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Disney has a wholesome, family-friendly image. Will acquiring Fox create a culture clash?

Disney has a wholesome, family-friendly image. Will acquiring Fox create a culture clash?

Stewie Griffin, meet Mickey Mouse.

The foulmouthed toddler of Fox’s animated series “Family Guy” is an un-potty-trained troublemaker whose florid vocabulary and diabolical machinations would likely get him kicked out of the Magic Kingdom.

But with Walt Disney Co.’s game-changing plan to acquire key 21st Century Fox assets, including its movie and TV production studios, Stewie could soon find himself corporate cousins with Disney’s wholesome cast of animated characters, from “Aladdin” to “Zootopia.”

20th Century Fox has consistently pushed the envelope in the realm of mainstream TV and cable programming, exploring the dark side in FX’s “American Horror Story,” and bawdy...

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