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Disney+ provides longer content material advisory on motion pictures for racial depictions



Disney+ has added an extended model of the content material advisory it issued on a number of motion pictures in November 2019, together with movies like “The Aristocats,” “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan,” “Girl and the Tramp” and “The Jungle E book.”

The brand new warning graphic runs for 12 seconds firstly of flagged movies, quite than being written than in motion pictures’ descriptions.

“This program consists of unfavorable depictions and/or mistreatment of individuals or cultures,” the message reads. “These stereotypes had been flawed then and are flawed now. Slightly than take away this content material, we wish to acknowledge its dangerous impression, be taught from it and spark dialog to create a extra inclusive future collectively. Disney is dedicated to creating tales with inspirational and aspirational themes that mirror the wealthy variety of the human expertise across the globe. To be taught extra about how tales have impacted society, please go to”

On that website, Disney added further warnings about sure movies like “The Aristocats,” describing stereotypes in even larger element.

1970's "The Aristocats"
1970’s “The Aristocats”©Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Everett

“The cat is depicted as a racist caricature of East Asian peoples with exaggerated stereotypical traits reminiscent of slanted eyes and buck tooth,” the movie-specific warning reads. “He sings in poorly accented English voiced by a white actor and performs the piano with chopsticks. This portrayal reinforces the ‘perpetual foreigner’ stereotype, whereas the movie additionally options lyrics that mock the Chinese language language and tradition reminiscent of “Shanghai, Hong Kong, Egg Foo Younger. Fortune cookie all the time flawed.”

The Put up beforehand reported that Disney+ started together with a content material advisory on sure movies when it launched the streaming service final yr. In descriptions of “Dumbo” and different movies — reminiscent of “The Jungle E book” and “Fantasia” — Disney+ included a shorter disclaimer, which learn: “This program is introduced as initially created. It might include outdated cultural depictions.”

A scene from the 1941 Disney film "Dumbo"
A scene from the 1941 Disney movie “Dumbo”Walt Disney Co./Everett Assortment

Disney, which has been lengthy criticized for together with problematic themes in a few of its beloved motion pictures, additionally selected to not embrace among the movies deemed extra offensive. The 1946 film “Tune of the South” — which has been denounced for its stereotyped portrayals of post-Civil Battle African Individuals — is nowhere to be discovered on Disney+, or elsewhere on dwelling video or streaming.

It’s not simply the films catching warmth, both. In June, followers petitioned for Disney to take away all “Tune of the South” characters from, Splash Mountain, a journey at each Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California impressed by the movie finest identified for the tune “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.”


John Stamos volunteers to affix #HappyDays reunion as Chachi




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“Comfortable Days” is getting political.

A lot of the solid of the healthful ’50s sitcom set in Milwaukee is getting again collectively for a digital reunion on behalf of the Democratic Social gathering of Wisconsin — with one notable exception.

Former teen heartthrob Scott Baio, an outspoken Donald Trump supporter, will doubtless not be throwing in his skills as Chachi for the reunion of the present that ran from 1974 to 1984.

As an alternative, actor John Stamos, 57, has supplied to play the function of Fonzie’s beloved cousin, with Twitter’s approval. The sitcom star in his personal proper — as hunky uncle Jesse in “Full Home” –threw in his hat late Monday evening after the reunion announcement.

Baio, 60, clapped again together with his personal snarky response: “Shouldn’t you be taking good care of Aunt Becky?,” he tweeted in an obvious reference to former “Full Home” co-star Lori Loughlin’s authorized fallout from the continuing faculty admissions scandal.

The reunion fundraiser kicks off Sunday, October 25 at 6 p.m. CT, and can carry collectively Henry Winkler (Fonzie), Ron Howard (Richie Cunningham), Don Most (Ralph Malph), Anson Williams (Potsie Weber), Marion Ross (Marion Cunningham), author Lowell Ganz, and extra.

