In a surprising twist, the sequel to Frozen features a plotline addressing indigenous land rights.
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In a surprising twist, Frozen 2 tackles the complicated issue of warped colonial narratives and the case for repatriation. A worthy feat, but how well does Disney pull it off?
Two female models face off in a production of
The Magic Flute at Texas A&M University. Above, the Queen of the Night is up to no good, while the passive Pamina awaits her rescuer.
Princess movies and opera alike reveal the limited number of models available to women. "Le Dernier Sorcier", composed by Pauline Viardot in 1869, shows that a much richer world is possible.
Some are convinced that details from the past are being warped.
Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
The Disney brand, a major asset to establish itself among the players in audiovisual streaming.
Netflix's competitors are multiplying, and they're ambitious. After Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and a dozen others, Disney+ has lauched, and Netflix is clearly in the crossehairs.
Apple TV Plus has focused on recruiting big names for its shows.
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Although some have dubbed the flurry of new video services coming out as a 'streaming war,' the reality is very different.
Giants like Disney and NBCUniversal have been locked in the horns of a business problem known as the innovator's dilemma.
Scheherazade and the sultan by the Iranian painter Sani ol molk (1849-1856) in One Thousand and One Nights.
Aladdin draws on hundreds of years of anti-Muslim sentiment in western culture.
It’s important to help children understand that death is part of life. Here, the father, Mufasa, voiced by James Earl Jones, and his son, Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, in a scene from ‘The Lion King.’
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'The Lion King' illustrates how a child moves through five stages of grief with the support of loving friends, family and community.
In the live-action ‘Aladdin,’ Mena Massoud stars Aladdin, while Will Smith plays the Genie.
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While the 2019 'Aladdin' is a big improvement from the 1992 version, it still recycles some old tropes.
Let battle commence.
Vudu, Apple TV+, Disney +, NBC Universal: there's going to be a lot of blood on the carpet.
Sisters Elsa and Anna are back for a new adventure – but who will they save this time?
In production as the #metoo uprising took hold, the sequel is a real chance for Disney to normalise strong, independent female characters.
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We've had 90 years of those famous ears.
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The latest fairy tale movie from Disney has a dark twist, so it's right on trend.
The sky’s the limit.
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Comcast and Disney's bidding war for Sky can only be justified by the outside threat of Amazon and Netflix.
Sofa so good.
In ten years, Netflix has built up a streaming business with a staggering 125m subscribers. Here's what it needs to do next.
AT&T and Time Warner are among the latest companies to merge.
A scholar of the media business tries to make sense of the flurry of merger news lately, and why the contested tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner will profoundly reshape the American media landscape.
Children wait at a private charity after being released by Customs and Border Protection.
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United's CEO called the Trump policy 'in deep conflict' with his company's values, the latest example of a corporate leader speaking out on a political issue, something almost unheard of a few decades ago.
Rupert Murdoch with sons Lachlan and James at his wedding in London, March 2016.
The proposed Sky takeover is just the latest chapter in the Murdoch family saga which will see power shifting at the top of the empire.
Letitia Wright in
Black Panther. Popular discussions about the movie demonstrate a desire for representation in commercial media.
Black Panther arrives at a moment of possibility. Its popularity demonstrates that people are crying out for chances to see themselves and their communities portrayed with dignity—as heroes.
Apple’s expertise isn’t in operating theme parks.
Acquiring companies that don't complement the main business went out of fashion more than a decade ago.