Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that Disney could fund the creation of blind children’s playgrounds and provide the money to build the facilities.
That is because Disney, which is owned by Amblin Entertainment, the parent company of The Walt Disney Company, has a major stake in the project.
Iger’s comments come as the company is considering funding a new, blind-friendly playground for children in the U.S. The project, called The Blind Kids’ Adventure, was announced in April, and has been in development since at least 2008.
In a post on his blog, Iger said he was “very excited” about the project and that the company could “bring to life this idea of blind-friendliness, which we have always wanted to do”.
Iger wrote: “We are not looking for a million-dollar venture.
But we could do it, and we can do it quickly and efficiently.
The question is whether the world needs this vision to achieve this goal.”
The Blind People of the World, a Disney film which features a blind cast member, will be released on March 16, 2019.
It will feature a new story of a blind boy and his blind mother.
The film is being produced by Disney-ABC TV Studios and is directed by Josh Weinstein.
SOURCE Entertainment Weekly