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  • Big Time Scandals by Obama Administration Too Small for Investigation by Mainstream Media?

    10/01/2011 9:37:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | October 1, 2011 | Jerry McConnell
    Since Obama’s inauguration in January 2009 there have been several major scandals in which his Administration has been involved, principally, Operation Fast and Furious the government sponsored sale of guns to small time gun sellers along our border with Mexico; the failed ‘Stimulus’ loan of multi-millions to Solyndra and LightSquared, two small businesses that were Obama preferred for loans. All three of these Obama Administration ventures were major failures involving scandalous behavior. ...Is the entire communications arm of our country becoming beholden to Obama and his scandal ridden administration peopled by socialist, communists who break our laws with impunity and...
  • Disney CEO buries inconvenient facts about 9/11 to protect Hillary Clinton, say activists

    09/11/2011 11:15:55 AM PDT · by martosko · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/11/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Activists tell The Daily Caller that The Walt Disney Company is refusing to re-air a 9/11-related docudrama, effectively burying politically inconvenient facts about the events which led to the 9/11 terror attacks, in order to protect the political future of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “The Path to 9/11,” first aired on ABC in 2006, portrayed President Bill Clinton’s administration as ignoring warnings and signs that Osama bin Laden and al Qaida were planning a major attack on the United States — a finding supported by The 9/11 Commission Report. But since 2006 Disney CEO Bob Iger has repeatedly refused...
  • John Barry's "The Black Hole" Original Soundtrack remastered, expanded, and rereleased.

    08/26/2011 6:45:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    The soundtrack to the 1979 Disney space epic has been remastered, expanded, and now available from Disney and Intrada records. The music was composed by the late English movie music master John Barry, who is widely known for his work on the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987. Here is a suite of the OST on youtube
  • Miley Cyrus' Brother Trace Impregnates Disney Star Brenda Song

    08/24/2011 2:56:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 164 replies
    FNC ^ | Published August 24, 2011
    Trace Cyrus, the rocker older brother of Miley Cyrus, is expecting a child with Disney actress Brenda Song, MTV News reported Wednesday. It will be the first child for both Cyrus, 22, and Song, 23, who began dating in May 2010. Before the pair hooked up, they had been linked to fellow members of the Disney dynasty. Cyrus dated former "Sonny with a Chance" star Demi Lovato in 2009 and Song had been romanced by singer Joe Jonas in 2008.
  • SHOCKER! Disney Halts 'The Lone Ranger' With Johnny Depp And Gore Verbinski

    08/13/2011 3:37:26 AM PDT · by tlb · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Deadline ^ | August 12, 2011 | By MIKE FLEMING
    In a stunning development, Disney has shut down production on The Lone Ranger, the Gore Verbinski-directed period Western that was to star Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the title character. Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer and the script is by Justin Haythe. I'm told this all just happened, and Disney pulled the plug because of the budget. I've heard the filmmakers were trying to reduce the film's cost from $250 million (some even say $275 million) down to $232 million. The Lone Ranger was scheduled to be released December 21, 2012, smack up against The Hobbit: An...
  • Obama As a Disney Villain

    07/13/2011 1:17:46 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 11 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | July 13, 2011 | Niuhuru
    Okay, here are some clips from a past Disney film and I thought this was a good idea to start with "Robin Hood" and then have other FReepers go about adding simliarities.
  • Historical Overview & Timeline: The Legal Battle for Ownership of Stan Lee Superheroes

    07/07/2011 8:25:02 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
      Website OverviewAbout SLMILegal Document CenterContact Us Home / ABOUT SLMI Historical Overview & Timeline Stan Lee is world renowned as a creative genius responsible for creating Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and many other comic book icons.[link] In 1998, Lee co-founded a company that later became Stan Lee Media, Inc. (“SLMI”).In July 1998, Bankruptcy Court records show that Marvel rejected and repudiated Lee’s employment contract during Marvel’s bankruptcy.[link][link] After Marvel rejected Lee’s contract, Lee was free to exploit his characters. As a result, Lee invested and assigned all of his intellectual property...
  • Disney Studios to cut up to 250 jobs globally (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/07/2011 9:58:05 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies
    Walt Disney Studios plans to cut as much as 5% of its worldwide workforce as early as next week, according to people familiar with the matter. The movie studio would eliminate as many as 250 jobs from its staff of about 5,000 people globally, said the people, who did not want to be identified because they had not been authorized to discuss the matter. Several Disney insiders say the bulk of the cuts will be in Burbank. The reductions are expected to hit hardest in the studio's distribution operation, reflecting fundamental changes in the movie business. A constellation of factors...
  • “Gay Day” warnings flown over Disney World

