• Disney+ provides on-screen warnings to viewers over 'outdated cultural depictions'
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    Disney+ provides on-screen warnings to viewers over 'outdated cultural depictions'

    Disney+ is showing on-screen disclaimers before some of its older movies, warning viewers that they contain 'outdated cultural depictions'.

  • Official Film Chart 14th August 2019
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    Official Film Chart 14th August 2019

    Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo hovers in the Number 1 spot for a second consecutive week, more than doubling the sales of its closest competitor. Keeping Captain Marvel (2) and Shazam! (3) at bay, the re-make of the Disney classic sees Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito reunite with Tim Burton; the trio last worked together on Batman Returns in 1992. Hellboy (2019) is the week’s highest new entry based on just two days’ worth of digital downloads alone. A reboot of Mike Mignola’s graphic novel, this action-fantasy sees anti-hero Hellboy caught between the supernatural and human worlds and forced to battle an ancient sorceress hell-bent on revenge. The film stars Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the eponymous character. Former chart topper Alita: Battle Angel drops one place to Number 5, while animated adventure Missing Link enters the Top 10 for the first time following its release on disc; zooming up 16 places to Number 6. Aquaman treads water at Number 7; Mary Poppins Returns drops two places to Number 8; Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse falls one to 9. Finally, A Star Is Born returns to the Top 10 at Number 10. On this week’s Official Film Chart online show, see an exciting featurette of Marvel’s record-breaking box office smash Avengers: Endgame, available to Download & Keep from August 19. The action-packed superhero film was recently announced as the highest-grossing film of all-time and is a strong contender for Number 1 on the Official Film Chart upon release.

  • Official Film Chart 7th August 2019
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    Official Film Chart 7th August 2019

    Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo remake flies to Number 1 following its release on disc. Rising two places, the much-loved Disney flick knocks last week’s chart-topper Alita: Battle Angel from the chart summit to Number 4; former Number 1 Captain Marvel holds on at Number 2, while superhero Shazam! debuts at Number 3 on digital downloads only. Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and Asher Angel, Shazam! is an action-comedy about a teenage foster child, Billy Batson, who is gifted super-powers by a wizard. When he says the Wizard’s name – Shazam – he transforms into a fully-grown adult superhero. The film follows Billy as he learns how to correctly use his powers to fight crime and help his community, whilst also searching for his birth mother. Jordan Peele’s horror Us rebounds five places to its previous peak of Number 5 following its physical release, ahead of Mary Poppins Returns which drops one place to Number 6. Aquaman zooms 21 places back into the Top 10 at Number 7; Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse drops two to Number 8; Cornish singers’ story Fisherman’s Friends is down five to Number 9. Finally, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald shoots up 27 places to round off this week’s Top 10, a nice birthday present for author J K Rowling who celebrated her 54th birthday last week. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features an exciting clip of Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the titular character in the new Hellboy reboot, available to Download & Keep from August 9.

  • Disney accused of trying to edit out its racially dubious past with Disney+ plans
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    Disney accused of trying to edit out its racially dubious past with Disney+ plans

    It was reported earlier this week that the 1946 animated-live action movie Song of the South will not be appearing on new streaming service Disney+. The studio is also planning to remove the controversial scene from 1941’s Dumbo featuring the singing bird character Jim Crow, named after the black face character created in the 1800s, and which later offered up a title for racial segregation laws. While some have described the decision as being a symptom of political correctness, others have criticised Disney for trying to erase previous wrongs, as if they never happened.

  • 'Shazam!' set to topple 'Dumbo' from the top of the UK box office
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    'Shazam!' set to topple 'Dumbo' from the top of the UK box office

    Man baby will take down flying elephant.

  • Why ‘Dumbo’ Didn’t Soar at the Box Office
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    Why ‘Dumbo’ Didn’t Soar at the Box Office

    "Dumbo" nabbed the top spot at the domestic box office last weekend, but Disney's latest re-imagining didn't fly as high as expected. Despite the cast of Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, and Michael Keaton, the nearly eight-decade old property showed that not every remake is guaranteed to pack a major punch. Tim Burton's live-action reboot of […]

  • Live-action 'Dumbo' struggles to soar at box office
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    Live-action 'Dumbo' struggles to soar at box office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's "Dumbo" isn't exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action remakes of animated classics have.

  • Eva Green and Colin Farrell on working with ‘mysterious’ Tim Burton on ‘Dumbo’ (exclusive)
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    Eva Green and Colin Farrell on working with ‘mysterious’ Tim Burton on ‘Dumbo’ (exclusive)

    "He knows how to celebrate outcasts," Eva Green tells Yahoo Movies UK.

  • ‘Dumbo’s Colin Farrell doesn’t want to play Batman (exclusive)
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    ‘Dumbo’s Colin Farrell doesn’t want to play Batman (exclusive)

    "Oh God no," Farrell says.

  • 'Dumbo's Eva Green thinks a 'Bond 25' flashback could be “cheesy” (exclusive)
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    'Dumbo's Eva Green thinks a 'Bond 25' flashback could be “cheesy” (exclusive)

    Don't expect to see Vesper Lynd again.

  • 'Dumbo' could be the lowest box office opener of Disney's recent live-action remakes
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    'Dumbo' could be the lowest box office opener of Disney's recent live-action remakes

    The reviews have not been great for the movie ahead of its release.

