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After the initial trouble instigated by Disney attacking the Florida law which was mischaracterized as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, the company went silent on its political rhetoric. But they were busy preparing their next blockbuster toon for the pleasure of you and your families.
Before I tell you about the latest production, you might be interested to know that Disney has been subtly dabbling in gender themes for at least six years. Do you remember the movie, “Finding Dory?”
The film-makers behind Pixar sequel Finding Dory have responded to the rumour that a same-sex couple features in the film, saying that there ‘is no right or wrong answer’.
Online speculation started last month after a trailer included a tease of what people assumed was a lesbian couple. But the film has now screened and the brief appearance of the characters neither confirms nor denies this. USA Today asked co-director Andrew Stanton about his thoughts.
‘They can be whatever you want them to be,” he said. “There’s no right or wrong answer.’
Maybe they were just playing with us, right?
Meanwhile, the latest controversy is over the new film, Lightyear. Here is the description that appeared in The Federalist:
Disney is going all-out in joining leftists’ June celebration of Pride Month, making same-sex themes central to a new ‘Toy Story’ feature film spin-off and adding more than 100 hours of LGBTQ titles to family-targeted streamer Disney Plus.
After advance screenings, critics say animated space adventure
Lightyear’ — opening in theaters on June 17 — ‘takes queer representation to infinity and beyond,’ to quote USA Today, highlighting that a lesbian couple ‘at one point [greets] each other with a kiss on the lips.’
That’s pretty straightforward.
Although Disney’s reputation has taken a hit as their gay agenda has become public, they might be assuming that eventually people will become accustomed to this woke theme, even though some of their own employees are starting anonymously to push back; they are realizing that there will be no place at Disney for those who are religious and don’t support the gender agenda.
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Companies that refuse to acquiesce to this cultural and entertainment coup are beginning to fight back. Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire announced that it will invest in conservative projects:
The Nashville-based company announced Wednesday that it plans to invest at least $100 million over the next three years into live-action and animated kids’ content. That’s on top of more than $100 million it expects to spend on conservative values content for adults, according to CEO Jeremy Boreing.
Other companies are also working to produce family-friendly entertainment such as Angel Studios, with mixed results. Raising $100,000,000 for creators and having enlisted 20,000,000 viewers is an encouraging beginning, but it is, to say the least, a modest start. And if you’re willing to mine the past, this website lists 75 movies of the past as family-friendly, but I haven’t previewed them myself, to provide more options.
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The general public may have mixed reactions to the aggressive efforts of Disney. After all, we’ve all become so accustomed to attending their movies and inviting them into our homes. Some may say, well, our kids probably won’t notice same-sex couples if they’re young (the toons or the kids), and assume they’re just friends. Or they may not read anything into a kiss on the screen. Or our kids may demand to see Disney films that their friends are seeing.
The list of excuses goes on, and they will grow in numbers.
Families are going to have to make some tough choices if they are going to guide and protect their children through the contaminated pit of the woke agenda. They will need to remind themselves that they are not just parents to guide their children, but to more lead them to an important goal.
Are we prepared to do that?Published in