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#* Furthermore, they cancelled the Disney+ show of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, for no reason, which makes many people upset. [https://twitter.com/disneyplusnews/status/1475233024878989324?s=21 Click here to see how.]
 
#* Furthermore, they cancelled the Disney+ show of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, for no reason, which makes many people upset. [https://twitter.com/disneyplusnews/status/1475233024878989324?s=21 Click here to see how.]
 
#* There is also Julius ignored, after the cancellation of Alice Comedies, and that was many years since Oswald and considering that he is the very first original Disney cartoon character.
 
#* There is also Julius ignored, after the cancellation of Alice Comedies, and that was many years since Oswald and considering that he is the very first original Disney cartoon character.
# They moved the premieres of ''[[mh:greatestmovies:Soul (2020)|Soul]]'', ''[[mh:greatestmovies:Luca (2021)|Luca]]'' and ''[[mh:greatestmovies:Turning Red]]'', during the COVID-19 pandemic and have them skip their originally planned theatrical releases except for in countries that don't have Disney+. While this did make sense to do this for ''Soul'', it didn't make sense to do the same for ''Luca'' and ''Turning Red'', especially since films from Disney's other studios that were released around the same times got theatrical releases. This led to some Pixar employees questioning the way Disney has treated the studio. Though considering the recently released Pixar film ''Lightyear'' (a spin-off movie of ''Toy Story'' that's a mix of ''Warhammer 40K'', ''Buzz Lightyear of Star Command'' and ''Captain America: The First Avenger'') bombed at the theaters after it became the first Pixar movie since the COVID-19 pandemic started to be not on Disney+. Maybe Disney was right all along, due to the infamous practice [[Review bomb|review bomb]].
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# They moved the premieres of ''[[mh:greatestmovies:Soul (2020)|Soul]]'', ''[[mh:greatestmovies:Luca (2021)|Luca]]'' and ''[[mh:greatestmovies:Turning Red]]'', during the COVID-19 pandemic and have them skip their originally planned theatrical releases except for in countries that don't have Disney+. While this did make sense to do this for ''Soul'', it didn't make sense to do the same for ''Luca'' and ''Turning Red'', especially since films from Disney's other studios that were released around the same times got theatrical releases. This led to some Pixar employees questioning the way Disney has treated the studio. Though considering the recently released Pixar film ''Lightyear'' (a spin-off movie of ''Toy Story'' that's a mix of ''Warhammer 40K'', ''Buzz Lightyear of Star Command'' and ''Captain America: The First Avenger'') bombed at the theaters after it became the first Pixar movie since the COVID-19 pandemic started right as Onward got released to be not on Disney+. Maybe Disney was right all along, due to the infamous practice [[Review bomb|review bomb]].
 
# Since the Disney Afternoon era ended, Disney animated TV characters don't appear many in Disney parks anymore, only characters like Doug, Kim Possible, Phineas and Ferb, and the Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior animated series appears.
 
# Since the Disney Afternoon era ended, Disney animated TV characters don't appear many in Disney parks anymore, only characters like Doug, Kim Possible, Phineas and Ferb, and the Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior animated series appears.
 
# They pretend more than once where the source material doesn't exist to the point that many fans made fun of them and said they don't watch their own movies, the most notable example is when they posted a tweet about how the family is there for you when they added a drawing of Chicken Little hugging his father [[mh:loathsomecharacters:Buck Cluck|Buck Cluck]], a character is known as one of the worst fathers in animation and wasn't there for his son when he needed him.
 
# They pretend more than once where the source material doesn't exist to the point that many fans made fun of them and said they don't watch their own movies, the most notable example is when they posted a tweet about how the family is there for you when they added a drawing of Chicken Little hugging his father [[mh:loathsomecharacters:Buck Cluck|Buck Cluck]], a character is known as one of the worst fathers in animation and wasn't there for his son when he needed him.
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#They ruined ''[[mh:terribletvshows:Doug (Disney era, Seasons 5-7)|Doug]]'' after buying Jumbo Pictures. Because of this, ''[[Doug's 1st Movie]]'' and ''Doug Live!'' were created, which the latter was performed several times daily at Disney MGM Studios, it ran until 2001, when Jumbo Pictures cut ties with Disney, they ruined our reputation and it was re-opened and replaced as Cartoon Pizza. For more information about this company, see [https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Jumbo_Pictures here].
 
