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'Strange World,' Disney's $180 million movie featuring a gay teen romance, flops at box office and is lowest-rated House of Mouse flick in 31 years

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The Walt Disney Company was expecting big things from their latest animated movie "Strange World," the House of Mouse's first movie to feature an openly gay teen relationship. Disney enlisted high-profile Hollywood celebrities for voice roles, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Gabrielle Union, Lucy Liu, and Dennis Quaid. Disney released "Strange World" during the extended Thanksgiving weekend – when Hollywood launches some of its most anticipated movies. However, early box office results show that "Strange World" is a flop.

"Strange World" made its world premiere on Wednesday, but Disney decided not to release the animated movie in more than 20 countries "where its LGBTQ+ content would have very likely forced demands for edits," according to Deadline.

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