It’s the circle of life: The Lion King returns
Are there only seven basic stories? After a long wait, Disney’s all-star, live action remake of the classic film is in cinemas. For many, the story’s timeless familiarity is its greatest appeal.
Disney’s battle over Mary Poppins revealed
A new film about adapting ‘Mary Poppins’ for the screen shows that Walt Disney’s ideas clashed with those of the fictional nanny’s creator. What can it tell us about children’s entertainment?
Disney’s first ‘Latina’ princess – or is she?
This week, campaigners cheered as Disney prepared to introduce its first Latin American star. Yet Princess Sofia, when unveiled, looked indistinguishable from a European.
North Korean dictator applauds Disney performance
A troupe of dancing Disney characters have put on an unusual show in the anti-American ‘hermit kingdom’ of North Korea. Is Mickey Mouse the USA’s most powerful weapon?