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Old 08-18-2014, 09:22 AM   #31
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Seems some just want to find fault with Disney no matter what they do.
Trust me, I'm not one of those people if you've read some of my previous posts, you would know that.

When I read it just seemed really odd to specify that the show was on ABC. It sounded like he WAS recognizing his death but also wanted to get in some corporate branding. Especially since Disney was not responsible for that show.

But as someone else pointed out, he was merely pointing out the work he had done for Disney. And even though they weren't responsible for Mork and Mindy, I assume they DO own the library at this point.
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:38 PM   #32
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They ran Aladdin commercial free over the weekend.
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:14 PM   #33
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Trust me, I'm not one of those people if you've read some of my previous posts, you would know that.

When I read it just seemed really odd to specify that the show was on ABC. It sounded like he WAS recognizing his death but also wanted to get in some corporate branding. Especially since Disney was not responsible for that show.

But as someone else pointed out, he was merely pointing out the work he had done for Disney. And even though they weren't responsible for Mork and Mindy, I assume they DO own the library at this point.
When Disney purchased ABC, it inherited an entire corporate family, culture and history. Isner's mention of ABC as the source of Mork & Mindy is merely acknowledging that part of its corporate constituency who may have worked with Robin at that time. Now, if he said "then ABC's (and now Disney's) Mork & Mindy", you'd have a valid complaint. But as is, this is one of Isner's better public quotes.
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:38 PM   #34
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The flag at DHS was flown at half mast not sure for how long. There was a thread somewhere. I thought it was a nice thing to do.
Technically, a flag flown at half mast is ONLY to be flown for military when they are KIA - it has been turned into something that isn't done out of honor anymore, just for any old person for any old reason
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:56 PM   #35
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On the Disney Company Web Portal for employees they posted Bob Iger's statement and a very touching picture of the sky with stars that formed Robin's face as the genie. It was very touching and brought a tear to my eye.
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When Disney purchased ABC, it inherited an entire corporate family, culture and history. Isner's mention of ABC as the source of Mork & Mindy is merely acknowledging that part of its corporate constituency who may have worked with Robin at that time. Now, if he said "then ABC's (and now Disney's) Mork & Mindy", you'd have a valid complaint. But as is, this is one of Isner's better public quotes.
It is Iger...Eisner had been gone a while
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:49 PM   #37
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Technically, a flag flown at half mast is ONLY to be flown for military when they are KIA - it has been turned into something that isn't done out of honor anymore, just for any old person for any old reason
That is the case for federal buildings, and that is not the only reason...that is actually a more recent rule I believe too.

Private displays may do so on their own decision, so long as they follow all other rules on the display if the flash. My father was honored in this way by the hospital he worked at for many years.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:05 PM   #38
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They ran Aladdin commercial free over the weekend.
For Aladdin this weekend, right after "The End" and before the closing credits, they added a 5 sec message,

"In memory of Robin Williams, who made us laugh." The picture was of the star field made to look like Genie that someone mentioned here was displayed elsewhere.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:53 AM   #39
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Ok. I'll give Disney credit for recognizing Robin on their corporate site and with the showing of Aladdin over the weekend, but something still just feels off about it. Maybe it's because I frequent the Disney Parks Blog that I want to see something there.

Lauren Bacall died the day after Robin, and no offence to her (may she rest in peace), but on that site they put up a tribute to her but did not do one for Robin. They noted that she was part of the inspiration behind Jessica Rabbit. It just feels strange to me that they have been posting on that site tributes to anyone who has even peripheral involvement with Disney, but not to someone who worked there several times in some major ways. It just feels odd to me.

I'm not debating the merits of recognizing someone who committed suicide, but it just feels to me like they intentionally avoided it on that site. And the one obvious reason I can think of is how he died. Now if someone wants to argue that that site is meant to be a park planning site, I can live with that, but then why ever post articles remembering any Disney legends there.

I'm not claiming there is a major Disney conspiracy here. It's just something scratching the back of my head that bothers me.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:53 PM   #40
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Having lost a sibling to suicide, I understand that it is a socially awkward thing to talk about. Maybe that is why Disney did not "trumpet" any memorials to Robin, although it is apparent they did recognize his passing in some ways. Many of my friends and even family still have a difficult time discussing my brother's death, not because of who he was, but just because they feel uncomfortable talking about how he died. I understand that.
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Technically, a flag flown at half mast is ONLY to be flown for military when they are KIA
That is not correct. See 4 United States Code § 7(m):

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On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. By order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential instructions or orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law. In the event of the death of a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States or the death of a member of the Armed Forces from any State, territory, or possession who dies while serving on active duty, the Governor of that State, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff, and the same authority is provided to the Mayor of the District of Columbia with respect to present or former officials of the District of Columbia and members of the Armed Forces from the District of Columbia. When the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, or the Mayor of the District of Columbia, issues a proclamation under the preceding sentence that the National flag be flown at half-staff in that State, territory, or possession or in the District of Columbia because of the death of a member of the Armed Forces, the National flag flown at any Federal installation or facility in the area covered by that proclamation shall be flown at half-staff consistent with that proclamation. The flag shall be flown at half-staff 30 days from the death of the President or a former President; 10 days from the day of death of the Vice President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives; from the day of death until interment of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of an executive or military department, a former Vice President, or the Governor of a State, territory, or possession; and on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress. The flag shall be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day, unless that day is also Armed Forces Day.
However, it is true that the half-staff honor at Disney for Robin Williams was not in accordance with the Flag Code.
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That is not correct. See 4 United States Code § 7(m):



However, it is true that the half-staff honor at Disney for Robin Williams was not in accordance with the Flag Code.
That code only applies to Federal displays.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:08 PM   #43
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I'm wondering how the Aladdin show at DCA may have been impacted - I know they throw in a lot of current events adlibs, and of course the Genie steals the show. I'm curious if anything was said at the end of the show (even something simple to acknowledge the loss), for example.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:14 PM   #44
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Would it be silly or wrong to leave some flowers or a flubber toy at the door or picture of Professor Brainerd in the imagination pavilion in epcot? My friend was considering for our next trip in a week. We were huge fans of Robin, and will miss him and his ability to make us laugh.

Edit: I was just made aware that the cybrerlator at Disney Quest that had the Genie take you up stairs to the main arcade was discontinued in 2011 for safety issues? I wish they could bring it back sad to find it was discontinued. Any idea what caused these safety concerns?
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:33 PM   #45
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I'm wondering how the Aladdin show at DCA may have been impacted - I know they throw in a lot of current events adlibs, and of course the Genie steals the show. I'm curious if anything was said at the end of the show (even something simple to acknowledge the loss), for example.
I was in DL last week and at the end of the Aladdin show I saw (Wed afternoon) after the final bow all the actors left the stage except genie who looked up and gave a nod and salute to the sky as the curtain fell.
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