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Ruthie Tompson, pioneering Disney animator, dies aged 111

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Ruthie Tompson, the last living link to the earliest days of Walt Disney’s animation studio has died aged 111. In a statement, the Walt Disney Company said Tompson had “passed away peacefully in her sleep” on Sunday a...

Bedknobs and Broomsticks review – Disney fantasy is a bumpy flight

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Well, hocus pocus and substitutiary locomotion! Half a century after the Disney caper cast its spell on screen, Bedknobs and Broomsticks has been transformed into a stage musical. There are extra songs, deft illusions...

Disney reports post-Covid rebound as theme parks reopen

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The reopening of theme parks and 12 million new subscribers to Disney+ fuelled a post-pandemic recovery at the world’s biggest entertainment company, which beat Wall Street expectations in the quarter to 3 July. Disne...

Scarlett Johansson’s Disney lawsuit is the latest round of a difficult war

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After heading up to the clouds to take down a nefarious brainwashing facility in the Marvel blockbuster Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson’s next target has been revealed and this time she’s striking much closer to home....

Jungle Cruise review – the Rock’s Disney theme-park actioner takes predictable turns

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The Jungle Cruise theme-park ride is a riverboat trip that Disneyland visitors have been queuing up for since the 1950s: an old-timey craft travelling down an artificial jungle river, with a jolly captain pointing out...

Snow White’s kiss is far from the dodgiest Disney moment

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When is a kiss not just a kiss, but something more sinister? Most would agree that consent – and certainly the involvement of Donald Trump – should play a major role in such a discussion, but few of us would have spot...

Disney unapologetic over Mulan credit thanking Chinese Communist party

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Disney has claimed it was not responsible for thanking the Chinese Communist party in the credits at the end of the film Mulan, saying the decision was taken by local contractors. In a letter to the Commons business s...

Disney forecast to steal Netflix’s crown as world’s biggest streaming firm

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Netflix is forecast to lose its crown as the world’s biggest video streaming provider within three years, amid explosive growth at Disney after the launch of its rival on-demand service only 16 months ago. The Walt Di...

Raya and the Last Dragon review – dazzling Disney animation

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Disney’s latest offering casts Star Wars’ Kelly Marie Tran as the voice of its south-east Asian princess protagonist, the sword-wielding Raya. Her mission is to unite all five pieces of a broken gem containing dragon ...

Raya and the Last Dragon review – charming and stylish Disney tale

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There’s been a predictable laze to much of Disney’s animated output in recent years, a staid reliance on the easy mass market appeal of the sequel. Finding Dory, Cars 3, Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4, Ralph Breaks the In...