Disney's newest CGI animated film, Strange World, was released over the Thanksgiving weekend and bombed at the box office while viewers expressed outrage at the movie's far-left agenda, including sexualized content aimed at children.
According to Variety, Strange World, which cost $180 million to make and market, grossed $800,000 in Tuesday previews, immediately disavowing initial estimates that the film would gross $40 million over the long holiday weekend. As of Saturday, the film has earned around $12 million, reports Box Office Mojo.
While Variety calls the film's release "disappointing," according to the Wrap it is a "historic bomb." Many are attributing its failure to a far-left agenda and contempt for its audience.
"Disney's new movie, #StrangeWorld is flopping at the box office, earning less than $24 million over 5 days against its $180 million budget. Mainstream creatives don't care about these projects being successful so long as they spite the audience and their ideological enemies," wrote Eric July on Twitter.
According to Distractify, the film feartures a subplot where a homosexual 16-year-old boy named Ethan is "navigating" a crush on another boy. The site praised the film, writing "We're finally getting an openly gay character in Disney's 'Strange World.'"
Parents were less than impressed, and wrote their reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, where the film sits with an audience score of 58 percent, or "rotten."
User Stephanie A wrote, "If I want to teach my children about sex and or sexual preferences at 7 and 8 I would do it in my home. I don't need a Disney movie to help me out with it. STOP making everything sexual, its unbelievable."
"Who gave you the idea to sexualize kids, since I'm responsible for choosing movies for the kids at home this one is definitely not on the list," wrote another user. Many others wrote similar reviews.
While the film is also being criticized for its far-left "environmental propaganda" by outlets such as BleedingFool.com, most parents object to its sexualized content aimed at children through the teenage boy and his crush.
In March, video leaked of Disney executives proudly admitting they were prioritizing far-left content in the wake of Florida's anti-grooming bill passing. Executive producer Latoya Raveneau also said she added a "not-at-all secret gay agenda" to her work.
In June, the film Lightyear featured some of that agenda with a lesbian kiss and subsequently bombed at the box office. But that film pulled in $5 million on its preview night, significantly more than Strange World's $800,000.Strange World is directed by Don Hall and Qui Nguyen and written by Nguyen, who has a background as a playwright and whose work such as "Alice in Slasherland" is distinctly adult themed.
On Twitter, Sean Dowey said, "Disney’s Strange World should be named Groomer Movie."
As Jamison Ashley wrote for Bleeding Fool, "There is nothing at all homophobic about wanting to protect children from the complications of adult sexuality. One of the primary jobs of parenting is to conserve your child's innocence until you, as the parent, decide when the time is right to explain the birds and the bees. Unfortunately, Hollywood, and most especially Disney, disagree."
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