Disney’s brand took hit after hit last year, and 2023 is off to a similar start.
The Mouse House’s decision to inject itself into the Culture Wars sent its stock prices tumbling in 2022. The company’s animation wing also suffered from two high-profile duds – “Lightyear” and “Strange World.”
The company’s tactics can be seen in the new Salem Media feature, “Walt’s Disenchanted Kingdom” (NOTE: This reporter is featured in the documentary)
Disney is starting the new year on familiar footing.
Disney+ just unveiled season two of “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.” The animated reboot follows Penny Proud and her family, who are black. The show, according to Disney, addresses cultural issues along with the usual animated high jinks geared toward younger audiences.
One segment of the show’s “Juneteenth” episode is generating plenty of attention. The episode features a wall-to-wall Critical Race Theory-style sermonizing.
Here’s a peek at the dialogue in question:
“This country was built on slavery — which means slaves built this country”
“We the descendants of slaves in America have earned reparations for their suffering…and continue to earn reparations every moment we spend submerged in a systemic prejudice, racism and white supremacy that America was founded with and still has not atoned for.”
The official clip from the episode in question turned off YouTube users’ ability to comment.
The right-leaning host of “The Megyn Kelly Show” shared her views without any Big Tech censors to stop her or show guest Jesse Kelly.
“This is a reflection of what our culture has become, a big bunch of grievance-mongering whiners … ‘America sucks because of this, it sucks because of that,’” said Kelly, a nationally syndicated radio show host.
Kelly couldn’t contain her anger at the parade of misinformation aimed at impressionable minds.
“This is absolute filth,” Kelly said.
“The anger that they put in the mouths of these little kids….Meanwhile, as if any little kid is walking around America today, saying, ‘we want reparations,” Megyn Kelly said. “They’re trying to plant these ideas early.”
“How crazy is it that Disney is coming fresh off a year where the CEO got the ax … after all those losses they’ve chosen to double and triple down on everything that has turned off American families,” Jesse Kelly said. “It’s all activism, all the time. It’s crazy that this is allowed to go on in the boardroom.”
“They’re trying to make these children hate America,” Megyn Kelly said. “Just the racism of it. This is a channel that’s supposed to appeal, I guess, to black families. What black families? Do they assume all black families hate America and wanna demand reparations and say we haven’t gotten past slavery? Who are the black families they’re having out with?”
“Louder and Prouder” show executive producer Bruce W. Smith told the liberal Screen Rant why the “Juneteenth” episode matters to him personally.
What’s cool is that [‘Juneteenth’] always be there now, as an episode in the canon of The Proud Family. You will always be able to watch it, and it will always evoke a conversation at some point.
It’s the same as when you’re talking about reparations. We discussed reparations in one of our episodes, which is something that was never a topic on the table in school. But now, thankfully, it’s there in the canon of the show. That’s what I’m most proud of.