My Newswithviews Column, Aug. 9 (‘Disney’s Debacle’)

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Not an original thought in all the house…

[The eye doctor didn’t dilate my pupils this morning, so I’m ready to get back to work.]

Will there still be a Disney Corp by 2026? At the rate they’re losing money, it wouldn’t surprise me if the whole thing went belly-up. “Too big to fail” can easily turn into “Too big not to fail.”

Disney’s Debacle

What is the point of alienating your customer base? What is it about normal people and their normal lives that incites the Disney cult to double down on Woke sermon movies? Do they not care that all these box-office duds are losing money? They act like they don’t care a bit.

Is there anything left in America that Far Left Crazy hasn’t corrupted?


6 comments on “My Newswithviews Column, Aug. 9 (‘Disney’s Debacle’)

  1. There is no commandment handed down from On High requiring that there be a motion picture industry.

    Why is there a motion picture industry in SoCal? It happened because LA had a variety of topographies nearby, very mild winters and the skies were usually blue. This made for good movie making, and the industry flourished there. There is an old movie set, not too far from my home, and it’s there for much the same reasons, plus the fact that the area is remote and it was easy to leave the impression of the Old West, and wide open spaces.

    The movie industry grew up in SoCal because ancillary services sprung up, such as a rich sound/music recording industry and when TV came along, it was a natural fit, so Hollywood and Burbank became capitals of the entertainment business.

    Much has changed since the heyday of the movie business. For one thing, competing studios have come into existence in other locales. Instead of shooting on location in New York, many films are shot in Toronto. I’ve driven past smaller studios in other places, and moviemakers can save a buck by shooting away from the big studios in Hollywood.

    Likewise, sound recording, which is very important as a contributing part of movie making (soundtracks, etc.) has revolutionized in the last 25 years, and anyone with a decent computer and recording interface can create high quality recordings, almost anywhere. The cluster of musicians in the LA area no longer has the importance that it used to. I can hire Lee Sklar to play bass on a recording and transfer the files over the Internet. It would be feasible to create a recording with top session musicians from Nashville, LA and anywhere else without ever leaving my home. A friend of mine did a comic knock-off of a Duane Eddy song and Duane Eddy agreed to perform on the recording as a guest. I don’t think that they ever met in person. This would have been all but unthinkable 50 years ago, and would have required a bunch of money if one had dared to make such an attempt.

    So the ability to produce, be it movies, music, or television, has filtered out to a much greater part of the populace. Tom Cruise’s latest Mission Impossible is not performing all that well, in comparison to the cost of production. On the other hand, Sound of Freedom was produced for chump change and is performing spectacularly.

    Frankly, I have no desire to see new movies from the major studios. By means of comparison, on my watch list are DVDs for a documentary called Herb Alpert Is and another about the location of Mount Sinai. I’ve enjoyed the Patterns of Evidence series, about the Exodus, and the Red Sea crossing. The Patterns of Evidence films were shown in movie theaters, but only for limited times. That’s fine, the DVD is good enough for me.

    I have no necessity for Hollywood.

    1. Meanwhile, here in Jersey, we have only a very small fraction of the movie theaters that we used to have.
      I don’t think many normal people like the content of today’s stupid woke movies.

      Thanks for an insightful post!

    2. And that’s the thing. I can think of any number of things I would prefer over visiting a movie theater. Here’s a simple one; get together with friends and watch Dr. Strangelove on DVD. Even a root canal would be a tossup, compared to most contemporary movies. The Barbie movie may be worse than average; probably on par with a heart/lung transplant. Tom Cruise movies, roughly comparable to 10 years in the Gulag. The movie isn’t actually 10 years in length, but it seems that long when you are watching. 🙂

  2. There’s a meme on Facebook that reads, “What would you rather do than watch the Barbie movie?” and then there is a picture of a person putting drops of Tabasco sauce in their eyes.

    1. Not even a contest. Tabasco eye drops are much less painful that what I’ve seen of that stupid Barbie movie.

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