Kevin Feige, John Lasseter, and Kathleen Kennedy
Geek Impact: The sun never sets on Disney Empire especially now that its territories stretch from Emeryville to Asgard and from Burbank to Tatooine. For fans of hero tales and spectacle films, this troika of Marvel Studios' Feige, Lucasfilm's Kennedy, and Pixar's Lassiter embodies the powerful Guardians of the Extended Corporate Galaxy. This Big Three had a giant year in 2012 if you add up the mega-success of The Avengers, the announcement of a new Star Wars trilogy, and Pixar's return to form with Brave and the opening of Carsland as Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif.
Geek Cred: Feige lives and breathes Marvel mythology ask him about the Korvac saga and he'll practically re-enact the big death scene. Long before Lassiter pioneered Pixar's gold-standard success he was braving the dangers in a far less-animated Disney wilderness as a tour guide for Disneyland's Jungle Cruise. And the newly hired Kennedy is doing a deep-dive into Jedi lore but even if she can't pick Bib Fortuna out of a line-up, she's no tourist to the Comic-Con scene; after all, she was the producer of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, and War of the Worlds. Geoff Boucher