Robert Niles

Published: October 5, 2009 at 2:26 PM

The sudden resignation reminds me of the recent departure of Disney Studios chief Dick Cook. That leads me to wonder if Grier was fired.

In reality, the real force leading the Disneyland Resort is John Lasseter, the former Jungle skipper and current chief creative officer at Disney (and principal creative advisor at Walt Disney Imagineering) who spends a huge amount of time visiting the park (well, relative to Grier, anyway). I am sure that whoever the new president of Disneyland is, he or she will have to be selected with Lasseter's blessing.

TH Creative

Published: October 5, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Jim Hill Media is reporting that Cook will be replaced by the (seprated at birth from Jim Carrey ) President of Disney Channels Worldwide Rich Ross.