In contrast to a shareholder revolt three years ago against former Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Eisner, The Walt Disney Co’s. current leadership received a strong vote of confidence Thursday at the conglomerate’s annual shareholder meeting in New Orleans. Shareholders resoundingly re-elected Disney’s 11-member board at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, a location selected by current CEO Robert Iger as a show of support for the city ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In addition to Iger, 98 percent of votes were cast in favor of new chairman John E. Pepper Sr. and Steve Jobs, whose Pixar Animation Studios became part of the Disney fold last year. Re-elected by the same margin were John E. Bryson, John S. Chen, Judith L. Estrin, Fred H. Langhammer, Aylwin B. Lewis, Monica C. Lozano, Robert W. Matschullat and Orin C. Smith. At the 2004 meeting in Philadelphia, shareholders staged an unprecedented rebellion that resulted in Eisner being stripped of his role as chairman. He stepped down as CEO in fall 2005. The board had recommended that shareholders reject the plan because they believed it lacked flexibility. Still, Pepper said directors would give “prompt and serious consideration to the matter.” [email protected] (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Since then, Iger has gone a long way toward restoring calm including keeping the anti-Eisner Jobs in the Disney fold and brokering an end to years of bitter legal battles with Disney critics Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold, who had engineered the shareholder revolt. “Disney is a collection of vibrant, creative engines that we manage in a consistent and integrated way,” Iger told investors Thursday. “This combination of assets and management philosophy gives us a unique competitive advantage as well as extraordinary opportunities to grow and build real shareholder value for years to come.” Media analyst Dennis McAlpine said Iger’s style is not just good public relations, it’s good business for a company with assets that include 11 theme parks, a movie studio, a broadcast television network and several cable properties. “It’s important for the health of the company,” McAlpine said. “I think Disney was perceived as a bad place under Eisner – he was a lightning rod for a lot of things that were going on. I think it was necessary for Iger to get a more peaceful situation, to get more consumer and supplier friendly to get the talent to come to Disney.” Also at Thursday’s meeting, shareholders voted down a so-called “poison pill” proposal to strengthen precautions against unsolicited takeover threats such as the one from Comcast in 2004 that precipitated Eisner’s downfall.