Alan Horn named the new Disney Studios chief

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LOS ANGELES: Alan Horn, former President and COO of Warner Bros, has succeeded Rich Ross, who resigned  after the ‘John Carter’ failure,  as Disney’s Chairman.

"Six to eight movies a year feels like the right number for me for live-action films, excluding Marvel. That’s a range. It could be four. Bob (Disney CEO Robert Iger) has been very flexible and very open about the number of movies. We don’t want 25 movies a year, but we’re not backing into any number. Bob did not give me any budget constraints. Each movie has to earn the right to be made with the concept, screenplay, casting and so on. All that has to come together. I don’t think it’s a critical criterion that each individual movie has branding potential," Horn said, as reported on The Hollywood Reporter.

Horn intends to oversee animation and be involved with everything Pixar does, unlike the former chief Ross. "I love movies and the movies these guys make at Pixar and at Marvel," signed off the new Chief.