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  • Disney World Raises Its Prices ... Because It Can

    10/18/2018 11:46:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rick Munarriz, The Motley Fool
    It's going to cost a bit more to park or be a passholder at Disney's (NYSE: DIS) sprawling theme park resort in Florida. Disney World is boosting the parking lot prices at its four theme parks by at least 11%, with the biggest percentage move coming for standard parking -- up 14% to $25 for cars and motorcycles. Parking has always been included for passholders, but those annual ransoms also went up on Tuesday. Annual passes for the four different tiers are now 3% to 9% higher than they were earlier in the week, with the largest percentage increase for...
  • Kristen Bell Is Worried Disney Princesses Are Teaching Her Kids Bad Lessons, and She Has a Point

    10/17/2018 5:06:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Pop Sugar ^ | October 17, 2018 | MURPHY MORONEY
    Although Kristen Bell absolutely loves reading to her kids before bed, she admits she's sometimes skeptical about the "lessons" her girls — 3-year-old Delta and 5-year-old Lincoln — are learning from Disney princesses. "[Story time is] truly my favorite part of the day," Kristen told Parents. "I glance away from the book and see their brains working while we're all cuddled up like meerkats." The 38-year-old actress says that despite playing Anna in Frozen, she has reservations about some of the messages in the older princess stories. This is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the...
  • Ben Affleck: 'Big Republican' Actors Are Hard to Watch

    01/30/2014 5:38:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies ^ | January 30, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Democratic fundraiser/actor Ben Affleck -- and the next big-screen "Batman" -- recently gave an interview to Playboy. His own bias against Republicans, he admits, prevents him from fully enjoying a Republican actor's performance. "It's ... hard," said Affleck, "to get people to suspend disbelief." Affleck said: "When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn't like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions. That (bleep) fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion." Fair enough. But how do you...
  • Disney World guest displays 'Re-Elect Trump' banner at Magic Kingdom

    09/24/2018 11:05:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | September 24, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A "Re-elect Donald Trump" banner was displayed then quickly taken down at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on Sunday. In a since-deleted Facebook Live video, a Disney guest is seen pulling the banner from a bag, walking up to Main Street Railroad Station and unraveling the banner above the railing with help from another man. Some guests could be seen and heard yelling and taking pictures while the banner was up, which lasted slightly longer than a minute. At that point, a Disney employee told the men to take the banner down, although the video did not...
  • Disney forced to re-draw its first black princess after campaigners claimed ...‘whitened’

    09/24/2018 1:37:50 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    DISNEY has been forced to re-draw its first black princess after campaigners claimed her skin had been “whitened” for her latest film. Princess Tiana became the company’s first black princess when she was created for The Princess and The Frog nine years ago. Fans said that her skin was lighter in a trailer for her latest role in Wreck It Ralph 2 Disney 4 Fans said that her skin was lighter in a trailer for her latest role in Wreck It Ralph 2 But fans awaiting the release of her new movie Wreck It Ralph 2 noticed her skin was...
  • Disney World is set to AXE its famous fireworks display at the Epcot theme park in Florida [tr]

    09/18/2018 10:35:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2018 | Jennifer Newton
    Disney has revealed it is to axe its famous fireworks display at its Epcot theme park in Florida after almost 20 years. Since 1999, guests at the attraction have been treated to colourful fireworks, music and fire torches as part of the nightly IllumiNations: Reflections of the Earth display. But from next summer, the performance will be scrapped in favour of a new show that will be performed on Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon.
  • ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Trailer: Sequel Comes To Life With Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda [tr]

    09/17/2018 9:58:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 17, 2018 | Greg Evans
    “I was flying a kite and it got caught on a nanny,” says one of the little Banks children, offering as good an explanation as any for the arrival of the ultimate child-minder in this new trailer for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. Directed by Rob Marshall and starring Emily Blunt in the title role, the musical, floating down just before this Christmas, is a sequel to 1964’s Julie Andrews classic, and judging by this trailer seems spot-on in terms of tone and style. There’s even a big, splashy and colorful animation-live action hybrid scene, complete with penguins.
  • Censoring 'Black-ish' was a craven move to satisfy Trump's base

    09/14/2018 7:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | September 14, 2018 | Clay Cane
    "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is the latest public figure refusing to be owned by our current political climate. Like Colin Kaepernick, he will not sacrifice his voice to conform to a system that caters to President Donald Trump and his supposedly profitable fan base. Barris recently told The Hollywood Reporter he is departing ABC, a network the magazine describes as led by executives "forthright about their desire for more red-state programming since Trump's win," for Netflix. Barris revealed that his last straw with ABC was the network's shelving -- and as the magazine adds, all but erasing from existence, with...
  • Barack Obama: 'I Was Kicked Out Of Disneyland'

    09/09/2018 7:17:02 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    Sky News ^ | 09 September 2018
    "As we're coming in, there are these two very large Disneyland police officers and they say 'Sir, can you come with us?' and they escorted us out of Disneyland. "This is a true story everybody. I was booted out of the Magic Kingdom." Despite Mr Obama's bad behaviour, Disneyland has said he is welcome to return. Robert Iger, chairman and chief executive of The Walt Disney Company, tweeted: "Barack Obama just opened his speech in Anaheim with a story from his college years about getting kicked out of Disneyland for smoking cigarettes on a ride.
  • Obama recalls time getting booted from Disney's Magic Kingdom

