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Song of the South: the difficult legacy of Disney’s most shocking movie

The 1946 film won’t be showing up on Disney+, but its insidious racism serves as an important reminder of the company’s dark historyFor all the uncertainty surrounding the streaming wars – even for a dominant company like Netflix, which is still hemorrhaging billions of dollars – there’s reason to believe that Disney+ is a safe […]

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Idina Menzel in Talks to Play Evil Stepmother in ‘Cinderella’

Idina Menzel is in negotiations to join Camila Cabello in Sony’s “Cinderella,” portraying the evil stepmother.The news comes a day after the revelation that Billy Porter was in talks to play Cinderella’s fairy godmother. Sony had no comment on either possible casting.The stepmother role, also known as Lady Tremaine, is based on the original character […]

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Walt Disney Animation Names Directors For Four New Film Projects (Exclusive)

Walt Disney Animation has appointed four filmmakers to work on original content for the studio. Directors Carlos Lopez Estrada (“Blindspotting”) and Suzi Yoonessi, along with Disney veterans Josie Trinidad and Marc Smith are each developing new films for the company’s animation branch.The announcement comes as Disney and Walt Disney Animation’s chief creative officer Jennifer Lee […]

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