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Disney stock plummets 12% after earnings miss: 'Yeah, too much fag and woke shit,' admitted the disgruntled CEO.


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2022 Nov 9, 10:47am   27,601 views  197 comments

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Disney (DIS) stock plummeted on Wednesday after the media giant reported fourth-quarter earnings results that missed expectations across the board, with the exception of subscriber net additions.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/disney-stock-plummets-after-earnings-miss-174514502.html



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159   Patrick   2023 Dec 29, 11:37am  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/deep-dives-friday-december-29-2023


🐭 Finally, my research into Covidian poo mania led me to a recent eyeball-popping Daily Mail story from last month. I can’t imagine how I could have missed it, since it hits on so many C&C subjects. The gist is, before you plan your next Disney World, trip, I implore you to consider this commonsense scatological advice:




Don’t worry, I won’t start up again. But I had to know if it was true! Further research revealed even more headlines fact-checking the explosive story — and it is true! From SFGate:



160   AD   2023 Dec 29, 12:38pm  

,,

Disney parks are like San Fran...over priced, Woke shithole ...

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162   HeadSet   2023 Dec 30, 4:35pm  

Patrick says





Is that true? "Steamboat Willy" will be public domain?
163   EBGuy   2023 Dec 30, 6:02pm  

HeadSet says

Is that true? "Steamboat Willy" will be public domain?

Yes indeed.
Disney copyright for Mickey Mouse ends on January 1, 2024, and legal battles lie ahead as Steamboat Willie character enters the public domain
Anyone is now free to copy, share, reuse and adapt Steamboat Willie and Plane Crazy – another 1928 Disney animation – and the early versions of the characters that appear within them, including Mickey and Minnie.
A vital caveat is that later versions of the characters, like those in 1940 film Fantasia, are not in the public domain and cannot be copied without a visit from Disney’s lawyers.
164   Karloff   2023 Dec 30, 6:07pm  

I never thought I'd see the day. Maybe they were so busy trying to shoehorn more interracial homosexuality into their new movies that they forgot to send out the bribery cheques to get copyright extended again.
166   AmericanKulak   2024 Jan 3, 7:21pm  

Aaaaaaaannnnd....

Disney just hired a Pakistani Woman to take over Star Wars, vowing that Star Wars needs MOAR WOMEN! forgetting the last three bombs were all about a Mary Sue.




167   GNL   2024 Jan 3, 7:47pm  

Disney must believe they're leading the next generation. Losing money now is not a problem for them?
168   AD   2024 Jan 3, 8:34pm  

GNL says

Disney must believe they're leading the next generation. Losing money now is not a problem for them?


Disney is more interesting in promoting Woke programming within its movies and shows on streaming and cable channels then interested in earnings and asset growth.

Disney might as well just make money as being part of Biden's Ad Council.
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170   Patrick   2024 Jan 14, 11:43am  

https://notthebee.com/article/pixar-is-planning-on-major-layoffs-this-year-up-to-20-of-employees-could-be-dismissed


Pixar is planning on MAJOR layoffs this year, up to 20% of employees could be dismissed

Poor, poor woke Disney is having to make more major cuts. ...
172   UkraineIsTotallyFucked   2024 Feb 22, 11:53am  

Patrick says






Is that Gary Coleman in there?
173   Patrick   2024 Feb 23, 2:16pm  

https://www.piratewires.com/p/the-princess-and-the-girlboss


The Princess and the Girlboss

why is every new disney female protagonist being pigeonholed into the girlboss archetype?

Although Disney has never shied away from a certain amount of darkness in its animated feature films — this is, after all, the studio that notoriously introduced millions of traumatized children to the concept of seeing your parents murdered in front of you— the corporation has always had a particularly complicated relationship with its princesses. Decades before the first thinkpiece bewailing the sexist heteronormativity of Cinderella or the passive femininity of Sleeping Beauty, Disney was already in the habit of sanitizing the source material in its princess oeuvre, skipping over the gore, the grit, and the occasional not-so-happy ending.

Examples abound: the stepsisters in Disney’s Cinderella are ugly, cruel, and grasping — but they don't cut off their own toes to try to fit into the glass slipper, as in the original fairy tale. The Little Mermaid as told by Hans Christian Anderson was a devastating story of a girl who gives up everything (and eventually takes her own life), all for the love of a man who sees her only as a friend; in Disney’s hands, it became a tale of self-actualization and empowerment to a banging soundtrack of crustacean calypso. Snow White, the first ever animated Disney feature film, gave its villainous queen a less-macabre comeuppance even as it left the central theme of savage female intrasexual competition intact.

