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Adam Grant
Persistence is one of the most important forces in success and happiness. There's the author whose novel was rejected half a dozen times. The artist whose cartoons were turned down over and over. And the musicians who were told 'guitar groups are on the way out' and they'd never make it in show business. If they had quit, Harry Potter, Disney and the Beatles wouldn't exist.feedback
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Jun 26 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Disney. 244 people are quoted and you can read 492 citations of them about Disney. Bob Iger, Jim Cramer and Paul Dergarabedian, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Bob Iger said: “We're pleased that we're off to such a great start but we've got more to do here first before we really talk about or think about doing more elsewhere in China but I think over time there's an inevitability to that.”.
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Bob Iger

We have no projections about what's ahead except to say that this is being embraced by China in that 50 percent visiting are actually coming from outside the Shanghai region.feedback

Bob Iger

We're pleased that we're off to such a great start but we've got more to do here first before we really talk about or think about doing more elsewhere in China but I think over time there's an inevitability to that.feedback

Bob Chapek

We're extraordinarily encouraged by the unbelievable result of 11 million guests in the first year and more important than that, the satisfaction scores that we get are extraordinarily high. And I think those are the sort of right precursors, if you will, for future development.feedback

Ben Cavender

With the theme park, films, co-productions, Disney English and retail, they're creating an ecosystem to bring consumers in and foster a broader buzz and awareness. The aim is to recreate that feeling in the U.S. where you have multiple generations who know the characters and cartoons.feedback

Adam Grant

But that's only half the story. For every J.K. Rowling and Walt Disney and Lennon and McCartney, there are thousands of writers and entrepreneurs and musicians who fail not for lack of grit, but because of how narrowly they apply it.feedback

George A. Kalogridis - Walt Disney World Resort

The Lane Thomas Foundation was created to give honor and light to Lane's life. The foundation is dedicated to supporting families of children needing life-saving organ transplants. To provide continued awareness of the foundation and its mission, we've commissioned an original sculpture of the lighthouse the foundation uses as a symbol of love and hope, to be installed on our property this summer.feedback

Kelly Clarkson

We don't generally do a lot honestly, because we're just so tired! [Brandon] manages Blake Shelton, he also manages me, we have four kids, there's a whole career! I had kids older, so I had selfish times when I'd go out and have fun so I don't feel like I've missed anything. I feel like a lot of moms that started at like 21 having kids – no, no. I started at 30, so we're good!feedback

Camryn Manheim

I thought, Oh, why not? What great experience! They'll never cast him as the lead in a Disney musical, he's never really been on camera. And then four months and eight callbacks, he got cast in it. I don't know whether to kick myself or throw a party for us.feedback

George Kliavkoff

We've got nothing to announce, but we're very interested. It's just the right kind of event for us.feedback

Bernard Gershon

It ultimately will change entertainment. VR will be an immersive experience impacting all the senses – sight, sound, motion, touch, smell.feedback

Mark Cameron - Jaguar Land Rover

We constantly strive to create standout experiences for our customers through our partnerships. By using Jaunt's cutting-edge VR technology, we were able to give unprecedented access to the team and America's Cup sailing in a thrilling firsthand experience.feedback

George Kliavkoff

It's a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation. We intend to offer an immersive technology and the content that will help drive consumer adoption.feedback

Mary Barra - General Motors

Environmental stewardship and sustainability are part of our business model and core to our operations.feedback

Chris Nee

It was important to me to let them know that we see them and they matter.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We are writing to express our strong support for the United States remaining in the Paris climate agreement.feedback

Wayne Balta - International Business Machines

As IBM stated 10 years ago, Climate change is one of the most critical global environmental challenges facing the planet.' That is even truer today.feedback

Indra K. Nooyi - PepsiCo

Combating climate change is absolutely critical to the future of our company, customers, consumers – and our world.feedback

Marlon West

I'm pretty pumped up about what we did. There's nothing, when I look at the final film, that I cringe at. And there usually is.feedback

Marlon West

What made the ocean character look like water to one person, looked too agitated and aggressive to another. You have the ocean often as a chartacter looming over toddler Moana and looming over Moana's grandmother, and at no point do you ever want to be afraid for them. You want to be in awe.feedback

Marlon West

That was a big challenge. They would animate the ocean as almost a sock puppet, and we would take that and fill it full of bubbles and liquid or we'd do a simulation over it and make it full of water to make it look more watery.feedback

Dionne Fonoti

In the Pacific, we don't consider the water a barrier to each other. It's not just the cultures of the people and the islands that connect us, it's also the ocean that connects us.feedback

Marlon West

Water is always hard. Usually, in animation, we have a dozen water shots. They're hard to do.feedback

Erin Ramos

You know it's hard for me to go to the beach nowadays. When I'm there, I'm looking at how foam dissipates, at how the water recedes back into the ocean, the cadence and the rhythm of the little breaks. I'm looking at how the beach itself is modeled to create the reef breaks, how the light affects the water, the clarity of the water itself, the colors. There's just a million things going through my head.feedback

Erin Ramos

Running these scripts to generate these animations leaves room for the artists to focus on the artistry of the shot, so they have time to create these sweeping shots, and the ability to have the ocean acting as a character.feedback

Erin Ramos

As effects artists, working with fluids, you can't always predict what you're going to get from your water simulation. And the hard thing with water is, if it doesn't look right, you can really tell. Even if it's in the background.feedback

Jerry Bruckheimer

(The pirates) are irreverent characters, something he totally created and the kind of irreverent fun attitude that all the movies have is because of Johnny. As long as the audience wants to come, we'll be there, and Johnny wants to make it and Disney wants to finance it. I hope it goes on forever.feedback

Brian Koziol - Food and Beverage

We came across some luck there. It's an award-winning winery in Sonoma County that started just before Avatar came out!feedback

Bob Iger

To our knowledge, we were not hacked. We had a threat of a hack of a movie being stolen. We decided to take it seriously but not react in the manner in which the person who was threatening us had required. We don't believe that it was real and nothing has happened.feedback

Beau Flynn

We have an amazing story already. We're bringing back Shannon and Swift who wrote on the first one, and I know Dwayne would be in, I know Zac and all the girls would be. We just have this really cool idea to put them in this whole new world. We would take it overseas.feedback

James Cameron

Everything that is beautiful and alien and strange here was inspired by something beautiful and alien and strange right here on earth. The thing that stirs the soul – whether it's a flower, a mountain, it touches us, and it touches everyone. And as we grow up we sort of learn to ignore it. I think this place hopefully will reconnect people. I hope they leave here with a little sense of responsibility.feedback

Celine Dion

I'm very nervous and very excited at the same time. Twenty-five years ago, I was very fortunate to be a part of that magical movie Beauty and the Beast. It was one of the biggest moments of my show-business career, actually. I'm so thankful.feedback