#They ruined ''[[mh:terribletvshows:Doug (Disney era, Seasons 5-7)|Doug]]'' after buying Jumbo Pictures. Because of this, ''[[Doug's 1st Movie]]'' and ''Doug Live!'' were created, which the latter was performed several times daily at Disney MGM Studios, it ran until 2001, when Jumbo Pictures cut ties with Disney, they ruined our reputation and it was re-opened and replaced as Cartoon Pizza. For more information about this company, see [https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Jumbo_Pictures here].
 
#They weren't doing a very good job at adapting Classic Media properties into movies, worse than what Warner Bros. would do to Hanna-Barbera. The ironic part is that Disney didn't even own Classic Media at all, and yet they handled their properties horribly. Even Universal Pictures is a better home for Classic Media properties than Disney. Look at their film adaptations of ''[[Mr. Magoo]]'', ''[[George of the Jungle]]'' (its [[George of the Jungle 2|sequel]] too), and ''[[Underdog]]''.
 
#They weren't doing a very good job at adapting Classic Media properties into movies, worse than what Warner Bros. would do to Hanna-Barbera. The ironic part is that Disney didn't even own Classic Media at all, and yet they handled their properties horribly. Even Universal Pictures is a better home for Classic Media properties than Disney. Look at their film adaptations of ''[[Mr. Magoo]]'', ''[[George of the Jungle]]'' (its [[George of the Jungle 2|sequel]] too), and ''[[Underdog]]''.
#Somehow, they aired their coverage of E3 2018 was left uncensored, and something like that should be unacceptable for a children’s program.
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#Somehow, they aired their coverage of E3 2018 which was left uncensored, and something like that should be unacceptable for a children’s program.
   
 
== Redeeming Qualities ==
 
== Redeeming Qualities ==

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Disney
Walt Disney Pictures Logo 2011.png
"Until now, I thought darkness was nothing but bad. But my time with you made me change my mind. You've chosen a road I never thought of. Light and dark, back to back." - Mickey Mouse (Kingdom Hearts)
Formerly: Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio (1923–1926)
The Walt Disney Studio (1926–1929)
Walt Disney Productions (1929–1986)
Type: Mass media
Founded: October 16, 1923; 98 years ago
Founder: Walt Disney
Roy O. Disney
Headquarters: Team Disney Building, Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, United States
Key people: Bob Iger (Executive chairman)
Bob Chapek (CEO)
Divisions: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution
Disney Studios Content
Disney General Entertainment Content
ESPN and Sports Content
Subsidiaries: A+E Networks (50%)
Marvel Entertainment
National Geographic Partners (73%)
Notable works: See Category:Disney films on Greatest Movies Wiki
Website: https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate founded on October 16, 1923, by brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney. They're well known for making great films and having a huge legacy.

Despite this, however, their company has gone downhill since 1994. And it's clear their competitors aren't doing any better today, such as Netflix, Paramount Global, and even Warner Bros.