Tickets to the pandemic-friendly occasion go for a minimum of a $1 donation, with proceeds going towards “making Trump a one-term president,” in line with an announcement from the organizers.

“We’re thrilled a present made well-known in Milwaukee is coming again house to assist make Donald Trump a one-term President,” stated Ben Wikler, Chair of the Democratic Social gathering of Wisconsin. “We all know all roads to the White Home undergo the Badger State, and with the solid of ‘Comfortable Days’ serving to us increase cash to take again the White Home, we consider much more we are able to ship a victory on November third.”

The occasion will function fan questions, behind-the-scenes tales from the solid and crew, and some surprises.

Whereas many had been thrilled to see Stamos take the reins of the enduring function, others on-line weren’t so please with the substitute — or the political trigger behind it.

“That is so irritating. First ‘The Princess Bride’ will get co-opted for a political goal and now ‘Comfortable Days.’ I’m actually 100% nice with actors talking their very own minds, however I want you’d depart our reminiscences of reveals we cherished alone,” @freeburlington tweeted.

No less than one consumer observed the complete circle impact of booting out Baio, referencing the mysterious departure of Richie’s older brother, Chuck Cunningham, within the ninth episode of the present.

“Oh good, Chachi’s been Chuck Cunninghammed,” @CollinMur tweeted.

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Robert Redford’s ‘grief is immeasurable’ after son James’ dying




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Robert Redford and his household are mourning the dying of his son James, who handed away after a battle with liver most cancers at age 58.

“The grief is immeasurable with the loss of a kid,” Redford’s rep, Cindi Berger, instructed Web page Six in a press release on Tuesday. “Jamie was a loving son, husband and father. His legacy lives on via his kids, artwork, filmmaking and devoted ardour to conservation and the surroundings.”

Redford, 84, “is mourning along with his household throughout this tough time and asks for privateness,” the assertion concluded.

James, a documentary filmmaker, died at dwelling in Marin County, Calif., on Friday. He had been awaiting a liver transplant. The information of his passing was first confirmed by his spouse, Kyle Redford, in a tweet.

“We’re heartbroken. He lived an exquisite, impactful life & was beloved by many,” she wrote, sharing a number of household photographs. “As his spouse of 32 yrs, I’m most grateful for the 2 spectacular kids we raised collectively. I don’t know what we’d’ve accomplished w/o them over the previous 2yrs.”

In 2005, James and his father co-founded the Redford Middle, which “makes use of impact-driven movie and media to speed up environmental and local weather justice, options and restore,” in accordance with its web site.

James was Redford’s son along with his ex-wife Lola Van Wagenen. The pair had 4 kids collectively: James, daughters Shauna and Amy, and son Scott, who died of sudden toddler dying syndrome in 1959.

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Trump accounts for 97 % of late-night TV hosts’ jokes




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Late-night TV hosts present clear bias in making President Trump the goal of just about all of their political jokes — whereas Joe Biden escapes just about unscathed, in line with a brand new research.

In September, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon made Trump the punchline of 97% of their jokes concerning the candidates, with 455 concerning the president in comparison with simply 14 about his Democratic rival.

The bias is even larger for those who counted the 64 jokes that month that the pair made about Trump’s household or administration, in line with the research by the Middle for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason College.

“When Trump’s onstage, everybody else is blacked out,” stated Robert Lichter, a communication professor at George Mason.

Mason has been finding out late-night humor and politics since 1992, and says that whereas the hosts often goal Republicans greater than Democrats, the distinction has by no means been this stark.

Even 4 years in the past, Trump had a fairer shake, getting poked enjoyable of 78% of the time in comparison with Hillary Clinton’s 22%, the middle stated.

The bias is so pronounced, actually, Biden will in all probability proceed to get off free even when he wins the election, the professor stated.

“I feel they may discover a option to preserve making jokes about Trump, even after he leaves workplace,” Lichter stated.

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