    06/04/2011 12:07:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies ^ | June 4, 2011
    ORANGE COUNTY, FL (WESH/CNN) – A Christian group is protesting the annual "Gay Day" by flying a banner plane over Disney World with a warning message for visitors. The six day celebration for gay pride is a 20 year celebration, held in Orlando, FL, with Saturday spent at the Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom. "It's just about people being proud of who they are here," said Gay day participant, Floyd Benefield. With the 160,000 people visiting central Florida to celebrate, Florida Family Association is boycotting and spending $7,000 to fly banners for two full days near Disney, warning unsuspected families of...
  • Disney withdraws bid for SEAL moniker

    05/25/2011 9:43:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    LA SLIMES ^ | 5-2011
    Disney withdraws bid for SEAL moniker The entertainment giant has taken heat for its application to trademark 'SEAL Team 6,' the name of the Navy unit that raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. By Meg James, Los Angeles Times May 26, 2011 Faced with a public relations firestorm, Walt Disney Co. said it had withdrawn its application to trademark the moniker "SEAL Team 6" for use on games, snow globes and TV shows. Two days after the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 swooped into Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing the Al Qaeda leader, an attorney for...
  • Mama Grizzly strikes again: Sarah Palin 'furious' at Bristol's new Disney Show star boyfriend

    05/25/2011 1:08:24 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 128 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/11 | Fiona Roberts
    Mounting evidence that Sarah Palin may have bought a $1.7million home in Arizona has sparked speculation she will run for president next year. But it seems the real reason for the move could be more personal - to keep tabs on her daughter, Bristol. The Tea Party politician is reportedly furious at the 20-year-old's new relationship with Disney's Kyle Massey, who she met on Dancing with the Stars last year. Bristol and Kyle are soon to appear in a new reality show for the BIO Channel, which will follow them as they set up a charity alongside Kyle's elder brother,...
  • Disney cashes in on SEAL Team 6--Hollywood giant exploits Osama bin Laden kill unit

    05/19/2011 5:31:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2011 | Editorial
    One day after Osama bin Laden’s body was dumped into the North Arabian Sea, Walt Disney Co. executives smelled opportunity. The Hollywood giant filed three applications to trademark the term “SEAL Team 6,” the name of the elite special forces team that took down the world’s most wanted criminal. Disney wants the exclusive rights to slap the phrase on every product that could possibly make a buck. The applications are currently pending before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and will be assigned to a USPTO examining attorney in approximately three months. According to the company’s filings, Disney wants to be...
  • Disney trademarks 'Seal Team 6' for toys, games, movies, snow globes and Christmas stockings TWO ..

    Two days after U.S. Navy Seals Team 6 made headlines around the world for the dramatic raid that killed terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden, the Walt Disney Company trademarked their name, reports FishbowlNY. This doesn't effect how the Navy uses the moniker for military purposes, but it does mean we may soon be seeing 'Seal Team 6' branded products and entertainment. According to records viewable online with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Disney filed the Trademark paperwork on May 3, 2011 for 'Seal Team 6'.
  • 5-year-old Dilworth boy dies while visiting Disney World on Make-A-Wish trip

    04/21/2011 8:16:06 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies · 1+ views
    daily reporter ^ | 4-21-11 | ap
    DILWORTH, Minn. — A 5-year-old northwestern Minnesota boy, born with numerous congenital birth defects, has died on a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World in Florida. Daytyn Hart enjoyed four days at Disney World, swimming and visiting the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Cocoa Beach. He died Friday at a hospital in Orlando, Fla. His father, Desi Hart, says he and his wife, Angie, discussed the trip with Daytyn's doctors and everyone agreed he was healthy and able to make the trip.
  • Social Conservatives Take Aim at Gay Days in Orlando and at Disney