Why They Aren't Magical Anymore

  1. The huge problem with them is that they don't allow creative freedom for movie directors in films like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This led to the MCU not having many risks taken compared to other comic book films like Deadpool, its sequel, and Joker (despite being a property of Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC).
    • Not to mention, the MCU is often criticized for being rather formulaic and overstuffed with special effects for the most part. This was more evident after the Disney buyout, in which the films started to take on a more colourful palette and it relies too much on green screens to shoot action scenes.
    • They also don't allow creative freedom for movie directors in animated films like those in the Disney Animated Canon and those made by Pixar; interesting concepts and stories were wasted that leading to disappointing changes and impressions, infamous examples such as Chicken Little, Cars 2, Frozen 2 (although some of them were included in external source material such as the canon novel Dangerous Secrets), and Brave.
  2. Quantity over quality: Many modern-day Disney films (primarily the live action studio) only cared about making money than making good quality films themselves, which heavily contradicts Walt Disney's philosophy of focusing more on quality-over-quantity instead of the other way round. According to Walt, he "didn't make movies to make money", instead he "makes money to make movies". The live-action remakes of Disney's classic films are a big example of Disney franchises that are milked to death.
    • To rub salt into the wound, they shut down not just Avalanche Software, but also Disney Infinity, one of the most beloved games they made, and the reason is that the game "wasn't making enough money", rather than due to the waning popularity of the toys-to-life genre by the time Disney Infinity got discontinued.
  3. All of their huge company buyouts lead to the idea that they are trying to monopolize the entertainment industry, and it became much more evident after they acquired 20th Century Fox, despite the strong competition posed by other studios, such as rival Warner Bros.
  4. They enforce overly strict conditions upon theatre owners for their films. For example, they demanded higher price cuts for domestic ticket sales for their films.
  5. They also tried to extend the copyright law to the point that the copyright system ended up broken. Various properties like Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland and Tarzan belong to Disney despite being in the public domain where everyone can use them (and their original authors' family and estates); for example, the infamous Tarzan (2013), in which eventually ruined this reboot of the original film without Disney's involvement as pointed in Saberspark video "The WORST Animated Movies of the Decade Tier List".
  6. They also sometimes rush their films or try to cash in on other parts of their properties like Marvel; this is one of the reasons why their Star Wars trilogy, aka the Sequel trilogy, lacked sufficient planning.
  7. Speaking of which, the Sequel trilogy has become infamous for its poor writing, lack of planning, communication and real direction. All of this gives the idea that they had for a trilogy first and a story second, and it definitely shows as the plot and story went from here to there and all of the executive meddling that happened during such.
  8. After they bought Lucasfilm, they cancelled some highly expected Star Wars projects:
    1. They shut down LucasArts leading to the cancellation of Star Wars: 1313.
    2. In addition to that, they made the beloved The Force Unleashed non-canon.
    3. They cancelled Star Wars: Detours, an animated show that was being produced in collaboration with the creators of Robot Chicken. They've also refused to ever release the show despite many episodes being completed, and such a thing is disrespectful to all those who worked on that show and despite many people wanting to see it. Their initial reason was that they didn't want to satirize the Original Trilogy characters in anticipation of the Sequel Trilogy, but since that one is now over, satire won't make any harm.
    4. To focus on the development of the sequel trilogy, the 3D re-releases of episodes II-VI were cancelled although those transfers weren't of good quality as all of them (except III) had overdone the digital noise reduction simply for the 3D effect.
  9. Just like Warner Brothers, they support Amber Heard. This led to both of them being controversial with Johnny Depp's fans and defenders. They even fired Depp from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise despite Depp being the reason why people love that franchise so much. However, Depp will have a higher chance of returning since he had won his bid to obtain his call logs to prove that Amber framed him for her abuse and eventually managed to win his court case against her.
  10. SJW pandering and queerbaiting are really common in certain modern Disney films these days.
    • They also made a big deal out of LGBT characters (LeFou in the Beauty and the Beast remake and the police officer in Onward) on mainstream media when they're relatively minor characters, and in most instances almost getting them in legal trouble (i.e. Beauty and the Beast receiving a more-restrictive 16+ rating in Russia and delayed by a week in Malaysia).
    • It doesn't help that the likely reason for LGBT representation being so minor is so that Disney can easily censor it so that the film doesn't get banned in countries where homosexuality is disrespectful to their cultures or is detested by the head political parties such as the majority of Middle Eastern countries, China (their greatest market) and Russia for example.
