With Bob Iger suddenly announcing he was stepping down as Disney CEO effective immediately, many investors and industry analysts were caught off guard.
CNBC recently had an exclusive interview with Bob Iger and his named successor Bob Chapek. Interviewer Julia Boorstin asked “the Bobs” some tough questions… to which she got some rather soft and non-committal answers.
Watch for yourself below…
FULL INTERVIEW: Outgoing Disney CEO Bob Iger and incoming CEO Bob Chapek sit down to talk the media giant's monumental leadership change, the market sell-off and more with @JBoorstin. $DIS https://t.co/ByU4IDHLYt pic.twitter.com/iVbfI6GUp2
— CNBC (@CNBC) February 25, 2020
Some of the topics brought up during the interview include the suddenness of Iger’s departure, whether or not this has been the plan of succession for a long time, and how Chapek plans to oversee Disney Plus when he has little experience in television.
Oh, and the coronavirus’ effect on Disney Cruise Line and the Parks.
Don’t expect any solid answers to any of the excellent questions. The answers given by Iger and Chapek were rehearsed and vague.
Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days on this unexpected turn of events at The Walt Disney Company.
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