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  • Disney Lays Off Marvel Employees as Wokeness Hits Its Bottom Line

    04/16/2024 8:41:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/16/2024 | Jon Del Arroz
    Disney's been in a magical world of trouble over the last several years, ever since the company decided to pick a fight with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the culture war and go all-in on diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of its core programming at the expense of its longtime customers, traditional American families. A string of movie failures hit Disney's bottom line in 2023 and 2024, most notably with "The Marvels," which opened as their worst-performing box office film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They also experienced flops within Pixar, with their latest, "Elemental," performing terribly at the...
  • Ron DeSantis has worse favorable ratings than Bob Iger in national poll

    04/12/2024 3:56:08 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 103 replies
    Floridapolitics ^ | April 10, 2024 | A.G. Gancarski
    In a YouGov survey of 1,795 adult citizens conducted between Apr. 6 and Apr. 9, Iger is at -9 net, with 15% viewing him favorably and 24% unfavorably. Meanwhile, DeSantis is better known, but at least for some respondents, familiarity breeds contempt. The second-term Republican stands at -13 net; 34% view him favorably, with 47% regarding him unfavorably. DeSantis is in negative territory with most age, gender and racial cohorts, with only respondents 65 years of age and older regarding him favorably, albeit by a slender 48% to 44% spread.
  • This is when tickets for Disneyland’s Pride Nite after-dark event will go on sale

    04/05/2024 3:00:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    KTLA ^ | Apr 5, 2024 | Iman Palm
    Tickets for Disneyland’s second annual Pride Nite after-dark event will go on sale later this month, the theme park announced Friday. The separately ticketed event will be held at Disneyland on June 18 and 20. Tickets for the event go on sale for Magic Key holders on April 9 and April 11 for the general public. Ticket sales are expected to begin no earlier than 9 a.m. PT.
  • Marvel Courts Controversy Again By Casting Woman In Typically Male ‘Fantastic Four’ Role

    04/05/2024 6:36:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Apr 4, 2024 | Katie Jerkovich
    Marvel and Disney are once again courting controversy by casting a female actress to take on the typically male “Fantastic Four” role of the Silver Surfer in the upcoming reboot. Actress Julia Garner has been picked to play a female version of the iconic comic book character and Herald of Galactus, Deadline magazine reported. Sources told the outlet that the Emmy-winning “Ozark” star will play the Shalla-Bal version of the Silver Surfer from the comics. Bounding Into Comics reported that Marvel Studios dived deep into the comic book lore to find justification to not use the Norrin-Radd version of the...
  • Detransitioner Crashes Disney Shareholder Meeting, Blames Company for Her Body Being ‘Irreversibly Damaged’

    04/04/2024 2:30:51 PM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/4/24 | DAVID NG
    A former transgender person who has detransitioned crashed Disney’s shareholder meeting on Wednesday by calling into the public line and accusing the studio of pressuring young girls into undergoing sex-change procedures. “Disney has become the Ursula that is stealing the voices of thousands of little Ariel’s,” Chloe Cole told CEO Bob Iger. Chloe Cole, who transitioned into a “boy” at the age of 16 by undergoing surgery and hormone treatment, said her body as been “irreversibly damaged.” Cole is part of the group Do No Harm, which opposes transgender procedures for minors. Since detransitioning, she has become a vocal opponent...
  • Bob Iger Says 'Woke' Disney Is Over, But it May Not Silence His Critics

    04/04/2024 12:41:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/3 | Lucia Moses, Madeline Berg
    Disney CEO Bob Iger emphasized that the company would focus on entertaining over advancing "any kind of agenda," just after the media giant survived a proxy fight waged by activist shareholders. Asked during Disney's annual shareholder meeting Q&A on April 3 if the company would just provide entertainment and stay out of politics, Iger said Disney's job was to "entertain, first and foremost." "I've always believed that we have a responsibility to do good in the world, but we know our job is not to advance any kind of agenda," he said on the live-streamed meeting. "For as long as...
  • Disney Looks Set to Win Proxy Fight. The Stock Is Dropping

    04/03/2024 10:36:06 AM PDT · by Miami Rebel · 22 replies
    Barron ^ | April 3, 2024 | Nicholas Jasinski
    Walt Disney will hold its annual shareholder meeting in Burbank, Calif., on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET. Usually a sleepy affair, this year’s meeting comes amid a high-profile proxy battle between the company and activist investor Nelson Peltz’s Trian Partners. Disney looks set to win the battle, but the stock is dropping anyway. Disney was ahead in the still-underway voting on Tuesday with more than half of the votes counted, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with the matter. Shareholders can still change their votes until the annual meeting closes. Trian is agitating for changes at...
  • Playboy Model Claps Back at Moms’ Response to ‘Inappropriate’ Outfit She Wore to Disney

