I think I know why Disney brought Iger back. They just launched a movie that cost more than $180 million and will be lucky if it makes twenty percent of that back. Listen:
““Strange World,” is bombing, grossing a disappointing $4.2 million on Wednesday as it eyes a five-day haul of under $24 million. That’s a terrible result for the $180 million-budgeted animated adventure. For comparison sake, “Encanto,” another recent Disney animated offering, earned $40.3 million over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2021 — and that was considered to be a soft result for the family film.”
Here’s why. This is one of the plot lines in this “kid’s movie.”:
“Ethan Clade, Searcher’s 16-year-old gay son longs for adventure beyond his father’s farm while also navigating a school crush. One year later, Ethan is in a relationship with Diazo.”
What mother or father of eight- to twelve-year-olds doesn’t want to explain to his kids why two boys on the screen are acting like girls and gushing over each other. Why would that make parents stay away in droves? Disney warned us this is what they wanted to do. But most of us assumed they were just talking. No one thought they could be this stupid. We were wrong.
So, I went over to Rotten Tomatoes to see what people were saying. The professional reviews said it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. But the customer reviews were full of things like this:
“jonathon b: Stop bringing homosexual things into kids movies. Kids these days have it hard enough and do not need that influence in their lives.
firedup33: We walked out of the movie! Disney is trying to indoctrinate children with this evil movie! Do not spend one penny on anything Disney. Boycott them! It should not be rated PG should be rated as Highway to Hell!
Sana W: Awful!!! Walked out of it with my kids! I will never watch another Disney movie!
Xander C: Lets put it this way. My little boys asked me to walk out of the theater. They said the movie was weird, and asked me why the “boy” in the movie was acting kind of girly. I should have learned my lesson after the lightyear movie. Disney, my family is DONE with you.
Anonymous: Do not take young kids to this. I had no idea how woke this movie was. Unless you want to explain homosexuality to a your young children, avoid at all costs. My child asked me in the movie “why are the boys acting that way?” I am DONE with Disney in all forms.
Gerrixx O: I want my money back… I’m not sure if it was bad or just boring. I’m tired of being preached at and I’m a minority many times over. JUST MAKE GOOD MOVIES… we don’t need to see a salad, we have imaginations unlike the people at Disney.
Stephanie A: Absolutely terrible, if I want to teach my children about sex and or sexual preferences at 7 and 8 I would do it in my home. I don’t need a Disney movie to help me out with it. STOP making everything sexual, its unbelievable. Nothing in the trailer would lead you to believe that this is in the movie. I will no longer take my children to a Disney movie without reading reviews. Nothing is safe anymore, school, movies, internet (not that, that was ever safe), etc.. So disappointing!!!!
Anonymous: I wish I would have read the reviews before wasting mine and my daughters time on this movie. It’s my choice as a parent to decide if I want my children to know about same sex relationships. Even with this world evolving I never expected Disney to shove it at my children during a kids movie. I’m very disappointed that Disney feels like they have to evolve with this world. Stand out use your voice and don’t try to be like all the rest. Stick to the the wholesome family friendly movies….Walt Disney would be ashamed.
Linda: I went along with my daughter and two young grandchildren to see this movie. After seeing this movie, we will never take them to see another Disney movie again. Disney was trying so hard to be politically correct, they failed miserably to create a good family, classic movie as so many in past years. Don’t waste your money on this one, it is destined to be a Disney flop!!!
Adrian P: Haven’t seen the movie yet but I’m violently homophobic
Kelly: Last Disney movie I will waste my money on. As a parent I would like to be the one to talk to my child about same sex relationships. Way out of line for a childrens movie.
Jessie M: Easily the worst Disney animated movie. I liked 1 character hense the half star. But it’s like Disney went out of their way to make every single scene a cringy woke competition from the last.
Olga: So disappointed with Disney. I love Disney movies but not this one. The story line and plot was terrible. Lots of messages being sent that are confusing and not good for young children. Half the auditorium left the movie. Poor Disney. They can do better than this.”
This is so great. There’s nothing like a nine-digit financial loss to really catch a corporate board’s attention. They booted that dullard Bob Chapek out so fast that he’s probably still bouncing down the road. Now Bob Iger, who is probably twice as woke, has to figure out a way to reverse the disastrous path he launched the company on without triggering the LGBTQ gestapo to denounce him.
This is so great. Instead of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” it’ll bring new meaning to “Don’t Say Gay.” Maybe they can persuade Ron DeSantis to give them some pointers on how to effectively say no to the gay mafia. After this movie debacle Disney is going to have to have a string of successes just to catch up.
I’ve heard that G-rated kids movies have been known to make money. Hey maybe they could make some of those. If they need a template there used to be a company that made such hits as Snow White, Dumbo, Old Yeller, Swiss Family Robinson, Mary Poppins, Cinderella and on and on and on.
Oh, I forgot. Disney isn’t allowed to make movies like those anymore. They don’t reflect diversity, equity and inclusion. They’re not who we are. Too bad. Well, good luck selling deviant sex to the parents of young children. While you’re at it you might as well include puberty blockers and genital amputation to the plot lines and cover all the bases.
Well, this is good news. Disney put their money where their mouth is and most parents have reacted the way they should. They’ve put their kids’ well-being in front of virtue-signaling. Even better news is that because traditional societies like China and most of the third world absolutely abhor this kind of stuff the world-wide box office isn’t going to save this turkey. Disney isn’t even releasing this film in China or other areas of the world. Europe and North America will have to suffice and we already see how that’s going. What a great way for Disney to start off a recession, with a catastrophic box-office disaster.
M-I-C- (see ya later)
K-E-Y (why, because we’re awful)
Walt would be so proud!
What force or combination of forces continues to push woke on an at best unreceptive population?
In retrospect, the “”camel’s nose” moment was the acceptance of gay marriage.
The only solution at the moment is to educate the kids that they’re being targeted and how to protect themselves.
The Walt Disney Company has lost 40% of its value since the beginning of the year. I know, this is PINO Joe’s economy, but the S&P 500 has only lost 14% of its value over the same time period. (Only!) BTW, WDC does not pay a dividend, so the only way for investors to see a return on their investment is for the stock to go up. Iger and his gay friends can make as many gay movies as they want and lose hundreds of millions of dollars on each one of them, but eventually the company will either run… Read more »
Chemist, I feel exactly the same way. I predict a surprising lack of deviant sexuality in Disney movies in 2023/2024. They need to get some black ink on the balance sheet, stat!
“Triggering the LGBTQ gestapo to denounce him.” You say that like it’s a BAD thing!
From his camp’s perspective it’s disastrous.