Jeffrey Katzenberg is president's top donor and has persuaded much of Hollywood to back him a second time
As head of Disney's film division, Jeffrey Katzenberg scored a box office smash in 1992 with Aladdin, the tale of a plucky underdog who triumphs with the help of a genie in a magic lamp. The animated film swept awards and enchanted audiences.
Twenty years later Katzenberg, now head of DreamWorks Animation, hopes to score again although his hero, Barack Obama, is less of an underdog and the blockbuster drama is better known as the Us presidential election.
The 61-year-old studio mogul has delivered millions of dollars and much celebrity power for the president's bid for a second term, conjuring energy from what had been a deflated constituency. If Obama wins it will to some extent be thanks to his Hollywood genie.
"Katzenberg recognised early that without the support of the entertainment industry's millionaires and billionaires, »
- Rory Carroll
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