    04/01/2024 2:02:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 1, 2024 | Alexandra Klausner
    Janaina Prazeres, a 35-year-old Brazillian model featured on the cover of Playboy Norway a few months ago, recently visited an unspecified Disney amusement park, where her look turned heads — though not in the way she intended. The influencer modeled her ensemble on her Instagram story for her 60,000-plus followers. Despite fully covering up with a long-sleeved sweater and denim-inspired leggings — much more clothing than her usual scantily-clad attire — online trolls are saying her look was too form-fitting for a family theme park, The Daily Star reported.
  • Gavin Newsom caught with hand in cookie jar again, exempts more 'friends' from $20/hour fast-food wage law

    03/28/2024 10:23:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/28/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Not too long ago, Gavin Newsom got caught with his hand in the cookie jar of political cronyism. In response to a draconian law passed raising fast-food worker wages to $20 an hour, known as A.B. 1228, Newsom carved out a little exemption for his friends at Panera Bread on the laughable grounds that these establishments bake bread on the premises. In reality, the owner of several Panera establishments was a high school buddy who was a really good donor to his campaigns. Once caught, Newsom backed off, but right when he thought no one was looking, he went right...
  • Nolte: Far-Left Disney Surrenders to DeSantis – Withdraws Reedy Creek Lawsuit

    03/27/2024 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2024 | John Nolte
    The Disney Grooming Syndicate surrendered to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) Wednesday, announcing the withdrawal of its lawsuits in the Reedy Creek dispute. Back in 2022, after Disney decided it would fight for the “right” of public school teachers to groom elementary school kids by opposing a law DeSantis signed prohibiting grooming — as Breitbart News reported at the time — the governor “signed legislation into law … intended to dissolve Disney’s special tax and governing jurisdiction in Florida.” ... The good guys win again. Disney is evil. No decent parent leaves their child alone with anything involving Disney.
  • Disney Bends the Knee, Will Drop Lawsuit Against Florida and Accept Its Fate

    03/27/2024 3:36:32 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | March 27, 2024 | Bonchie
    The Walt Disney Company has bent the knee and agreed to a settlement with the Ron DeSantis-appointed Central Florida Tourism Oversight District in exchange for dropping its state-level lawsuit. After over a year of legal machinations and false proclamations from a breathless press stating DeSantis had been beaten by "Mickey Mouse," the complete opposite turned out to be the truth. Shocker, right? Who would have thought the press would lie to people? Nikki Haley also infamously backed Disney, urging the company to move to South Carolina. The oversight district in question oversees Disney's local development. Before DeSantis wiped out its...
  • 'Why do I need an all-black cast?' Disney investor Nelson Peltz fires shots at Marvel movies for pushing a 'message'

    03/27/2024 3:01:12 PM PDT · by Twotone · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 26, 2024 | Andrew Chapados
    Billionaire Nelson Peltz criticized Disney's film strategy as pursuing woke messaging instead of simply being entertaining. Owner of Trian Fund Management, Peltz has been rumored since 2023 to be seeking seats on Disney's board of directors for his company. With a reported $3.5 billion stake in the company, the investor has criticized CEO Bob Iger's reinstatement and other company moves. With Peltz launching criticisms at the company, Disney has claimed that Peltz hasn't "presented a single strategic idea" over the course of two years that he has campaigned for board seats. Peltz was asked in a recent interview about the...
  • George Lucas Backs Disney Board and CEO Bob Iger Amid Proxy Fight: ‘Creating Magic Is Not for Amateurs’

    03/19/2024 5:24:13 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 38 replies
    Variety ^ | March 19, 2024 | Todd Spangler
    Star Wars mastermind George Lucas — Disney’s largest individual shareholder — has come out with a statement supporting Disney’s board and CEO Bob Iger, urging Mouse House investors to reject bids by two activist investor groups to take seats on the media company’s board. “Creating magic is not for amateurs,” Lucas said in a statement released Tuesday. “When I sold Lucasfilm just over a decade ago, I was delighted to become a Disney shareholder because of my longtime admiration for its iconic brand and Bob Iger’s leadership.” Lucas continued, “When Bob recently returned to the company during a difficult time,...
  • IATSE and Teamsters Warn of Another Hollywood Strike at Massive Rally: ‘Put Your Helmets On’

    03/03/2024 3:05:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 3-3-24 | Katcy Stephan, Gene Maddaus, Carolyn Giardina
    Hollywood union leaders warned of the possibility of another strike this summer if the studios cannot reach a deal before crew contracts expire on July 31. Speaking to a rally of more than 2,000 crew members on Sunday at Woodley Park in Encino, Sean O’Brien, the president of the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters, said the unions should commit to withhold their labor — and not grant an extension — if a deal is not agreed by the deadline. “We are not afraid to strike,” O’Brien said. “If these greedy corporations — whether it’s Amazon, Netflix, Sony… Disney — if...
  • Did Jeffrey Epstein Have Ties to the Walt Disney Company?