Devin Gharakhanian

It captures and reflects the wealth and power of Apple. It feels like a Steve Jobs or Walt Disney inspiration, though it also feels like a forced design. It's as much about an aesthetic creation.feedback

Rainer Jenss

Preplanning is about getting value and saving money. You would save money like you would for college. There are families that save for a lifetime to go to Disney.feedback

Terence Goggin - Alvarez & Marsal

I'm personally aware of several financial institutions that have started keeping a stock of digital currency on hand, should they find themselves victims of ransomware. Although paying the ransom is hardly a new approach, it's clear some firms realize their approach to security may be lacking and paying might be the way out.feedback

Andrew McDonnell - Astech

The number of people who would cancel their Netflix accounts, or not buy one because of the release of this one season of one show, must be tiny.feedback

Terence Goggin - Alvarez & Marsal

Netflix could, for example, simply offer the stolen episodes for free as a 'trial' of their service. While this isn't an option for everyone who has had their data stolen, it can help to discourage future thefts by removing the financial incentive.feedback

Tom Kulik

No, don't pay the ransom. More and more frequently, hackers responsible for ransomware attacks take the money and provide no (or inadequate) means to decrypt the files after payment. Sometimes, they even attempt to extort more.feedback

Tim Nollen

Disney has some distribution renewals coming up in the next 18 months, presenting an opportunity to gain some pricing. But as subs continue to fall, there could also be some loss of bargaining leverage vs carriage fee negotiations in the past.feedback

Tim Nollen

We still think Disney is one of the very best companies in media but we are setting the pause button as the industry in general, and ESPN in particular, continue to digest the implications of changing viewing habits. Disney's cable net exposure and outsized sub declines at ESPN have again become a focal point in investors' minds. Advertising was also soft in calendar Q1 (Disney's F2Q). We don't see much near-term scope for either to pick up.feedback

Miley Cyrus

That was really hard every day from, like, [ages] 11 to 18. I didn't get a school escape like most people. I went to work with my dad. And then I started driving my dad toward the end, when I could start driving. And then my grandma went with me every day. It was a lot of time with dad and grandma.feedback

Miley Cyrus

I asked my dad to be my mentor because I've loved him being my mega-mentor, so I want him to be [that] for the other kids as well. And I'm coming for Blake [Shelton], so that's why! I'm bringing in Dad.feedback

Harry Styles

Finally, tonight, this is a big story in the entertainment world: Hackers have stolen a copy of Pirates of the Caribbean and they are holding it for ransom. They could release this movie illegally. I guess you would say it's a pirated video. They're holding Pirates of the Caribbean for ransom–sounds to me like they're charging them an arm and a peg. If Disney pays this ransom, they could go into Johnny Debt. If people see this movie early, it would be a movie about a pirate ship with no sales. Kids can't see the movie anyway because it's rated argh.feedback

Bob Iger

Is there life after Disney? I decided it's not worth it. I'd get stopped every once in a while by people who asked what it means.feedback

John Skipper - Disney Media Networks

We at ESPN are optimists. Of course, the current environment forces us to be realists as well as optimists.feedback

Kenny Mayne

It's a metaphor for the strength of cable. Look at it that way.feedback

Bob Iger

A given sport or a given team or a given region in a given period of time.feedback

Todd Juenger

Disney confirmed what anybody paying attention already knows, which is they continue to lose subscribers to the overall pay TV universe and at a slightly faster rate.feedback

Todd Juenger

So far, they don't seem to be doing much of anything we can see to bring incremental paying subscribers into the system.feedback

Todd Juenger

ESPN is an extraordinarily powerful brand for all those people out there, and there are lots, who care about sports. But the fact is not everybody cares about sports, and we think there's tens of millions of households who, for a variety of reasons, are still paying today for ESPN who don't really want the product. We don't think there's anything Disney can do to compel those types of people to keep paying for ESPN over time.feedback

Todd Juenger

It's somewhat comical in a way. One would think that you would see all sorts of varieties of the types of packages, offering things to different consumers. Strangely enough, what's launched kind of looks the same.feedback

Bob Iger

I moved into the role after having studied under Michael for five years. I overlapped with him for six months between the time I was named and the time that he left. And it was–frankly, it was seamless.feedback

Bob Iger

There are other things that are clearly at the top of my list in terms of priorities. It's continuing to grow the company in the digital direction, it's continuing to grow the company globally, it's continuing to solidify ESPN's future by doing the things that I talked about on this call and probably above all that, which is tied in part to succession, but it goes beyond succession, it's making sure that the leadership of this company across the board continues to be really strong.feedback

Bob Iger

I think there's way too much pessimism about ESPN because ESPN is still in demand from three constituents you want to be in demand the most from.feedback

Bob Iger

We believe we're well positioned to contend with what we think is continued disruption in the business. We believe these new light pack options that include ESPN and over-the-top top platforms are the future and an asset to us. We will eventually be in a direct consumer business for ESPN products, and hope to launch one of our brand technology platforms before the end of year . We are actually confident in ESPN's future.feedback

Adam Horowitz

The past six years of collaborating with Jennifer as Emma Swan have been truly magical. Watching her breathe life into Emma, she accomplished more than we could have dreamed possible – she gave life to a brand-new Disney Princess, filled with strength and intelligence and an incredible closet full of red leather jackets. We'll miss seeing her every day, but her imprint upon Once Upon a Time is indelible. She will always be a part of the show and its heart and soul. That said, just because Jennifer won't be back every week doesn't mean we won't see our savior again.feedback

Kris Bryant

It was on the plane on a road trip. I like Disney movies, so I watched it. It was good. The music was good. There's something about Disney movies that make you feel good, you know?feedback

Kris Bryant

I don't know how they do it, how they're so successful with it, but they do everything perfect. Their movies are never flops.feedback

Kris Bryant

We all love the songs. I told them I'm listening to it and they're like, You are?feedback

Paul Dergarabedian - comScore

It's all about strategy when it comes to Marvel and with 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2,' the notion of moving what was an August release for the first film to the key summer kick off spot in May clearly paid huge dividends for Disney. For this 'Guardians' to post the sixth best bow for the month is incredibly impressive given the Cinderella story of the title's ascension from being a little known question mark of a movie, to a global phenomenon.feedback

David Ellis - Morningstar

We are not competing against Disney or other character brands selling merchandise. We are a corporate brand which takes longer to build. We are certainly not going to use huge amounts of public money to advertise. It has to be low-risk commercial income; this is low-margin but high-profit. Our brand is synonymous with London. You can see our brand rise and fall with London's popularity and presence in the global market. There is great potential and it could earn significant income and we are confident it can. But we also go with the ups and downs of the capital city.feedback

