Saturday, May 29, 2004
Michael Moore's controversial documentary 'Fahrenheit 9/11' moved a step closer to U.S. theaters on May 28, 2004 as Miramax film studio founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein personally bought rights to the picture from Walt Disney Co. Miramax had funded the film but Disney, which owns the art-house studio, had declined to distribute the movie, saying the documentary and its criticism of President Bush's war on Iraq were too politically charged.
Considering the problems they had with Michael Eisner, what better way to re-invent itself. Do they honestly think families will boycott their products? Every screaming brat begs to go to Disneyland. However, I don't think those in charge of the company have the same vision that Walt had.