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‘Onward’ movie to feature Disney’s first openly LGBTQ animated character, voiced by Lena Waithe

Disney’s “Onward” is set to feature an openly LGBTQ animated character to be voiced by actress Lena Waithe. The character, a purple cyclops, will be a police officer who references her girlfriend when she pulls over a driver that was distracted by his girlfriend’s kids, according to Slate. “My girlfriend’s daughter got me pulling my hair out,” the character, Officer Specter, reportedly says. While Waithe is portraying the first animated character to be openly LGBTQ, Disney has featured a few other LGBTQ characters in their live-action films. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” featured a same-sex kiss between two soldiers while “Beauty and the Beast” portrayed LeFou as gay. “Onward” stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as brothers who embark on a quest to magically resurrect their father for a day. The cast also features Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Tracey Ullman and Ali Wong. The film hits theaters on Friday, March 6.

More family Unfriendly political correctness courtesy of Disney, of all things.  Disney used to be like the Hallmark channel.  You could take your kids to those movies, or leave them in front of the tv unsupervised for a while.  Not anymore.  Now they’re just out to push the gay agenda onto our kids.  Walt Disney is rolling over in his grave.

Comcast bids $65 billion for 21st Century Fox assets, topping Disney

Comcast announced a $65 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox units that are currently in an agreement to be acquired by Disney. The bid, announced Wednesday, represents a 19 percent premium to Disney’s offer. Comcast, the parent of CNBC, offered $35 a share in cash. Disney agreed in December to buy the majority of Fox for $52.4 billion in stock. The deal included Fox’s movie studios, networks National Geographic and FX, Star TV, and stakes in Sky, Endemol Shine Group and Hulu, as well as regional sports networks. The assets would increase Comcast’s international footprint and boost its entertainment portfolio at a time when it’s facing pressure in its video business as more consumers cut the cord and turn to internet-delivered video services like Netflix. “These are highly strategic and complementary businesses, and we are in our minds the right buyer,” Comcast’s CEO Brian Roberts said on a call with investors. In a letter to Fox’s board and members of the Murdoch family released earlier, Roberts said, “We were disappointed when [Fox] decided to enter into a transaction with The Walt Disney Company, even though we had offered a meaningfully higher price.” He went on to say, “We are pleased to present a new, all-cash proposal that fully addresses the Board’s stated concerns with our prior proposal.” Comcast is planning for an increased bid from Disney that may include a cash component, according to people familiar with the matter. Comcast believes it is better suited to offer cash because the market allows for a higher leverage ratio from a cable company with strong cash flows than a media company like Disney, which is accustomed to carrying lower leverage ratios, the people said. A Disney bid with cash will also diminish the tax benefits for the Murdoch family, which controls Fox. The long-awaited bid comes a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, a deal the government had tried to block on competition grounds. AT&T’s win in the court case is expected to usher in a wave of big mergers as companies look for new ways to combine. Comcast feels confident of its chances to get a deal passed by U.S. regulators after AT&T’s deal was approved yesterday, according to people familiar with the matter. Comcast is willing to divest Fox’s regional sports networks and even Fox’s portion of Hulu, if necessary, the people said. While Comcast would like to keep the Fox stake in Hulu if possible, and thinks it should be able to, it would consider dropping down closer to 50 percent if necessary, one of the people said. Comcast, Fox and Disney all own 30 percent of Hulu. Time Warner owns the other 10 percent. Asked about Hulu on the investor call, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said, “We think that’s a very important part of this deal,” adding that Comcast would be interested in investing in and growing the streaming service in the future. Comcast also pledged to offer the same $2.5 billion reverse termination fee Disney already agreed to and has offered to reimburse the $1.525 billion break-up fee that Disney would have to pay if it doesn’t complete its deal. In the media world, cable and telecommunications giants like Comcast are looking to add capabilities in creating the content they distribute across their networks. Viacom and CBS have also been dancing around a deal that would marry cable networks and the Paramount Pictures film studio with CBS’s networks and local television stations.

Starnes: Jiminy Cricket! Disney goes gay

The folks who gave us Mickey Mouse and Goofy have decided it’s time for your children to enjoy same-sex romance while they slurp down their Fruit Loops. Disney just broadcast their very first gay cartoon kiss. It happened during the second season of “Star vs The Forces of Evil,” a cartoon broadcast on Disney XD. An audience scene shows two guys kissing and a later scene show two ladies sharing an intimate moment. Disney is earning accolades for diversity and inclusivity among the LGBTQIA crowd. There’s also word the upcoming live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” will include a gay storyline – between LeFou and Gaston. “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants,” director Bill Condon told Attitude magazine. And what better place to discuss human sexuality with your four-year-old than a wholesome Disney movie? “It is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie,” Condon added. Disney’s pro-gay activism has lots of moms and dads across the fruited plain wondering what in the name of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is going on? It’s unfortunate – that we live in a society where kids can no longer be kids — but that’s the world in which we live. But these days everything is about the LGBTQIA agenda. And when it comes to the entertainment industry, nothing is sacred in its quest to indoctrinate American children. Not even Disney. So, don’t be too surprised if the next Disney animated classic documents Tinker Bell’s torrid lesbian affair with Snow White while a gender questioning Peter Pan crushes on Pinocchio who just got out of a long-term relationship with one of the seven gender-fluid dwarfs. Jiminy Cricket, America!