    03/03/2024 7:45:06 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    Bleeding Fool Entertainment News ^ | February 29, 2024 | Karina Smitt
    Epstein was a disgraced billionaire who died in prison after being arrested on suspicion of child sex trafficking (and who previously had been convicted of child sex offenses). He owned a small island in the U.S. Virgin Islands named Little St. James. On a webpage last updated in 2018, a website unaffiliated with Disney advertised several purported optional excursions available to people on Disney cruises that stopped at St. Thomas and St. John Islands. One of the trips, “Captain Nautica’s Snorkeling Expedition,” advertised for children 8 and up, included this description: "Be whisked away aboard the captain’s RIB power boat...
  • People Abandoned Disney Over Terrible Storytelling, Not Primarily Politics

    02/21/2024 8:18:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/21/2024 | SAMUEL MANGOLD-LENETT
    Which is more important for a movie: a compelling story or ideology?If you found yourself among those with an internal monologue, you likely answered “compelling story.” If so, I’m sorry to inform you that this means you are a mouth-breathing troglodyte — at least according to the folks over at Disney. Responding to recent criticisms of Disney and its CEO Bob Iger, an executive at the House of Mouse suggested to Puck writer Matthew Belloni that moviegoers’ latent bigotry is to blame for the studio’s many flops in recent years.“Everyone says, ‘It’s the movies, stupid,’” the unnamed executive said, “which...
  • Former Green Beret Thomas Kasza Accuses Disney-Owned National Geographic Of Creating Hit List Targeting American Allies In Afghanistan

    02/19/2024 12:35:40 PM PST · by Skywise · 2 replies
    That Park Place ^ | 02/13/2024 | John F. Trent
    Former Green Beret and the founder and director of the 1208 Foundation Thomas Kasza accused The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiary National Geographic of creating a hit list that was used to target American allies in Afghanistan. ---- Next, Kasza made his accusation against The Walt Disney Company and National Geographic, “Now, given this current audience I imagine that many here are likely familiar with the National Geographic’s documentary Retrograde, which chronicles the final collapse of Afghanistan. And what makes it so impactful and so unconsciously damnable is that no faces are blurred, no identity is concealed whether American...
  • Disney Hit with Federal Civil Rights Complaint over DEI — Alleges Discrimination Against White Men, Christians, and Jews

    02/15/2024 4:15:59 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Feb 2024 | DAVID NG
    The Walt Disney Company has been hit with a federal civil rights complaint alleging the company’s DEI policies are unlawful and discriminate against white American men, Christians, and Jews.America First Legal filed the complaint against Disney on Wednesday. The group cited publicly available documents published on Disney’s official sites as well as leaked internal documents showing how executives have made diversity, equity, and inclusion a central part of Disney’s hiring practices.“It is sad and tragic that a company whose name was once synonymous with wholesome and charming childhood fantasies is now dedicated to spreading divisive bigotry. We urge Disney to...
  • Critics slam Disney for ‘anti-white’ episode of ‘The Proud Family’ reboot

    02/13/2024 9:52:49 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/6/24 | Allie Griffin
    Critics are slamming Disney as “woke” and “anti-white” over an episode of a kids show that features a song covering the history of slavery in the US and the need for “reparations.” The backlash stemmed from a Juneteenth episode of “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” a reboot of the popular early aughts cartoon that airs on Disney’s streaming service Disney+. A clip from the episode that’s been making the rounds on social media shows characters singing a tune about how America has “still not atoned for” slavery and systemic racism. “Slaves built this country and we the descendants...
  • Elon Musk is stepping up his fight with Disney

    02/08/2024 11:24:14 PM PST · by lasereye · 18 replies
    thestreet ^ | Feb 8, 2024 | Rebecca Mezistrano
    In other news - the fight between Elon Musk and Disney CEO Bob Iger has added another chapter. The CEO of X is now looking for people who want to sue Disney for discrimination, even offering to help pay for their legal fees. Musk's call to arms comes on the same day that actress Gina Carano filed a lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm, accusing them of wrongfully terminating her from her role in “The Mandalorian.” Musk is also helping to pay for her case. The new addition to the feud comes on the heels of Disney’s first-quarter earnings report, in...