Despite Disney's many musical hits, its famous songwriters didn't always hit the right notes.
Disney+ is showing on-screen disclaimers before some of its older movies, warning viewers that they contain 'outdated cultural depictions'.
It was reported earlier this week that the 1946 animated-live action movie Song of the South will not be appearing on new streaming service Disney+. The studio is also planning to remove the controversial scene from 1941’s Dumbo featuring the singing bird character Jim Crow, named after the black face character created in the 1800s, and which later offered up a title for racial segregation laws. While some have described the decision as being a symptom of political correctness, others have criticised Disney for trying to erase previous wrongs, as if they never happened.
One wonders if Dumbo is just a trial run for the much bigger animation task of The Lion King.
Our inner Disney kid is screaming already - the iconic Disney character, Dumbo the Elephant takes a whole new form as part of LOEWE's limited edition capsule collection.
The Jolie-Pitt clan shared a joke on the red carpet while Helen Mirren's grandson paid sartorial tribute to the film.
Disney has shared some new photos from Dumbo, Tim Burton’s live action remake of the 1941 animation, giving us a new look at Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, and – of course – the flying elephant himself.Dumbo is in cinemas from 29 March. Tickets are on sale now.Read moreDeVito takes a tumbleEvery live-action Disney remake on the way
Disney has dropped a new trailer for Tim Burton's Dumbo ahead of it flying into cinemas next month.
The chimney sweep dance in Mary Poppins, led by Dick van Dyk’s affable jack-of-all-trades Burt, harks back to ‘blackface’ tropes, an academic has claimed. In an article in the New York Times, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, a professor of English and gender studies professor at Oregon’s Linfield College, has said that in the book by PL Travers, the sequence signifies ‘racial panic’. Pollack-Pelzner flatly calls the scene ‘blacking up’, and while it may seem innocuous, it has other more troubling connotations.
Disney is showing no signs of stopping when it comes to given its classic animations the live-action remake treatment.The studio has already produced Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book to critical and commercial acclaim and soon we’ll be having several more to watch in cinemas.Here’s every single live-action remake Disney has green-lit and when they’re heading to a movie theatre near you.Read moreTim Allen on Toy Story 4’s emotional endingWhat will Disney do with Drax?Everything you need to know about Frozen 2
<strong>EXCLUSIVE: </strong> <em>Z Nation </em>actor Joseph Gatt is the latest to join the roster of Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of <em>Dumbo.</em> He will join previously announced cast members Colin, Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, DeObia Oparei, Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins. The movie will also star Roshan Seth, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith. Gatt will play a character named Skellig in a story that follows Holt (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside…
Colin Farrell may be about to see an elephant fly. Six weeks after Will Smith backed out of talks to take the (human) lead in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ with director Tim Burton, it seems the 40-year old Irish actor may be set to take his place. Deadline report that Farrell is in talks to appear originally earmarked for Smith, Farrell would appear as Holt, a “widowed father of two kids from Kentucky” whose offspring befriend the young elephant with the oversized ears.
A second outing for Angelina Jolie as the witch Maleficent has been announced by Disney, among a huge raft of new movie release plans. ‘Maleficent 2’, continuing the extension of the Sleeping Beauty story, will sit among seven new movies, nearly of which will be based on tales from the Disney canon. One is likely to be 'The Jungle Book 2’, following the phenomenal success of Jan Favreau’s live-action re-telling of Rudyard Kipling’s story.