There's no denying that the Eisner Era was the absolute best time for Disney TV. The program direction was great,the creativity was brilliant,the shows diverse,no relying on canada,the cartoons were the main focus,no girly-girl BS,and the general public demographic was always in mind.
Sadly,this ain't the case anymore. Bob Iger,the sociopath that he is,refuses to do what's best for buisness. But,if he did Finally decide to listen up,here is a Top 10 List of Eisner Era Elements That Disney Needs To Copy.
#10 - Nothing Wrong With Animation Domination: Over the past couple of years,Disney has been way too keen on pushing Teen Sitcoms and other Live-Action stuff. That's wrong on many levels,mainly because Disney was Built on Animation. Walt would agree with me in saying that Teen Sitcons shouldn't be the Dominant force on Disney Television. When Michael Eisner was in charge,we had at least 2-3 Disney Animated Shows come out a year. Nowadays it's just 1 or 2 a year. This needs to Change and Iger needs to stop being a stupid ass and put more faith and more money in Disney's TV Animation Department.
#09 - More Relience On American Shows: Iger has a fetish for Canadian Shows,and it really shows XD. All kidding aside,Disney should just forget on relying heavily on International Shows (both animated and live action) and Focus more on American Ones (mainly their own). The Eisner Era Did have shows from other countries,granted. But the American stuff was always dominant.
#08 - Women Who Mean More: When one thinks of Disney Women today,they can't help but to think about sidekicks,2nd and 3rd tier characters,one-offs,ect. Almost every Iger Era show (mainly the teen sitcoms) has been Male Dominated. And the women that Do get leads are potrayed as Idiots. We didn't have this in the Eisner Era,where females were almost always awesome.. Now in recent times that has changed. Shows like K.C. Undercover,Star vs The Forces of Evil,Sofia the First,Girl Meets World,ect. have proven that Females Can be strong,smart,and awesome. Disney needs to stick with this if it's gonna survive. More shows with Awesome Female Leads Now!
#07 - Break Away From The Teeny Bopper Sitcoms: This goes for movies too. One of the greatest things about The Eisner Era is that it Lacked Teeny Bopper Sitcoms and Movies. Sadly,Iger has a fetish for these and continues to push them. High School Musical 4 is the latest example. It's sad and,as a Disney fan,I'm still upset by it. To be honest Nobody likes the Teeny Bopper trash,so getting rid of them and replacing them with something great would put Disney back in the peoples favor. And when that happens,Ratings will rise.
#06 - Embrace The Classics: Iger hates the classics,we all know that. But it isn't what's best for buisness. Majority of Disney fans love these shows and movies and would rather have Them as filler than Mini-Marathons of shows we're getting sick of. Michael Eisner liked the classics and that's why he Rocked. Disney needs to give fans what they want And expose a new generation to these great shows. Nickelodeon Does It!
#05 - Reduce the Number of Times A Show Airs: During the Eisner Era a single show only aired 2-3x a day,Nowadays,a single show airs many more times,thus wasting airtime. Veriety is the splice of life as they say. Iger doesn't fully believe this and airs the same shows over and over again. This is mkst evedent on Disney XD. Eisner had more sence..he really did.
#04 - Produce Beloved and Memorable Shows: Eisner really knew how to pick 'em,Iger doesn't. Pickle and Peanut,Kirby Buckets,Walk The Prank,Austin and Ally,ect. Are shows that very few people actually like. In the Eisner Era,almost Every show was liked and is well remembered. Today,Disney lacks memorable shows,even the good ones will be forgotten in time. Gargoyles,Darkwing Duck,Goof Troop,Kim Possible are shows that we all love and easily remember. Sadly,despite being beloved,Girl Meets World,The 7D,Lab Rats Elite Force,Star vs The Forces of Evil,KC Undercover,and Wander Over Yonder will be forgotten within a 10 year period. The only exceptions to this are Gravity Falls and Phineas and Ferb. It's Disney's duty to create shows that are not only beloved,but are also remembered for all eternity.
#03 - Return of The Program Blocks: Disney Afternoon and One Saturday Morning were 2 of the greatest things that have come out of the Eisner Era,Iger would be wise to revive the concept of the Program Block. It will boost the falling ratings of each network. Disney desperatly needs a new Weekday Afternoon block,as well as a Sunday Morning Block. A good Program Block always makes a Network more meaningful (just look at cartoon network in the 90's and early 2000's).
#02 - Showing Respect To Fan Favorites: Michael Eisner loved us and the shows we loved. Bob Iger,on the other hand,loves to Screw Fans and as a testement of that,he completely cancels the shows we like Or forces them to end early. Wander Over Yonder is the latest victim of the latter. Tron Uprising and Motor City were also screwed by Bob Iger and Anne Sweeney. And Ben Sherwood is continuing Sweeney's legacy. This needs to stop. By showing so much disrespect for shows that we love very much,is insulting. No wonder people are loosing faith in Disney TV.
#01 - Be Ballsy: One of the greatest things about the Eisner Era is that Disney took risks. They started with The Little Mermaid which,after many failed movies,revived Disney's rep on the big screen and started the Disney Renaissance. They competed against Nickelodeon with the Disney Channel and won on different occasions. They created shows with the general public in mind. They made Gargoyles! They went head-to-head with KidsWB and Fox Kids on Saturday Mornings. Hell,even the Disney Afternoon was a gamble. All of those and more took guts and it all payed off in the end. Iger,on the other hand,doesn't like chance taking. He sticks with the status quo he set up,for the most part,and it's hurting Disney TV as a whole. One thing that they can do is forget about targeting a single insignificant group and return focus on the general public. Very few Disney shows nowadays do this. They need to forget about the Girly-Girls,Small Children,and the Parents Groups and think about what the Real Fans want. Give us more creative and edgy programming...it's what Walt would want. Also,change the program direction in a major way and start airing the classics again. Now Those are ballsy moves. If the Status Quo is broken,you must replace it.
Well that's about it. I think I made my point.