Michael Moore’s controversial documentary may get Disney boycotted after all.
Conservatives threatened to boycott the Mouse House last year when it was revealed that the movie company’s subsidiary Miramax was funding the Bush-bashing film, “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Now that Disney is refusing to let Miramax distribute the Palm D’or winning flick, liberals are organizing a boycott against it.
“You are censoring one of the most important filmmakers in America,” reads a petition being circulated by Democrats.com and signed by more than 20,000 people. “This is unacceptable in a democracy. As consumers, we are not powerless. We will protest with our wallets — by boycotting Disney products until you agree to distribute Fahrenheit 9/11.” They’re saying they won’t buy anything produced by Disney, including its films, theme parks, toys, and TV networks.
“It’s a free country,” Disney spokeswoman Zenia Mucha tells The Scoop. “We have a right to decline distribution. They have a right to do whatever they think is in their interest.”
Da Vinci star power
Brown disclosed the names of the potential stars of the flick when speaking to an audience in Concord, New Hampshire recently — and the crowd gave the loudest applause to Clooney, reports the Union Leader of Manchester.
Brown said he resisted having his book made into a film, but Miramax head Harvey Weinstein convinced him that the public needs to know about "The Da Vinci Code" — and most people don’t read.
“He absolutely appealed to my ego,” Brown said. Paramount, however, is making the film.
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