Over the last couple of weeks I've been talking things over with Chris Braly of Bleedingfool.com and the contents of that interview are now available on the site.
Long-time readers of my blog will find few surprises, but it was nice to see the management step out side the normal comic/geek culture box and examine how geopolitics can shape American culture.
I'm pretty sure the Venn diagram of people interested in both Chinese military history and comic books has a fairly shallow overlap, but there is a connection.
As I note in the interview, Hollywood has largely abandoned middle America and has turned instead to the vast Chinese market for money. This has allowed them make a fortune selling vapid super-hero movies, but the drive to put "woke" themes in everything is something the Chinese have proven far more resistant to than Hollywood expected. This leaves the big studios (particularly Disney) in a place where their biggest market and the home market both hate their products. Hence the layoffs. Anyhow, read the whole thing.