Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Odyssey: Blind Hubris or Ambition Denied?

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“No one believed in his own idea and his own ability to will Quibi into existence more than Jeffrey,” one Hollywood executive says

How big a stain on Jeffrey Katzenberg’s record is the failure of Quibi?

The veteran Hollywood executive has been the driving force behind some of the industry’s epic successes in modern times — notably the revival of Disney Animation in the late ’80s and early ’90s with its signature hit “The Lion King.” DreamWorks SKG, co-founded with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, was a hugely ambitious attempt to establish a major Hollywood studio at the turn of the century. Out of that venture came DreamWorks Animation, which brought us delightful films and epic blockbusters like “Shrek,” “Trolls” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”

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Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman, is the founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of TheWrap. She is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, and was a Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times.