ABC TV's primetime schedule has been "a real mess" since the ratings of the original Who Wants to Be a Millionaire collapsed in 2000. The company was "overly reliant" on two-dimensional animation, he said, ceding the lead in 3-D animation to Pixar ( PIXR). That studio's CEO, Steve Jobs, memorably said earlier this year that the company wouldn't be extending its distribution relationship with Disney. Meanwhile, after paying "full value" for what is now the ABC Family Channel, the company missed its targets in both advertising sales and ratings, Iger conceded. Addressing the impact of last week's shareholder vote -- in which 43% of shareholders withheld their votes for Eisner's re-election to the board -- Iger said the pressure was on management to meet its financial goals. Those include 30% earnings growth in 2004 and double-digit earnings growth for the next few years thereafter. "We know it's about performance at this point," Iger said. Asked why the board selected lead independent director George Mitchell to replace Eisner as chairman -- when Mitchell received a hefty 24% "withhold" vote himself -- Iger said that the board, once it decided to split the chairman and CEO posts, thought Mitchell was the best person for the chairman job. Iger said that Disney's board is more independent than has been portrayed by its critics, and that the interests of shareholders come ahead of any personal relationships of board members. Mitchell has "integrity" and an "unbelievable" reputation, Iger said. "There's something reprehensible," Iger said, about questioning Mitchell's integrity.