But there’s censorship, and then there’s social engineering — and so perhaps it was inevitable that the corporation which prohibits depictions of smoking alongside impalements and beheadings would also, eventually, decide that it wasn't enough just to do away with the darker or more sexually tinged elements of its fairy tales. The whole idea of princesses needed to be reimagined for the modern age, brought into compliance with an entertainment landscape ruled by the strong female character, a.k.a. women with hot bodies and great hair who otherwise behave just like men. Contemporary heroines weren’t looking for a happily-ever-after in the arms of a handsome prince; they were tough, smart, sexually adventurous, and possessed of the formerly male-coded inclination to solve their conflicts by punching things.

Hence, around the same time as the emotionally aloof female “badass” became a staple of the action movie genre, the Disney heroine also underwent a character makeover. Instead of waiting around to be rescued, the new princess would save herself, and sometimes her male love interest as well — although love was also increasingly uninteresting to her. Tangled, the first animated Disney film to feature the trope of the self-rescuing princess, was the leading edge of a vibe shift that not only ushered in a new spate of empowered princesses or princess-like figures (see: Brave, Moana, Frozen) but also two whole new categories of movie: the villain origin story (see: Maleficent, Cruella) and the live-action reboot, in which one of the animated Disney movies beloved by millennials was remade with a fresh new cast (and, often, a more politically correct aesthetic.) Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Mulan, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid: all were reimagined for more enlightened age… or, perhaps more accurately, for a generation of millennial parents who wanted to share these stories with their own children but couldn't stomach the unwokeness of the originals.

Fast forward ten years, and the old-school Disney princess isn’t just gone; she’s become an object of scorn and ridicule, including by the young women for whom headlining one of these films is the biggest of big breaks. When the live-action reboot of Snow White announced last year that it had found its titular heroine in actress Rachel Ziegler, Ziegler made no secret of her contempt for the 1937 original. Her Snow White, she told Variety, would be better: “She’s not going to be saved by the prince. And she's not going to be dreaming about true love. She’s dreaming about becoming the leader she knows she can be,” she said.

In short: the Disney princess is dead; long live the Disney girlboss.

Buried within all this self-congratulatory backpatting about the girlbossification of the princess is a sense that Disney — along with a certain subset of its millennial feminist fanbase — is trying to both eat its cake and have it, much in the same way Greta Gerwig did when she claimed that her Barbie movie was both “doing the thing and subverting the thing.” The problem is, the new Disney princess is neither subversive nor revelatory; if anything, she offers a decidedly one-dimensional vision of what a strong female character (and, by extension, women in general) can aspire to.

This is true even by comparison to the original Disney princess, who may be dated in her aspirations, or in her conception of femininity, but who isn't without complexity. Often, her journey involves various errors in judgment, mistakes made out of foolishness or hubris or both, and the challenges she overcomes on her way to happily-ever-after are at least partly self-inflicted. Snow White and Sleeping Beauty both end up comatose because of their painful naïvete. Ariel, the Little Mermaid, renders herself voiceless and disfigured for the sake of a crush. Even Mulan, in her original animated incarnation, has absolutely no skills as a warrior when she impulsively disguises herself as a man and joins the imperial army in her father's place; she has to be humbled before she becomes a hero. In short, the archetypal Disney heroine may be a damsel in distress, but she is not a pure victim — which is one crucial way in which the Disneyfied versions of these stories nevertheless preserve the spirit of the originals. Fairy tales weren’t just for entertainment; they were etiquette guides, with useful social lessons buried underneath all the magic and swashbuckling. Older Disney films wear their morals on their sleeve: Don’t be rude. Don’t be selfish. Be kind to animals and old people. Treat others as you want to be treated— and endeavor to do this even when they treat you like shit.

The girlbossification of Disney princesses dispenses with such facile lessons in the name of feminism. The new Disney heroine takes no shit, but also has no flaws, and hence doesn't make the sort of bad choices that might lead to personal growth. She doesn’t even have a normal hero’s arc, because nothing is ever her fault; her only problem is everybody else, the haters and losers, conspiring to keep her down. The live-action remakes of Disney’s animated classics are especially stark illustrations of what happens when you empower a character at the expense of her enlightenment: the new Ariel, for instance, suffers from amnesia after she trades her voice for legs and a shot at love. With no memory at all of what she's done or why, there is no uncomfortable reckoning with the foolishness of her choice. The new Mulan never has to suffer the humiliation of realizing she's in over her head; the live-action movie styles her as a gifted warrior whose only true adversary is the patriarchy that fears a powerful woman.

