When it Comes to Children’s Entertainment, Will Christians Answer Disney’s Move?

"You can choose to cancel your Disney+ subscription or stop taking your kids to Disney movies, but that still doesn’t offer a better entertainment alternative. Unless we back up criticism with action, nothing much will change, and the options for kids will shrink." - Phil Cooke

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dgszweda's picture

I am not sure if the guy who produced the Hillsong movie about how a church band produces syrupy lyrics to bring an emotional response is the best individual to comment about the need for better Christian children's programming.  But hey, that is just me.

Dave White's picture

#BoycottDisney is like Halley’s Comet ... it's "periodic" and predictable

And most will see it twice in their lifetime (or in the case of #BoycottDisney 10 to 15)

Bert Perry's picture

dgszweda wrote:

I am not sure if the guy who produced the Hillsong movie about how a church band produces syrupy lyrics to bring an emotional response is the best individual to comment about the need for better Christian children's programming.  But hey, that is just me.

I dunno, David, if the guy has repentance and Godly sorrow for what he's done, we might be getting somewhere.  :^)

Seriously, Mr. Cooke also has an article about how a rash of bad Christian movies might be a good thing, and while he has a point that you've got to go through the wilderness to get to the promised land sometimes, what I've noticed is that too often, Christian artists make a lot of mistakes that a little bit of immersion in the work of their secular counterparts might help them to avoid.  No, that doesn't mean Christian movies need to have graphic sex scenes and a ton of f-bombs and a few dismembered limbs strewn across the set and the like, but there are some things that people do with character and plot development that we ought to follow in the same way that Christian musicians ought to pay attention to how the great secular artists applied poetry, melodies, harmonies, and the like to perform their craft.

It's not a guarantee--you will find Juilliard graduates in some pretty atrocious movies, to draw a picture--but it at least sets the stage (pun intended) to possibly do better.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.