The executive will leave his position as creative director after spending more than a decade aboard The Walt Disney Company. In that sense, he will enjoy a retirement of five decades working in Hollywood, and almost one as a head of Disney.
The resignation is scheduled for this December 21, coinciding with the final march of Bob Iger, CEO of the company. In that sense, the year 2022 will bring changes for the House of the Mouse, making the changes in its board of directors compatible with the intention of giving priority to the streaming it represents. Disney Plus.
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“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to spend these last 50 years helping creatives tell stories that move, entertain and connect audiences around the world, and a dream come true to have the opportunity to do so at Disney, no less.”said Horn, who is now 78 years old.
The businessman became known in the industry when he founded Castle Rock Entertainment in the 80s, then going on to work for Warner Bross between 1999 and 2011. Time when franchises such as The Matrix, Harry Potter and The Dark Knight were born, while obtaining the attention of the Academy with films such as The Departed or Million Dollar Baby.
“I am deeply grateful to Bob Iger for the opportunity he gave me and to Alan Bergman for being an incredible partner on this adventure, as well as Bob Chapek for his steadfast leadership during these unprecedented times.” Horn said in reference to the Covid-19 crisis that he has had to face, years after he was appointed Disney’s creative director in 2012.