Truth and Movies


Watch: The Lion King – original vs remake

By Leigh Singer

Our Remake/Remodel series continues with a breakdown of Disney’s most successful “live-action” update yet.

The pull of Pinocchio – How an Italian fairy tale became a pop culture staple

By James Clarke

On the 80th anniversary of Disney’s animation, we look at the different ways this magical fable has been interpreted.

Rick Moranis is coming out of retirement for a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids sequel

By Charles Bramesco

He’s set to star alongside Josh Gad in a belated follow-up to the beloved ’80s sci-fi comedy.

What’s next for post-remake Disney?

By Charles Bramesco

Once they’ve run out of animated classics to revive, where will the Mouse House turn?

Disney gives Mulan the live-action treatment with a new trailer

By Charles Bramesco

A humble daughter, played by Liu Yifei, will save all of China in the upcoming remake.

A change in US law is rewriting Hollywood’s playbook

By Charles Bramesco

Deregulating the major studios could spell bad news down the line.

Frozen 2

By David Jenkins

The siren call of two beloved, showtune-singing Disney princesses leads to a sequel lacking in ideas, emotion and drama.


Disney has added cultural depiction warnings to some streaming titles

By Charles Bramesco

The House of Mouse has flagged “outdated” stereotypes on its new streaming platform – but is it enough?

Is the future of Star Wars on the small screen?

By James Luxford

Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian could hold the key to the longevity of Disney’s most lucrative franchise.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

By Elena Lazic

Angelina Jolie and co are back is this muddled and misguided sequel to Disney’s inverted fairy tale.


Revisiting Disney’s bizarre live-action run from the 1960s to the ’80s

By Charles Bramesco

Disney+ will soon be a repository for kiddie films forgotten by time.

James Gray: ‘I was armed with an 800lb gorilla – the movie star’

By Matt Thrift

The Ad Astra director on how Brad Pitt helped him to make the sprawling sci-fi opus he had inside his head.

Disney claims 2019’s box-office crown with an unprecedented gross

By Charles Bramesco

The Mouse House has 7.67 billion reasons to celebrate – but should the rest of the film world be concerned?

The Lion King

By Adam Woodward

Jon Favreau’s update of Disney’s animated epic shows the studio’s remake philosophy is not so problem free.


Toy Story 4

By Hannah Woodhead

Woody, Buzz and co team up for one last time (probably) in a largely enjoyable sequel that sees Pixar retread old ground.


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