As More Details About Bob Chapek’s Firing Come To Light, It Looks Like He Allegedly Made Some Shady Moves

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It’s been an interesting few days following the surprise Sunday night announcement of a change of leadership at The Walt Disney Company. CEO Bob Chapek is out and the man he replaced, Bob Iger, is back at the helm at the house of mouse. While the lackluster financial state of the company is the obvious reason this change was made, more details are coming to light that indicate Bob Chapek may have been making some shady decisions regarding the company’s financials, specifically around Disney+.

In a story in the Wall Street Journal (via WhatsOnDisneyPlus), it’s mentioned that the second season of "The Mysterious Benedict Society," a Disney+ original series, was seeing its episodes debut on Disney Channel a day before they appeared on the streaming service. Something similar was apparently planned for the second season of "Doogie Kameāloha, M.D." The reason for this, according to the report, was that by premiering the shows on Disney Channel, the production and marketing costs could be shifted to the cable channel, thus shrinking the costs of Disney+.