Jim Suva - Citigroup Global Markets

We identified a handful of potential M&A targets. Three are media firms: Netflix, Disney and Hulu. Three are video game developers: Activision, Electronic Arts and Take-Two. And, one is an auto maker: Tesla. Each target confers some strategic benefit to Apple. Like Apple, Netflix is global, has no non-core assets (like Disney) and is disrupting the global video ecosystem. Apple could help accelerate this disruption.feedback

James Gunn

We have him act the scene with the actors, then we have a young actor named Aaron Schwartz who watched everything that Kurt did, and he would go out and do the scene again and mimic exactly what Kurt did – he looks a lot like a young Kurt. Then, we basically take Kurt's performance and we fuse part of Aaron's skin onto Kurt's body and onto Kurt's performance. It's not cheap and it's not easy. That [scene] pretty much took our entire post-production period to finish. I didn't get the final shots still almost a few weeks before 'lock.feedback

Henry Braham

It's quite a brilliant execution of the technique of de-aging an actor's face. But incidentally, I think [Russell's] present face is fascinating to watch. I watch actors all day long, and I love his face – I think it's so expressive.feedback

Yasmin Uddin

I don't think she really took me seriously. I think she just thought I was some spoiled kid who was getting it all paid for. You feel like you are sitting in a greenhouse, ... like you are literally being boiled alive.feedback

Korri McFann Spolar

They're all about customization and engaging their wedding guests. I think this generation really is fit for a destination wedding, you know, multiple days of celebrating, multiple days of gathering with family and friends.feedback

Yasmin Uddin

All the guests sat there waiting, not knowing what was going on. Kyle was left there thinking, Did she run away? Did she leave me at the altar?feedback

Yasmin Uddin

You expect, for that amount of money, you are going to have an amazing day, but it was just a massive mess.feedback

Nathan Mulder

I think that a huge misconception about Disney weddings is that . . . they are childish, or maybe even cheesy, with characters plastered everywhere. We really wanted to have a wedding that was at Disney, not so much a Disney wedding.feedback

Jonathan McElwain

As the value of those toys continues to rise in the post-Disney purchase era, there is a broadening interest in collectible categories other than the toys, including food promotion items. In many cases, the rarity of vintage food packaging rivals the rarest of the toys.feedback

Gregory Ciotti

Writing gives form to your ideas and gets them out of your head, freeing up bandwidth and preventing you from crashing your browser like a late night downward spiral on Wikipedia. Getting important ideas down alleviates the stress of losing your thoughts to time or an overcrowded mind.feedback

Lily Herman

Inhale for three counts and exhale for four. This triggers your parasympathetic nervous system, which can help you relax.feedback

Josh Mattinson - Disney Consumer Products

That's the beauty. We're not bound to one format. We're not bound to one length... . You don't have those same lines when you're not producing 11s and 22s [referring to 11-minutes and 22-minute standard length TV series]. What makes sense for a consumer? How long would you spend looking at something?feedback

Rita Ferro - Disney

Branded content is a priority for Facebook. We're going to be working with them on a bunch of things.feedback

Rita Ferro - Disney

It's really a partnership with Facebook where we come to the market together.feedback

Amit Daryanani - RBC

To do a mega deal, like [buying] Disney, certainly getting the cash back in the U.S. would be a nice positive. Now listen, there's reason to believe that the reason that Apple hasn't done a deal in the past few years isn't because they don't have the money, but because they believe their old strategy works into content.feedback

Jim Cramer

There's another aspect that has Netflix's stock ramping endlessly: takeover talk. Let's put it this way: Apple's had ample time to consider buying Netflix to augment its service revenue stream – the key to having investors pay up for an otherwise hardware business model that's always viewed skeptically. The scuttlebutt says that Disney's ready to spin off ESPN and take in Netflix with a simplified structure, less levered to cord cutting. Last week's noisy layoffs at ESPN solidified the chatter.feedback

Jim Cramer

We've all lived through the supposedly disappointing Facebook quarters that weren't really disappointing at all ... yet the stock gets hammered anyway. I'm always surprised that people consider this philosophy such a mystery. When you ponder how much Facebook's stock moves up intra-quarter, you'd think that there would be some sort of reluctance to sell on the news. Given how much it's run, I wouldn't be all that surprised if you get a better buying opportunity than you're going to get tomorrow morning, even if the results are terrific.feedback

Jim Cramer

Amazon reported a fabulous quarter where it felt like the company couldn't hide its amazing profitability even if it wanted to. It's a great sign about the profitability because Amazon's expanding like mad. On every conference call, there are these endless questions about competition and how Netflix could ultimately get slammed because of it.feedback

Jim Cramer

All I care about is an expansion of the ecosystem that people pay for to be part of what I call 'the Apple club'. Any sign that the service revenue stream has the potential to be greater than a Fortune 50 company instead of a Fortune 100 company, which is what they use lately – putting it above the $28 billion level that is a Fortune 100 [company]– that would cause the stock to run after the earnings print. FANG's back, but this time it's F-A-A-N-G; and while the spelling is tortured, the story is anything but.feedback

Kelly Marcel

Disney and Travers were both people who wouldn't take no for an answer, so their encounters were like two Titanics coming together – they were only going to have a crash, and that was exactly what happened.feedback

Tom Hanks

Afterwards, at the party, she approached Disney and said: 'Walter, we still have a lot of work to do.' He replied: 'Pamela, that ship has sailed' and walked away.feedback

Tom Hanks

I know his surviving daughter, Diane Disney Miller, and she told me she loved the book as a child. She said 'Daddy, you have to make it'. He'd have taken one look at the book and seen the commercial possibilities. Disney and his brother Roy were businessmen without peer and they'd have known Mary Poppins was money in the bank.feedback

Jim Cramer

You should know that the average effective corporate tax rate is already 19 percent, so it may not be as sweeping as it seems. Plus, there are a lot of investors on the sidelines waiting for this market to come down to a more reasonable price. What happens if so many companies are suddenly making more money because they have a lower tax rate? I bet it would force billions and billions of dollars into the stock market from the sidelines in a virtuous circle of wealth creation.feedback

Jim Cramer

A two-year tax cut? That's not going to change much of anything. [It's] kind of like a tax holiday – maybe you get some one-off special dividends like the one that Costco just gave you, but that's it.feedback

Jim Cramer

There's a perception that if companies use this money to buy back stocks or boost their dividends, the money's basically wasted because it doesn't create jobs. But it certainly would create more wealth for you, the shareholders.feedback

Jim Cramer

Like so many companies, Disney's already awash in cash. It's not like they need more capital to expand. In fact, just today we heard that the company may have laid off as many as 100 people at ESPN – I don't expect a corporate tax cut will get them re-hired.feedback