    04/02/2011 8:31:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Sunshine News ^ | April 2, 2011 | KEVIN DERBY
    With thousands of people from around the world planning to visit Central Florida for the Gay Days festivities in early June, religious conservatives from the Sunshine State are warning families not to visit the Magic Kingdom on the first Saturday of the month. “Approximately 30,000 children will rush with their parents to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando on Saturday, June 4, only to be thrust into a crowd of approximately 15,000 people reveling about gay pride,” noted David Caton, the executive director of the conservative Florida Family Association, on Thursday. Caton, who has led numerous protests targeting companies that advertise...
  • Angry Birds and Disney combine to explain Arab uprising

    03/30/2011 12:23:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 30, 2011
    Taking a cue from Bugs Bunny knocking Hitler in the head with a mallet, YouTube user Egor Zhgun created a short animated piece based on the recent revolts in the Arab world. The short video, entitled 'Three Big Pigs', uses melodies from Walt Disney's The Three Little Pigs and characters from Angry Birds to re-enact the rebellions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. With the public as the birds in the spoof, the pigs are represented by Tunisian ex-president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak, and Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi. After outing the former Tunisian and Egyptian leaders,...
  • Disney animator: 'Gay' characters only matter of time (Once they find the right kind of story)

    03/29/2011 2:59:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    WND ^ | March 29, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    It's only a matter of time and circumstance before Disney movies feature homosexual characters or "families," according to one of the company's animators. In a little-noticed story by the Australian news website, animator Andreas Deja, who reported working on the Disney films "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and "The Lion King," said the company is open to the concept of homosexual entertainment. "Is there ever going to be a family that has two dads or two mums? Time will tell," he said. "I think once they find the right kind of story with that kind of concept, they...
  • Walt Disney is spinning in his grave

    Disney World is currently airing a commercial narrated by Susan Sarandon which must have Walt Disney spinning in his grave. Walt Disney was a staunch Republican and while Miss Sarandon is a fine actress she is in every way the political opposite of Walt Disney.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Cancels Divorce. Parents of Pop Star Miley Cyrus calls of Divorce.

    03/20/2011 5:31:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/19/2011 | Ariel Rey
    The parents of teenage pop star Miley Cyrus have decided to call off their divorce. During an interview with "The View" on Friday, Billy Ray Cyrus revealed that he has canceled the divorce with his wife of 17 years, Tish Cyrus. He also cleared up some misunderstandings about his recent controversial interview with GQ where he blamed Disney for his family's problems. The 49-year-old said, "To set the record straight, I love Hannah Montana. I love Disney. That didn't tear my family apart. Now fame, fame it's a different animal. Fame, you have to be careful with that thing." In...
  • Disney worker accused of raping woman in Caribbean Beach Resort

    02/24/2011 4:45:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 24 Feb 2011 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    A Walt Disney World employee is accused of raping a single mother he lured to Central Florida with offers of free theme-park passes and bargain accommodations at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Reservations clerk Wilbert "B.J." Brookins, 31, was charged with sexual battery Wednesday, a day after the woman and her two young children arrived from out of state to celebrate her birthday with a family vacation, records state. The woman accused him of raping her Tuesday evening. The alleged rape happened after he took her and her children on a free tour of...
  • A Disney Movie I want my daughters to see and be influenced by: Cow Belles

    02/23/2011 8:26:09 AM PST · by OHelix · 10 replies
    I found this movie on Netflix. It seemed to me to be a remarkably positive movie on it's own. Even more remarkable is that it's from Disney. It does NOT have the usual Disney formula of "child disobeys parent, child has amazing adventure, parent apologizes to child". My wife and I call movies like this "Hollywood Antidotes" because they appear to be aimed at reversing the "glamorize the bad, denigrate the good" messages that seem to be written into nearly every other Hollywood film these days. The parents in this movie, who all require their children to do things they...
  • Videos Show Disney Dream Coming Within Feet Of Another Ship

    01/27/2011 8:15:54 AM PST · by greatdefender · 29 replies
    WFTV 9 Orlando ^ | January 27, 2011
    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Disney’s newest cruise liner, the Disney Dream, came within feet of striking another ship in Port Canaveral last week. But, on Wednesday the cruise line insisted that there was never a safety concern. A YouTube video captured by a passenger shows the the Dream drifting close to the Royal Caribbean ship the Monarch of the Seas just two days before the Dream was christened on January 17. In the video, a Royal Caribbean worker is heard saying, “Close!” Witnesses said the dream came within feet of the Monarch. At one point, a Royal Caribbean worker told...
  • Illegals yes; 9 year old Brits on vacation, hell no!

