Schneider Exits Disney, Returns to Theatre

Peter Schneider, the man who produced both Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King on Broadway for Disney before becoming chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, has stepped down from the latter post to start an independent Broadway theatre production and investment company partially funded by The Walt Disney Company.

Schneider served as chairman for only 18 months, and it is rumored that the relatively disappointing performances of both Pearl Harbor and Atlantis

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