Save Disney! – No Really!

savedisney.gifOkay, I babbled on a couple posts ago about my issues with the Disney Corporation and their general stupidity.

And Roy Disney, son of Disney’s co-founder, and Walt Disney’s very own nephew, feels exactly the same way and has decided to do something about it. In light of that, please visit:

On his site, you’ll find a solid longing for the type of animation, films and corporate standards that Walt stood for all those years ago. Roy’s written Statement is extremely revealing and open-hearted. Here’s a nice little snippet:

“My Dad was quoted once as saying, “it’s easy to make decisions, once you know what your values are.” That speaks volumes about what’s gone wrong with the company.

But I also believe that our identity, as I’ve described, has been compromised by many factors: the addition of unrelated assets which live by different value systems; the perception that, in the absence of ideas, the road to success is to cut, slowly and cruelly, back on everyone and everything that once made us successful, no longer giving our guests value for money; the shifting moral grounds that this conglomeration of companies has created. Try this one: “The Walt Disney Company’s ABC Presents the Victoria’s Secret Lingerie Show.” I’m not making that up, in case you wondered.

We need to remember that the product itself is important, not just the selling of a “brand” name.” —Roy E. Disney

Folks, Disney’s gone fart. That’s right, Fart. Sure, I’m a ‘grown-up’ now, but someone out there is mucking around with my childhood happiness and frankly, that pisses me off. Give Roy Disney a couple minutes of your time and check out Seriously.

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