What’s especially disappointing about this is that when you think about it (which I have, probably too much), there's nothing wrong with these characters as originally styled, even the ones who rank at the bottom of those circa-2010s Buzzfeed lists of the Most Feminist Princesses. Take Snow White, who is certainly not a girlboss, but nor is she some kind of loser. She maintains a sunny disposition despite being abused by her evil stepmother; she's resourceful and resilient; she even earns her place in the home of the dwarves by cooking, cleaning, and keeping house. And while she’s not a powerful leader, she is nevertheless a good and civilizing influence on the people around her, all of whom understand that there’s value in what she has to offer. Sure, she can’t throw a punch to save her life, but the whole point is that she doesn't have to; the things that make her a threat to the evil queen — her beauty, her charm, her willingness to care for others who care for her in return — are also the assets that make her beloved, that make other people want to help her. In a world where it’s become de rigueur for the princess to rescue herself, there's something refreshing about a story where a person's survival is less about having a particular set of skills and more about having earned the trust and love of the people around her.

Contrast this with Zeigler’s Snow White, who lusts only for power and apparently sees no value in love, connection, companionship, or care. I could point out that people like this tend to make for terrible leaders, let alone role models, but what really grates is the utter lack of imagination on display. Disney has anointed itself the engineer of a whole new generation of female heroines — and yet the only way they can think to make a woman strong is to make her more masculine, or less human, or both.

— Kat Rosenfield
175   richwicks   2024 Mar 28, 10:46am  

UkraineIsTotallyFucked says







Nooooooo. If this happens, it would cut the audience to a 1/4. No way. Disney is stupid and obnoxious, but they aren't this stupid. I don't believe this for a second.
176   AmericanKulak   2024 Mar 28, 10:53am  

Patrick says

Contrast this with Zeigler’s Snow White, who lusts only for power and apparently sees no value in love, connection, companionship, or care. I could point out that people like this tend to make for terrible leaders, let alone role models, but what really grates is the utter lack of imagination on display. Disney has anointed itself the engineer of a whole new generation of female heroines — and yet the only way they can think to make a woman strong is to make her more masculine, or less human, or both.

Woke Females have no Hero's arc.
177   Patrick   2024 Mar 29, 9:43am  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/three-ways-friday-march-29-2024-c


Politico ran a story yesterday under the goofy headline, “The Disney-DeSantis détente is here.” Haha! By “détante,” Politico meant “DeSantis beat Disney like a drum.” And by “is here,” Politico mean it is a fait accomplí.

As a reminder, the trouble began in 2021, when Disney officially supported pushing pornography in Florida’s classrooms. The entertainment giant also insisted that elementary-school kids should be taught about alternative sexual lifestyles. Florida’s legislature disagreed with all the mega-corporate activism, and responded censoriously by stripping Disney’s special tax status, taking away its own home-ruled company county, and setting up a Governor-appointed board to supervise the whole mess. ...

Most corporate media described Disney’s spanking as a tie. But for a change, the Wall Street Journal played the story straight:




That’s better. DeSantis—100; Disney—0.
178   Patrick   2024 Apr 3, 12:27pm  

https://nypost.com/2023/11/06/business/disney-theme-park-guests-are-pooping-while-waiting-for-rides/


Riders at Disneyland and Disney World have been defecating while standing in line, according to witnesses who reported the grotesque sight on social media.

“I am in the queue for [Rise of the Resistance at Disney World] – someone let their kid take a dump on the floor and then they just walked out and left it- WTF?” wrote one poster on Reddit.
193   AD   2024 May 14, 11:21pm  

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Disney at $105 a share and same price as in February 2015.

Inflation was about 40% from February 2015 to present day.

So you have a real return of NEGATIVE 40% if you bought Disney stock in February 2015 and still own the same amount of shares today :-(

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194   HeadSet   2024 May 15, 7:55am  

AD says

So you have a real return of NEGATIVE 40% if you bought Disney stock in February 2015 and still own the same amount of shares today :-(

Do not forget to include dividends. Still bad, though.
195   AD   2024 May 15, 1:13pm  

HeadSet says

AD says

So you have a real return of NEGATIVE 40% if you bought Disney stock in February 2015 and still own the same amount of shares today :-(

Do not forget to include dividends. Still bad, though.