Thanks to culture warrior Todd Starnes for bringing this shocking story to our attention.  Awful..

Magic Kingdom tops the list of world’s most popular amusement parks

Disney World’s Magic Kingdom continues to be the top amusement park in the world with 20.5 million visitors in 2015, according to a report released Wednesday from engineering firm AECOM and the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). Disneyland in Anaheim, California, was No. 2 with an estimated 18.3 million visitors, followed by Tokyo Disneyland, which had an estimated 16 million. Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando all saw a jump in attendance in 2015 over the previous year. Though with just a 2 percent increase, SeaWorld had relatively modest gains. Despite rising ticket prices, theme park attendance has been boosted by high profile new attractions—like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood– and signature seasonal events. “Over the last couple years, the aggregate increase of the 20 top performing theme parks in North America was between 2 percent and 3.5 percent — good, steady, moderate growth. But it positively leapt beyond that in 2015 to an impressive 5.9 percent,” Brian Sands, a vice president with AECOM, told the LA Times. Epcot was sixth in the world in attendance with 11.8 million, a 5 percent increase from 2014. Disney’s Animal Kingdom drew 10.8 million, also a 5 percent increase, and Universal Orlando saw the biggest increase, with a 16 percent jump to 9.9 million visitors. “Last year we said everything was looking good in the Americas and poised for moderate growth — but 2015 blew the roof off moderate,” explained Sands. Disney Hollywood Studios attendance increased to 10.8 million, which was a 5 percent jump and Island of Adventure at Universal had 8.8 visitors, which was an 8 percent improvement.

Fans petition for ‘Frozen’s’ Elsa to have female love interest in sequel

Fans have taken to social media to petition for Disney to give “Frozen’s” lead character Princess Elsa a female love interest in the film’s sequel. The hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend began trending on Monday as many Twitter users voiced their support for a gay character in the Disney movie. However, not everyone was supportive of the idea. If Disney were to create a lesbian character for “Frozen,” it would not be the first time a Disney character has been gay. A recent episode of “Once Upton a Time” on ABC featured a kiss between Ruby and the “Wizard of Oz’s” Dorothy. Disney announced in March there would be a sequel to their hit animated film “Frozen” but the studio has yet to announce a release date.

I think I’m gonna vomit..  Hopefully someone will start a counter petition to this nonsense..

Disney announces fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ film

Get ready for more “Indiana Jones.” Disney announced its plans to release the fifth “Indiana Jones” movie starring Harrison Ford on July 19, 2019. Steven Spielberg will return as the film’s director. “Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” Disney chairman Alan Horn said in a statement. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.” A new “Indiana Jones” film has long been rumored, occasionally with different actors taking over the role from the 73-year-old Ford. But the actor will return as his famous archaeologist shortly after reprising his other indelible character: Han Solo in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The first “Indiana Jones” film, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” was released in 1981 and is considered one of the the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time. “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” came out in 1984 and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” followed in 1989. Fans then had to wait until 2008 to watch Ford reprise his role in the poorly received “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” The four films grossed nearly $2 billion at the global box office combined.

Another Indiana Jones with Harrison Ford who is 73??  Seriously??  Don’t get me wrong..  “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is a classic.  But, c’mon..  This is getting ridiculous.

Laid Off Disney Worker Breaks Down in Tears Before Senate Panel

A Disney IT worker who was laid off and replaced by foreign workers along with hundreds of his colleagues broke down in tears before a Senate panel Thursday while telling his story. “During the holiday season of 2014, I was sent a meeting invitation by a prominent Disney executive. With an excellent review in hand along with company announcements of record profits my mind buzzed with thoughts of a promotion or a bonus,” Leo Perrero, the former Disney worker testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. “I walked into a small conference room with about two dozen highly respected fellow IT workers. The Disney executive made a harsh announcement to us all.” That harsh announcement, Perrero said, was that Disney was laying him and hundreds of others off. He would be without a job in 90 days. “Your jobs have been given over to a foreign workforce,” Perrero recalled the executive saying. “In the meantime you will be training your replacements until your jobs are 100 percent transferred over to them and if you don’t cooperate you will not receive any severance pay.” Perrero noted that the one “glimmer of hope” left following the meeting was that there would be new employment opportunities at Disney. That hope was quickly dashed however, he said, as he later learned that just four people were “directly rehired.” During the meeting Perrero said, he began to worry about not only his future but also the future of America. “Later that same day I remember very clearly going to the local church pumpkin sale and having to tell the kids that we could not buy any because my job was going over to a foreign worker,” he said, his voice beginning to crack. “I started to think what kind of American was I becoming? Was I going to become part of ruining our country by taking severance pay in exchange for training my foreign replacement? How many other American families would be affected by the same foreign worker that I trained?” he said through tears. Perrero recalled having to train his foreign replacement and the humiliation he felt at the task. “The final period of the 90 days was the most disgraceful and demoralizing, as we had to watch the foreign workers completely take over our jobs. And we came to grips that the upcoming Disney jobs promise didn’t exist. Then finally on January 31st of 2015 we were forced to turn in our company badges, laptops and then ushered out the door,” he said. Perrero noted that one of the only reasons he is able to speak out is that he has left the profession entirely. “The situation at Disney is not an anomaly,” he continued. “This same abuse is happening nationwide.”

Just awful…