Elsa, Anna, and Olaf could have a new job? It's a possibility! According to the National Journal, a high official in the State Department wants to utilize the Disney characters to help fight climate change. Yes, you did just read that correctly.
This morning on radio, Glenn could not resist discussing this interesting offer. What would Glenn say if he was working at Disney and someone gave him this offer? "Get the hell out of my office. First of all, we're not going to be used as a propaganda machine for anybody. It is our--it's our company. It's our property. Get the hell out of my office. And on the way out I'd say, and by the way, your climate change thing is a complete fraud. You said it was going to be globals warming. Now you're on global cooling? Get out."
While I think many of us would be entertained to see Glenn actually give that answer to the State Department, the perplexed Disney decided to take a different approach, simply shutting down the idea by saying, "Here at Disney it's in our culture to tell stories that project optimism and have happy endings."
See more of Glenn's thoughts on the topic and Disney's "optimism" and "happy endings" below:
GLENN: That's why they want "Frozen." They want Disney to produce -- the State Department wants Disney to produce an ad for climate change using the characters of "Frozen." Now, here's what happened. I love this. So they go to Disney and they ask Disney, hey, can we -- do you mind, can we do this. Now, what does Disney say? If I'm running Disney, I say --
GLENN: Get the hell out of my office. First of all, we're not going to be used as a propaganda machine for anybody. It is our -- it's our company. It's our property. Get the hell out of my office. And on the way out I say, and by the way, your climate change thing is a complete fraud. You said that it was going to be global warming. Now you're on global cooling? Get out. Here's what Disney said. I don't think you understand. Here at Disney it is in our culture to tell stories that project optimism and have happy endings. Bam, bam, bam.
STU: So they're saying, we can't tell the story of climate change because it's so dire for humanity?
GLENN: It doesn't have a happy ending.
STU: What are you talking about? Maybe a happy ending, but the parents are dying in every single one of their movies. There's always -- some dad is dead or mom's murdered at the beginning of every one of those movies.
GLENN: But it has a happy ending.
STU: Who knows what happens next. Next week the entire Bambi family is shot.
PAT: Apparently the envoy was interested in Disney telling the story of the plight of the polar bear. And what, how they're five times more populated now than in 1970? Is that what you're talking about. Like 500% more polar bears than there used to be. The thawing tundra and how Alaskan villages run the risk of falling in the sea. So that doesn't seem to be the story of "Frozen."
GLENN: Do you want to build a snowman?
PAT: Yeah. The "Frozen" thing seems to be where things are freezing, thus the name "Frozen." It doesn't seem to be --
GLENN: It could go either way.
PAT: To be thawing.
GLENN: It could go either way.
PAT: Could it?
GLENN: And what is...what was the winter warlock's name? What was her name?
PAT: Winter warlock?
GLENN: The woman who was up and she made the ice tower.
PAT: Are you talking about Queen Elsa?
GLENN: Yeah, that witch.
GLENN: Did you not notice the similarity of Queen Elsa and you people? You didn't notice the size of her garage and the SUVs that she was driving up in the mountains?
STU: Was she?
PAT: I didn't.
GLENN: The big staircase.
PAT: I missed it.
GLENN: Right next to the big staircase was a giant snow SUV. Made entirely out of snow and ice. And she was just running that thing. She was running it all the time to keep it warm. Kind of like Bloomberg used to. She was just keep it warm and running. It wasn't in her power. She find out in the end it wasn't her power that was making things cold. It was her SUVs.
GLENN: Yeah, because she was rich.
STU: Oh, she's wealthy?
GLENN: Yeah. That's why she hated the planet. Wealthy people hate planet. All planet.
STU: Wealthy people don't want to live on a planet like middle class --
GLENN: Thank you for saying that.
PAT: Not the same planet. They want a better planet.
STU: Right. They want maybe a space station where everything and perfect.