Internal Memo Written by Jeff Katzenberg 20 Years Ago Attacking Big Budget Films

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    20 years ago, in January of 1991, a very critical 28-page internal memo — written by the then-head of Disney's film studios, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and distributed to his fellow executives in an effort to refocus their approach — was leaked to the press, and instantly became talk of the industry. The recent release of the big-budget Dick Tracy movie had been a disappointment and, as a result, Katzenberg was desperate to recapture the magic of old and rid his studio of their extremely costly "blockbuster mentality." This fascinating, highly quotable memo was his mission statement. Its subsequent circulation in Hollywood caused a huge stir.
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    I read a book about the Eisner era at Disney, which included this little turd. Boy what a bunch of douchebags.
     
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    The writing and spelling is 5th grade level.
     
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    I thought memo's were usually a page or two?? Not "War and Peace" Maybe one of those executives should have sent him back a note saying, next time save the paper and just call a meeting! :facepalm:
     
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    can we get a synapse?
     
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    Howard related? :dontknow:





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    Howard drew Mickey Mouse back in the Ben Stern latent sperm days.
     
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    i tried to quote the whole memo .. 30 images :c
     
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    long cat thing