BUT, things now can never be as they once were. Even if Disney bows to reality here, we ALL know now who they really are. At best there will be an uneasy truce. At best. And now it will flare up into open warfare at the smallest perceived slight. I mean, what parent will trust them, now?
Even now there are other companies swooping in to steal Disney’s lunch. I’m not sure this the beginning of the end for Disney. But to quote Winston Churchill, it does seem to be the end of the beginning.
Disney got a HUGE black eye over this. In 10 years they may well be mumbling to themselves, “I was once the undisputed champion, a perennial contendah…”