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It’s been just one year since Disney, the most powerful entertainment company in the world, was caught saying the quiet part out loud, namely that they were using their brand — a brand parents had been trusting with their children for generations — to indoctrinate those children into the LGBTQIA cult.
In a leaked video, one of Disney’s executive producers said she’s implementing a “not at all secret gay agenda” and is regularly adding queerness to her kids shows. And it’s not just the queerness Disney is promoting. In the show “The Proud Family,” Disney stirs racial division with songs like “Slaves Built This Country,” where kids rap about descendants of slaves earning reparations for every minute they spend submerged in “systematic prejudice, racism and white supremacy.”
Walt Disney loved America. The company he founded seems to think America is systemically racist, and beyond just their content, Disney as a corporation pushes all the worst excesses of the woke Left — paying for its employees to travel for abortions, promoting “anti-racism” indoctrination of its employees, and going to war on behalf of radical Left-wing social policy in Florida.
It would be impossible to overstate just how big a loss this is for Americans who believe in basic reality. Disney controls the greatest content library ever created. Their cultural reach, particularly with children, is beyond anything that’s ever existed.
Recognizing the scope of this loss, The Daily Wire announced we would spend $100 million over three years to begin our own kids entertainment company. And today, on the 100th anniversary of the day Walt Disney founded his company, I’m proud to announce the launch of ours.
Introducing Bentkey, an entirely new company from The Daily Wire, a company dedicated to creating the next generation of timeless stories that transport kids into a world of adventure, imagination and joy.
Why the name Bentkey? Why not D.W. kids, as we’ve been calling the initiative for the last year? Well, put simply: D.W. Kids is just too political. Bentkey isn’t about teaching kids politics. It’s about childhood and wonder and adventure. It’s about values and all of the things on which politics are built later.
We didn’t just come up with a new name, though. We built an entirely new app that’s available on all the most popular devices. There are over 150 episodes available right now today on the app, and there will be new episodes released every single Saturday morning. That’s right, we’re bringing back Saturday morning cartoons. Here’s a preview:
Take a look at all Bentkey has to offer: pic.twitter.com/f23Imva5ZA
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 16, 2023
Download the new app, and here’s what you’ll find: Over the last year, we’ve produced four original series that we’re calling Bentkey Adventures.
The first one is called “A Wonderful Day with Mabel Maclay,” and it’s about a wonderful character named Mabel and her trusty sidekick, Jasper, her pup. And they get into all kinds of adventures — they sing songs, they read books, they build gadgets, they meet neighbors. They encourage kids in this fast-paced world to slow down and take a minute to wonder.
We have “Chip Chilla,” the first show we ever announced for the platform now fully realized. “Chip Chilla” is about a family of chinchillas who homeschool — a mom and a dad who create a world of excitement where little Chip and Charla and baby Chubby discover everything from world history to classic books and how to care for others. It’s a celebration of a deeply loving family that has a blast learning all of life’s lessons.
Then there’s “Kid Fit Go!,” a dynamic and exciting take on fitness. Kids can join our kid instructors for a fun approach to exercise. And in “Kid Explorer,” Broadcast Cal explores the people and events that have shaped the modern world in an accessible way for kids of all ages, using humor and animation and costumes.
You’re going to love these shows. So will your kids.
While that’s a lot of original content for a brand new studio, we want to make sure that our offering was robust and that kids had even more to enjoy. So we built a team to curate content from all around the world that we would trust our kids with.
It’s taken tens of millions of dollars to get us here and countless hours from our entire team. But we’re just getting started and, like all for-profit endeavors, will only be able to continue if you find value in the offering and buy it. Many of you already have.
For all of our DailyWire+ members who’ve been with us for years or even those who joined us recently, thank you. This wouldn’t be possible without your support. And now, with your annual membership to DailyWire+ you’ll also get access to the entire world of Bentkey for no extra charge. Just download the app and use the same DailyWire+ login that you already use. And your family can start enjoying all this brand new content right now.
Bentkey is also available as a standalone purchase for just $99 a year. That’s $99 to help us build the future we all want to see; $99 to build an alternative that we can trust; $99 for great content that your kids will love to watch. You can get Bentkey now at Bentkey.com or download our app just about anywhere.
It’s taken 100 years to build Disney. We know we aren’t what Disney is today, but we hope in time we might become what they were, once upon a time: a little studio with big ideas and the courage to chase them.
Walt Disney embodied the American spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. He risked everything to build his dream. One of his greatest risks and greatest achievements was “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Critics at the time called it “Disney’s Folly.” They were certain it would be a flop. It was 400% over budget, and it would have bankrupted the entire company if it didn’t succeed. But it did succeed. It went on to become one of the top-grossing films of all time.
Everything you see today from Disney was made possible by “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” So there’s no better example of Disney’s disregard for their own heritage or their disregard for their own audience than their current remake of their own classic film. Walt once said about “Snow White,”
…to me I thought it was a perfect story. I had the sympathetic dwarfs… I had the Prince and the girl, the romance … I just thought it was a perfect story.
Unfortunately, the company Disney founded doesn’t agree with their founder and visionary. They’re remaking their own iconic film. Nearly 100 years later, they’ve decided to make some key changes. Their lead actress, the new Snow White, Rachel Zegler, has summed it up, saying,
I just mean that it’s no longer 1937. We absolutely wrote a ‘Snow White’ [who’s] not going to be saved by the prince, and she’s not going to be dreaming about true love; she’s going to be dreaming about becoming the leader she knows she can be, and the leader that her late father told her she could be if she was fearless, fair, brave and true.
While Disney still uses Walt’s name, they’ve all but abandoned his legacy. Instead of telling stories about timeless truth, what the ancient fairy tales were all about, Disney’s new “Snow White” is an apology for their past and will expose children to the popular but destructive lies of the current moment.
Which is why, in addition to announcing the launch of our Kids Entertainment company, I also want to announce today the company’s first live action feature film. It’s a story about a princess and a prince, about beauty and vanity, about love and its power to raise us from death to life. It’s our own adaptation of an ancient fairy tale. It’s coming in 2024, and it’s called “Snow White and the Evil Queen.”
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 16, 2023