The Walt Disney Company has joined in the campaign against bullying with an inspirational new video. Following in the “It Gets Better” series and part of The Trevor Project, Disney Imagineers and Cast Members offer words of advice and encouragement for those who are bullied and feel like there is no hope.
The video opens with Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis addressing “anyone who has ever been bullied, teased, or harassed for being different.” The overall campaign is primarily aimed at those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, as is this video, but Kalogridis makes a point to extend the message to all who need a brighter view of the future.
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Familiar Disney employees featured in the video beyond Kalogridis include Walt Disney Imagineers Eric Jacobson, Lisa Girolami, and Bruce Vaughn, though their contributions and messages are no more or less important than the many Cast Members who offer their own stories of being bullied for who they are.
The video concludes with Disney’s PRIDE logo, which stands for People Respecting Individual Diversities in Everyone, offering resources, learning opportunities and a supportive network for gay and lesbian Cast Members.
Last year, Pixar also released a similar video:
These powerful videos featuring successful individuals offer a few simple words of hope for those who may not currently find any in their lives. It does get better.