      • This practice was finally exposed when Lightyear came out with Disney not complying to the countries who requested the single scene (even when offered the chance to screen the movie with the scene cut in theaters alongside the uncut version in Singapore) where the character Alisha Hawthorne kissed another woman cut, amidst chaos caused by Bob Chapek opposing the Parental Control bill which led to the movie being barred from release in said countries, which include China, one of their main markets for their animated films and even Singapore, who gave the movie an NC-16 rating, making it the first children's oriented animated film to get such a rating there even though Yunnan and Olivia kissing in Amphibia may have been allowed on the more lenient TV content ratings on some of those countries that restricted Lightyear.
    • SJWs tend to think villains like Mother Gothel from Tangled are "Jewish coded" because of their features or behavior. It’s not valid, but the upcoming remake of Snow White has them giving the SJWs an excuse by casting Gal Gadot as Queen Grimhilde (The Evil Queen). This is just another way of tarnishing their reputation and bending to their will because the SJWs who want to find "anti-Semitism" everywhere are being given what they want to find.
    • They constantly (like the rest of Hollywood) race-bend white characters when it isn’t necessary. An example would be Ariel being blackwashed in the upcoming The Little Mermaid live-action remake coming in 2023.
    • They censored some of their films from Disney+ Kid's profiles for the sake of keeping children from looking at them, instead of relegating them to a more mature section. Peter Pan is an example since it contains derogatory stereotypes of Native Americans. Not only does it unfortunately prevent children from watching these classic films, yet it also treats children like idiots without a moral agency. Children are actually smarter than what they're given credit for.
      • To be fair however, most of these censored films are still available on Disney+ but just not on younger profiles.
  11. During the 1990s, 2000s and the early 2010s, they made a lot of cheap and terribly executed direct-to-video animated sequels.
    • Most of these bad direct-to-video sequels tend to suffer a similar set of problems such as executive meddling, their extremely rushed production deadlines, their lower-quality animation in comparison to their original animated films, their lacklustre writing with poor executions which fails to capture the spirit of their original animated films (including some whose plots are lazily rehashed entirely from their original films (with The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea being the worst offender of such)), the flanderization of its characters (with Belle's Magical World and Mulan II being the absolute worst offenders of this), continuity errors between these films and their original animated films (e.g. The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning) and having absolutely no involvement whatsoever from any of their film's respective original creators from Walt Disney Animation Studios even if they were still alive at the time they were made. These are the main reasons why DisneyToon Studios and the entire Disney Sequel brand had such bad reputations among fans and critics alike despite having produced a few good films here and there such as Cinderella III: A Twist in Time and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.
    • Some of these direct-to-video sequels are essentially pointless since most of their original animated films such as Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Jungle Book (1967), The Little Mermaid (1989), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) and others actually ended nicely with good happy endings with no setup of any potential sequel whatsoever.
    • Not only they have just made did direct-to-video animated sequels, but they did a lot of direct-to-video, streaming and theatrically animated/live-action spin-offs, remakes and sequels (with the exceptions of Planes: Fire & Rescue and Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022), which the former is considered much better for their mainly original plots).
      • Also, they somehow still endlessly create many live-action remakes of animated classics instead of making something original, most of which often turn out to receive far negative audience reception in comparison to the animated originals they were based on with 2019's Lion King being the most infamous example. All of these movies get very tiresome and unnecessary. It doesn't really help that their recent original live-action films such as John Carter and Tomorrowland ended up flopping heavily at the box office with the reason due to poor marketing, making their excuse a weak one.
        • The worst part is that the main reason why these live-action remakes exist aside from getting easy money on the part of the Disney studio is just to satisfy the politically correct people and SJWs who keep complaining about all the "problematic themes and elements" present in every one of these Disney animated classics since the birth of social media, when in fact most of these "problems" aren't even valid in the slightest.
        • These Disney live-action remakes, which are often said to be marketed to the 1980s and 1990s generations (and to a lesser extent, the 2000s generation) who grew up on the Disney animated originals of the 1930s-early 2000s also highlight the societal stigma further that "animation is strictly only for kids" (which is not so true) to an extent where it gets annoying and irritating.
        • Many of these live-action remakes such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King for example, unlike their animated originals for unknown reasons tend to have their runtimes needlessly extended by an additional 20 minutes minimum extending most of their films' runtimes to between 100-125 minutes as opposed to their animated originals' standard runtimes of between 65-80 minutes, hence making these films drag on for way too long to where it could come off as boring to some audiences. And to make matters worse, most of these "extended scenes" serve no purpose whatsoever in their respective films since they often have no impact on the films' respective main plots and therefore serve as filler in general. You can cut out these "extended scenes" from these live-action remakes and their films wouldn't be any different.
