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Disney Suffers Yet Another Cruel Blow

Mouse House gets snubbed by Annie Awards, the Oscars for animated films

For many consumers, the name Disney is synonymous with animation.

And for good reason.

Disney animators set the bar absurdly high over the decades, delivering memorable character designs and stunning vistas. The company’s acquisition of Pixar only enhanced that reputation.

None of that mattered to the folks behind the Annie Awards.

The group honors the best animation in a given year, akin to the Oscars in the field. And, for the first time in its history, no Disney film is in the running for Best Feature.

The Wrap reports on the shocking development.

In the 31 years that the category has been in existence, Disney/Pixar have landed 53 nominations and won 18 times.

Not this time. And it can’t be blamed on a lack of product.

In 2023 Disney released “Elemental,” a Pixar feature that under-performed at the box office and “Wish,” an unabashed flop. Neither film earned raves from film critics.

Disney competitors fared far better in the Annie Awards nominations, including “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” “The Boy and the Heron” and “Suzume.”

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The body blow comes after a brutal year for the Mouse House. Disney endured a humiliating string of box office defeats, including “Wish,” “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” “The Marvels” and “Haunted Mansion.”

The company also gave 7,000 employees a pink slip last year, part of a belt-tightening effort to balance out its stock woes and streaming service losses.

Disney’s aggressive posturing in the current Culture War debates hardly helped its bottom line.

CEO Bob Iger has vowed to “quiet the noise” on that front following Disney’s attacks on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. It also comes on the heels of Disney’s adding sexually suggestive content to children’s entertainment, likefeaturing a tampon scene to its “Baymax” streaming series.

Yet Disney yanked its advertising from X, the freer speech platform run by Elon Musk, a move with clear political implications.

10 Comments

  1. All the losers “Oh woke” get a life
    Is that why like half of the movies failed? The expendables, mission impossible etc? Too woke? The most successful movie was Barbie. Was it because it was anti woke?
    Pull your head out of your rears, you terminally online political dupes and stop deep throating narrative and buzz wrods they come up with in think tanks, basically writing your opinions for you
    btw your nominee is a rapist just throwing it out there. They don’t talk about it much but feel like you should know. Hey, I only stick to things that have been proven in court, y’know to be fair

  2. DEI has killed innovation and creativity.
    George Floyd is dead, the country needs to get over it and return to valuing intelligence, white culture and competency over skin color. Remembering a crack head criminal.

  3. When one narrowminded company owns all the major franchises, they start to suck. I haven’t spent money on a Disney product in a long, long time.

  4. This might be obscure, but it occurs to me that Disney has been sliding lower ever since they declared their commitment to the transgender movement. Maybe left-wing activism is not such a winner of an idea?

    1. Tell that to Bud Lite. Unless you are a guy in a dress, you don’t want to be seen in the checkout like with Bud Lite.
      Anheuser-Busch Lost $390 Million on Dylan Mulvaney Disaster.

  5. Obviously, what they need to do is to make more movies with strong independent girlbosses who don’t need no man, and by all means keep hiring filmmakers who insult their own customers. It’s got to pay off for them sooner or later.

    1. Anything this trash company puts out is complete garbage and woke crap. We dropped the streaming and blocked any shows that it may produce so our two daughters won’t get.. confused as to who they are.

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