(Nathan Koketsu/Daily Bruin)
Theme parks, news networks, cruise lines and more — Disney isn’t the fluffy, gentle children’s film studio it used to be.
In February, the multibillion-dollar company sent ripples through the industry by announcing it would be shutting down Blue Sky Studios, which is famous for the “Ice Age” and “Rio” franchises, because of “economic realities.”
When the Walt Disney Company acquired Blue Sky Studios in 2019, along with the rest of Fox, many people voiced fears about the consequences of Disney’s growing monopoly on the animation industry.
This post was updated April 11 at 7:59 p.m.
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Every year, the Graduate Students Association holds a spring quarter election for four executive officer positions that aim to best represent the interests, needs and concerns of UCLA’s graduate student body.
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Transparency promotes accountability.
It’s a sentiment that’s often shared by both members of the Undergraduate Students Association Council and its critics.
Most recently, various Jewish and pro-Israel student organizations raised concerns about USAC’s transparency following the council’s approval of a resolution that called for the University of California to divest from businesses that contribute to global military operations.
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