  12. During the COVID-19 pandemic starting with the Mulan remake, they copied the Trolls: World Tour rental strategy from the height of the pandemic in April of 2020 for their Premier Access program on Disney+. Unlike Trolls: World Tour and other films that were released on digital storefronts for $20 to rent (sometimes $5 more to keep them), Disney decided to take it too far. And as a result, their films through Premier Access cost $30 (or $35 in Canada/Australia) to rent on top of the monthly subscription fee, which for one film is pretty expensive even with good results such as Raya and the Last Dragon. Despite having unlimited access, the film would be available for regular users to watch for free 3 months from the movies' original release date, meaning that they never owned it in the first place. This also means that such an action is an extremely twisted attempt to obtain more money from consumers' pockets. What’s not helping is that you can wait just one month to buy and keep a 4K version on regular digital storefronts for exactly the same price. Also, in 3 months from the movie's initial release, you could buy a 4K Ultra HD Blu Ray bundle of the movies that received this treatment for the same price or cheaper depending on how long you wait until you get it. Thankfully, the Premier Access was no longer available with the last movie to have this feature (for now) being Jungle Cruise. And because of this, all of the movies since Free Guy and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have theatrical releases to ensure it might have office success. In fact, in some regions some of these movies were released on these platforms for no additional cost during lockdowns despite not having any form of a theatrical release before then.
  13. They refused to let Lloyd Jones put Spider-Man on Ollie's grave, a big Spider-Man fan, because they wanted to "preserve his innocence". This is ironically just disrespecting his death.
    • They are also hypocritical because they allow putting Iron Man on the fan's grave.
  14. Hypocritically enough, they left alone a man who used their Club Penguin IP without their permission to solicite nudes from minors for two years until they got notified due to the negative attention from the media.
    • It did not help that Disney had been well aware of Club Penguin Online's existence since 2018 (the year when the game opened) as evidenced by the fact that Disney sued the site in the same year until the lawsuit was settled down due to Riley complying the lawsuit[1]. However, it could be because Disney wasn't aware of Riley being a pedophile at the time.
  15. They also support the Communist Party of China for monetary reasons as they cannot bear the burden of losing the Chinese market, which is one of Disney's greatest sources of income (even though they came close to losing it with the film Lightyear which got banned there for their queerbaiting). They not only gave credit to two organizations involved in the infamous Xinjiang camp in the Mulan remake but also didn’t kick out Liu Yifei and Donnie Yen, both of whom support police brutality in Hong Kong.
    • When you think about it, this shows that this movie makes them look really hypocritical as they call out police brutality in the United States yet they are fine with police brutality in Hong Kong as if they have lost their mind. And not to mention James Gunn got fired for making a joke about this (even though he got reinstated) yet they kept Yifei and Donnie Yen for supporting human rights abuse.
      • They also reposted to Iain Duncan Smith (a politician and a former Leader of the Conservative Party) and Baroness Helena Kennedy (a barrister and member of the House of Lords) by claiming that the United States and the United Kingdom didn’t give them a warning. This shows that Disney can't take criticism.[2]
  16. They changed 20th Century Fox's name to the less iconic 20th Century Studios. Disney's reasoning for this was that they wanted to steer people away from the Fox Corporation (a.k.a New Fox). That is inexcusable for them as the Fox Film Corporation was the first to bear the Fox name before the merger with 20th Century Pictures in 1935 while the Fox Broadcasting Company (or the New Fox in this case) was introduced in 1986. So if that was the case then the studio would just revert to its pre-merger name instead of what we have now. The New Fox by the way has since become associated with the disreputable Fox News.
  17. Disney had shut down 20th Century Studios’ (formerly known as 20th Century Fox) beloved animation company Blue Sky Studios to cut costs during the COVID-19 pandemic, laying off 450 employees and cancelling the upcoming animated adaptation of Nimona. Unfortunately, Disney failed to give it the same recognition as Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
    • The cancellation of Nimona also adds to how poor Disney is when it comes to represent the LGBT community, even with Blue Sky animator Rick Fournier complaining that they weren't able to finish the film (in time) even without Blue Sky's shutdown as it would've been their first feature animated film with an LGBT lead. It doesn't help that the film was already 75% done.
    • Nimona wasn't the only film that got cancelled from Blue Sky Studios as other films such as Spore, Mutts, Anubis, Frogkisser and Foster were intended, considered, or planned to be made yet they were never released.
      • Thankfully, Nimona was later rescued by Netflix for a 2023 release.
