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Lilly Singh Takes on Disney+ "Outdated Cultural Depictions" Disclaimers

Lilly Singh Takes on Disney+
Lilly Singh took on Disney+'s "outdated cultural depictions" disclaimers during Thursday's episode of A Little Late.

The disclaimer, which reads "This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions," is included in the streaming platform's synopsis section of many of Disney's classic animated titles. Some of the films that feature the warning are 1941's Dumbo, 1967's The Jungle Book, 1953's Peter Pan and 1955's Lady and the Tramp.

The streaming service's library dates back over eight decades and features older stories with some racist and culturally ...
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Don Calfa Dies: ‘Return Of The Living Dead’ Actor Was 76

Don Calfa Dies: ‘Return Of The Living Dead’ Actor Was 76
Don Calfa, who played Ernie the embalmer in 1985’s The Return of the Living Dead, has died at age 76, Deadline confirmed. The actor, whose credits also include Weekend at Bernie's, Nickelodeon, Bugsy and New York, New York, died at his home in Yucca Valley, California. The death, two days before his December 3 birthday, was confirmed to Deadline by his publicist Michael Perez. Other credits include Foul Play, The Rose and 1941. Calfa, born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens…
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Boos! and Whoop-doos!: The Epic Origins of a Future Summer

The Origin Film? Whoop-doo!

The origin film has dominated the box office for most of May. We learned how Wolverine got his claws, how James T. Kirk came to captain the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, how John Connor came to lead the Resistance, and how Robert Langdon settled for that goofy-ass hairdo. Despite these tales being repetitive and unnecessary, they've pulled in record grosses. Some have been enthralling; others have left their fans irate. But all have been successful on some level. That can only mean one thing in Hollywood: More of the same. For each origin film that tops $100 million in ticket sales, another five are being placed into production. Why are they so popular? Because they breed familiarity. They are an easy sale item. Even though we know these epic myths and legends by heart, that won't stop some lofty director from churning them out
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Spielberg's Musical Aspirations

Spielberg's Musical Aspirations
Hollywood head honcho Steven Spielberg has conquered the market in sci-fi and war flicks - and now he wants to make a musical. He says, "I am really actively looking into making a musical. I've wanted to do one for years. I've come close to turning a couple of films into musicals. I had nine songs written for Hook and then cut them out of the movie. And 1941 I almost made into a musical. In hindsight, that would have helped the movie."

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