What happens when a woke corporation (Disney) tries to push homosexuality in children’s movies?
Parents push back, and the movie becomes a “box-office bomb.”
That’s what happened recently with Pixar Animation’s (owned by The Walt Disney Company) most recent children’s movie, Lightyear, which hit theaters nationwide on June 17.
A movie is generally considered a “box-office bomb” when a major studio releases a supposedly highly anticipated and expensive film, which then fails upon release and becomes a net loss for the studio.
To date, Lightyear has grossed $158 million in movie theaters worldwide, of which $94 million is domestic earnings.
That may sound like a lot, but the Walt Disney Co. spent $200 million to produce the film – and that doesn’t even include tens of millions more spent in print and advertising costs.
Now, consider that production companies usually garner around half of the revenue earned at the box office, with the other half going to the theater companies. So, if a movie grosses $200 million at the box office, the production company will receive $100 million.
If you do some quick math, it’s likely Disney is on track to lose $100+ million on Lightyear – a galactic loss for the entertainment giant.
As recounted by Focus on the Family’s media review guide Plugged In, the movie contains a same-sex attracted character, who in one scene shares a kiss with her lesbian partner (spoilers ahead).
“After one of Buzz’s hyperspeed testing runs, he returns to find that Alisha Hawthorne has gotten engaged. ‘What’s her name?’ Buzz asks, implying that Alisha’s same-sex attraction has never been a secret to Buzz or anyone else. Her name, Alisha says, is Kiko. Later, we see the two women kiss to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
“Even though Buzz laments the fact that everyone on the ship is marooned because of his mistake, Alisha tells him, ‘I wouldn’t have met [Kiko] if we hadn’t gotten stranded.’
“After one of Buzz’s next testing runs, he returns to find that Alisha is quite visibly pregnant. How Alisha is pregnant, given the fact that she’s married to a woman, is never explained” (emphasis in original).
Of course – Alisha’s homosexuality is not an essential part of the Lightyear’s plot.
The executives and employees over at Pixar deliberately added it, thereby influencing the young and impressionable minds of children into accepting and embracing homosexuality.
And Chris Evans, the new voice of Buzz Lightyear, recently insulted those who criticized the movie’s same-sex agenda.
“The real truth is those people are idiots,” Evans said. “There’s always going to be people who are afraid and unaware and trying to hold on to what was before, but those people die off like dinosaurs.”
Evan’s criticism of those who believe in a biblical sexual ethic is all the more pronounced, considering that Pixar replaced the original Buzz, Tim Allen, with Evans.
Allen is considered one of the few more conservative actors in Hollywood.
Actress Patricia Heaton recently took to Twitter to criticize Pixar’s decision to replace Allen.
Saw the trailer for Buzz Lightyear and all I can say is Disney/Pixar made a HUGE mistake in not casting my pal @ofctimallen Tim Allen in the role that he originated, the role that he owns. Tim IS Buzz! Why would they completely castrate this iconic, beloved character?
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) June 14, 2022
Lightyear’s overt push to continue to normalize homosexuality isn’t new for Disney.
It’s been going on for years.
But what is new is the level of pushback that we’ve seen from parents over the past couple of years, who wish to protect their children from inappropriate sexual content and gender ideology.
Only a large swath of parents refusing to bring their children to Lightyear could cause a $100 million loss for Disney.
Hopefully, corporations like Disney will eventually learn their lesson – parents don’t want their children’s entertainment served up with a side of propaganda.
If you’re concerned about the movies, television shows, music or games, check out Focus on the Family’s free media review guide Plugged In.
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