    • Along with that, it was disappointing for them to shut down because their last three movies (Ice Age: Collision Course, Ferdinand and Spies in Disguise) have all bombed at the box office and Disney made the wrong decision to shut them down all because it didn't make them a ton of money.
    • To add insult to injury, they posted pngs of Sid, Scrat, Manny, Ellie, Diego, Crash, Eddie and Buck on their official Instagram and Twitter account with the subtitles of "The COOLEST cast in prehistory" acting as if Ice Age was a franchise that they created! This has naturally resulted in a lot of backlash from fans of both the Ice Age franchise and Blue Sky Studios as a whole. If they posted it on either Fox or Ice Age’s Instagram accounts it could have at least made more sense.
    • Granted Blue Sky did have it coming since they both faked their taxes and stole Scrat's creator ungratefully, but that doesn't mean that they were right to add fuel to the fire.
      • Also, this was probably done to promote The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, but if that's the case it counts as false advertising since Scrat isn't even in the movie.
  18. They made Family Guy leave both Adult Swim and TBS all because Disney doesn't own those channels and Warner Bros. Discovery does. Because of this, reruns of Family Guy moved to FXX and Freeform. It's also upsetting considering that it's one of Adult Swim's most iconic shows.
  19. When they purchased Fox Family Worldwide in 2001, they completely ignored most of the Fox Kids/Saban library except for Power Rangers, Digimon, and the Marvel TV series.
    • We get that they bought Fox Kids, because Fox Family Channel had a major 35% audience decline (thanks a lot for ruining everything, Three Friends and Jerry and Angela Anaconda), and as a result, Fox Kids was also declining in quality by the end of the 1990s, and the start of the 2000s. But while Jetix was a great successor, and many of its shows were great, it still didn't change how terrible of a move it was for Disney to ignore most of Fox Kids' shows (at least in the United States).
  20. The infamous Disney Vault. Luckily, the Disney Vault was quickly demolished with the release of Disney+ (Song of the South and Make Mine Music however, remain vaulted).
    • Perhaps the most notable example is Song of the South (that does have several offensive moments), which they have never and will never digitally release on video and Disney+ as they fear a negative backlash, meaning that very few people have seen the actual film, despite it having massive attention from many people, including Whoopi Goldberg, who wanted the movie to be released.
      • Disney also plans to remove Song of the South from Disneyland's Splash Mountain ride and replace it with The Princess and the Frog.
    • Because of one segment of the packaging film Make Mine Music, "The Martins and the Coys" which is notable for comic gunplay reminiscent of that of Looney Tunes among its hillbilly people, the film is still unavailable on Disney+, and has not been made available on home video since the vaulting of its 2000 VHS/DVD release (though on that home media release, that segment is notably missing, specifically on the US home media release).
  21. They also shut down almost all their Disney Channels in certain countries as of early-2020 to focus on Disney+, which is upsetting since many people grew up with Disney Channel and its sister channels Disney XD (formerly Toon Disney and Jetix) and Disney Junior (formerly Playhouse Disney) between the 1990s-2010s and therefore remained a huge part of their childhoods over the years. Not to mention, this is a pretty inconsiderate decision as not everyone can afford streaming services.
  22. They lost care for their animated TV shows on Disney Channel. And they move anything other than their sitcoms or Big City Greens to spin-off channels (most notably Disney XD) to die.
  23. After Stan Lee passed away, they started using his Twitter account to shamelessly promote more Marvel content which is essentially disrespecting his dead, instead of leaving his account to fade away peacefully.
    • As if that wasn't bad enough, they eventually used his account to promote an NFT of Charka The Invincible.
    • The official Twitter account for Dictionary.com even ratioed this tweet by bringing up the definition of 'defile.'
  24. They have also done their fair share of atrocities in the past, during even Walt's lifetime; in particular Bobby Driscoll, the actor who played Peter Pan in the 1953 movie, got fired because he had grew some acne and thanks to this, he died homeless at the age of 31. To add bigger salt to the wound, 55 years later, in the otherwise fantastic new Chip and Dale movie, people pointed out the similarities between Sweet Pete and Driscoll's dark fate, calling it tasteless. Though it's likely an unfortunate coincidence since there's some clear differences here and there.
  25. They made a tweet supporting the LGBT+ community which, while it sounds nice due to it being released during Pride Month, is unfortunately hypocritical as Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls, exposed them for having made him remove a scene from an episode for LGBT+ related content, proving that they just want to have a good corporate image. He even participated in the major ratio against Disney's tweet. and as an even larger slap in the face, they were caught funding Florida's infamous bill titled (and we're neither making this up nor messing with you) "DON'T SAY GAY". Fortunately, with them adding an initially deleted scene of 2 women kissing each other on the lips in Pixar's Lightyear movie (despite the controversy and scandal accompanying it), them making a meeting regarding LGBT rights, making both Lady Olivia and General Yunnan (in a subtle manner) an official couple in the series finale of Amphibia and them flat out showing Luz and Amity kissing in the lips near the season 2 finale episode from The Owl House, this would indicate that they either deeply regret funding said bill and or it was all a major accident.
