Saturday, May 02, 2020

Butch Rigby Continues 'Imagineering' Lame Kansas City Walt Disney Studios Tribute

A multi-billion dollar global corporation doesn't care about the Kansas City origin story of their founder . . . Nevertheless, this Kansas City real estate mogul continues to bother everybody with this longstanding dream that is now closer to fruition than ever before . . . Again.

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First house of mouse: Reanimating Walt Disney's KC film studio closer to reality than ever before

A decades-long project to honor Walt Disney and empower imaginative thinking along Kansas City's east side could finally be on track for completion, said Butch Rigby.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rigby is a con artist to the billionth degree, he invested in the building and he’s always wanted somebody else to pay for it. Twenty years go by and the only thing that was done to it was the roof and a couple steel beams. His current proposal is to have somebody else pay for the exterior repairs, what a loser.

Sounds like the city needs to step in again and get new ownership.

Anonymous said...

Screw the current Disney. Walt wouldn't recognize the filth that Disney produces today.

Anonymous said...

Butch is an attorney, first and foremost. So Butch and his associates should pay for the repairs themselves - as they own the building. Dont act like your doing the community a big special favor and others should give you the funds. Put your own money into it, like any other businessperson has to do when they open. Thats a really bad area. The Jazz district failed due to drive by shootings and blatant rapes and murders. This area at 31st and Troost is NOT and area for families to bring their kids in the Land Rover SUV's. Unless you want to die. Walt Disney abandoned Kansas City and never came back. Lets not forget that.

Anonymous said...

i hope the project succeeds. otherwise, it might be better to tear down the building and put up a statue.

Anonymous said...

Is "Butch" a transgender man?

Anonymous said...

Butch is not a transgender man. He has a very attractive "hot trophy wife" too. She is smoking hot. Lucky dude! However that said, nobody really cares about Disney.

Anonymous said...

Best comment @10:02. Probably the way most people feel.

Anonymous said...

One has to ask that, if it's a meritorious project, why didn't megabucks Disney adopt it?

Anonymous said...

^^ Same reason Disney won't support Marceline's efforts to honor Walt.

Starting with Eisner, every "head" of Disney has been so jealous of Walt's legacy and popularity that they do their best to ignore or minimalize it.

Anonymous said...

936, you might be right. today's ceos are a breed of narcissists for sure.

Anonymous said...

No present billioaire CEO is jealous of a long dead Disney. There is just no way to monitize and profit off a museum in kcmo. Profits come from movies, merchandise, music - not a collapsing old building in a high crime area where police constantly find bodies lying in the street.

Anonymous said...

Walt was not in missouri when did his most famous works. That building has little significance.

greg said...

What happens when Disney sponsors that building and a whole family walking out of it is shot in a drive by? National news, lawsuits, questions of a Disney establishment in a known high crime area. A PR nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Disneyland California is a trbute to Walt. Walt never built a Disneyland in KCMO. Never came back here to visit or live. Walt never cared about that building on troost, and walt could afford to buy most of the city if he wanted. Kansas City meant nothing to Walt. Its just a worn out business

Anonymous said...

Butch does have a sexy little wife. Why wouldnt he? Most attorneys do. Compared to Boston, we have no rare or valueable buildings here. Whats the oldest building in town - its Kelkeys a small dive bar in westport. We have no Faniel Hall, no Paul Reveres house, no USS Constitution or Bunkers Hill. Lets not pretend that Kansas City has valuable buildings or national significance. We have none. Go visit NYC, Boston, Chicago if you want to see historic buildings. We have none

Anonymous said...

Drive down to 31st and Troost. If you want to die. Imagine trying to get a bunch of top Disney execs to fly into KC, then rent a car and drive to 31st and Troost to see a dump of a building. They would be scared to death by the criminal elements in the area. Butch, just raze that building. Nobody will come down there to see it. You might like Disney and 3 stooges, etc...but the young crowd with money aint going there. Put in a gas station.

Anonymous said...

Walt Disney dumped Kansas City. Just like Count Bassey. Both of them specifically said they did not want to be buried in Kansas City. Why honor him?

Anonymous said...

Yeah Butch' wife is a hot number. What a babe!

Anonymous said...

Actually, @2:16 it was Charlie parker who, on his deathbed, begged his wife not to let them bury him in Kansas City.
You can visit his gravesite here in town if you want to.

Anonymous said...

Your right, Charlie Parker it was. He hated KC. Disney didnt hate the KC area, but he outgrew it like a boy going from a tricycle to his 1st car. KC was a minor part of his success. But yes Rigby has a super sexy wife. That much is true.

Anonymous said...

Yes I have met Butch's wife. She was married and got divorced maybe back in 2003? I should have begged her to marry me then. When she was single. But I was stupid. She is a doll and is smart too. Something you can't find in men or women nowdays. I think they make a very good couple as she is into arts and history etc. I will continue to kick myself until I am 80 over her...

Anonymous said...

Butch's wife has kinda fixed him up. Nice haircut style, trendy glasses, clothes, shoes. She is good for him. Thats the way a wife should be. Oh yeah, she is the most nubile little thing I have ever laid my eyes on. We should all have wives like her. The world would be a much happier place!