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Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers review – surprisingly sharp Disney+ update

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It’s no real surprise that someone was prepped to poke fun at Hollywood’s increasingly aggressive remaking, rebooting and remixing of dust-caked IP, but it’s perhaps more of a surprise to find the joke coming from ins...

How Disney found its pride – and riled the American right

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‘Christ. they’re going after Mickey Mouse,” said president Joe Biden in April, bemoaning the Republican party’s targeting of yet another American institution. A few days earlier, at a desk surrounded by small children...

Ron DeSantis Disney attack violates Republican principles, GOP rival says

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The “revenge” political attack on Disney by Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, for opposing his “don’t say gay” law violates the party’s mantra of restrained government, his counterpart in Arkansas said. DeS...

Disney tells investors Florida’s attempts to repeal private district are unlawful

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Disney has told investors that attempts by the state of Florida to repeal the company’s ability to operate a private government in the state are unlawful, in a move that could thwart Florida’s retaliation against Disn...

Disney to lose special tax status for opposing Florida’s ‘don’t say gay’ bill

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Florida legislators passed a bill on Thursday that would revoke Walt Disney Co’s special tax status in a move widely seen as tit-for-tat for the company’s opposition to a new “don’t say gay” state law limiting discuss...

California police department investigates officers blaring Disney music

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A California police department has launched an investigation into its own officers who were filmed blaring copyrighted Disney music in attempts to prevent residents from recording them. The incident in question occurr...

Disney workers walk out over ‘don’t say gay’ bill as company sends mixed messages

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Even though only a small percentage of Walt Disney Co workers participated in a walkout Tuesday, organizers felt they had won a moral victory with the company issuing a statement denouncing the anti-LGBTQ+ legislation...

Disney faces backlash over LGBTQ controversy: ‘It’s just pure nonsense’

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Brandon Wolf has fond memories of his five years working as a dancer at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom near Orlando, Florida. “It was one of the best times of my life because I moved to Orlando to find a place to b...

‘Nostalgic racism is racism’: Disney criticised for Texas students’ performance

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Walt Disney World apologised after a Texas high school drill team performing at the entertainment giant’s Florida theme park wore fringed outfits and chanted: “Scalp ’em, Indians, scalp ’em.” “The live performance in ...

Disney staff stage walkouts over Florida’s ‘don’t say gay’ bill

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Disney staff members this week and next are staging walkouts over Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The Parental Rights in Education bill, which critics have dubbed as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, was recently passed by Fl...

Marvel denounces ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill after Disney apology

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Marvel Studios says it “strongly denounces” any legislation that affects the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, following the passing of a controversial bill in Florida. Republicans in Florida recently passed what oppone...

‘Don’t Say Gay’: Disney clashes with DeSantis over Florida bill

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The Walt Disney Company is suspending political donations in Florida after its chief executive suffered huge blowback for not using the company’s vast influence in the state to try to quash a Republican bill that woul...

Disney accused of removing gay content from Pixar films

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Disney has been accused of cutting LGBTQ+ content from the films of Pixar, the animation giant and Disney subsidiary, during the editing process. A letter from a group of employees of Pixar – the studio behind Toy Sto...

Disney, Sony and Warner Bros pause film releases in Russia over Ukraine invasion

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Disney is pausing all theatrical releases in Russia, including the upcoming Pixar film Turning Red, citing the “unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis”. “We will make future business decisio...

Fragonard to Frozen: how French art inspired Disney animators

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They were separated by more than 200 years and catered to entirely different audiences. But French decorative artists of the 18th century and Walt Disney animators in America shared a unique ambition – to breathe life...

Encanto’s We Don’t Talk About Bruno becomes first Disney song to reach UK No 1

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We Don’t Talk About Bruno, from the animated film Encanto, has become the first original Disney song to reach No 1 in the UK charts. Written by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, it has taken over the lives of child...

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