Disney’s retrograde princesses have seen some improvements in recent years, but they still send mixed messages about what female leadership looks like.
Princesses are not great role models if we want to raise empowered daughters.
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Objections from certain sectors of Malaysian society to the film neatly illustrates both the fear and lack of understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country.
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What do you do if you marry a beast?
Moana takes to the sea.
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Disney's Moana has a remarkably accurate depiction of how Polynesian peoples navigate by the stars, and draws attention to the richness of Indigenous astronomy.
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Star Wars offshoot Rogue One was originally intended to be darker – but it looks like it might be rather vanilla.
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From washing the dishes to saving tribes from oblivion: Disney's women have come a long way.
Dwayne Jonson will voice the character of Maui in upcoming Disney film Moana.
Furores over blackface happen with disturbing regularity in Australia. To help explain why blackface is more than a simple case of harmless parody - or even honouring your hero - we must understand its harmful history.
‘Here’s why you’re f****d.’
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The digital conqueror took to the stage in Edinburgh with some harsh words for the TV industry.
Hollywood shirks its ethical responsibilities when it comes to vulnerable animal species.
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From Jabberwocky to the BFG's gobblefunking, playing with words is the first step to mastering them – not something to be ironed out of teaching.
Orlando in mourning.
A journalist turned professor explores the identity of the city he has reported on for 41 years.
It's been a long time coming but Disney is set to tap into the vast and lucrative China market.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive at Southport Magistrates Court in Australia, 18 April 2016.
Why we're being asked to decide whether Amber Heard is one of two archetypes: the gold-digging, manipulative siren or the innocent female victim.
Enough monkeying around.
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Welcome to Disney's latest adaptation, where the only thing that's real is Mowgli.
It's a searing response to the great American paradox – and the US climate of suspicion and fear.
Stratford-upon-Avon is beginning to resemble Disneyland.
There's no need to fret that princess stories are bad for little girls.
‘A long time ago …’
It was by no means a sure thing that Star Wars' innovative beginning endured until the modern day. Here's the story of its various scrapes with the wrecking ball.
‘I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations. And this is my counterpart R2-D2.’
No Star Wars movie would be complete without the Universe's two favourite droids. But now the race is on to turn them into fact.
The force is strong with this one.
How to build a movie empire that will last for generations.