    01/14/2011 1:57:30 PM PST · by Lexluthor69 · 39 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 01-14-11 | Southernman
    If you needed any further proof that our nation is being run by a gaggle of incompetents here you go: From the Telegraph: Civil servants Kathy and Edward Francis planned to surprise their grandson Micah Strachan with the holiday of a lifetime to Florida in February. They were only going to tell Micah about it when they took him to the airport on February 19 for the flight to the US. They had already spent more than £1,500 on plane tickets and had been organising the trip for months. But this week US Embassy officials denied the schoolboy a visa...
  • Mickey Mouse’s Green Thumb

    01/13/2011 4:03:40 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 2 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 12, 2011 | Joe Brooks
    My wife and I have been fruitful and we have multiplied, including a pair of now 7-year old twins. And, as a result, I get a steady dose of kids’ shows, particularly the Disney Channel. And one reoccurring segment on Disney is a promo for a group called Friends for Change. This is charity group formed by Disney in 2009 as a “green” initiative to promote environmental activism among the channel's viewers. The promos consist of various groupings of the channel's stars (The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, etc…I know them all!) telling their viewing audience what...
  • Snowstorm Prompts Family to Take $900 Cab Ride Home

    12/29/2010 10:34:34 AM PST · by inflorida · 29 replies · 13+ views
    It started out as a dream vacation to Disney World in Florida, but the return trip home for one New York family turned out to be a 13-hour, $900 cab ride.Emilian Emeagwali and her five children spent nearly a week at the Orlando theme park when their flight to New York's Kennedy International Airport was canceled Sunday due to the massive snowstorm that slammed into the Northeast this past weekend. "We arrived at Delta around 12:30 but they told us they canceled all the flights and the next available flight for us would be on Wednesday," Emeagwali told ABC News...
  • Vanity - Has anyone seen the new TRON?

    12/17/2010 1:54:52 PM PST · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    I was thinking about standing in line to see it tonight, but I just wanted to know if anyone had seen it and to read his or her opinion on it. thank you
  • Pixar gay agenda propaganda video

    12/09/2010 7:37:14 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 20 replies
    Pixar employee gay agenda propaganda video.
  • Disney town sees death for 2nd time in week

    12/05/2010 8:07:15 AM PST · by null and void · 10 replies
    My Way ^ | 12/5/10
    CELEBRATION, Fla. (AP) - Authorities were investigating another death Friday in the town Disney built just days after reporting its first homicide in its 14-year existence. This time it was a man who apparently killed himself after shooting at deputies. Craig Foushee, 52, barricaded himself in a home Thursday for more than 14 hours, according to an Osceola County Sheriff's Office report. He shot at deputies several times, but deputies never returned fire because they were unable to acquire a target and no deputies were injured, authorities said.
  • Town that Disney built has 1st killing since start (first homicide in 14 years!)

    12/02/2010 12:01:13 PM PST · by greatdefender · 8 replies
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | December 2, 2010 | TAMARA LUSH
    CELEBRATION, Fla. – Celebration, Disney's master-planned, picture-perfect central Florida community, has never reported a homicide in its 14-year existence — until this week. Residents of the town five miles south of Walt Disney World woke up Tuesday to the sight of yellow crime-scene tape wrapped around a condo near the Christmas-decorated downtown, where Bing Crosby croons from speakers hidden in the foliage. A 58-year-old neighbor who lived alone with his Chihuahua had been slain over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Osceola County sheriff's deputies said. The community's famous friendliness is what brought investigators to Matteo Giovanditto's body: Neighbors hadn't seen him...
  • Town that Disney built has 1st killing since start

