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.
Photo by Laurie Sparham © 2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc.
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.
Consolidation is happening at a rapid pace. But who will bear the brunt of the costs?
In the coming year, media companies will be adjusting to a new reality – one that ultimately leaves consumers with fewer choices.
Do we really want one conglomerate to control so much of the media landscape?
Disney's veneer of innocence shouldn't distract people from recognizing the danger of giving one conglomerate the power to control so much information.
Positive gesturing aside, Disney hasn't changed much since its first feature film – except it's now very, very rich.
When Rey met Luke.
Creaky crazy old leader, misdirection at every turn – is this beginning to sound familiar?
Disney has announced that it will be launching its own streaming service for its central brands, and another one for live sports.
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Disney recently announced a forthcoming streaming service, leading some to wonder if the company is gearing up for a battle with Netflix. But not all streaming services are locked in a death match.
Even now, 350 years after his birth, the great Irish satirist Jonathan Swift remains as sharp and relevant as ever.
Gone and forgotten: Barb.
No happy endings in this dark fantasy about lost children.