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  • The Hypocritical Feminism of ‘Mulan’

    09/21/2020 5:09:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 21, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    From the beginning, the makers of the live-action Mulan remake promised the story of a heroine who embodied girl power. And yet, to tell this story, Disney worked with those accused of torturing women in barbaric ways – ways unique to their sex.  Female empowerment, in other words, is sometimes just a Disney fairytale.Earlier this month, calls to boycott Disney made headlines after the company thanked Chinese government agencies in the film credits of Mulan. That’s because eight of those entities are located in Xinjiang, where China is charged with committing grave human-rights abuses – if not genocide – against the Uighur Muslims. The U.S. government and human-rights...
  • Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Loses More Advertisers

    06/12/2020 3:38:06 PM PDT · by rintintin · 134 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 12 2020 | Tiffany Hsu
    On Monday’s segment of his prime-time show, the Fox News host Tucker Carlson cast doubt on the reasons behind the worldwide unrest prompted by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month. “This may be a lot of things, this moment we are living through,” Mr. Carlson said. “But it is definitely not about black lives, and remember that when they come for you. And at this rate, they will.” Since he made those statements and others, prominent companies including the Walt Disney Company, Papa John’s, Poshmark and T-Mobile have distanced themselves from “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” joining other...
  • ABC News Parent Company Disney Pledging $5,000,000 to Social Justice Groups

    06/09/2020 7:16:29 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/9/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Need any more proof that the structure ABC News operates under is radically left-wing?
  • 10 Notable Faith-Conscious Films On Disney Plus — And 5 Still In The Vault

    05/23/2020 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 23, 2020 | Josh Shepherd
    Particularly since the dawn of the 20th century, Judeo-Christian archetypes and imagery have stirred the American imagination, as reflected in these 10 films on Disney Plus. One can only speculate what British author C.S. Lewis, who spent his boyhood in rural Ireland a century ago, would think of today’s WiFi-enabled home entertainment revolution. Doubtless, the Christian apologist would be curious to see movie versions of “The Chronicles of Narnia” — his best-selling mythic allegories grounded in virtues and sacraments — on Disney Plus. The streaming service has two big-budget Narnia adaptations listed right between modern updates on Winnie the Pooh...
  • Disney stops paying 100,000 workers during downturn

    04/19/2020 7:27:23 PM PDT · by moviefan8 · 59 replies
    BBC ^ | April 19, 2020 | ?
    Walt Disney will stop paying more than 100,000 employees from this week as it struggles with coronavirus closures. The world's biggest entertainment group operates theme parks and hotels in the US, Europe and Asia. Stopping pay for almost half of its workforce will save Disney up to $500m (£400m) a month, according to the Financial Times. Disney made operating income of $1.4bn for its parks, experiences and products in the last three months of 2019. The company said it will provide full healthcare benefits for staff placed on unpaid leave and urged its US employees to apply for government benefits...
  • Bob Iger to step down as Disney CEO, effective immediately

    02/25/2020 2:06:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 25, 2020 | Lauren Feiner
    Bob Iger will step down as Disney CEO and assume the role of executive chairman, Disney announced on Tuesday. Bob Chapek, who most recently served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO, effective immediately, Disney announced. Shares of Disney fell about 2.5% after hours. Iger will remain executive chairman of Disney through the end of 2021, according to the company. He has been instrumental in making Disney a media powerhouse with key acquisitions and content plays. He launched Disney+, immediately making Disney a popular streaming service provider. Disney said the service had 26.5...
  • The Only #MeToo Stories Hollywood Will Tell Are About Republicans - Greenfield

    10/14/2019 6:06:36 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon Oct 14, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Only #MeToo Stories Hollywood Will Tell Are About Republicans They’re not exposés, they’re cover-ups. Mon Oct 14, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 19 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Over 80 women accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of everything from harassment to rape. The drama of the case made the #MeToo movement go global. And you might think that there would be a movie in that. But years later, the closest we’ve come are rumors that Brad Pitt, who has his own history...
  • 'I was so livid': Disney heiress visits theme park undercover to see worker conditions

    07/19/2019 5:58:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Yahoo Movies UK ^ | July 16, 2019 | Rebecca Corey
    As an heiress to the Disney fortune, anything Abigail Disney says about the brand beloved by millions worldwide garners attention. And she’s calling out Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger for his nearly $66 million yearly salary, saying he isn’t doing enough to rectify the huge gap between his own earnings and that of other Disney workers. “Bob needs to understand he's an employee, just the same as the people scrubbing gum off the sidewalk are employees,” Disney said during an interview with the Yahoo News show Through Her Eyes. “And they're entitled to all the same dignity and human...
  • Disney heiress: Jesus Christ himself doesn’t deserve this much money

    03/09/2019 2:14:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | March 9, 2019 | Shawn Langlois
    Abigail Disney, the wealthy granddaughter of Walt Disney Co. DIS, -0.18% co-founder Roy Disney, has long been critical of fat executive paychecks. On Thursday, she put it like this: ‘If your CEO salary is at the 700, 600, 500 times your median worker’s pay, there is nobody on Earth ... Jesus Christ himself isn’t worth 500 times his median worker’s pay.’ ... But when she was asked by CNBC’s Joe Kernen why she doesn’t just write a check to help the inequality, things got a bit tense on the set. “It’s ridiculous to say that,” Disney responded. “My measly few...
  • X-Men Series Takes A Shot At 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

