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  • actress Aug 6, 2019

    ABC to Tackle ‘Little Mermaid’ With Live Production

    Before Disney films its live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid,” ABC will take a crack at it with a live production starring “Moana” actress Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel. The production, to air on Nov. 5, will also star Queen Latifah as Ursula and Shaggy as Sebastian. The music will be from the original cartoon film as well as the Tony...

  • President Jun 10, 2019

    Women Are Underrepresented in Top Media Jobs, Study Finds

    Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but a study released Monday says the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors and other leadership roles in the industry. The study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and the nonprofit advocacy group Women in Animation said that in the past 12 years, only 3% of animated...

  • President Jun 10, 2019

    Women Are Underrepresented in Top Media Jobs, Study Finds

    Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but a study released Monday says the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors and other leadership roles in the industry. The study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and the nonprofit advocacy group Women in Animation said that in the past 12 years, only 3% of animated...

  • Captain Oct 26, 2018

    Kelly’s ‘Blackface’ Remarks Amplify Halloween Costume Debate

    NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly’s comments about blackface on Halloween have reinvigorated a debate over costumes that cross racial lines and what’s appropriate at a time when diverse movie and TV characters like “Black Panther” have become hugely popular.

  • NBC Sep 21, 2018

    Nothing Sexy About Rape: Online Store Pulls Sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Costume After Backlash

    An online lingerie store removed a sexy “Handmaid’s Tale” costume from its website after receiving massive backlash on social media. The show, which was based on the book by Margaret Atwood, was set in a dystopian America where women were forcefully used as surrogates and sex slaves. The product description for Yandy’s “Brave Red Maiden” costume makes a direct reference...

  • disney Dec 13, 2017

    Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Football-player-turned-professional wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday, one week before the release of his latest film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

  • Thanksgiving Nov 21, 2017

    Disney Animation, Pixar Chief John Lasseter Taking Leave

    Just days before Pixar’s “Coco” is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing “missteps” with employees. The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the most beloved children’s films of the past 30 years like “Toy Story” is the latest entertainment titan to be...

  • Texas Oct 25, 2017

    2017’s Top Halloween Costumes, According to Google

    Step aside, Harley Quinn. This year’s new queen of Halloween is none other than the shield-wielding Amazon princess, Wonder Woman — at least according to Google. There have been more searches for Wonder Woman costumes than any other Halloween ensemble this October, according to the search engine’s Frightgeist tool. Google has rounded up search data to determine the most popular...

  • facebook Jun 20, 2017

    Video of 4-Year-Old Girl Singing ‘How Far I’ll Go’ at Pre-K Graduation Goes Viral

    As her Pre-K classmates sang “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s “Moana” to conclude their graduation ceremony earlier this month, 4-year-old Sophia from Miami kicked it up a notch

  • NBC Feb 26, 2017

    Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Just an Oscar Away From an EGOT

    If Lin-Manuel Miranda takes home the prize for best original song at Sunday night’s Oscars, he will become the youngest person ever to EGOT: winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards. The “Hamilton” creator is nominated for writing music and lyrics for the song “How Far I’ll Go,” from the animated movie “Moana.” The term “EGOT” was popularized in an...

  • NFL Nov 30, 2016

    ‘Moana’ a Disney Hit but Portrayal Irks Some in the Pacific

    Disney’s animated movie “Moana” debuted to critical acclaim and box office success over the Thanksgiving weekend, but some people in the South Pacific dislike how it depicts their culture. Of particular concern is the movie’s portrayal of the demigod Maui, who is shown as enormous and egotistical, albeit with a good heart. That has been jarring for some in Polynesia,...

  • Hawaii Nov 15, 2016

    Sexiest Man Alive ‘The Rock’ Drops by ‘Ellen’

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was just voted People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” and none other than Ellen DeGeneres gets to announce it on Tuesday’s show. Johnson, who is starring in Disney’s new animated film “Moana,” talks about his family and dog on the show.

  • Eric Hinton Nov 15, 2016

    Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive

    Former WWE champ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can add People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” title to his list of accomplishments.

  • facebook Sep 21, 2016

    Disney Pulls ‘Moana’ Costume From Shelves Amid Backlash

    Disney said Wednesday it would no longer sell a boy’s costume for a Polynesian character that some Pacific Islanders have compared to blackface. The getup depicts the character Maui in the upcoming animated movie “Moana.” It has a long-sleeve brown shirt and long pants featuring full-body tattoos. It comes with a fake shark-tooth necklace and green-leaf “skirt.”

  • actress Oct 7, 2015

    New Disney Princess ‘Moana’ Finds Her Voice

    14-year-old Auli’i Cravalho was announced Wednesday as the voice behind new Disney princess “Moana.”

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