Disney’s $180 Million Woke Gay Teen Romance Is A Box-Office Fail

Disney, whose stock has fallen over 33% over the last year amid controversy over its constant pushing of woke ideology, has once again put out an agenda-pushing film that appears to be failing at the box office.

“Strange World,” an animated film that features a gay teen romance and pushes the left’s climate change agenda, opened on Wednesday with a poor $4.2 million in ticket sales. According to Bloomberg, the movie is projected to bring in as little as $21 million over what should be a strong holiday weekend.

The movie appears to be on track to be just the latest in a line of Disney’s over-woke movie failures, which is especially brutal considering the company spent a whopping $180 million on the film.

“That’s a terrible result for the $180 million-budgeted animated adventure,” wrote Variety’s Brent Lang, noting that last Thanksgiving, Disney premiered its animated film, “Encanto” — which was also deemed a disappointment after taking in $40.3 million over the long holiday weekend.

The company also alienated many of its fans earlier this year with the latest installment in its “Toy Story” franchise, “Lightyear” — featuring a lesbian kiss and refusing to cast conservative actor Tim Allen as the voice of Buzz Lightyear. The movie ultimately bombed at the box office.

“Strange World” tells the story of a gay teenager, Ethan, voiced by Jaboukie Young-White — who is best known for being a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Ethan is supported by his loving, biracial parents Searcher — who is voiced by Jake Gyllenhaal — and Meridian, who is voiced by Gabrielle Union.

According to a synopsis of the film’s plot from The Daily Wire, “The family rejects its fabled heritage as explorers to farm but ends up pulled back into the family business to hunt for Searcher’s father, Jaeger (Dennis Quaid), who went missing when he was a child. Their search, aided by their disabled dog, takes them to Avalonia, a strange world with a fragile ecosystem. Ethan struggles to get past his shyness around his love interest, a boy named Diazo.”

The movie reportedly leans heavily on the woke agenda, attempting to portray Jaeger’s character as toxically masculine while Searcher’s character is portrayed as more of the “male feminist” type, according to a review of the film by Lauren Chen. She also notes in her review that “Strange World” pushes the climate change agenda through metaphors about fossil fuels and the actions of humans destroying their own environment.

Beyond the woke ideology, “Strange World” is also apparently just difficult to watch. According to Seattle Times critic Soren Andersen, the movie features an “uneasy marriage of clunky psychodrama and overwrought special effects” that made it “a chore to sit through.”

Alongside its failure at the box office, “Strange World” has earned the lowest rating ever for a Disney animated feature — as it has received a CinemaScore rating of B. Every single Disney animated film since “Beauty and the Beast” has earned some form of an A, from an A+ to an A-.

The movie also received a low audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, just 59%.

This news comes as Disney’s stock has fallen over 33% over the last year, and the company has made a major change — firing CEO Bob Chapek earlier this week and bringing back his predecessor, Bob Iger.