Published: February 11, 2006 at 3:47 AMAlthough ABC lost Al Michaels, I think it is great that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is now with Disney. I get that Mickey Mouse was created because Walt lost the rights to Oswald.
I also think that letting Mr. Michaels out of the ESPN contract was the right thing to do. Mr. Michaels and John Madden, and the rest of the MNF team have always aired an excellent show. It would be wrong to break up the team (not just Al and John, but the whole MNF production).
I am happy that Mr. Iger seems to understand and respect tradition, loyalty, and history. He also seems to be able to strike the proper balance of the three.
I am looking forward to the future of the Walt Disney Company for the first time in a long time.
Published: February 12, 2006 at 11:48 AMI agree, this is a gamble, but it seems that both parties get something good out of this. ESPN is already such a force in Sports broadcasting so I don't think Disney will suffer. Also, Iger has proven that he knows his Disney history and is in the mood to keep tradition like Walt would have liked to do. I am suprised that Eisner or anybody else didn't try to get these cartoons before. I hope that we will all get to see these vintage cartoons!