Nick Viall

It's at the point where you just don't know really who's going home next. I don't necessarily feel all that confident tonight. We're the underdogs.feedback

Anita Cleare

Although it can be a stressful job, it's great to see that 53 per cent of parents still enjoy hosting parties for their children. Parents feel pressured to not only impress their children, but other parents too.feedback

Dan Dudis - Public Citizen

We are looking at companies that have explicit public policy positions that run counter to the chamber's stance. Those businesses might give $500,000 or $1m for trade lobbying but money is fungible. That cash frees up money for the chamber to lobby against climate change legislation, for tobacco and against the interests of many of its members.feedback

Peter Darbee - Pg&e

We find it dismaying that the chamber neglects the indisputable fact that a decisive majority of experts have said the data on global warming are compelling and point to a threat that cannot be ignored.feedback

Blair Latoff Holmes - US Chamber of Commerce

The chamber has never disclosed and does not disclose its membership and therefore I will not be able to confirm or deny who is or isn't a member. However, I can tell you that your list is simply wrong, and it would be inaccurate for you to report that those companies have left the chamber for the reasons you mentioned in your inquiry.feedback

Blair Latoff Holmes - US Chamber of Commerce

Our endorsements are made by a lawmaker's scorecard, and their views on the issues that are important to our membership and the American business community, based on economic growth and job creation. In recent years, Republicans have scored higher than Democrats on issues of importance to the business community but we have maintained a bipartisan approach to the candidates we support and have bestowed awards such as the 'Spirit of Enterprise' award to Republicans and Democrats alike.feedback

Jim Cramer

You buy Kimberly-Clark when it gets hit. Hasbro's developed a very different model from Mattel's. It's more experiential, and it does a huge amount of business selling Disney toys, and given that we've got a new 'Star Wars' movie later this year [and] maybe a couple of 'Star Wars' movies down the line, I bet it's a winner, not a loser like Mattel. Memo to the companies that report in the following three days: will you stop it, please? Move your quarters. We can't focus on all of you. There's always someone itching to sell this thing. Maybe then we wait to see, and buy.feedback

James Gunn

I haven't told anyone, yeah. Should we? … Oh, I think I actually did. I blew it. I told one person.feedback

J. Michael Roddy - Walt Disney World Resort

Disney's Hollywood Studios is the home of Star Wars. If you want to play in the Star Wars world, this is where you need to come.feedback

Lowell McAdam - Verizon

If (Comcast CEO) Brian (Roberts) came knocking on the door, I'd have a discussion with him about it. But I'd also tell you there isn't much that I wouldn't have a discussion around if somebody came and said, Here's a compelling reason why we ought to put the businesses together. As we've looked at companies around the U.S., there's nobody building to the architecture that we're talking about. From a fiber perspective, nobody, whether you're a fiber company or a cable company, you don't have the architecture that we're talking about today.feedback

Sasha Farber

Because I'm scared. Sometimes I feel like in practice, you get super excited and and I just like – slow down.feedback

Sasha Farber

I think Simone is finding her voice. She's standing on her own two feet, just like Moana did.feedback

Carrie-Ann Inaba

Such a great way to end Disney night with all of this uplifting. … It was such a high-energy, beautiful, powerful, yet poetic dance. You were fantastic, Simone.feedback

Nick Viall

The outfit I'm wearing, as you'll find out, is goofy and playful. Last week was obviously sexy and sensual with the rumba, and this week's jazz, and it's just playful and goofy. I feel like I'm getting better and better. I'm really hoping that I'll have a chance to stick around and see how much better I can maybe get.feedback

Nick Viall

It was really awesome to be able to incorporate Vanessa and have her be a part of the end of the dance and just put a really nice bow on what, for me, was I think my best week.feedback

Ethan Klein

It's getting so bad that you can't even speak your mind or be honest without fear of losing money and being not 'brand-friendly'. YouTube is on the fast track to becoming Disney vloggers: beautiful young people that wouldn't say anything controversial and are always happy.feedback

Marty Brochstein

A huge percentage of those collectors are the franchise's biggest fans, advocates and social media influencers. They're the kind of fans who help create buzz at the core, which radiates out to the population at large.feedback

Jake Stevens

The collectibility of show exclusives has definitely gone through the roof.feedback

Paul Southern

Some fans buy every figure made and various poses of the same character.feedback

Jim Cramer

The fact is that if you buy Disney's stock on this, I'd tell you that you might as well believe in Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and Han Solo and Captain Marvel and anybody else in the stable. The only thing that's really accomplished by this kind of speculation? The short-sellers will be afraid to bet against Disney's stock because of newfound fears of a takeover lurking. It really does put a bid underneath, simply because it was just too juicy to ignore.feedback

Steven Cahall - RBC Capital Markets

Like 'Aladdin,' like 'Lion King,' the story is fiction. Apple hasn't done any big deals like this, although the company did say in one conference call that they're open to them.feedback

Erin Gibbs - S&P Global

One large company buying another large company really just isn't good business sense. Being categorized as a media entertainment company could possibly increase Apple's multiple, but most of the criticism of Apple revolves around its slowing growth, and Disney is growing at a slower place. One would more likely expect an acquisition to increase the growth rate rather than lower it.feedback

Amit Daryanani - RBC

AAPL's focus on services and its inability (so far) to replicate its music/iTunes strategy into content/media make acquiring DIS logical in our view. This is particularly true if AAPL can access $200B+ in offshore cash via repatriation holiday.feedback

Mollee Gray

It happened on April 1, 2016 … but wasn't an April Fools joke. Jeka brought in her family, my family and closest friends to L.A. to be a part of the surprise.feedback

Bella Thorne

[A casting director] shook my hand in the audition and was like, I'm really sorry, I totally misjudged you, you're a great actress. You make so many mistakes when you're young, but [as a celebrity] your mistakes are so harshly judged by everyone around the world. When you're the most hated person on the Internet, then it's not so fun.feedback

Amit Daryanani - RBC

We have seen increased discussions among investors regarding 'How could AAPL gain scale in media/content and what could it do with potential cash repatriation? We see a confluence of events that make an acquisition of DIS a 'greater than 0 percent' probability event (while odds are low). AAPL's focus on services and its inability (so far) to replicate its music/iTunes strategy into content/media make acquiring DIS logical in our view.feedback

Alex Baillie

What we knew about working with Singapore previously was that the infrastructure here is world-class, all the facilities are exactly what we needed to deliver events of a certain quality. The fandom has been growing quite organically for a long time…and the themes of Star Wars are as relevant today as it was 40 years ago.feedback

