Freda Worrell reviews Northcott Theatre’s latest pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.
Beauty and the Beast
Since the release of The Jungle Book in 2016, there seems to have been non-stop Walt Disney Studios live-action and CGI remakes, whether that’s with minimal-but-present story modernisation like 2017’s Beauty And The Beast or (going back a few years) a complete rethinking with Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland in 2010. This company-wide move has certainly divided […]
Queer cinema has a long, rich heritage and now more than ever is the time to be showcasing the wide spectrum of sexualities that exist in our world. In the present day, Disney is a cultural giant. A corporation that exudes its influence on contemporary society from a very early age. This power should introduce […]
A wise fish once told us to just keep swimming. Throughout its history, Disney has had to do just this. Despite periods of sparkling “renaissance” (1990s), other times have been seriously lacking in the pixie dust department. The noughties were a prime example of this. With the exception of Princess and the Frog, Disney turned away from hand-drawn […]