Today, we’re looking at how the entertainment world is evolving to include merchandise that appeals to more diverse groups and offer 4-D experiences.
Disney has long been regarded as a company that supports traditional, conservative family values. However, in the last few years they have made small, but calculated moves to take a positive stance promoting love of all kinds, and I’m not just talking about Belle and the Beast.
Prior to Pride Week in the spring of last year, Disney began selling Mickey Mouse Rainbow Love ears supporting the LGBTQIAPK+ community. Personally, I’m rooting for Disney to follow this up with more representation in their films; otherwise this feels like it could be just a piece of merchandise pandering to a large, vocal audience.
The Simpsons is the longest-running animated American sitcom, currently in its 30th season. I’ll be honest, I have never seen an episode; I wasn’t even really into cartoons as a child much less now. But even I can appreciate the cult following this show boasts.
Last year, the first Simpsons 4-D experience was opened in the form of the show’s Kwik-E-Mart, IRL as the kids would say. Fans can go in real life to buy food and drinks seen on the show as well as Simpsons promotional merchandise. The next installment planned as the Springfield Aztec Theater.
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