  26. They've nowadays priced some of their products at ridiculously high costs.
    • For example, a Star Wars hotel shaped like a spaceship costs $6,000 for a two-day stay, which is absurdly daylight robbery, even for some hotels, especially considering that it has very little relevance to the source material as explained by Angry Joe, talking about a now-deleted video that showed off the hotel.
  27. They have tried reviving old franchises from the studios they acquired, only to run them further into the soil, the same way how they remake every classic animated movie.
    • They agreed to greenlight an unnecessary reboot for the Home Alone franchise, even though that franchise stopped being good after the first two movies, and had only had direct-to-video sequels for the fourth and fifth film, released in 2002 and 2012 respectively.
    • Forget the fact this was also done as an excuse to make even more money, the other fact is that the rebooted movie for 2021 would only exist to pander to the fans of the franchise and the people who have subscribed to Disney+. This shows that the Home Alone franchise has become more of a soulless and empty advertisement of its former glory.
    • Same can be said about The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild despite Ice Age completely losing its charm after Continental Drift and being seen as a cash grab franchise.
  28. To twist the knife; during the production of Pixar's Coco, they tried to trademark Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) as their property.
  29. To celebrate Disney+ Day on November 12, 2021, they announced a collection of NFT artwork, which is harmful to the environment.
    • Ironically, one of the NFTs in this collection depicts WALL-E, a character from a movie where an environmental issue (albeit, not the specific type that NFTs are causing) has lead to Earth being evacuated.
  30. During the mid-2000s, following the success of shows like Hannah Montana and mh:besttvshows:Lizzie McGuire, they sent Disney Channel into a massive network decay, deforming it into a channel for teen shows, and not much else in-between. One of the only animated shows that even aired on the channel around that time was mh:besttvshows:Phineas and Ferb. However, Disney Channel did redeem themselves with more good animated shows and the sitcoms' quality has improved massively. That is, until they screwed The Owl House over. Not to mention, moving some of Disney Channel's great cartoons to Disney XD. So, it is likely that Disney Channel is going downhill again, like they did in the mid-2000s. So the quality of Disney Channel's sitcoms are getting worse and worse every year.
    • It's also no surprise, as one of its rival companies, Warner Bros., also suffered in terms of business practices by the late 1990s, which led to the belief by a certain number of people, claiming that Cartoon Network went downhill in 2001, even earlier than Disney Channel, especially following the horror that is the merger between AOL and Time Warner before.
    • It doesn't help that most of the music Disney produced around that time was pretty terrible, with the Jonas Brothers for example. To add extra salt into the wound, they were practically manufactured by Disney, and this South Park clip illustrates that perfectly. Oh, and the Jonas Brothers were brought back to the public in 2019 (despite arranging to come back by themselves)? Disney is continuing to hire more pop stars nobody wants.
  31. They put Blazing Dragons on Toon Disney in a time slot that was so late at night/early in the morning that it was rarely seen before being quietly scuttled away.
  32. They have ignored Oswald the Lucky Rabbit ever since the flopping of Epic Mickey: The Power of Two, and relegated him to minor appearances and cameos, which is a disappointing way to treat his legacy like that.
    • Furthermore, they cancelled the Disney+ show of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, for no reason, which makes many people upset. Click here to see how.
    • There is also Julius ignored, after the cancellation of Alice Comedies, and that was many years since Oswald and considering that he is the very first original Disney cartoon character.
  33. They moved the premieres of Soul, Luca and Turning Red, during the COVID-19 pandemic and have them skip their originally planned theatrical releases except for in countries that don't have Disney+. While this did make sense to do this for Soul, it didn't make sense to do the same for Luca and Turning Red, especially since films from Disney's other studios that were released around the same times got theatrical releases. This led to some Pixar employees questioning the way Disney has treated the studio. Though considering the recently released Pixar film Lightyear (a spin-off movie of Toy Story that's a mix of Warhammer 40K, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Captain America: The First Avenger) bombed at the theaters after it became the first Pixar movie since the COVID-19 pandemic started right as Onward got released to be not on Disney+. Maybe Disney was right all along, due to the infamous practice review bomb.
  34. Since the Disney Afternoon era ended, Disney animated TV characters don't appear many in Disney parks anymore, only characters like Doug, Kim Possible, Phineas and Ferb, and the Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior animated series appears.
  35. They pretend more than once where the source material doesn't exist to the point that many fans made fun of them and said they don't watch their own movies, the most notable example is when they posted a tweet about how the family is there for you when they added a drawing of Chicken Little hugging his father Buck Cluck, a character is known as one of the worst fathers in animation and wasn't there for his son when he needed him.
