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.
The Banksiest place on Earth.
Banksy has pulled off a modern retelling of ancient fairy tales.
What happens when disgust, anger and fear take control?
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We should stop teaching students to suppress their emotions.
A cross-country move – just when middle school is about to start – can be emotionally draining for most children.
In some ways, it's spot-on. In others, not so much.
What exactly are our current global character designs communicating?
Characters are designed to respond to specific concerns relative to time and context. But as we move deeper into the 21st century, what are those concerns, and how do they differ from those in the 20th century?
Women – and little girls even more so – are desperate to see images and stories that don’t actively oppress them onscreen.
Some time ago my then five-year-old goddaughter began insistently and, it must be said, somewhat repetitively humming a few bars that would quickly become one of the world’s most ubiquitous earworms. As…
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has told e-book customers to email publisher Hachette to protest against “illegal” price collusion.
In what is fast becoming a regular negotiating tactic, Amazon has halted pre-orders of DVDs and Blue-Ray discs of some Disney movies. This includes titles such as “Maleficent,” and “Captain America: The…