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Disney CEO: Adults don't like animation

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  1. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
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    My assumption would be that the Disney CEO has numbers to back up this claim

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    Please see my comment below. I think I was wrong here.
     
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    For years he would have been right, boomers by and large do not watch animated content, of any kind. Some of the older gen xers are in the same boat. What they little they did watch was pretty much comedy and nothing else.

    But it's abundantly clear in recent years that there is a very strong market for mature animation. Arcane,Vox Machina and Invincible jump to mind immediately. Plenty of people now realize animation is a medium, not a genre, so there's really not the stigma there was even just 10 years ago. Without the stigma, animation provides far more freedom, creative and financial, to produce than live action counterparts.
     
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    Haven’t the dragon ball super movies done well in theaters?

    As @sealclubber1016 mentioned, old people probably do dislike cartoons. Nearly all my male friends watch invincible, big mouth, South Park etc.
     
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  5. DaDakota

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    He is out of touch.

    DD
     
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    Clearly he’s never watched anime
     
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    superfob Mommy WOW! I'm a Big Kid now.

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    Make animation for adults and adults will watch, pretty simple IMO.

    Was it only kids watching the Simpsons and South Park all these years?
     
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    I guess he forgot they make money (and have parks) in Japan.

    I really don't trust bald people to run anything properly. Lulz.

    And a CEO of a diversified company like that should only really be a glorified CFO/stock finance job. You don't see MSFT CEO pretending like he knows everything about everything.
     
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    He's totally wrong. When the kids go to bed, that's when the hentai comes on. :D
     
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    Ok NVM. I checked with my sauce in the Mouse Leadership about this and his response was, "[Chapek] is a buffoon." So, I retract my earlier statement: I now assume that the Disney CEO was talking out of his ass.
     
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    Heard the same thing. Seems like no one likes Chapek.
     
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    Adults don't like Disney animation.
     
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    Also - Disney has the best IP and a comparatively weak video game lineup. Their future seems to focus mostly on mobile gaming. Does he think adults don't play video games?
     
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    I get the feeling that he's referring to Boomers when he says 'adults'. Standard MO for Boomers to think they're the core demo of everything, the center of the universe and focus of all focuses.
     
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    Oh. Okay. This is what that demo needs.

    [​IMG]
     
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    boomboom I GOT '99 PROBLEMS

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    Disney management is insufferable.
     
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    Can't wait for this boomer to get replaced and we get can XXX Hentai on Disney+
     
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    Wait. I thought that was what everybody complained about the Gen Z/Millenials? lol
     
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  19. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
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    Right. So Gen-X is by default the most humble and best.
     
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    I can agree with that.
     

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