    12/02/2010 9:00:04 AM PST · by beezdotcom · 38 replies
    MyWay (via Drudge Report) ^ | Dec 2, 2010 | TAMARA LUSH
    CELEBRATION, Fla. (AP) - Celebration, Disney's master-planned, picture-perfect central Florida community, has never reported a homicide in its 14-year existence - until this week. Residents of the town five miles south of Walt Disney World woke up Tuesday to the sight of yellow crime-scene tape wrapped around a condo near the Christmas-decorated downtown, where Bing Crosby croons from speakers hidden in the foliage. A 58-year-old neighbor who lived alone with his Chihuahua had been slain over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Osceola County sheriff's deputies said.
  • Cast members reveal the dark side of Disney (union workers not paid enough)

    11/30/2010 6:26:28 AM PST · by inflorida · 45 replies · 2+ views
    WDBO ^ | November 30, 2010 | Hannah Coffman
    A short movie titled "Mouse Trapped 2010" will debut Tuesday, highlighting the stories of Disney cast members.But, Disney's movie makers aren't behind it. The short film will help speak for nearly 29,000 Disney cast members, who are represented by the Services Trades Council. "I love what I do," said Bryan, who works in the transportation and ticket center. "I can't stand what I get paid," he said. Workers have been negotiating with Disney for the past six months. They are asking for fair wage increases and affordable heath insurance.
  • Tangled: Movie Review

    11/26/2010 6:13:17 PM PST · by Neoavatara · 26 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | November 26, 2010 | N
    Tangled, Disney's take on the folk tale classic Rapunzel, hearkens back to the hayday of Disney pictures. A princess, in dire straights. A handsome lead. And an evil witch/stepmother/etc. There is nothing new here. This movie could have been written 50 years ago by Walt Disney himself. But that doesn't mean that it doesn't do a fantastic job at what it is trying to do. This is the classic Disney fare for the young princesses in your family. It has been a long time since Disney has had a successful movie geared specifically for girls (Up, Toy Story series, and...
  • Disney’s Christian Past and Tangled Present

    11/15/2010 1:31:43 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies · 1+ views
    First Things ^ | November 15, 2010 | Mary Ellen Kelly
    In Tangled, the Walt Disney Company’s new animated, feature-length, 3-D adaptation of “Rapunzel,” critic Armond White finds, sadly, that the story of the girl with the very long locks not only “has been amped up from the morality tale told by the Brothers Grimm into a typically overactive Disney concoction of cute humans, comic animals, and one-dimensional villains,” but also that the film’s “hyped-up story line . . . gives evidence that cultural standards have undergone a drastic change” in the decades since Walt Disney first set out to charm both children and adults with his animated retellings of fairy...
  • Working for Disney? I'd rather be in Afghanistan

    10/27/2010 7:43:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2010 | Staff
    It is billed as the ‘happiest place on Earth’ where workers are known as cast members rather than employees. But life in Disney’s Magical ­Kingdom is not so magical, according to a survey of the best U.S. companies to work for. Disney ranked 41st in the list, dozens of places below the army, where soldiers on deployment to Afghan­istan face the daily threat of death from roadside bombs and extremists. All four branches of the military ranked higher than Disney, which employs more than 100,000 worldwide in theme parks including those in Florida, ­California and Paris. Disgruntled Disney workers have...
  • Tourist Dad Tosses Tot at Disney Tour Bus Driver

    10/15/2010 2:47:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Fri, Oct 15, 2010 | SCOTT FITZGERALD and TODD WRIGHT
    Tempers flare at the Happiest Place on EarthDisney World is supposed to be the happiest place on Earth for a kid, but for one tot and dozens of tourists on a tour bus, it turned out to be a horrifying place. On Oct. 12, stunned tourists watched as a father tossed his little daughter at a Disney tour bus operator recently, sparking a fight on the front steps of the bus. The driver caught the baby and gave it back to the man's wife who did not appear to be overcome by theme park angst. When the baby was clear,...
  • Just no in be'tween' for Miley

