"I want to understand why comedies have to be gross," Eisner told the newspaper. "I don't get why comedies have to go that extra inch." The company chairman's new hands-on activism has apparently not upset other top studio execs, the Journal indicated.
Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group President Nina Jacobson was quoted as saying: "I went into the arrangement with some anxiety because I didn't know how Michael's input would affect my business. ...But creatively, it's actually been a surprisingly good ride so far."