Azmi Danuri

There's something in Star Wars for all of us, whether it be about good versus evil, space battles, feisty princesses or interstellar politics…the appeal transcends borders, age and gender.feedback

Azmi Danuri

We haven't had a Star Wars event of this scale in Singapore since 2005.feedback

Tyler Baltierra

Throwback to when Nova met her birth sister Carly for the very first time! #MyGirls.feedback

Ashley Tisdale

I wore this really weird pink camo skirt and this pink furry thing, I don't even know what it was, but I said, Ooh, put me in it!' And instead of wearing it like you would normally wear it, I was like, I am going to do it have one of my arms out and have it going across my body.' It was the weirdest thing. At that point, you just have to laugh at yourself!feedback

Ashley Tisdale

My stylist at the time was my stylist for the TV series, which I learned very quickly you [shouldn't do]. They will just style you how you're styled on your TV show so I looked like my character [Maddie Fitzpatrick] at all times when I was going out.feedback

Drew Borst - Goldman Sachs Group

Beauty and the Beast should be tailwind to consumer product and studio content licensing based on its strong box office performance and positive consumer reactions.feedback

Sofia Carson

We wanted [the video] to be really reminiscent of the record and the record is about beauty, not as a physical concept or what we look like in the mirror, but who we are the inside.feedback

Britney Spears

I am so thrilled. I'm never hosted an award show but I've always wanted to… It's going to be a special show.feedback

Lesly Ramirez

It always lifts my spirit. Even when I am tired, once I have this experience, it's like this just made my day, . The children, they are so excited to see you, every single time. It's so hard not to cry. They have these dire situations, and they are just so resilient. They inspire me.feedback

Cole Dooley

My daughter just thought this was the coolest thing. She's not typically hugely into princesses, but she thought it's the coolest thing that Cinderella came to our house.feedback

Kierra Brown

There were so many similarities in that character's story that related to my life. It was about this princess from New Orleans who has a dream of owning her own restaurant but she grows up in a poor environment. I grew up in a single parent home – my father passed away when I was 3 – and in a not-so-nice community. I saw my mother struggle and work so hard to ensure my brother, my siblings and me could have a better life. What that story told me was that if you work hard enough, you can achieve your dreams.feedback

John Pugh

Many employees have no choice when to take their holidays... Others simply cannot afford to go on holiday at peak times, when the cost of holidays goes through the roof.feedback

Toby Young

The principle he's standing up for – and which he's worked himself up into a lather of moral indignation about – is his right to massively inconvenience his daughter's teachers just so he can go on a family holiday when the costs of overseas travel are lower. Not such a noble cause after all.feedback

Ian Strafford-Taylor - FairFX

Time and time again families are hit hard financially when it comes to taking a holiday together outside of term time. Parents understand supply and demand and may expect to pay a bit more during the holidays but some of these hikes are nothing short of shocking.feedback

James Corden

Look, everyone thinks they can Carpool Karaoke. Everyone thinks they've got what it takes. He's got to show me. He's got to earn the right to do it.feedback

James Corden

He's the greatest basketball shooter of all time, he's unbelievable a mini-golf, he's incredible at air hockey, he's great at the dance game, he's good at all games as far as I can work out, he's a really nice guy plus he taught me an amazing noodle soup that I'm going to cook tonight. He's amazing. I hate him.feedback

James Corden

Today I'm going to pick him up, whisper some wisdom and send him on his way. You filter your feed and I'll be the bad boy around here. He's amazing. I hate him. I really only do it with singers. Look everyone thinks they can Carpool Karaoke. Everyone thinks they have what it takes. He's got to show me. He's got to earn the right to do it. I made Adele audition for weeks.feedback

Dave Hollis

Even though we've had these gains in overall box office, we can also see that attendance has been more or less flat. This is disruption personified.feedback

Wayne Rooney

I can't reveal what's going to happen, I'm sworn to secrecy. I'm definitely going to get booed though. My flight back to Manchester isn't until Tuesday too, so I'm going to spend Monday at Disney World. I can't wait.feedback

Jim Cramer

Senior growth is back, and even though each of these stocks has its blemishes, they're being airbrushed one by one. I think the picture that's left seems quite rewarding, and I bet it lasts beyond the incredibly great first quarter of 2017.feedback

Jim Cramer

Now Disney's stock trades up on both good and bad days, even as the ESPN woes haven't really been stemmed. It's a textbook case of the market getting comfortable with a negative, baking it into the stock, and then starting to process other positives. I think people are looking for long-term bargains and they've settled on Nike as one with staying power. I think these two are rallying because their consistency had somehow made them persona non-grata in the wake of the election as we rushed for first the banks, then the materials and then the industrials. Now, they seem peerless.feedback

Jim Cramer

It's all being done on faith, not unlike Disney, and it's working, as the stock of Starbucks has been climbing on both good days and bad ones.feedback

Archie Meguro

Old-school metal has always been very prevalent in our marketplace and so I thought just kind of a mixing of the cultures, of taking Disney and making it into metal versions, seemed like a cool idea.feedback

Dwayne Kratt

We have to be able to serve Guinness at this brewery. It's kind of like telling Walt Disney World, You can have all your tourist destinations, but you can't have Mickey.feedback

Peter Del Vecho

When we started off, Anna and Elsa were not sisters. They weren't even royal. So Anna was not a princess. Elsa was a self-proclaimed Snow Queen, but she was a villain and pure evil – much more like the Hans Christian Andersen tale. We started out with an evil female villain and an innocent female heroine and the ending involved a big epic battle with snow monsters that Elsa had created as her army. It wasn't satisfying. We had no emotional connection to Elsa – we didn't care about her because she had spent the whole movie being a villain. We weren't drawn in. The characters weren't relatable.feedback

Richard Broughton

It is about shrewd intellectual property licences too. Can Paramount, or any studio, find un-utilised IP out there. There is probably a gold mine or two that has been over-looked or yet to be discovered. Look at the more recent success of teen/young adult books converting rapidly into new titles, such as Hunger Games and Maze Runner.feedback

Richard Broughton

That has been the big issue at Paramount which has a mediocre set of franchises. The reduction in output of films has led to a reluctance to take risks. That has to be reversed to create a successful studio if you are stuck in a rut of making average films. That takes guts.feedback

Brian Wieser - Pivotal Research Group

It's like Disney in reverse. Whether Paramount's lack of success and growth has been by design, ill fortune or incompetence it is hard to know from the outside. To be successful you want a bunch of tentpole films that you can rinse, repeat and cycle through again. The downside of making movies is that it still requires throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks.feedback

Richard Broughton

The recipe for studios in recent years has been to scale back and make fewer films by defining successful franchises and bludgeoning the way to the top of the charts.feedback

