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Disney makes ‘heartbreaking’ decision to cut 28,000 jobs
Minnie and Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Park in California
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Disney makes ‘heartbreaking’ decision to cut 28,000 jobs

Most of the lay-offs are at theme parks in the United States
30 Sep 2020
When is Disney+ coming to the UK and is it worth buying?
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In Depth

When is Disney+ coming to the UK and is it worth buying?

Release date for new service brought forward by a week
22 Jan 2020
Best films coming in 2019 from The Irishman to Frozen II
The Irishman
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Best films coming in 2019 from The Irishman to Frozen II

It is a huge year for Disney with Aladdin and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
14 Oct 2019
The Lion King: first reviews of live-action remake
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The Lion King: first reviews of live-action remake

New reworking of the Disney classic stars Beyonce and Donald Glover
12 Jul 2019
Disney’s live-action Mulan: what we know so far
Liu Yifei as Mulan
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Disney’s live-action Mulan: what we know so far

Latest details on the cast, release date, trailer and more
11 Jul 2019
Upcoming Disney movies: what’s next after Aladdin?
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Upcoming Disney movies: what’s next after Aladdin?

Live-action remake starring Will Smith is surpassing expectations at the box office despite lukewarm reviews
31 May 2019
Why Emma Thompson quit John Lasseter film
Emma Thompson.
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Why Emma Thompson quit John Lasseter film

Actor publishes open letter after refusing to work under studio executive accused of sexual misconduct
27 Feb 2019

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The internet reacts to Will Smith’s Genie in Aladdin trailer
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The internet reacts to Will Smith’s Genie in Aladdin trailer

Unsettling CGI turns fast-talking sidekick into nightmare fuel for some fans
11 Feb 2019
Golden Globes 2019: five biggest surprises
Glenn Close
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Golden Globes 2019: five biggest surprises

A Star is Born fails to claim any awards in the major categories
7 Jan 2019
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s favourite Disney films
Harry Meghan
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s favourite Disney films

Duke and Duchess of Sussex named two animated classics when questioned by children at charity event
5 Sep 2018
Disney’s Winnie the Pooh movie ‘banned in China over meme’
Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh
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Disney’s Winnie the Pooh movie ‘banned in China over meme’

Chinese social media wags compared the cuddly bear to president-for-life Xi Jinping
7 Aug 2018
Rupert Murdoch offers to sell Sky News to appease regulator
Rupert Murdoch
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Rupert Murdoch offers to sell Sky News to appease regulator

Media mogul has offered to sell or ring-fence Sky News channel in bid to push through takeover
3 Apr 2018
Netflix tops $100bn valuation - and overtakes Goldman Sachs
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Netflix tops $100bn valuation - and overtakes Goldman Sachs

In Depth: the view from inside the ‘runaway train’ streaming service challenging Disney and Amazon
24 Jan 2018
Disney World’s Donald Trump model dubbed a ‘monstrosity’
Donald Trump model at Disney World
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Disney World’s Donald Trump model dubbed a ‘monstrosity’

New addition to Hall of Presidents gets the thumbs down - but is there an explanation for the shoddy likeness?
20 Dec 2017
Marvel fans react to Disney-Fox deal
X-Men
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Marvel fans react to Disney-Fox deal

£39bn merger gives Disney control of X-Men and Fantastic Four
14 Dec 2017
Disney agrees £39bn deal for 21st Century Fox assets
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Disney agrees £39bn deal for 21st Century Fox assets

Sale ends more than half a century of expansion by media mogul Rupert Murdoch
14 Dec 2017
Liu Yifei to play Mulan in Disney’s live-action remake
Liu Yifei
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Liu Yifei to play Mulan in Disney’s live-action remake

Disney avoids ‘whitewashing’ controversy by casting Chinese star in lead role
30 Nov 2017
Beyonce joins The Lion King remake cast
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Beyonce joins The Lion King remake cast

Singer will play Nala, alongside Donald Glover as Simba and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar
2 Nov 2017
Disney's live-action Aladdin to include new white character
Billy Magnusson
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Disney's live-action Aladdin to include new white character

News that upcoming movie will feature the new role of Prince Anders provokes claims of 'whitewashing'
6 Sep 2017
Disneyland Paris bans boy from princess experience
Frozen boy
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Disneyland Paris bans boy from princess experience

Three-year-old told he could not take part in the make-up and hair-styling session, because he is male
31 Aug 2017
Beauty and the Beast 'gay moment' angers Malaysia censors
Luke Evans and Josh Gad in Beauty and the Beast
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Beauty and the Beast 'gay moment' angers Malaysia censors

Disney postpones release of film after state censorship board removes scene between LeFou and Gaston
14 Mar 2017
Aladdin live action film: What we know so far
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Aladdin live action film: What we know so far

After criticisms for whitewashing, Disney puts out casting call stating 'these characters are Middle Eastern'
13 Mar 2017
Beauty and the Beast to feature 'exclusively gay moment'
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Beauty and the Beast to feature 'exclusively gay moment'

Josh Gad's LeFou is torn between lust and admiration for Gaston, says director Bill Condon
2 Mar 2017
YouTube star loses Disney deal after anti-Semitic video
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YouTube star loses Disney deal after anti-Semitic video

Swedish comedian Felix Kjellberg claims 'Death to all Jews' footage was a joke to show 'how crazy the modern world is'
14 Feb 2017
Beauty and the Beast: Live action film vs original animation
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Beauty and the Beast: Live action film vs original animation

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are 'completely magical' as new posters reveal more about the Disney remake
27 Jan 2017
Teen survives 23-storey fall after trying to impress girl
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Teen survives 23-storey fall after trying to impress girl

Lovestruck 16-year-old's fall broken by a parked Renault Logan - and other tall tales
28 Sep 2016
Beauty and the Beast: Emma Watson stars in new trailer
Beauty and the Beast
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Beauty and the Beast: Emma Watson stars in new trailer

Teaser gives a sneak peak of the Harry Potter actress as Belle in Disney's live-action take on its classic cartoon
24 May 2016
Jungle Book 'beggars belief' that it was shot in a studio
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In Review

Jungle Book 'beggars belief' that it was shot in a studio

Critics praise dazzling special effects in 'one of most engrossing film worlds since Avatar'
8 Apr 2016
Star Wars theme parks: Harrison Ford unveils expansion
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Star Wars theme parks: Harrison Ford unveils expansion

Han Solo actor announces Disney project with an 'I can't tell if he wants to be here' delivery
23 Feb 2016
Ten films to look forward to in 2015
Star Wars
In Review

Ten films to look forward to in 2015

From long-awaited blockbusters to Tarantino and Pixar originals, the films that will cause a stir in 2015
13 Jan 2015
Star Wars spin-off 'will be Han Solo origins story'
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
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Star Wars spin-off 'will be Han Solo origins story'

British director for new film focussing on one of the original Star Wars characters
23 May 2014
MOVIES: Why Disney will shrug off Lone Ranger flop
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MOVIES: Why Disney will shrug off Lone Ranger flop

Hi-Yo silver lining! Studio set to lose $190m on new movie, but its share price rises. What's going on?
11 Jul 2013
The Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp's Tonto serve up a turkey
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The Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp's Tonto serve up a turkey

Disney have another flop on their hands as $225m Western is slaughtered by the critics
2 Jul 2013
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