Iger Keeps Options Open for ABC

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At Disney’s annual shareholders meeting, CEO Bob Iger didn’t dismiss the idea of selling ABC and rebuked one of the company’s classic animated films.

Calling the movie “antiquated” and “fairly offensive,” Iger said there are no plans for releasing Song of the South on DVD.

“Thank you for not disappointing me,” Iger said Wednesday after an attendee of the meeting in San Antonio yesterday asked about the 1946 film. It has become something of a tradition that someone will ask about Song of the South at a Disney shareholders meeting, though Iger’s negative response this year seemed more firm than in the past.

As for ABC, Iger was responding to a questioner who suggested that the network, or at least ABC News, might be more valuable to someone else than it is to Disney.




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