Peter Del Vecho

Elsa was a self-proclaimed Snow Queen, but she was a villain and pure evil. When we started off, Anna and Elsa were not sisters. They weren't even royal. So Anna was not a princess.feedback

James McGregor - APCO Worldwide

This is the weirdest thing I've ever heard of when it comes to fraud against a foreign business. I mean, it's so big and it's so public, it's such a big name company. What was he thinking?feedback

Tameka Tiny Harris

Everyone had to come dressed to match the theme, so there was a lot of mouse ears. It was so amazing to have all of her friends and family there to celebrate such a milestone. Heiress is our 'lucky 7' and has so much love around her. It was a great day!feedback

Jane Sydenham

Most of them time you'd invest in a managed fund for a child, but that is not very engaging, it is too abstract for them to understand.feedback

Jane Sydenham

My son was looking up the share price quite regularly and he was quite angry with me. He said: 'You should have sold it and taken the profit'.feedback

Darius McDermott - Chelsea Financial Services

A one-year old should not be invested in cash – they should be invested in the stock market via a fund.feedback

Sheila Nicholl - Schroders

We have a culture and attitude that it is OK not to understand money. Until we get to the stage where it is socially unacceptable to say we don't understand money and investing, we will continue to have this problem.feedback

Jane Sydenham

When we watch a Disney film my daughter asks if it's good for her shares. I bought Amazon because they see those brown packages coming through the door and Disney because they are consumers of all things Disney. In the end it's important they have some understanding that if you are patient you'll benefit. If they can relate it to something they can touch and see, and businesses where they are customers, it means something.feedback

Dave Hollis

We have a common goal to get people to see them in your cinemas. We live in a super-competitive world. Our consumers continue to change rapidly and have more choices than ever before.feedback

Paul Dergarabedian - comScore

Brand recognition will get you far. The real test is: How do critics and audiences respond to that film? You still have to deliver a solid movie that will entice people to spend their hard-earned money to go see something that they already know, or already know about. With 'Beauty and the Beast' there have been decades of goodwill and the Disney brand and so many more elements going into it than just the intellectual property. Disney makes it look easy. Others have had more challenges.feedback

Doug Head

He uses professional expertise, and he clearly figured out there is a lot more value than is properly being reflected. He did what he needed to do, and people accustomed to the way business was done weren't happy.feedback

Brittany Reno

It spun around and took a nose dive down the wing came down over us the wind carried it over into the field.feedback

James Stewart

Disney does have a history, particularly with Eisner, of CEOs staying too long.feedback

Michael Useem

Finding someone who understands entertainment and can run something that large, work across huge national divides, and understands everything from television to trinkets -- that's a tall order.feedback

Laura Martin - Needham

It's one of the hardest jobs in business. I think it's a negative that [the extension] is not longer, but it's a positive that we've got him another year. It's a double-edge sword.feedback

Bob Iger

There were a few things that happened [that were] significant in Han Solo's life, like acquiring a certain vehicle and meeting a certain Wookiee, that will happen in this film. But you'll also discover how he got his name. In Rogue One we created digitally a few characters. One had been an actor who actually passed away and was in an earlier Star Wars film. We're not doing that with Carrie.feedback

Bob Iger

[The film] picks up Han Solo when he was 18 years old and takes him through to when he was 24. There were a few things that happened [that were] significant in Han Solo's life, like acquiring a certain vehicle and meeting a certain Wookiee, that will happen in this film. But you'll also discover how he got his name. Carrie appears throughout [Episode] VIII. We are not changing the film to deal with her passing. Her performance remains as it is. In Rogue One, we had some digital characters. We are not doing that with Carrie.feedback

Bob Iger

I've seen [Episode VIII] and VIII is quite good. It picks up where VII left off. We're really excited about it. I can't disclose much about because that's not what we do.feedback

Bob Iger

We are not changing [Episode] 8 to deal with her passing. Her performance remains as it was in 8.feedback

Bob Iger

Leading this great company is a tremendous privilege, and I am honored to have been asked to continue serving as CEO. I am confident that Disney's best days are still ahead, and I look forward to continuing to build on our proven strategy for growth while working with the Board to identify a successor as CEO and ensure a successful transition.feedback

Bob Iger

There are a few significant things that happen in Han Solo's life, like acquiring a certain vehicle and meeting a certain Wookiee [editor's note: CHEWBACCAAAAA!] that will happen in this film. But you will also discover how he got his name. We're starting talk about what could happen after Episode IX. About what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories.feedback

Noelle Marion - Hong Kong Disneyland

It all started years ago when my college roommate and I somehow stumbled upon a Google Image search of the Beast costumes.feedback

Sarah Coyne

Girls who adhere strongly to female gender stereotypes tend to limit themselves in different ways. They tend to think that they can't do well in math in or science. You take a really good character who is not very gender stereotyped.feedback

Anthony DiClemente

I think we're out of the woods on traditional cord cutting. Because these newer bundles like YouTube TV and the soon-to-be launched Hulu will include ESPN. What I'm incrementally concerned about, actually, is advertising, because ratings on the shoulder programming, like SportsCenter, have really rolled over. So even though we took up the overall earnings estimate, our ESPN advertising estimate went lower.feedback

Anthony DiClemente

I just think at a higher level, [Disney's studio segment] really demonstrates the consistency and the global power of the Disney film studio. As a result, we took up our target price on the stock, which is a great buy. Look, this is the biggest ever March box office opening, you know, in history. This is the seventh biggest opening weekend of all time. We were looking for $120 million, and it did $170 [million].feedback

Walt Disney

It is an unprincipled attempt to lay claim to a successful film he didn't create, and we will vigorously defend against it in court.feedback

Gary Goldman

In the big city, the heroes come up against strong, powerful, and entrenched bosses who want to maintain control over the heroes. The heroes are obsessed with their work and go to extreme lengths in pursuit of success, even taking principled stances in defiance of their bosses. The heroes have partners who help them achieve success. But success goes to the heroes' heads and they publicly offend others and alienate their partners, exhibiting their own prejudices. This triggers a job crisis, resulting in the heroes losing their dream jobs and hard-won statuses.feedback

Gary Goldman

The heroes work to achieve a career dream that their parents specifically discourage. They go to academies where they excel, achieve recognition for their work, and earn the opportunity to go to the big city for their dream jobs.feedback

Paul Dergarabedian - comScore

As quote-unquote controversies go, this was a real tempest in a teapot. This obviously had zero impact on the movie. In fact, those who raise awareness of a movie for whatever reason are generally only helping that movie do better business. I don't think that was going to dissuade anyone except the most narrow-minded from seeing this film.feedback

