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California school fined $250 for showing Disney movie

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 parents’ 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.”

Berkeley City Councilwoman Lori Droste took to Twitter Jan. 31 to share the school’s saga in a multi-part tweet.

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