Iger: Disney's Controversies Are "Behind Us"
Disney chief Robert Iger has suggested that the controversies that have plagued the company in recent years are now "largely behind us, if not completely behind us." In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Iger said, "This is a great time for the company. We are one of the most admired companies in the world." He said that the primarily challenge for it now is to produce "quality entertainment," citing as a "great example" the Disney Channel's High School Musical TV movie -- "something that came out of nowhere, that no one expected. It's not overly expensive to make. A lot of talent in there. ... It's more than anything else what's behind [the deal to acquire] Pixar. The incredible value that we've created over the years when we made great animated films that transcend one medium, motion pictures that spread across all of our business. It's incredible. We have to continue to do that. I want to do more of that."