Yes, but still very marginal or negligible

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197   Al_Sharpton_for_President   2024 May 18, 5:48am  

Disney World and Its Tangled Web With CIA Ops
By: Diana Brown

Disney World under construction
The first phase of Walt Disney World under construction at Orlando, Florida, covered 27,000 acres (10,927 hectares) in November 1969, at that time the world's largest amusement park.

Disney World might be the happiest place on Earth, but just like any fantasy, there's a little dark magic hiding under the theme park's shiny exterior. And that's exactly what the guys at Stuff They Don't Want You To Know want you to know about. In the episode of the podcast, "CIA agents to build his famous park.

Disneyland, the first theme park in Anaheim, California, opened in 1955, helping turn around the fortunes of the Disney company. But when Walt Disney envisioned his second park, he didn't stop at just attractions and concessions. He thought he would create a utopian "city of tomorrow" — a planned community for people to live and work. To do that, he needed a lot more land.

Orlando, Florida, was ideal, but Disney didn't just waltz right up to landowners to acquire his acres. Instead, he hired two notoriously shady men: Paul Helliwell, who ran CIA operations in Southeast Asia, and William "Wild Bill" Donovan, head of the World War II spy organization that eventually became the CIA. With their help, Disney could not only keep the land low-cost, but also retain total control over it in perpetuity.

First, to get the land as cheaply and discreetly as possible, "Wild Bill" Donovan and his law firm created numerous shell corporations through which the property could be purchased. And he orchestrated a disinformation campaign to keep the locals from determining that it was really the Disney company that was buying it up as fast as it could, otherwise, residents would ask for a lot more money.

Eventually, people were suspicious enough that Walt Disney had no choice but to come clean; he admitted he was building a new park in Orlando. Immediately, the value of the land shot up. The Mouse House had been purchasing land for as little as $80 an acre, but after the announcement that he was building Disney World, the price skyrocketed to $80,000 per acre (yes, per acre!). By then, however, the company had already purchased 27,000 acres (10,927 hectares), and spent an average of $200 per acre, so it still worked in its favor.

But then how could the Walt Disney Company maintain control of such a large piece of property? That's when CIA spy Paul Helliwell came into the picture. His answer? Create phantom cities where the property was located, install a compliant government and just make your own rules.

So the cities of Bay Lake — where the current four theme parks are now located — and Lake Buena Vista, which encompasses Downtown Disney and its surrounding hotels, were created, and handpicked Disney employees moved in to control the voting. Meanwhile a third phantom, the Reedy Creek Improvement District, handled local-government things like waste removal, emergency medical services and fire departments. That meant Disney World was exempt from zoning and land use laws, and public money generated within the theme parks would stay in the business, too. It truly was a whole new world.

But the Disney conspiracies don't stop here: There are also rumors of secret, super-exclusive clubs on theme park grounds, as well as deaths covered up by Disney to keep the reputation of the park squeaky-clean. What other secrets are hidden in this giant wonderland? You'll have to listen to the entire podcast to find out. One thing's for sure, with Matt, Ben and Noel on the case, there will be no Donald Duck-ing the truth.

https://www.mapquest.com/travel/destinations/theme-parks/disney-world-and-its-tangled-web-with-cia.htm

Wizard and spook. Best of both worlds. From its very conception in Anaheim, California, and probably long before, Walt Disney World was a CIA operation.

They want you to believe that Disney and the CIA were independent agencies; that its own founder, William J. Donovan, only wanted to help an old chum out on the side. But Helliwell has already given everything away.

At best, Mickey Mouse is a storefront mannequin, and at present, Walt Disney World’s development has yet to come to an end. Let that sink in. The vision is not yet complete.

Meanwhile, Walt Disney World is magically above the law. Ask yourself why a seizure of land through New York lawyers has never once been contested by any person or government agency. Breathe a little. Try not to let the cognitive dissonance win the day.

The fact that the Disney organization has avoided taxation and environmental regulations, as well as maintained immunity from the US Constitution to this day, is the masterwork of Helliwell.

https://theunexpectedcosmology.com/eat-sleep-psychodrama-the-cia-and-walt-disney-world/

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