[QUOTE=LittleMissMagic;1081554]That’s the truth. Who knows what all Disney would be doing now if Walt had lived longer.
People like to say on here and other message boards, “What would WALT think?” regarding business decisions and such. “WALT wouldn’t like that.” :glare: How does anyone know what Walt would have liked? Sure, we could guess based on his past decisions, but we don’t know.
I think many like the idea of Walt, and his story is quite charming, but honestly we all have good days and bad days. And a good personality doesn’t always equate to always making the best business decisions. People forget that Walt was the idea guy… Roy was the business man. Walt had a lot of crazy ideas, but Roy guided him towards what he thought would be successful.
Walt had several “flops.” Walt and Ub Iwerks opened an animation studio, but couldn’t afford to keep it running… that was a flop. Mickey Mouse was a flop before Steamboat Willie. Many believe that was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon, but Plane Crazy and the Gallopin’ Gaucho were actually his first - Steamboat Willie was the first to actually be released because the first two were flops. Pinocchio and Fantasia were released during World War II… bad timing… they were originally flops. But people don’t remember Walt for his flops… they remember him for his determination. The Disney brothers made a few bad business decisions back in the day… but they worked through it.
I’m sure that no matter who is in control of the Walt Disney Company, mistakes will be made. However, I believe that like Walt and Roy, the company will persevere.[/QUOTE]
to me it was not what walt would’ve done,but the atmosphere walt created,the stewardship that he created while alive and after his death…I would never presume to know what walt would’ve said or done,but I am guided bythe fact that the eventual outcome was good for him and his staff,but truly great experience to all his fans…that is his legacy…that is what walt instilled in his company and his fans…he always said quality will win out …and that was true when he said it and is even more true today…