    01/10/2019 10:29:54 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 1/9/2019 | Lindsay Kornick
    It unfortunately didn’t take long for Fox’s X-Men series The Gifted to come back with another liberal pet issue. Last week's new year premiere gave us a Fox News-esque bad guy after the fall season's premiere provided a scene it thinks resembles an ICE raid. Now we’ve opened the “cop shooting an unarmed citizen” narrative with a bonus slam at “stand your ground” laws. The January 8 episode “meMento” follows two members of the vigilante anti-mutant hate group The Purifiers searching for loose mutant criminals. Following the mass prisonbreak of incarcerated mutants from the midseason finale, the group is more...
  • Mickey Mouse turns 90: Iconic character celebrated in huge new NY exhibition (tr)

    11/18/2018 7:33:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2018 | DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC
    The word ‘mouse’ and ‘juggernaut’ are not usually used in the same sentence, but there is one that defies diminutive description, and, indeed, is a colossal figure: Mickey Mouse. And so, it is apt that a new exhibition in New York City celebrating the iconic character’s 90th anniversary is large as well: 16,000 square feet and ten rooms. ‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ has the warmth of nostalgia coupled with fresh artistic takes on a cartoon character that has become one of the most recognized symbols – the three black overlapping circles of his head – around the world. The...
  • ‘The View’ star Joy Behar mocks Mike Pence’s Christian faith: ‘That’s called mental illness’

    02/13/2018 4:12:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2018 | Brian Flood
    The women of ABC News' “The View” took a shot a Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith on Tuesday, mocking the former governor of Indiana for talking to Jesus and even calling it a “mental illness.” It all started when they played a clip from “Celebrity Big Brother,” in which former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman discussed the vice president. “As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence… everyone that is wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life,” she said in the clip. “I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks...
  • (2010 Flashback) The 10 Worst Bosses In Hollywood

    10/15/2017 1:15:05 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Frisky ^ | April 7, 2010 | AMELIA MCDONELL-PARRY
    Even though Edie was totally detestable on “Desperate Housewives,” something tells me that Nicollette Sheridan didn’t deserve the palm-to-the-face allegedly delivered by her boss, producer Marc Cherry. She’s currently suing the studio for damages and wrongful termination after Cherry killed off her character shortly after their kerfuffle. After Teri Hatcher also supposedly complained about Cherry’s abuse, he allegedly said, “I hope [she] gets hit by a car and dies.” Geez, he must be a great guy to work for. Hollywood seems to be a breeding ground for tyranny and narcissism. Here are nine more of the scariest bosses in Tinsel...
  • Marty Sklar, pioneering imagineer who channeled Walt Disney, dies at 83

    07/28/2017 5:17:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2017 | Daniel Miller and Richard Verrier
    Marty Sklar had only just graduated from UCLA, and here he was shadowing Walt Disney, his demanding new boss. The fledgling writer was unsure how to make himself useful, but he had a mind to scribble down some of the maxims Disney laced into conversation. “Know your audience.” “Tell one story at a time.” “Wear your guests' shoes.” Long after his mentor's death, Sklar recognized the treasure-trove of wisdom he had started compiling at Walt Disney's elbow in the late 1950s. He distilled it all into "Mickey's Ten Commandments," a widely circulated creed that remains a touchstone in the theme...
  • Communist lies about Walt Disney Exposed(Walt was not Jew hater)

    07/22/2017 1:27:18 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 22 replies
    The Myth Walt Disney was a racist and a Jew Hater was a lie invented by communists that Walt named in HUAC hearings.
  • 'Trial of a lifetime' plays out in tiny South Dakota town

    06/12/2017 8:25:18 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09 June 2017 | Timothy Mclaughlin
    (ELK POINT, S.D.) In this rural outpost of just over 1,900 residents, a local college student has become a courtroom sketch artist, trailers on Main Street are ersatz offices for a major law firm and members of an agricultural youth club are puzzled by a new metal detector at the local courthouse. The changes are part of Elk Point's selection as site of a multibillion-dollar defamation case pitting ABC News against South Dakota-meat processor, Beef Products Inc. The company contends that ABC and reporter Jim Avila defamed it by referring to its signature product as "pink slime" in 2012 broadcasts....
  • 50 years ago Saturday, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland

    03/18/2017 1:54:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 18, 2017 | Mark Eades
    ANAHEIM – A half-century ago today, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland with great fanfare, and Ron Hanford was there. “It lived up to everything,” he recalled, now 71 and living in Rancho Cucamonga. This week, like so so many times over the years, he was back enjoying Disneyland – and Pirates... It was the last attraction overseen by Walt Disney, opening three months after his death. What is now a 15-minute journey in a boat that bobs past fireflies, pirates firing off cannons, drinking pirates and those trying to escape a jail cell – with that catchy tune...
  • How Disneyland has changed decade by decade

    07/17/2016 6:38:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Orange County Register (multiple links in body of thread) | July 11-17, 2016 | Mark Eades
    Part 1: This is how Disneyland looked in 1955Part 2: This is how ​Disneyland changed from 1956 to 1959Part 3: Here's how Disneyland looked and changed in the 1960sPart 4: This is how Disneyland looked in the 1970sPart 5: Star Tours, Captain EO, Splash Mountain – see how Disneyland changed in the 1980sPart 6: From 'Fantasmic!' to Toontown, this is how Disneyland changed in the 1990sPart 7: Gold, diamonds and new lands for the new century at Disneyland
  • Sheriff: Body of boy attacked by gator found at Disney

    06/15/2016 2:31:48 PM PDT · by murron · 94 replies
    USA Today, WTSP ^ | 6-15-2016 | William Cummings
    ORLANDO — The boy of a 2-year-old boy attacked by an alligator near a beach late Tuesday has been found near the Grand Floridian Hotel at Walt Disney World.

    05/03/2016 5:52:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/3/16 | Engelbert Humperdinck