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Shareholders to Let Disney Keep Blind Eye on China’s Human Rights Violations

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At its Annual Meeting of Shareholders, The Walt Disney Company voted on a shareholder’s proposal demanding The Company be take clear responsibility for its business with Mainland China despite the well-known human rights violations going on there. According to the Proxy Statement, the proposal asking Disney to present shareholders with a Human Rights Due Diligence Report states, in part: “Shareholders ...

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See a First Look at Tom Hanks as Geppetto for Disney’s Live Action ‘Pinocchio’

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Disney’s live-action adaptation of Pinocchio (1940) will begin streaming on Disney+ later this year, and the entertainment company just shared the first look at actor Tom Hanks as one of the lead characters, Gepetto: Hanks will be portraying the inventor who creates the classic puppet alongside an all-star cast including, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (known for his role in the Netflix ...

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Disney CEO Bob Chapek to meet FL Gov. DeSantis on LGBTQ+ Concerns

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During today’s Walt Disney Company Annual Shareholder meeting, Disney CEO Bob Chapek shared an updated statement regarding the state of Florida’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill that was recently passed much to the disappointment of Disney fans, and especially Cast Members across the country. Before the meeting was opened up to questions from shareholders, Chapek took the opportunity to acknowledge that he understands ...

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Chapek Calls ‘Encanto’ a “Franchise”

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In the recent Disney Company stockholders’ meeting, Disney CEO Bob Chapek referred to the popular and award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios film Encanto as a “franchise” — and, knowing Disney’s penchant for expanding box office successes into franchises, Disney fans have most definitely noticed. Hmm. Bob Chapek said "franchise" when mentioning #Encanto. — Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) March 9, 2022 In ...

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BREAKING: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Trailer Released!

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At the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders, The Walt Disney Company released the first trailer of its highly-anticipated series: Obi-Wan Kenobi! Check it out: Between darkness and defeat, hope survives. Watch the new teaser trailer for @ObiWanKenobi, and start streaming the limited series May 25 on #DisneyPlus. — Disney+ (@disneyplus) March 9, 2022 The short clip not only gives us ...

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Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade Returns With Less Floats & Performers

After nearly two years of absence from the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade returned to the park today with two showtimes. While Guests were thrilled to see the return of this fan-favorite Disney parade, many noted performers and even whole floats were missing from the first showing. At the start of the parade, Guests noticed the Swan Court ...

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Disney Removes “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” From Festival of Fantasy Soundtrack

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Many Disney fans already know that Disney is trying to shift away from any previous content that featured offensive themes, with one of the most notable examples being the film Song of the South, which inspired the attraction, Splash Mountain. Now, Disney has distanced itself further from the notoriously racist movie Song of the South (which starred James Baskett as ...

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This ‘Liv and Maddie’ Star Is Reprising His Role as Hans

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The Disney Channel and Disney theatrical Broadway productions are merging together once again as Ryan McCartan, the actor who played the lead character and love interest Diggie on the popular Disney Channel show Liv and Maddie, joins Broadway’s production of Frozen to reprise his role as the villain Prince Hans of the Southern Isles in the Broadway show! Ryan Jerome McCartan will ...

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