attracted over 11 million visitors. He also acquired Marvel Studios in 2009 and the production company Lucasfilm in 2012. Iger published his first memoir titled ‘The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company’ in 2019.

15 May 2024


'Ironheart,' 'Daredevil: Born Again': Marvel unveils multiple new projects 

Disney's recent 2024 upfront presentation to advertisers, themed "connections," was punctuated by a series of thrilling announcements from Marvel and other high-profile projects.

24 Apr 2024


Everything to know about 'Deadpool & Wolverine' before July premiere

Deadpool & Wolverine, is set to significantly impact the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

16 Apr 2024

Marvel Studios

Marvel announces layoffs amid strategic shift

Marvel, the globally recognized entertainment giant, laid off 15 employees on Monday, Deadline reported.

05 Apr 2024


Disney to enforce password-sharing restrictions from June: CEO Bob Iger

Walt Disney's streaming service is set to implement password-sharing restrictions starting in June, as announced by CEO Bob Iger.

22 Feb 2024

Mukesh Ambani

Anant-Radhika's pre-wedding: Mark Zuckerberg-Bill Gates to attend; full guest-list inside

Anant Ambani, the youngest heir to business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, is gearing up for a lavish wedding with Radhika Merchant.

08 Feb 2024

Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hints at buying Walt Disney

In a surprising turn of events, Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed up at the Los Angeles premiere of Lola, an indie film co-directed by actor Nicola Peltz.

08 Feb 2024

Walt Disney

Disney announces release dates for 'Frozen 3,' 'Toy Story 5'

Disney announced the release dates for Frozen 3 and Toy Story 5 during their Q1 2024 earnings conference call on Thursday (IST).

01 Dec 2023

Elon Musk

After Elon Musk's 'F' word outburst, what's next for X?

Social media platform X might lose more advertisers because of Elon Musk's recent outburst against major brands, as per a Reuters report.

'Musk's position not positive': Why Disney pulled ads from X

Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, explained why his company has stopped advertising on Elon Musk's social media platform X.

25 Oct 2023


Hollywood studios, SAG-AFTRA resume negotiations on streaming revenue, AI issues

Hollywood studios and SAG-AFTRA—the actors's union—are scheduled to continue negotiations on Wednesday (local time), aiming to resolve the ongoing strike that has lasted over 100 days.

25 Sep 2023


Hollywood writers-studios reach tentative deal: Mindy Kaling, Kumail Nanjiani celebrate

Hollywood writers have reason to celebrate, as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has reached a tentative agreement with studios.

25 Sep 2023


Hollywood writers, studios reach tentative deal to end strike

After an arduous journey spanning 146 days, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have reportedly reached a tentative agreement.

21 Sep 2023


Hollywood's strike: Conversations between writers-top studios hint at improvement

Hollywood's ongoing historic strike has brought the industry to a standstill, with writers and actors joining the picket lines over fair pay and the usage of AI, among other issues.

Disney's third round of layoffs: Over 2,500 to be affected

A third wave of layoffs has hit The Walt Disney Company. This time, over 2,500 employees across the board are expected to receive the pink slip.

Disney to fire 4,000 employees in second round: Here's why

Entertainment giant The Walt Disney Company is set to join the group of companies that laid off employees twice amid economic uncertainties.

09 Feb 2023

Walt Disney

Disney announces 'Toy Story,' 'Frozen' sequels 

In a significant announcement, Disney has revealed its animated division is hard at work on the sequels of hit movie franchises Toy Story and Frozen.

Disney to axe 7,000 employees as company suffers streaming decline

Entertainment giant The Walt Disney Company has decided to fire 7,000 employees as the company prepares to deal with a challenging economic environment.

21 Nov 2022


Disney sacks Bob Chapek; former CEO Bob Iger replaces him

Bob Chapek was ousted as The Walt Disney Company's chief executive officer on Sunday, getting replaced by the conglomerate's former CEO Bob Iger.

14 Mar 2020

Walt Disney

Hotstar rolls back Disney+ within 24 hours of release

A few days ago, Disney's on-demand video streaming service, Disney+, debuted in India through the Hotstar app.

01 Dec 2019


Dying fan gets to watch 'Star Wars' before official release

What's better than watching a Star Wars movie? Well, watching it before everyone else.

08 Nov 2019

Walt Disney

Confirmed: Disney+ will be streaming on Fire TV devices

Disney's direct-to-consumer content streaming service, Disney+, is set to go live on November 12.

08 Sep 2017


Disney takes back Marvel and Star Wars movies from Netflix

It's already been decided that Disney and Netflix will part ways in 2019 and the separation is going to hurt Netflix a lot.

17 May 2017


Hackers hold latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean' for ransom

Amid the massive WannaCry ransomware attack, hackers have now hit the Walt Disney Studios.