  • The 'Dumbo' reviews are in and they are more mediocre than magic
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    The 'Dumbo' reviews are in and they are more mediocre than magic

    Tim Burton's live-action reimaging of the classic Disney movie is in cinemas this week.

  • Former Bond girl Eva Green doesn't think 007 should ever be played by a woman
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    Former Bond girl Eva Green doesn't think 007 should ever be played by a woman

    "I really think James Bond should remain a man."

  • 'Dumbo': 21 new photos of characters, concept art, and costumes
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    'Dumbo': 21 new photos of characters, concept art, and costumes

    Disney has shared some new photos from Dumbo, Tim Burton’s live action remake of the 1941 animation, giving us a new look at Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, and – of course – the flying elephant himself.Dumbo is in cinemas from 29 March. Tickets are on sale now.Read moreDeVito takes a tumbleEvery live-action Disney remake on the way

  • Why 'Dumbo' is the ultimate Tim Burton film and other things we learned on set
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    Why 'Dumbo' is the ultimate Tim Burton film and other things we learned on set

    “You’re looking at the ultimate outsider: Dumbo is an outsider. He’s a freakish character.”

  • Fans concerned after Danny DeVito's frightening fall
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    Fans concerned after Danny DeVito's frightening fall

    The pint-sized star had to be helped by onlookers.

  • 'Dumbo' takes flight in the new trailer for Tim Burton's live action remake
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    'Dumbo' takes flight in the new trailer for Tim Burton's live action remake

    Disney has dropped a new trailer for Tim Burton's Dumbo ahead of it flying into cinemas next month.

  • 'Mary Poppins' chimney sweep 'blackface' dance is racist, claims academic
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    'Mary Poppins' chimney sweep 'blackface' dance is racist, claims academic

    The chimney sweep dance in Mary Poppins, led by Dick van Dyk’s affable jack-of-all-trades Burt, harks back to ‘blackface’ tropes, an academic has claimed. In an article in the New York Times, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, a professor of English and gender studies professor at Oregon’s Linfield College, has said that in the book by PL Travers, the sequence signifies ‘racial panic’. Pollack-Pelzner flatly calls the scene ‘blacking up’, and while it may seem innocuous, it has other more troubling connotations.

  • How Tim Burton brought a CGI 'Dumbo' to life in Disney's new remake
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    How Tim Burton brought a CGI 'Dumbo' to life in Disney's new remake

    Dumbo isn't the only computer-generated element in Tim Burton's new live action Disney remake.

  • Every live-action Disney remake currently in development
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    Every live-action Disney remake currently in development

    Disney is showing no signs of stopping when it comes to given its classic animations the live-action remake treatment.The studio has already produced Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book to critical and commercial acclaim and soon we’ll be having several more to watch in cinemas.Here’s every single live-action remake Disney has green-lit and when they’re heading to a movie theatre near you.Read moreTim Allen on Toy Story 4’s emotional endingWhat will Disney do with Drax?Everything you need to know about Frozen 2

  • New 'Dumbo' trailer soars online - and we’ve got a new poster, too
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    New 'Dumbo' trailer soars online - and we’ve got a new poster, too

    You’ll believe an elephant can fly.

  • Tim Burton makes a baby elephant fly in 1st teaser trailer for Disney's live-action 'Dumbo'
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    Tim Burton makes a baby elephant fly in 1st teaser trailer for Disney's live-action 'Dumbo'

    We dare you not to cry as the beloved pachyderm comes to life in the heartstring-tugging preview.

  • ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Dumbo,’ and ‘Aladdin’ First Footage Delights Disney’s CinemaCon Crowd
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    ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Dumbo,’ and ‘Aladdin’ First Footage Delights Disney’s CinemaCon Crowd

    Live-action clips directed by Tim Burton, Guy Ritchie, and Jon Favreau whetted NATO members' appetites.

  • The 'Dumbo' scene that never was: Exclusive art from Disney's archives
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    The 'Dumbo' scene that never was: Exclusive art from Disney's archives

    In his multibook series They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Late Golden Age, Disney historian Didier Ghez has performed his own Indiana Jones act, delving into the recesses of the Mouse House’s storied animation archives to unearth the rarest of cinematic treasures. With the third volume coming out next week, Ghez gave Yahoo Entertainment a sneak preview of his archaeology, stunning artwork created for Disney features and shorts in the 1940s, including such masterpieces as Dumbo, Fantasia, Bambi, and Alice in Wonderland.“Half of the pieces in the book come from the Disney vault and half from the collection of the families of Disney artists. More than 90 percent of them had never been seen before in book form,” Ghez says. “Most of them had not been seen by anyone outside of the Disney Studio in more than 75 years. “Rescuing these pieces of art created by some of the most talented artists of the 20th century is immensely rewarding.”Contained here are illustrations for “The Mouse’s Tale,” a scene from Dumbo that was ultimately cut from the film, as well as the image Ghez calls “the most exceptional document featured in the book.” Click through to see.They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Late Golden Age: The 1940s — Part Two (Chronicle Books, $45) will be available on Oct. 10. 

  • Tim Burton’s Dumbo adds Oscar winner Alan Arkin
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    Tim Burton’s Dumbo adds Oscar winner Alan Arkin

    Alan Arkin joins Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo... but who will he be playing?