Walt Disney Company

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Mickey Mouse could soon leave Disney as 95-year copyright expiry nears
The beloved character was created in 1928 and the cartoon is widely regarded as a pioneer in animation

Erum Salam

03, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Trading in dreams: the US company that promised to make Australian children Disney stars – for a fee
A Facebook ad for auditions in Perth drew hundreds – but there was no link to Disney and the company wanted up to US$15,000

Kelly Burke

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Saudi Arabia bans Pixar’s Lightyear over same-sex kiss
The Hollywood film has been banned in a number of countries in the Middle East because of a kiss between space ranger Alisha and her partner

Andrew Pulver

13, Jun, 2022 @1:43 PM

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Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers review – surprisingly sharp Disney+ update
The short-lived late 80s animated series gets a satirical yet earnest reboot with sly jabs at the industry and a host of comedians doing voice work

Benjamin Lee

19, May, 2022 @8:13 PM

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How Disney found its pride – and riled the American right
Once known for its ‘traditional’ values, the entertainment giant is battling US conservatives over an anti-gay bill. Indeed the House of Mouse has had a long relationship with the LGBTQ+ community

Steve Rose

07, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Ron DeSantis Disney attack violates Republican principles, GOP rival says
Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas appears to have no problem with anti-LGBTQ+ policies but says private business should not be target

Richard Luscombe in Miami

01, May, 2022 @4:41 PM

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Disney tells investors Florida’s attempts to repeal private district are unlawful
Move could thwart state’s retaliation against company’s opposition to ‘don’t say gay’ law

Adam Gabbatt and agencies

28, Apr, 2022 @1:22 PM

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Disney is refusing to cut LGBTQ scene in Doctor Strange 2, Saudi Arabia says
Official denies Marvel film is banned but says kingdom ‘still trying’ to get Disney to cut 12 seconds referring to lesbian character with two mothers

Sian Cain and agencies

26, Apr, 2022 @1:08 AM

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Disney to lose special tax status for opposing Florida’s ‘don’t say gay’ bill
Governor Ron DeSantis is set to sign bill revoking 1967 law allowing Disney to self-govern a roughly 25,000-acre Orlando area

Maya Yang

21, Apr, 2022 @8:51 PM

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Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts review – brilliant and bewitching
An exhibition paying homage to Walt Disney’s love of French art is playful and spellbinding, revealing how rococo clocks, paintings and tea sets were drawn into his most famous films

Laura Cumming

03, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Disney faces backlash over LGBTQ controversy: ‘It’s just pure nonsense’
The company’s tone deaf mishandling of Florida’s ‘don’t say gay’ bill has revealed a long-gestating conflict

David Smith in Washington

21, Mar, 2022 @3:20 PM

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‘Nostalgic racism is racism’: Disney criticised for Texas students’ performance
Walt Disney World apologises after Texas high school drill team chants ‘Scalp ’em, Indians, scalp ’em’ during performance

Edward Helmore

19, Mar, 2022 @3:51 PM

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