Did You Know?
When you had Gone With the Wind, the system was much more controlled. Movies were 90% of the leisure-time activities. Movies are now probably 10%, so you're fighting a confluence of other media. Driving through not just the clutter of other movies, but the clutter of entertainment, concerts, music, cable, satellite, you name it.
From 1985 to 1993, Mechanic was head of Buena Vista Home Video, a Disney subsidiary. During this time, Mechanic oversaw the record-breaking video releases of Disney titles such as Pinocchio
(1940), 101 Dalmatians
(1961), The Little Mermaid
(1989), and Beauty and the Beast
(1991). By the time Mechanic left Disney, "Beauty and the Beast" had sold 20 million copies, more than any ...