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Disney Issues a Statement on the Crisis in Ukraine

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Disney Issues a Statement on the Crisis in Ukraine
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The Walt Disney Company has issued a formal statement on the tragic situation currently happening in Ukraine. Read here for details.

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Statement

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Today, Disney released a statement regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They are pausing the release of theatrical films in Russia.

Disney shared the following official statement, “Given the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis, we are pausing the release of theatrical films in Russia, including the upcoming Turning Red from Pixar.

We will make future business decisions based on the evolving situation. In the meantime, given the scale of emerging refugee crisis, we are working with our NGO partners to provide urgent aid and other humanitarian assistance to refugees.”

What do you think of Disney’s decision to halt theatrical releases in Russia? Please join in on the conversation in the comments below and on Facebook.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Ukraine needs tanks, shells, bombs, rockets, guns, etc not another company issuing another useless statement. Disney wants to legit help, they need to use their political influence to pressure politicians to load up Ukraine with weapons.

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