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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

But the mouse could get trapped.

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(CNN) -- With a stake in movies, television and theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. is a great bellwether for the entire entertainment business. That said, Disney and the rest of the entertainment world are having a banner 2003.

The company is sailing through thanks to the summer's success of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Freaky Friday" and this year's biggest hit, "Finding Nemo."

"We were very fortunate that all the movies responded very, very well. Audiences like them and went to see them more than once," says Dick Cook, head of Disney's movies division.

Disney's ABC network is off to a great start in the fall TV season, new shows getting stellar ratings and reviews.

Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of Disney says of ABC, "We're cautiously optimistic. We're off to a good start. It looks like we have a lot of young shows. We're 10 years younger for instance for our audience than CBS is right now."

The amusement park business is just starting to rebound from some tough times. Disney theme parks, like the rest of the tourist industry, were hurt by the travel slump that followed the September 11 attacks. But Disney is moving ahead with a new resort on the way for Hong Kong, a new ride debuting this month in Orlando, and new attendance records set last year in Tokyo.

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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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For one, Pixar, maker of "Nemo" and four other successful Disney animated films, is in tough negotiations with Disney. What happens if Disney loses affiliation with Pixar?

"Clearly we think we [also] have a lot of creative talent and we have technology and a lot of things that are available to ... make our movies ... just as successful," Cook says.

ABC is doing well, but what impact will the death of lead actor John Ritter have on the network's number one sitcom, "8 Simple Rules."

Eisner says, "Not having John Ritter will always be a problem, just because of how good of an actor he is. John's widow wants the show to go on and the cast wants the show to go on."

It's also been a slow ride to get Euro Disney on the right track.

"There have been some economic challenges, and of course 9/11, and then this year there's been like a strike a day, and then they had the heat wave, where 10,000 people died, so therefore not even the pixie dust that Disney has can help," Eisner says.

Overall the mouse is roaring, and with the highly anticipated movie "Brother Bear" and plenty of new attractions in the planning, the company may build on its 2003 success.


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