    10/14/2010 11:05:26 AM PDT · by nycteacher · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 14, 2010 | Andrea Peyser
    Miley, the lavishly tattooed star of the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana," a gal emulated by tween girls and their pint-sized sisters, has gone to the dark side of bad taste, pointing her manicured middle finger at young fans.
  • Walt Disney Co. Gives $5,000 to Grayson Campaign

    10/05/2010 7:37:59 AM PDT · by rightistight · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/5/10 | Aurelius
    Alan Grayson is a freshman Congressman from the state of Florida. Recently he released an incendiary ad that compared his opponent, Daniel Webster, to terrorists. Soon after its release, the commercial was proven to not only be false, but that Grayson's campaign intentionally edited the video in the ad to take Webster's words out of context. According to polls, this has hurt the Congressman in the eyes of voters. However, looking at Grayson's campaign contributions, you would think that his campaign is steam-rolling the competition. According to the political contribution tracking site, Grayson has recently received exactly $17,049 from...
  • Disney debuts movie princess-inspired wedding gowns

    10/01/2010 11:10:48 PM PDT · by Immerito · 6 replies
    Yahoo! Shine ^ | Sep 29, 2010 | Joanna Douglas
    If you're looking for a fairy tale ending, you'll need a proposal from your very own Prince Charming and a dress fit for a princess. But how would you feel dressing like a Disney princess? Wedding outfitter Alfred Angelo has teamed up Disney on a collection of gowns inspired by those worn by princesses Ariel, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White and Tiana. No, we're not joking. You can actually dress like the Little Mermaid on your wedding day. Granted there is no aqua mermaid tail, but sea-inspired dress does have a mermaid-style cut, pearl beading, and sequin...
  • Michelle Obama to star in Disney health campaign

    09/30/2010 3:16:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Monsters & Critics ^ | September 30, 2010
    Los Angeles - First Lady Michelle Obama is to take a starring role in a new health campaign by Disney aimed at getting kids to adopt healthier lifestyles, the entertainment conglomerate announced Thursday. The multimedia initiative, to be called Disney Magic of Healthy Living, will include stars from the Disney Channel like Nick Jonas and Brenda Song showcasing what the company called 'fun, easy ways that healthy living practices can be woven into the fabric of everyday life.' The campaign comes as the US battles unprecedented childhood obesity. Ironically, many child health advocates blame the phenomenon on relentless advertising for...
  • Disney backs Michelle Obama's child obesity campaign

    09/30/2010 3:00:36 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | Sept. 30, 2010 | Staff
    The Walt Disney Company on Thursday threw its weight behind a campaign championed by US First Lady Michelle Obama to push back child obesity. The "Magic of Healthy Living" campaign will feature public service announcements by Michelle Obama, teen idol Nick Jonas, TV star Brenda Song and other celebrities, all seeking "to inspire kids" to lead healthy lives and help their parents to instill good habits in them, Disney said in a statement. As part of the campaign, Disney will make a one million dollar grant to help build play spaces and gardens in 10 underserved communities nationwide. ..."We are...
  • Disney Unveils Hijab-Included Costume for a Muslim Intern

    09/28/2010 2:53:16 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 46 replies
    LAist ^ | Sept. 28, 2010 | Lindsey William-Ross
    Disney intern Noor Abdallah, 22, has a new specially-designed costumed that incorporates the head-covering she wears as a part of her Muslim faith, according to the AP. Abdallah had been working as a vacation planner for the Disneyland resort, but took a job in the stockroom when her head scarf, or hijab, became an issue. "Vacation planners are costumed employees, whose outfits include an optional baseball-style cap," explains the LA Times. A group intervened on behalf of the intern when they learned of her job re-assignment. Disney agreed to design a special costume for Abdallah, but said it would take...
  • Disney allows employee to wear headscarf -- with a beret (freep this poll)

    09/30/2010 2:57:30 AM PDT · by UncleHambone · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 29, 2010 | Rosemary Black
    A beret may resolve a dispute between a Muslim woman and Disneyland, where she works as a vacation planner. Noor Abdallah, 22, wanted to wear her hijab, a religious head scarf, at her job at a Disneyland Resort Esplanade ticket booth in Anaheim, Calif., reports the Daily Mail. But the theme park objected, and Abdallah refused another position where she would not be seen by the public, according to the Council on American-Islamic relations. As a compromise, she has agreed to wear a blue beret that will partly cover her hijab. Disney spokesperson Suzi Brown praised the company's willingness to...
  • Disney OKs Muslim intern to wear scarf

