Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has pledged to donate to a California elementary school after the school’s parent-teacher association was fined $250 for showing the “Lion King” movie during a fundraising event.
According to CNN, Emerson Elementary School in Berkeley was fined by licensing firm Movie Licensing USA, which was representing Disney, for showing the movie at the parent’s night out fundraiser in mid-November, which raised $800.
“One of the dads bought the movie at Best Buy,” PTA president David Rose told CNN. “He owned it. We literally had no idea we were breaking any rules.”
Iger apologized to the school Thursday.
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“Our company @WaltDisneyCo apologizes to the Emerson Elementary School PTA and I will personally donate to their fund raising initiative,” Iger tweeted Thursday.
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