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September 21, 2023

Supposedly -- Wink -- Disney Will Be Walking Back from the Brink In Its Unending Culture War on Its Former Customers

I do not believe this, not for one second.

I can believe that the Woke Warrior Bob Iger is taking a page from Black Rock head Larry Fink -- he will stop using the terms "ESG" and "DEI" to appease a public which has grown to despise the acronyms, while continuing to invest in firms pushing a woke agenda.

And that's basically what Iger is saying here -- he's saying he's trying to "quiet the noise" and controversy around Disney.

That is not the same thing as abandoning the policies and propaganda that have made Disney controversial.

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors the company will "quiet the noise" in a culture war that has pitted social conservatives against the global media and entertainment conglomerate, according to an analyst note on Wednesday.

Iger's brief statement, included in an analyst report from Needham media analyst Laura Martin, was part of an investors' presentation on Tuesday at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, in which the CEO also announced Disney will double its investment in theme parks and cruise ships over the next decade.

Disney is struggling to make its streaming business profitable, improve the quality of its films, position its flagship sports brand, ESPN, to stream directly to consumers, and potentially shed its television networks. In its most recent quarter, the company beat Wall Street's profit expectations but fell short on revenue.

Disney declined comment.

In other words, when reporters called to ask what Iger meant, he refused to say, because he doesn't mean anything. He just wants conservatives to stop boycotting him, but he doesn't want to give in to any of their demands. He wants to continue pushing woke propaganda and grooming children; he just doesn't want conservatives to punish Disney economically for that.

But he'll keep doing it. Just more "quietly."

Is the Man in a Beard and a Dress still greeting confused little girls outside the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique? You say he is?

Then shut the fuck up, Iger, you revolting c**t.

Sexton points out that with Disney planning to spend billions more on theme parks, that means they will not be following through on the threat to leave DeSantis' Florida.

Meanwhile, Forbes got hold of the UK tax filings for The Marvels, which was formerly called Captain Marvel 2 but then they realized everyone hates Captain Marvel.

A better name would be Captain Marvel Now with 66% Less Captain Marvel. I might actually see that.


In April, Forbes reported that The Marvels cost $130 million just in its first two months of filming.

Disney has revealed that the cost of making its upcoming superhero team-up movie The Marvels hit $130 million after just two months of filming....

The Marvels appears to be a slapstick sci-fi firmly-focused on the youth audience as the trailer shows the trio of stars changing places involuntarily. It is the sequel to 2019's Captain Marvel which grossed $1.1 billion at the box office so Disney is sparing no expense.

LOL. Captain Marvel made money because Marvel lied and told people that it was critical for understanding Avengers: Endgame. If Marvel had said that shirtless pictures of David French were required viewing for Endgame, they would have sold $1 billion worth of candid snaps of David French's sadly puffy nipples.

Now Forbes reports that the cost for the film has ballooned to $270 million.

And that's just what Disney is willing to admit.

Disney has revealed that it spent more than $270 million on making The Marvels, the latest instalment in its Marvel Comics super hero saga, which will be released in theaters in November.

The blockbuster budget is disclosed in company filings released yesterday by the Disney subsidiary which made the movie.

They show that over the two-year period from the incorporation of the company to September 30, 2022, it spent $274.8 million (221.8 million) and banked a $55 million (44.4 million) subsidy from the government of the United Kingdom where the movie was made. This brought its net spending down to $219.8 million meaning that the movie will have to gross at least $439.6 million at the box office to break even as studios get around half of theater takings.

...

Trailers for the Marvel movie show that it is a slapstick sci-fi as the trio of stars change places involuntarily whenever they use their powers. On paper, it looks like a sure-fire hit as the film is the sequel to 2019's Captain Marvel which grossed $1.1 billion at the box office.

Oh yeah, it looks like a huge hit. The average Marvel fan, a dude between 18 and 60 years old, is totally into a Freaky Friday parody of a superhero films crammed with Disney XD children's humor.

They got this information from the UK tax filings. The production was organized by a corporation calling itself "Warbird."

I wondered why the UK tax filings would include the budget spent outside of the UK. After all, if you're just getting a tax credit for the amount of money spent in the UK, why would you report the expenditures in America or Canada?

The article answers this question: To get UK tax credits, you have to spend at least 10% of the total budget of the film in the UK. So to establish that, you have to report both your UK costs and the total budget of the film.

Gary Beuchler from Nerdrotic was laughing yesterday about an interview with the director of this latest Marvel disaster-in-the-making, in which she clearly distances herself from the project, stressing that she was not allowed to make her movie and that this is really Kevin Fiege's movie.

In other words: Don't blame me for this piece of shit. My career should not be damaged by what we're about to shit out on to the public.

Turns out, when you direct an MCU film, you're still second-in-command to Kevin Feige. The Marvels director Nia DaCosta recently opened up about this in an interview.

Speaking to Vanity Fair for their cover story, DaCosta revealed what working in the MCU is like. She said that The Marvels is "a Kevin Feige production, it's his movie."

LOL.

"The Marvels? What's that? Oh right, I showed up a few days to watch them filming it. Kevin Feige should be so proud! He tries so hard, despite everything!"

She continued, "So I think you live in that reality, but I tried to go in with the knowledge that some of you is going to take a back seat."

That's not humility, that's survival instinct kicking in.


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