News Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro reflects on 2020 and hopes for 2021

Disney Analyst

Well-Known Member
They seriously are doubling down on the inclusivity first mantra. I only got two episodes into the new Pixar documentary on Disney+ and realized that it was one big virtue signaling series based on identity politics. Sorry - I want everyone treated equally with equal opportunity for all. All for it, but don't stuff it down my throat.

Yeah watching inclusivity play out is such a hard and awful thing to witness. How very dare they. Have your equal opportunity but don’t remind us you have it these days, we like to pretend it’s the 50’s in our minds. Ahh the good old days.

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TrainChasers

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Yeah watching inclusivity play out is such a hard and awful thing to witness. How very dare they. Have your equal opportunity but don’t remind us you have it these days, we like to pretend it’s the 50’s in our minds. Ahh the good old days.

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How many people of various cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs, and sexual identities were part of the 28,000 laid off?

But sure... let’s focus on the log flume.
 

SpoiledBlueMilk

Well-Known Member
Yeah watching inclusivity play out is such a hard and awful thing to witness. How very dare they. Have your equal opportunity but don’t remind us you have it these days, we like to pretend it’s the 50’s in our minds. Ahh the good old days.

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Hardly, and your snark misses the mark by a country mile. My comment was aimed at the Pixar series and that alone. Embodying diversity and inclusion is integral to business success. That should be standard practice and I commend Disney on adding it as a 5th key to their training program. However, when I sit down to watch a documentary series billed in advertising as a look behind the scenes at Pixar, I expect more of a look behind the scenes at how the creative process works, a la the Frozen doc, than series of short form stories cherrypicked to fill a diversity quotient.
 

Disney Analyst

Well-Known Member
Hardly, and your snark misses the mark by a country mile. My comment was aimed at the Pixar series and that alone. Embodying diversity and inclusion is integral to business success. That should be standard practice and I commend Disney on adding it as a 5th key to their training program. However, when I sit down to watch a documentary series billed in advertising as a look behind the scenes at Pixar, I expect more of a look behind the scenes at how the creative process works, a la the Frozen doc, than series of short form stories cherrypicked to fill a diversity quotient.

It all sounds like spoilt milk to me ;)
 

HoustonHorn

Well-Known Member
Meh, the chances of changing someone’s opinion on a fan forum are slim to none.
Ill Be Back Jim Carrey GIF
 

Disneyson

Well-Known Member
So many imagineers are gone... I wonder whose, exactly, are hearing this “say what has always been on your mind” thing, especially since it seems that Disney is looking for reasons to get rid of people now. It’s hard to be a champion for Cast Members right now considering the things that have had to happen. I think this was a terrible time to give a speech, because frankly, we are motivating people to do... what? If there are no new projects and no new carrots to dangle in front of our faces, what exactly are people trying to achieve?

To be frank, I think Josh is doing his job well. This is not a great time to make a speech. But it was IAAPA. I feel like he needed to say something.
 

Lilofan

Well-Known Member
So many imagineers are gone... I wonder whose, exactly, are hearing this “say what has always been on your mind” thing, especially since it seems that Disney is looking for reasons to get rid of people now. It’s hard to be a champion for Cast Members right now considering the things that have had to happen. I think this was a terrible time to give a speech, because frankly, we are motivating people to do... what? If there are no new projects and no new carrots to dangle in front of our faces, what exactly are people trying to achieve?
In the speech, defiance rules!
 

SpaceMountain77

Well-Known Member
Two thoughts:

(1) "We watched as our teams accomplished things in a few weeks that might normally take a year."

To me, this is operational inefficiency. If I was an executive, then I would want to know why it took a pandemic to get teams to achieve deliverables in weeks that might normally take a year. This statement is nothing short of embarrassing.

(2) "The pandemic has changed us, and forced us to focus on the most fundamental elements of who we are, what we do, and what we care about. It reminded us of what is most important – while compelling us to adjust and innovate."

People are one of an organization's most valuable resources. Those who have lost their jobs continue to be forgotten.
 

tirian

Well-Known Member
Two thoughts:

(1) "We watched as our teams accomplished things in a few weeks that might normally take a year."

To me, this is operational inefficiency. If I was an executive, then I would want to know why it took a pandemic to get teams to achieve deliverables in weeks that might normally take a year. This statement is nothing short of embarrassing.

(2) "The pandemic has changed us, and forced us to focus on the most fundamental elements of who we are, what we do, and what we care about. It reminded us of what is most important – while compelling us to adjust and innovate."

People are one of an organization's most valuable resources. Those who have lost their jobs continue to be forgotten.
Enjoy your past memories, and enjoy the new positive things when they happen to occur, because Disney is blatantly just a mega-corp.
 

EagleScout610

Well-Known Member
Two thoughts:

(1) "We watched as our teams accomplished things in a few weeks that might normally take a year."

To me, this is operational inefficiency. If I was an executive, then I would want to know why it took a pandemic to get teams to achieve deliverables in weeks that might normally take a year. This statement is nothing short of embarrassing.
I read it more as "Watch us half a** the heck out of everything, starting with Splash"
 

larryz

Breathe in, breathe out...
Premium Member
So how is retheming Splash to PatF "inclusive" in any way? From what I've read about the proposed makeover, Tiana is barely going to be in the ride at all. Kind of like she was in her own movie (in human form, anyway).
Our reptilian alien overlords will now feel much more welcome.*

* Don't laugh -- this refurb is coming out of California, after all!
 

MisterPenguin

President of Animal Kingdom
Premium Member
Thread title: Vague enough that almost anything related to the parks is fair game.

Result: Thread is just a list of personal grievances.

Click: Unwatch thread. Bye, have fun convincing no one!!
 

Miru

Well-Known Member

Remember this, people. Karma will bite WDI in the solar plexus HARD eventually. And then they’ll be forced to make more original and non-woke rides. I would consider what’s happening now the equal and opposite reaction to Superstar Limo and Habit Heroes.
 

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