    09/08/2018 4:23:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/08/18 | John Bowden
    Former President Obama shared a story in California on Saturday about a time he was kicked out of Disneyland while in college. Obama told a crowd in Anaheim while campaigning for local Democratic candidates about a time when he and several friends — who were in California for a Kool & The Gang concert — were booted out of the theme park after they were caught smoking on a ride. "So we came down, me and a bunch of friends. After the concert, because we were teenagers you could still sort of hang out in the park, and we got...
  • Star Wars Boycott Continues As Star Wars: Resistance Trailer Gets Downvoted Into Oblivion

    08/24/2018 8:43:46 AM PDT · by otness_e · 69 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | August 24 | Billy D
    Disney is feeling the burn now. The company recently released a new trailer for the upcoming Disney animated show, Star Wars: Resistance, and fans have made it known that they aren’t having anymore of Disney’s agenda at all. The trailer was posted up August 17th to the Disney channel. It features a minute long breakdown of Star Wars: Resistance and the general plot of the show, which centers around a goofy young man who joins the Rebels. His job is to weed out potential defectors and spies within the ranks and report back to pilot Poe Dameron. The show is...
  • ESPN won’t televise national anthem during MNF

    08/17/2018 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | August 17, 2018, 1:59 PM EDT | Darin Gantt
    ESPN has found a way to keep from being in the middle of any national anthem controversies on their air this year — by not putting it on their air. According to Sara Fischer of, ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said their intention was to not show players doing whatever they may or may not be doing during the song during their Monday Night Football presentations. “We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don’t think that will change this year. Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem,” Pitaro said. “Again that could change....
  • Jack Whitehall sparks fury as he is cast as Disney’s first gay character despite being straight (tr)

    08/13/2018 6:54:16 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | August 13, 2018 | SAFEEYAH KAZI
    Jack Whitehall has faced a backlash over reports that he has been cast as Disney’s first openly gay character. The British comedian has reportedly landed himself a role in forthcoming action adventure The Jungle Cruise, but Disney fans are questioning why a straight actor has been cast instead of a gay actor. According to reports, he will star alongside Emily Blunt and The Rock in what has been described as a “turning point” in Disney’s colourful history. The film is supposedly set in the 19th century, where LGBTQ+ rights were non-existent. @raunanand Why is Jack Whitehall (Jack Whitehall!) played Disney's...
  • Photos Surface of ‘Guardians’ Director James Gunn at Pedophilia-Themed Party

    08/11/2018 2:37:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2018 | John Nolte
    Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn attended a pedophilia-themed party, according to photographs surfacing online. The Daily Caller’s Ian Miles Cheong appears to have been the first to find and publish the photos, seen below. Ian Miles Cheong ✔ @stillgray I wish I never defended James Gunn. The now-disgraced Gunn was fired by the Walt Disney Co. last month after countless “jokes” about child rape were dug up on his Twitter account.
  • ‘Mary Poppins’ Is a Subversive Critique of Modernity

    08/01/2018 11:59:29 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 59 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2017 | Dean Abbott
    Many who saw Mary Poppins as children may remember only chimney sweeps dancing precariously on the rooftops of London, or birds flapping their wings around the cathedral, or the image of Dick Van Dyke dancing madly with those animated penguins. But there is more to Walt Disney’s 1964 masterpiece than meets the eye. Ostensibly a fantastical children’s story about the George Banks family and the nanny (Julie Andrews) who brings songs and magic to their London home (Number 10, Cherry Tree Lane), Mary Poppins has a powerful subtext that connects deeply with those ill-at-ease in the modern world. The Bank...
  • Glenn Beck Defends James Gunn After Disney Firing over Child Rape Tweets: ‘We All Make Mistakes’

    07/21/2018 10:45:30 PM PDT · by MNDude · 62 replies
    Radio talker Glenn Beck put forth a defense of disgraced Disney movie director James Gunn, who was fired due to years of “jokes” about child rape. Beck took to Twitter to back Gunn despite his many vile posts about pedophilia. “I will stand for you. We all make mistakes, we must come together as each of us grow and change,” Beck said to Gunn. “Forgive others in hope that they will forgive themselves and others too. Reach beyond your comfort zone and be kind. You don’t need my forgiveness J.G, but I offer friendship.”
  • Roseanne Barr interviews Thomas Mohamed

    07/21/2018 3:00:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 20/7/18 | Roseanne Barr
    Interview with Thomas Mohammed Sometimes in the midst of disaster we can regroup and rebuild. THIS is the conversation America needs to have and Roseanne is once again using her platform to talk about these important issues. No witch hunt can silence her.
  • Writer/Director James Gunn Fired From New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie Over Rape & Pedo Tweets!

    07/21/2018 6:47:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    TNN News Raw3 ^ | July 21, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Writer/Director James Gunn Fired From New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie Over Rape & Pedo Tweets!
  • Disney Drops James Gunn From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Franchise After Offensive Tweets

    07/20/2018 12:45:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 7/20/18 | Trey Williams
    Director James Gunn has been dropped from Disney’s Marvel franchise “Guardians of the Galaxy” over old tweets. “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” said Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, in a statement. Gunn, the writer-director of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, apologized late Thursday after a series of old (now deleted) tweets resurfaced in which the filmmaker made what he admitted were “offensive” jokes about taboo topics like rape and pedophilia. More to come…
  • Disney Cuts Ties With 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Filmmaker James Gunn Over Tweets About Pedophilia

    07/20/2018 12:53:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/20/18 | Brian Flood
    Disney has severed ties with “Guardians of the Galaxy” filmmaker James Gunn, who deleted his Twitter account on Friday and addressed old tweets in which he joked about topics including pedophilia and rape. Gunn's past tweets were dug up on Thursday by critics who oppose his political beliefs. The filmmaker is an outspoken liberal who often criticizes President Trump. One of the now-deleted tweets said, “I like when little boys touch me in my silly place.” Another message read: “The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being...