Dave Hollis

Nostalgia is a very powerful driver for these films. What's exciting here is there is an opportunity to see these beloved stories in a way that's never been seen before, but you get to build that on the foundation of something that's very familiar. But you don't get to US$170 million because of nostalgia. You have to ultimately make these movies great.feedback

David Scott

This one is still quite fresh. … You can just feel it's a big, loving family that lived through enough to crush anyone, frankly. You're rooting for them. It's a bittersweet ending, it's not a Disney ending, but you do end up rooting for some rapprochement in the near-term future that will allow everyone to embrace this version of the modern family.feedback

Bas Lansdorp - Mars

Buying into Mars One, is buying into content, while buying into Boeing or Airbus is buying into technology. I think that throughout last 30 years, we see that content has become more valuable. High impact content like the Olympics, Formula 1 and big blockbuster movies are going up in value. That is exactly what Mars One is. It's comparable to the exploration of the earth, be it Europeans migrating to the U.S. on a one way boat ticket or maybe a better comparison is people in west of Africa settling across the world on all continents in 40,000 years.feedback

Bas Lansdorp - Mars

It will change the world more than we can imagine right now. It will bring people on earth closer together, it will inspire people to pursue more education to start a new company, inspire kids to become astronauts again. The most important thing is that by going to Mars, which is the second best place for humans to live in the solar system, by going to Mars and showing Earth how bad the second best planet is, will change the way humans look after this planet.feedback

Emma Watson

I think that what's so fantastic about Josh's performance is that it's so subtle. It's always like, does he idolize Gaston? Is he in love with Gaston? What's the relationship there? And I think it's incredibly subtle, to be perfectly honest. I don't want people going into this movie thinking that there's like a huge narrative there. There really isn't. It's incredibly subtle, and it's kind of a play on having the audience go, 'Is it, or is it not?' I think it's fun. I love the ambiguity there.feedback

Josh Gad

The one in Sleeping Beauty has so much to prove and doesn't have the help of seven dwarves.feedback

Paige O'Hara

I made sure I wore blue. I wore blue to audition for Belle. I wore blue for both premieres, and she ended up in blue in the movie, so it's kind of a lucky color.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh [Gad] makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that's what has its payoff at the end, which I don't want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.feedback

Luke Evans

I met Bill Condon, the director, and I got to sing the song. I knew I could do it. I knew I could sing. I knew I could do this role I was hungry to play, and I was also desperate to sing live on a performance stage, and this was it, and it just went really well.feedback

Luke Evans

It was very weird because for a long a time no one really recognized me from my films, but The Hobbit has totally changed that and I've had some really special moments, especially with youngsters. It's good for people to look at me and think this guy is doing his thing and enjoying what he's doing and successful at it and living his life. And that's what I'm doing and I'm very happy.feedback

Oswald Fudge

One of the fathers said, My daughter's wish was to go to Disney World, but even if we don't get there, it's okay. We've had such a good time here, she's not sad.feedback

Jim Cramer

That's real cash that can't be spent elsewhere, but a smartphone is simply indispensable. An [Apple] iPhone is the most prized and cherished purchase any American makes after his car or home. So what does pry the typical consumer off the couch? Trips to theme parks, hence why Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Disney and Comcast's Universal theme parks are jammed to the gills. Or cruise ships, because they create experiences.feedback

Alessia Cara

I'll probably just watch a movie, , and eat some bread. I always eat bread on planes. And go to sleep, or maybe write some songs on my laptop.feedback

Alan Menken

To define LeFou as gay ... nobody who sees the movie could define it that way. He's enthralled with Gaston. I'm happy that LeFou is getting so much attention. But I pray that this stupid topic goes away because it's just not relevant with any respect to the story. Even the one moment that's being discussed is just a silly little wink. It's nothing.feedback

Josh Gad

Never judging a book by its cover. There is so much fear out there of that which we don't understand, that which we don't know… And you have a character in Gaston who uses his charm offensive to whip other people into a frenzy to go and attack somebody they've never met. Somebody that's different. Somebody that only represents a danger because [Gaston] says that he represents a danger… I think that that theme is as relevant today as it was when Beauty and the Beast was first written 300 years ago. So that's what I hope people take from it.feedback

Ian McKellen

I don't want people going into this movie thinking that there's like a huge narrative there. There really isn't. It's incredibly subtle, and it's kind of a play on having the audience go, 'Is it, or is it not?' I think it's fun. I love the ambiguity there.feedback

Richard Cohen

The longer Donald Trump stays in office, the worse things get for Oprah Winfrey. She is among several Democratic billionaires who get mentioned as possible presidential candidates. The thinking is that if Trump can win the presidency with no experience in government or the military then why couldn’t Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Robert Iger of Disney or Marc Benioff of Salesforce? None of them have any government experience and all have been mentioned as possible presidential candidates. Trouble is, as Trump is proving, none of them is qualified.feedback

Michael Morris - Guggenheim Partners

I don't think he's completely irreplaceable, but certainly leaves big shoes to fill.feedback

Rennis Ponniah

Disney films for children's entertainment are usually associated with wholesome and mainstream values. But times are changing at a foundational level.feedback

Abdul Hamid

'We have approved it but there is a minor cut involving a gay moment. It is only one short scene but it is inappropriate because many children will be watching this movie.'.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realising that he has these feelings. Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it and that's what has its pay-off at the end, which I don't want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie. I didn't give it a second thought, then at the preview, the [Disney] chairman told me that it was the first and second interracial kiss in a Disney movie.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

What I would say is that this film is one of inclusiveness. It's one that has something to offer everyone.feedback

Jacqueline Durran

What we did with that silhouette was to try and give it a lightness and a fluidity and very little structure, so that Emma didn't feel inhibited or trapped by it. It was as light as it could possibly be, but at the same time had enough movement to work for the gown. It's very wearable and it doesn't have such a big skirt.feedback

Jacqueline Durran

We took elements of those 18th century things and added them to Belle. So her pockets, for instance, are an 18th century thing. It's just that people didn't wear them outside like she does. I would take elements that were historical and bring them with a twist.feedback

Jacqueline Durran

[We looked at] how much shine the yellow had; how matte the yellow was; whether the fabric had the texture; what tone the yellow was. Sometimes what you thought was the right yellow would be completely wrong once you camera tested it.feedback

Demi Lovato

We're totally gonna do it. It'd be like American Pie meets Disney Channel… It's going to happen.feedback

Angela Flournoy

In 'F.U.B.U.' [Solange] Knowles doesn't just eschew the white gaze for the sake of creating her art; she performs that rejection in song, to pull her black listeners close. It's a rhetorical invitation for black folks to grab a chair and settle in for real talk about lives like theirs. To her white listeners (who are listening, after all), she offers a tongue-in-cheek indictment as consolation: 'Don't feel bad if you can't sing along / Just be glad you got the whole wide world.feedback

