School Plays the 'Lion King' Remake at Fundraiser, Now Owes Disney Money

Now this is just absurd.

Emerson Elementary School was having a "parents night out" and to keep the kids happy, one of the dads brought in his copy of the 'Lion King' live action remake for them to watch, which not surprisingly, kept the kids very occupied.

The next morning, the school received an email from 'Movie Licensing USA' saying that they were owed $250 - which was one third of what was raised during the fundraiser, for illegally streaming the movie for a crowd.

CNN reports that "Berkeley City Council member Lori Droste, who is also a parent at Emerson Elementary, believes Disney is being unfair...Droste said parents at the school are angry about this new fine, which to many low-income families is not a small price to pay.

"It's just so appalling that an incredibly wealthy corporation ... is having its licensing agents chase after a PTA having to raise insane amounts of money just to pay teachers, cover financial scholarships and manage school programs," she said."

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