The end of the pathetically woke Bob Chapek era at Disney might be over, but that doesn’t mean wokeness went with him. Disney’s latest narrative-cramming disaster of a film is proof of that.
A studio that used to make family favorites like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin has since traded down for flicks like Strange World. The film, which cost $180 million to make, pulled in a laughable $4.2 on its opening Wednesday to kick off the long holiday weekend and is projected to make just over $20 million for the entire five-day stretch, according to the Daily Wire.
As the Daily Wire noted, the animated film “pushes sexual orientation and climate agendas” and is subsequently “on track to be Disney’s latest over-woke nightmare.”
It’s hard to see how the term “woke” even begins to cover it. As the Daily Wire wrote, there is more than just sexual orientation and narratives coming through the screen. It’s practically everything.
“Strange World” tells the story of gay teen Ethan, voiced by Jaboukie Young-White, who has the support of his loving, biracial parents, Searcher (Jake Gyllenhaal), and Meridian (Gabrielle Union). The family rejects its fabled heritage as explorers to farm, but ends up pulled back into the family business to hunt for Searcher’s father, Jaeger (Dennis Quaid), who went missing when he was a child. Their search, aided by their disabled dog, takes them to Avalonia, a strange world with a fragile ecosystem. Ethan struggles to get past his shyness around his love interest, a boy named Diazo.
Seattle Times critic Soren Andersen wrote that the film features an “uneasy marriage of clunky psychodrama and overwrought special effects” that made it “a chore to sit through.”
Disney/Pixar's new leftwing propaganda film "Strange World" is bombing at the box office.
– Main character is gay
– Biracial couple
– No white People
– Climate Change metaphor
– Even the dog is disabled pic.twitter.com/hi9FUBJjmn
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Disney simply refuses to learn its lesson, and appears intent on focusing on undesirable messages over basic profits. Now-ousted CEO Chapek even denied that Disney was woke shortly before he got pushed out (presumably by a shareholder-beholden board that thought otherwise):
“I think the more complex something is, the more you really have to drill down into the basics, Chapek said in a tech summit. “And we want our content to reflect the rich, diverse world that we live in,” he said of the claims Disney had lost its way with families. “And, again, I guess that’s another way of saying, ‘Catering to your audience.’ But the world is a rich, diverse place and we want our content to reflect that. And we’re so blessed to have the greatest content creators and they see it similarly.”
Last spring when Florida’s Ron DeSantis took a hatchet to Disney’s tax rights and tool a stand on parents’ rights vis-a-vis woke indoctrination in public schools, Breitbart summed up Chapek’s spineless response.
In his groveling mea culpa, Chapek said he needed to be a “stronger ally” to the company’s gay and transgender employees. He also falsely referred to the legislation as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — a smear created by Democrats and dutifully propagated by the news media — claiming it poses a “challenge to basic human rights.”
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