The sad descent of Disney
Making Sense by Michael Reagan
I cry to see what’s happened to Disney.
When I was growing up – and until not that long ago – you knew you could trust Disney to make entertaining movies you could take your entire family to see.
The Walt Disney Company became rich and powerful by being Hollywood's most family-friendly corporation.
Its earliest string of animated movies, classics like “Pinocchio” and “Bambi” in the 1940s, are rated G by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
But most of the animated movies and features made these days by Disney and its subsidiary Pixar, including Pixar’s current release “Lightyear,” are not so 1950s wholesome.
They’re rated PG – Parental Guidance suggested.
In a PG-rated product the MPAA says some material “may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give ‘parental guidance.’ May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.”
The MPAA doesn’t say whether the on-screen kiss between two gay cartoon women in “Lightyear” is something an unwoke parent or grandparent might not want to have to explain to a six year old.
But the kiss – which has caused Disney a lot of grief and given “Lightyear” a lot of free publicity – has become the latest example of how corporate wokism is spoiling our culture.