Disney has two movies in theaters right now starring queer characters—but you’d be hard-pressed to name both of them. In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , Michaela Coel plays a warrior with a female partner, a relationship given the most cursory of nods toward the end of the movie when the pair calls each other “love.” That feint toward sexual diversity is par for the course with Disney movies these days: sprinkle a little queerness in there for the folks at home, but not too much, so that it can be easily excised for the overseas release. (Either way, bigots are unhappy.) Very much not par for the course, though, is the other Disney movie with a queer hero playing this weekend. Strange World boasts not only a queer teen lead, voiced by IRL queer comedy icon Jaboukie Young-White , but that queer teen is also biracial. Between the explicit queerness and the interracial family at its center, Strange World is shockingly progressive—well, as far as Hollywood family films go. … [Read more...] about ‘Strange World’ Is Disney’s First Animated Movie With a Gay Lead. Why Is It Being Buried?
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The Walt Disney Co. looks like it has another woke box office bomb on its hands. Strange World , the environmentally themed animated adventure featuring the studio’s first openly gay teen character in a cartoon feature, grossed a mere $800,000 in previews on Tuesday, signaling weak moviegoer interest headed into the lucrative Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The movie was expected to gross $30 million to $40 million during the five-day weekend. But the dismal preview figure means Strange World will have trouble reaching that goal, with some reports estimating an opening weekend as low as $23 million. Since the movie cost a reported $180 million to make, Disney will have a tough time recouping its costs during its theatrical run. Strange World follows the adventures of the Clade family of explorers, who set out to save their civilization’s primary source of energy — a plant called the Pando — which has become endangered. Watch below: In a recent interview, … [Read more...] about Disney’s Animated Enviro-Propaganda Film ‘Strange World’ Set to Bomb at the Box Office
Click here to read the full article. While “ Strange World ” explores a fantastical environment full of mysterious creatures and flora, including flying fish and walking rock columns, the action-adventure film also includes a first for Walt Disney Animation Studios: a gay teen romance. The animated feature introduces viewers to Ethan Clade, a biracial, openly gay teenager who gets completely tongue-tied when he’s near his crush, Diazo. More from Variety Jake Gyllenhaal Joined by Dennis Quaid, Lucy Liu, Gabrielle Union in Disney's 'Strange World' Why Disney's Decision to Forgo 'Strange World' French Theatrical Release Is Causing Panic Disney Skips French Theatrical Release for 'Strange World' Due to Windowing Rules, Sparking Outcry By French Exhibitors “It never got broken down like that. It was more organic,” director Don Hall said about the character’s identity. “I have a biracial family, so it was something that was easily relatable to me to … [Read more...] about ‘Strange World’ Cast and Creators on the Disney Film’s Biracial, LGBTQ Character: ‘You Don’t Have to Normalize Normal. It Just Is’
A report from City Journal reporter Christopher Rufo claims Disney recently hosted an employee event that featured a “Two-Spirt,” “She-They,” “Merperson” Drag Queen lecturing about their conundrum of an identity. “Walt Disney Co. recently hosted a ‘cultural journey’ for employees featuring a ‘Two-Spirit,’ ‘she/they,’ ‘drag queen,’ ‘merperson’ named Geo Neptune. The company is following every fad of radical gender theory, from children’s programming to pseudo-indigenous pantomime,” Rufo Tweeted. SCOOP: Walt Disney Co. recently hosted a "cultural journey" for employees featuring a "Two-Spirit," "she/they," "drag queen," "merperson" named Geo Neptune. The company is following every fad of radical gender theory, from children's programming to pseudo-indigenous pantomime. pic.twitter.com/XRIovBnRsI — Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) November 14, 2022 The event announcement shared with Disney employees described Geo Soctomah Neptune as a “member of the Passamaquoddy … [Read more...] about Report: Disney Hosts ‘Two-Spirt,’ ‘She-They,’ ‘Merperson’ Drag Queen Lecture for Employees
Click here to read the full article. Ryan Reynolds has shared plans for a “ Deadpool ” Christmas movie that got “lost in the shuffle” after the Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox in 2019. Reynolds’ comments came during an interview with The Big Issue , promoting his new film “Spirited,” a spin on “A Christmas Carol” from Apple. The comedy stars Reynolds and Will Ferrell. Discussing the topic of the actor’s love for big musical numbers, Reynolds drifted into the topic of his Marvel antihero. More from Variety Ryan Reynolds Talks 'Deadpool,' American Cinematheque Award and Why 'Spirited' Was a 'Bucket List Moment' 'Spirited': Watch Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell Sing Holiday Cheer in Apple TV+ Film (EXCLUSIVE) 'Spirited' Review: Ryan Reynolds Bugs the Dickens out of Will Ferrell in Clever 'Christmas Carol' Flip “I would love to see a song and dance number in a ‘Deadpool’ movie. Four years ago, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and I wrote a … [Read more...] about Ryan Reynolds Reveals Plans for ‘Deadpool’ Christmas Movie That Got ‘Lost in the Shuffle’ of Disney-Fox Merger
Tesla’s market capitalization has reportedly plummeted from over $1.2 trillion to $530 billion in the past year alone. The $760 billion loss is the equivalent to triple the entire market cap of The Walt Disney Company Business Insider reports that Tesla’s market valuation has plummeted by nearly $700 billion from its peak a year ago. Insider notes that the $670 billion decline is equivalent to the market value of three Disneys, four Nikes, or six Starbucks. Tesla’s market cap rose from under $100 billion at the start of 2020 to over $1.2 trillion in November, boosting Elon Musk’s automaker’s share price from a $30 split-adjusted price to over $400. However, it has plummeted by almost 60 percent since then to $530 billion as of Monday’s market close. Tesla’s Elon Musk Smokes Weed (Joe Rogan Experience/YouTube) This massive market value drop isn’t far off the entire worth of Warren Buffet’s firm Berkshire Hathaway, valued at $685 billion. Insider notes that Tesla’s … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Takes a Hit: Tesla Stock Loses $700 Billion in Value– *Triple* Disney’s Total Market Cap