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Old 03-30-23, 12:26 AM
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Disney gives Ike Perlmutter the boot

https://www.comicsbeat.com/ike-perlm...vel-redundant/

While Perlmutter is a divisive figure, there are some interesting nuggets in the article.

Ike Perlmutter, longtime Marvel Entertainment CEO, has been sent packing. The New York Times reports that Perlmutter has been laid off by Disney after Marvelís parent corporation determined that Ikeís role was redundant. In fact, the Times says Disney has decided all of Marvel Entertainment is redundant and will ďbe folded into larger Disney business units.Ē
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Re: Disney gives Ike Perlmutter the boot

Truth be told Iím kind of surprised heís been around as long as he has since the purchase of Marvel by Disney. He seems very much anti a lot of what Disney stands for and tries to push.
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Re: Disney gives Ike Perlmutter the boot

I thought be got the boot a while ago.
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Re: Disney gives Ike Perlmutter the boot

I mean his role had been greatly reduced after his "coup" attempt, but IIRC Marvel Entertainment still oversees the comics division so I wonder who will take over and if anything changes.
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Re: Disney gives Ike Perlmutter the boot

Famous for being notoriously cheap at Marvel. I think he was the one behind the Inhumans push which simply didn't work. The question is how much the comics business means to Disney.
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Re: Disney gives Ike Perlmutter the boot

A dinosaur just collecting a paycheck for doing nothing. Good riddance.
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Re: Disney gives Ike Perlmutter the boot

I don't know how this royal asshole lasted so long at Marvel and Disney but it's one of the clear cases where rich CEOs only fall upwards. Everything Ike touched went to shit. Coleco, Toy Biz, Marvel. He was one of the main reasons why Marvel went bankrupt in 1997 and then fucked up even more by licensing Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, and many others to different studios for perpetuity. Disney has had to fix all of his mistakes. The only thing I can think off where he didn't meddle was in the content of the Marvel books, up until he got into an impasse with Fox about the X-Men and Fantastic Four. That's when he pushed the Inhumans at the forefront and basically removed the FF and the X-Men from Marvel's everything during that time period until the Disney/Fox merger began. The other huge miscalculation was hiring CB Cebulski as Marvel's publisher, even after it was discovered that this sleaze bag had lied to Marvel under the pen name of Akira Yoshida and broken so many internal editorial and company rules/guidelines. Many talent won't work at Marvel because of Cebulski.

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