  36. They treated The Owl House badly and decided to kick off the show early and have season 3 be shortened due to both not it being a cash cow like Big City Greens and The Ghost and Molly McGee, and how Disney views the show as "too costly and mature" although this is considering how the show has recently gotten dark, it's fair to say that Disney inadvertently made their version of Invader Zim, thus causing Disney Channel to go downhill again, like they did in the mid-2000s, as stated earlier.
  37. Speaking of which, sometimes they would spontaneously cancel a good show due to supposedly not fitting the brand. While it's OK if they have an opinion, the fact that they suddenly cancel Dave the Barbarian, Motorcity, Wander Over Yonder, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, and Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! in their first or last seasons was quite dickish. Especially that one monkey show which left it in a massive cliffhanger similar to the third season of Final Space, and the second season of the both infamous Butt-Ugly Martians and the short-lived series Sonic Underground.
  38. During their time with EA making Star Wars games, even when they rightfully force said gaming company to remove loot boxes in their Battlefront 2 reboot game due to the mega controversy surrounding that game, they stated that they have a "good" relationship... somehow, although one could say it was on-and-off.
  39. Thanks to the bad decisions, fans and the creators of South Park often see Mickey Mouse as a real villain, when the blame is with the executives, not the mascot nor the employees.
    • The worst thing is that the executives are so perverse that they don't defend Mickey if he's good or bad.
  40. They broke Roy E. Disney's promise to his uncle to never give licenses for Fantasia by giving the license to Sega to develop a game based on the film for the Sega Genesis due to the success of Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and the re-release of the film in theatres on home video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fantasia. Sega decided instead of developing the game in house like with Castle of Illusion, they outsourced the development of the game to Infogrames and the game was rushed for the 1991 holiday season. The game was poorly received with most of the criticism going to the poor renditions of the film's music, bad gameplay and horrendous controls. After finding out about the game's existence and the negative reception towards it, Roy E. Disney demanded Sega to recall all unsold copies of the game and destroy them, and thankfully in return, Disney would give Sega more Disney licenses at no further cost. This is often believed to be the reason why Disney Interactive was founded.
  41. Their treatment of P.L Travis (the creator of Mary Poppins) was quite jarring, starting with their otherwise fantastic 1960s adaptation of the book which Travis hated so much she went out of her way to write it in her will so that Disney can never do anything Mary Poppins related as long as she lived, then, in the year 2013, they made a semi documentary of Disney named Saving Mr. Banks that portrayed him as a hero (which, to be fair, is....mostly true. 86% at least) and Travis as an impossible shrill (though in the movie's defense she got nicer at the end) and when she eventually died, Disney made a deal with her estate just so they can make a mixed to positive sequel.
  42. Remember when they once bought DiC Entertainment as part of their acquisition of Capital Cities (former owner of ABC and ESPN)? That wasn't the best decision they've made so far, and while there were some good shows during that era like Madeleine and Sabrina: The Animated Series, it didn't help that they had to green light this bad show. Not to mention making a live-action Inspector Gadget movie and even going as far as to make a sequel to the film three years after losing the rights to DiC. So, Disney buying DiC must've been doomed from the start, and it's no wonder they had to part ways after the commercial failure of the infamous Sonic Underground. And don't get us started on plans for another Inspector Gadget live action sequel.
  43. They ruined Doug after buying Jumbo Pictures. Because of this, Doug's 1st Movie and Doug Live! were created, which the latter was performed several times daily at Disney MGM Studios, it ran until 2001, when Jumbo Pictures cut ties with Disney, they ruined our reputation and it was re-opened and replaced as Cartoon Pizza. For more information about this company, see here.
  44. They weren't doing a very good job at adapting Classic Media properties into movies, worse than what Warner Bros. would do to Hanna-Barbera. The ironic part is that Disney didn't even own Classic Media at all, and yet they handled their properties horribly. Even Universal Pictures is a better home for Classic Media properties than Disney. Look at their film adaptations of Mr. Magoo, George of the Jungle (its sequel too), and Underdog.
  45. Somehow, they aired their coverage of E3 2018 which was left uncensored, and something like that should be unacceptable for a children’s program.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. It's still a decent company, even if they started doing direct-to-video sequels and live-action remakes. For their good qualities on Greatest Movies Wiki, click here.
  2. Their feature animation studio, Pixar, Marvel Studios, the television animation studio, and Star Wars media other than the sequels still make mostly quality movies or shows. Many of the criticisms centered on Disney are mainly from it as a company, its live action studio, the sequel trilogy, and its bad stories.
  3. They were nice enough to give the creator of Scrat's creation back once they found out the truth.
  4. They, like many other companies, are rooting for Ukraine to win over Russia's unprovoked invasion of the country.
  5. Its a decent place to work in.
  6. They DO listen to criticism often.

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