This is one of those things Disney is going to be cleaning up for a long time. With such a reputable name, the Mouse House would probably like to keep it untarnished, especially by its own executive staff.
In a pretty huge dick move, Disney Animation Studios Chief Technical Officer Andy Hendrickson had this to say at a technical conference about his philosophy in making blockbuster tentpoles:
People say ‘It’s all about the story’. When you’re making tentpole films, bullshit.
According to Variety, he went on admit that the abysmal story behind Disney’s recent Alice in Wonderland sequel didn’t keep it from making boat loads of cash that put it now at the number 9 spot for all-time box office. Here’s the exact quote if you don’t believe us:
“The story isn’t very good, but visual spectacle brought people in droves. And Johnny Depp didn’t hurt.”…