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For many, many years, Disney was America’s favorite family entertainment conglomerate. But the tides seem to be turning. More and more people across the country are abandoning Disney, leaving the company in a massive revenue deficit.
What exactly is causing Disney to decline? Is it progressive films (aka box office flops), the threat of AI, or a combination of the two?
American actor and film producer Matthew Marsden joins James Poulos on "Zero Hour" to discuss what’s going on.
Disney has “absolutely destroyed what made that brand brilliant,” says Marsden. “You’re seeing it now with the woke ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”’
For those who don’t know, this progressive "Snow White" remake will feature no prince and no dwarves because apparently those two things are offensive, and a Latina actress will star in the role of Snow White because whiteness, as we’ve been told, needs to be done away with.
“If you have an established IP … even though it's made millions of dollars [and] it's been hugely successful, some screenwriter comes along and he goes, ‘Do you know what, I can improve that,’ and they change it,” says Marsden.
Which is exactly what they’re doing with "Snow White." Despite the fact that the original is a beloved classic, the screenwriters and producers are turning the script upside down to create what will inevitably become yet another woke disaster.
“Just make the movie of the book,” pleads Marsden. “It's sold X amount of a million copies; people want to see it up on screen … it's really simple.”
“When you see that happen, they're always successful for the most part,” he continues.
“Tech is part of the problem here too,” adds James, because many screenwriters wrongly assume that putting “CGI in every scene” means “people will get it and they'll watch it because it's got technology in it … and that doesn’t work.”
“So if that doesn’t work, and woke-ifying things doesn’t work, then you’ve got stagnation,” he continues.
Based on Disney’s profit margins, it certainly seems like the company is in a state of stagnation.
To hear the full conversation, watch the video below.
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