May 25th, 2005

American Family Association anti-gay Disney boycott lifted

Christian group abandons Disney boycott
Group upbeat about changes at company due to departure of Michael Eisner and Miramax split.
May 24, 2005: 6:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A conservative Christian group has ended a nine-year boycott of the Walt Disney Co., citing as "positive signs" the departure of Chief Executive Michael Eisner and the release of a film based on the children's book "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."Read more...Collapse )

Sanders Morris Harris analyst David Miller said he doubted the prolonged action had any impact on Disney's profitability. "Anytime you have a highly visible, high-profile company you're going to have someone who doesn't like what you're doing," he said. Read more...Collapse )

I wonder how they'll feel when they realize Rupert Everett plays the voice of the Fox. Anyway, whatever.