James Cameron

It took us four-and-a-half years to make one movie and now we're making four. We're full tilt boogie right now.feedback

James Cameron

Well 2018 is not happening. We haven't announced a firm release date. What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases. So we're not making 'Avatar 2.' We're making 'Avatar 2,' 3, 4 and 5. It's an epic undertaking.feedback

Barton Crockett - FBR Capital Markets

Ultimately you need both a content guy and a digital guy, but the content side is harder. Digital distribution can't save a bad movie. Sometimes you put a new chief in a new seat and you can capture lighting in a bottle like Horn has at Disney.feedback

Bob Iger

We make a point of revealing very little from our upcoming Star Wars films. We want to keep them secret. But we're making an exception today. We're going to show you an exclusive first look at what happens right after that scene, and that lightsaber being handed to its rightful owner.feedback

Bob Iger

Carrie Fisher has been an iconic part in this franchise from the very beginning. We all miss her. She had great talent and wit. We're proud that this movie coming up is part of her legacy.feedback

Bob Iger

I don't believe my membership in that group in any way endorses or supports any specific policy of the president or his administration.feedback

Walt Disney

I'm glad that people are protective. That means they are invested.feedback

Sean Bailey - Walt Disney Pictures

We feel a pretty tremendous obligation to the animated classics, and part of that means asking ourselves, before work even gets started on the new films, What is the contract each one has with the audience?' With the older classics, what people seem to remember are emotions. But 'Beauty' is the first from the renaissance. People really know it chapter and verse.feedback

Joe Jonas

Nick and I go to the gym together once and a while. It's really funny to see. That's where we get competitive.feedback

Joe Jonas

Do the graduating days, make it kinda dark. An adult film. Well, not an adult film. An R-rated film. We've joked around about the idea a couple times.feedback

Jacqueline Durran

Though we didn't completely take blue out of the village, Belle is distinct within the town as the only one who wears a column of blue.feedback

Leatrice Eiseman

It's dependable. It's reliable. It might cloud up, but we know it's there.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

Oh God. Can I just tell you? It's all been overblown. Because it's just this - it's part of just what we had fun with... He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realising that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it.feedback

Terry Stotts

We'll see when the makeup game is. From a fatigue standpoint, we get into Oklahoma City [for a game Tuesday] a couple hours early, but obviously sometime down the road, we'll have to fly back to Minnesota. [Whenever] that is, it's going to be a challenge.feedback

Tom Thibodeau

It was too much risk. And you can't take that chance. It was the right decision.feedback

Josh Gad

Never judging a book by its cover. And you have a character in Gaston who uses his charm offensive to whip other people into a frenzy to go and attack somebody they've never met. Somebody that's different. Somebody that only represents a danger because [Gaston] says that he represents a danger.feedback

Luke Evans

Fear is not a good thing to fuel, and Gaston is responsible for that. But he fails – he fails miserably, and everybody finds love. Everyone!feedback

Josh Gad

There is so much fear out there of that which we don't understand that which we don't know.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

In the original film she's someone who loves reading, and in this film, she's equally concerned with teaching other girls how to read.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

And in a very Disney way, we are including everybody. I think this is for everybody, and on the screen we'll see everybody. And that was important to me.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

I talked before about how we translate this into live-action. That means building out the characters. It's also a translation to 2017, you know? And what is the movie about? What has this story always been about for 300 years? It's about looking closer, going deeper, accepting people for who they really are. It's interesting how when we would think of ideas for Belle, it was like, Wow that's what [Watson] is doing in her own life.feedback

Emma Watson

It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is. Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It's about freedom, it's about liberation, it's about equality. I really don't know what my tits have to do with it. It's very confusing.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

In the 1991 film, Belle was a real breakthrough among Disney heroines. But obviously a lot has happened in 25 years. We wanted to make sure that she remained a feminist figure and someone who looks to the future.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realising that he has these feelings. And Josh [Gad] makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that's what has its pay-off at the end, which I don't want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realising that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that's what has its payoff at the end, which I don't want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie. To me, I have to say my heart sinks a little (that we're talking about this moment). I like the idea of it coming as this surprise, and I hope people don't know where it's coming.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

I keep saying it's more like the first gay moment. Because I think it's a very fluid character. You can't help but wonder in his adoration of Gaston … (is there) something more going on?feedback

Matt Cain

It may have been a long time coming but this is a watershed moment for Disney. By representing same-sex attraction in this short but explicitly gay scene, the studio is sending out a message that this is normal and natural - and this is a message that will be heard in every country of the world, even countries where it's still socially unacceptable or even illegal to be gay.feedback

Emma Watson

If you had told me when I was five – which was probably around the age that I was watching [Beauty and The Beast] on repeat – that I would one day get to play Belle I don't know what I would have done.feedback

Hasan Piker - The Young Turks

For the most part my generation has left cable. We're not going to come back if you buy Snapchat or Disney buys Maker. Snapchat may become the main entertainment platform for my generation.feedback

Josh Gad

(Director) Bill Condon did an amazing job of giving us an opportunity to create a version of LeFou that isn't like the original ... but that makes him more human and makes him a wonderfully complex character to some extent. And there's a moment at the end of the film that I don't want to ruin ... because I want the surprise to be intact, but I'm very proud of it. I think it's an incredible moment and it's subtle, but I think it's effective.feedback

Sarah Kate Ellis

It's a wonderful step forward. And this is incredibly important for the youth of today. They need to see themselves reflected in the media they consume. More and more, as studios want to appeal to youth audiences, they're going to have to include LGBTQ story lines and characters.feedback

Audra McDonald

The thing is, Disney's not doing anything all that revolutionary. LGBTQ people have always existed, interracial couples have always existed. And now they're shining light on it. So they're just representing the world the way it actually is and I think that's spectacular and necessary.feedback

Josh Gad

They're used to my voice, but they're a little confused about the fact that I look like a psychopath on the poster.feedback

Josh Gad

I haven't showed them [The] Wedding Ringer. I don't think it's appropriate. The only reason I'm sitting through this is to see how they react because I've seen it now twice, and I can't watch myself.feedback

Alexis Isabel Moncada

We're portraying princesses as this one form, even though every girl can be a princess. If I would have had that kind of representation as a kid, I wouldn't have felt so alone in it.feedback

Emma Watson

Belle really dominated and characterized a huge part of my childhood and my growing up. I was like, The first shot of the movie cannot be Belle walking out of this quiet little town carrying a basket with a white napkin in it,' . We need to rev things up!feedback

Emma Watson

When I finished the film, it kind of felt like I had made that transition into being a woman on-screen.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. Specifically for him it was a metaphor for AIDS. He was cursed and this curse had brought sorrow on all those peop