We get it. You despise Walt Disney.
I don't think you do get it. It's not about despising Disney, which is a very childish argument (sorry!) in the reductio ad absurdum
vein. As is your protestation about Disney's expectations of money -- of course
he expected money out of it, or he wouldn't have invested time, staff and money in making the film.
So: not about despising Disney, but about trying to balance the register of the victor writing the history, as the Disney Corp. has done with Yravers. For years they've been making her out to be a bitch, impossibly difficult, stubborn, wilful and ignorant of the movie business, implying that she was so inherently stupid as to go against Uncle Walt's wishes and have her own point of view. It essentially covers up the fact that Disney gave her a whole string of promises and didn't keep any of them; that they just expected her to fall into line without any sort of explanation about how they liked to work, and when she didn't (because, truthfully, she didn't know much about the movie business and had a lot of unrealistic expectations) she was shunned, badly treated, laughed at and complained about quite openly, and the subjected to decades now of character assassination and corporate myth-making. All to cover up the fact that Disney broke his promises, and then didn't know how to work with someone who didn't say yes to his every expectation.
I can see why you might not understand, though, if you expect someone with a counter-opinion to yours to just go away and stop posting. But why should the threads about this film only be populated by people intent on slighting Travers' character?
You might very well think that. I couldn't possibly comment.
I never said that Walt didn't expect money out of it-all I said was he didn't know HOW MUCH the film would make, or if the public would even take to it at all (Walt, like any other filmmaker had his fair share of flops- PINOCCHIO, FANTASIA, BAMBI, SLEEPING BEAUTY, etc. didn't make money until reissues/video).
I never intended, in my posts, to slight Travers' character. That was the farthest thing from my mind, and I'm truthfully sorry if they were taken that way. I also don't expect anyone to go away and stop posting.