1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome both old friends and new to the all new Walt Disney Secrets :-D Please take a moment to say hi

The Disney family should be ashamed

Discussion in 'General News & Rumors' started by uscwest, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. uscwest
    Offline

    uscwest Senior Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    7,590
    Likes Received:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Woodbridge, VA
  2. catrancher
    Offline

    catrancher Assistant Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cumming, GA. A small suburb of Atlanta.
    John,

    I agree. They should leave Walt in place. For my money, the company and it's subsidiaries should be called the "Walt Disney" company or some derivative thereof now and forever more.

    However... (there's always a "however" isn't there), some reports that I've read have indicated that they're doing this at least in part to address the display of the corporate logo on new media devices (cell phones, tablets, etc). Evidently, they felt that trying to display "Walt Disney Pictures" on these smaller screens was getting too difficult and that just "Disney" said it more succinctly and readably. Since recent studies have suggested that at some point in the not too distant future, consumption of the kind of content Disney offers will be around 70% on portable devices, I can kind of understand what the corporate bean counters are trying to achieve.

    But for me, I still think it's wrong! :thumbsdown:

    Tom :)macwave:... without Walt, there's no Disney!)
  3. Johnie
    Offline

    Johnie Budget Queen Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    16,232
    Likes Received:
    275
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Virginia
  4. Dizneyblonde
    Offline

    Dizneyblonde Secret's Birthday Fairy!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    3,513
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Cornwall
    This makes me very sad :(

    To me it will always be WALT Disney World
  5. Mari
    Offline

    Mari Serious Forum Regular

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Messages:
    5,009
    Likes Received:
    86
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Mexico
    The link is blocked at work, but from what I gather, are they legally changing the name to just Disney World?
  6. MystikPiglit
    Offline

    MystikPiglit Peace, Love and Mickey Mouse

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    5,978
    Likes Received:
    238
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Norfolk.
    Link says, 'Blog removed'....

    If it says they are dropping 'Walt' then that's a disgrace. :thumbsdown:
  7. uscwest
    Offline

    uscwest Senior Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    7,590
    Likes Received:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Woodbridge, VA
    Mari, they aren't changing the name of the theme park, just the movie studio.
  8. Mari
    Offline

    Mari Serious Forum Regular

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Messages:
    5,009
    Likes Received:
    86
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Mexico
    Thank you for claryfying John

    I agree... the name should be kept as is, the official name... they can do whatever they please with the logo, but the name should remain as Walt Disney Studios

Share This Page