• Ethan Horn

The Disney Rant


Art by Jessica Lau

Disney sucks. Yeah, I said it. They are the absolute worst, and I'm not alone in that opinion. The only people who don’t despise Disney are their die-hard fans who manage to hang in there through all of Disney’s tomfoolery. Despite everything from monopolization and greed, to terrible services, for some strange reason, these people still adore this company that doesn’t even care about their own customers. Through thick and mostly thick, these people stand right by them saying, “Oh, the new Star Wars wasn’t that bad!”


Which it was, by the way, although you have to admire their tenacity. They manage to hang on to the thought that Disney not only produces good content but cares about what their customers think. They don’t care, and Disney knows that no matter how bad Star Wars 10 is, it will still make 10 quadrillion dollars due to their fans all paying extra to see the movie the day before its release.


Enough about that, let's talk about monopolies. Definition - “The exclusive possession or control of the supply of or trade in a commodity or service.” Who does that sound like? You’re probably thinking Disney, mostly because they’re who I'm ranting about. But if you take a second to actually think about Disney’s actions in the recent past, doesn’t this sound a lot like them? Last march they purchased Fox for $71 billion, meaning they now own 35% of the entire film industry. This might not sound like a whole lot, but pick one of your favorite movies from this year and I guarantee you Disney was involved in the production, release, or sale of that movie in some form.


Because of the enormous economic power monopolies have, they’ve been banned, but Disney still manages to get away with purchasing half of the entertainment industry. It’s incredibly dangerous because all of the money from the consumer is going to Disney. Pretty soon they’ll be the only film company in the business, and making cars, planes, own the military, and have every restaurant under their payroll.


It’s pretty obvious that Disney’s terrible services coincide with their greed. I’ve already mentioned this but they know that no matter how bad their service is, people will still pay for it and they’ll pay a lot. They are willing to produce anything even if it's hogwash in order to make money.


A good example of this is Disney+. A terrible knockoff mixture of Netflix and Hulu, with constant buffering and a terrible user interface. It's honestly another way Disney is trying to compete in the “streaming wars,'' and by starting up their own streaming platform they’ve thrown their own lousy service into the ring. There are about 30 million subscribers to Disney+ with a 6.99 monthly subscription. This service has been available for 4 months now, so they’ve made about a billion dollars from it so far.


To wrap this up, what I'm trying to get at is that…. Disney is literally the best. Please buy all of their merch and watch every movie they make 10/10 would play again.