    09/27/2010 2:18:29 PM PDT · by South40 · 69 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 27th, 2010 | Eric Carpenter
    ANAHEIM — Disneyland officials have reached an agreement with a Muslim college intern allowing her to wear a head covering while on the job, Muslim community leaders and Disney officials said Monday. Officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations say the scarf acts as an Islamic head covering, called a hijab, in accordance with her Muslim religion. Disney officials don’t call it a hijab — just a head scarf to accommodate an employees needs. The woman, who was not identified by name, is the second Disney employee in recent weeks to complain that Disney did not allow her to wear...
  • ABC's new Brit programmer greenlights new series "Good Christian Bitches."

    09/16/2010 9:54:03 AM PDT · by ARA · 51 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 9/16/10 | ARA
    ABC-TV Greenlights new series "Good Christian Bitches."
  • Political Correctness : Disney Style (vanity)

    09/12/2010 5:51:29 PM PDT · by hecht · 22 replies
    Recently, my family and I went to Disneyland in California. In the California Adventure Park, we watched the otherwise splendid Alladin musical. What disturbed me was that in the chorus was a disabled actress in an electric wheelchair. She had no speaking roles and while her counterparts danced to the music she simply rolled her cart in circles. Having an autistic child, I am happy to see the handicapped perform. However ( and perhaps I am sensitive) I fid it distasteful to have someone one stage just to have gratuitous , politically correct window dressing. Obviously she couldn't play Jasmine...
  • FHP: Custody Battle Ends In Disney Parking Lot

    09/07/2010 12:07:09 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 19 replies
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | September 7, 2010
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Troopers said they were called to the Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World on Tuesday morning for a custody fight that ended in the theme park's parking lot. The Florida Highway Patrol said a father from New York followed his ex-wife and child, who he claimed he has not seen in two years, to the theme park. The man followed the two into the Animal Kingdom parking lot. Troopers said they are trying to sort out the paperwork and custodial issue.
  • Who Pushed ABC News' Chief? [Stephy and Sawyer Performances Provide No Gain in ABC Ranking.

    09/07/2010 7:32:08 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Tue Sep 7, 3:08 am ET | Peter Lauria
    NEW YORK – David Westin may have had friction with Disney/ABC President Anne Sweeney, but things had been tense with Disney CEO Bob Iger for years. Peter Lauria and Lloyd Grove go inside his resignation. David Westin’s departure from the helm of ABC News after 13 years...
  • Meghan McCain Writes that Palin Brought 'Drama, Stress... Panic' to Campaign (Gawd help us)

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  • Muslim Bullying At the Happiest Place On Earth (Muslim employee wants Disney to accomodate Sharia)

    08/30/2010 8:00:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2010 | Cassy Fiano
    Originally posted at David Horowitz’s Newsreal:A Muslim Disneyland Resort hotel employee, Imane Boudlal, has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over Disney’s refusal to let her wear a hijab in front of customers. Now, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is involved, and they’re crying religious discrimination. But is it? Unfortunately for CAIR and Boudlal, the case isn’t quite so cut and dried. This seems to be yet another case of Muslim bullying, this time at the happiest place on Earth.Boudlal, and her extremist friends at CAIR, are busily spinning the truth about her employment with Disney to...
  • Welcome to Dhimmy Land

    08/25/2010 5:59:05 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-25-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Check out this cartoon submitted by an anonymous cartoonist to iOwnTheWorld. If you haven't heard Disney is dealing with a controversy with an employee who is Muslim woman over wearing her head scarf (hijab). Disneyland says she has to follow their dress code and lose the hijab, and she says no. I can appreciate the first amendment religious freedom rational here, but if the first amendment were really the issue here then dress codes everywhere should be abolished for oppressing speech. Bottom line, Disney is a private company and there are A LOT of other places this woman can...