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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.

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The House of Mouse has flagged “outdated” stereotypes on its new streaming platform – but is it enough?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

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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.

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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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Aladdin

By David Jenkins

This ultra-glossy ‘live action’ remake of Disney’s 1992 mega hit cleaves too closely to the original to justify its existence.

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Dumbo

By Hannah Woodhead

Tim Burton’s overstuffed and underwhelming sideshow act lacks a sense of wonder.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet

By Hannah Woodhead

There’s charm to spare in Disney’s follow-up to Wreck-It Ralph, but it still feels like a cynical cash-grab.

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Halloween and the art of retconning a franchise

By James Luxford

Why pretending the past never happened can be the best thing for a film series and its fans.

Incredibles 2 and the corporatisation of hope

By Henry Bevan

Superheroes don’t just exist to save the day, as Brad Bird’s animation sequel proves.

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