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22 November: A look at historic occurrences that took place on this day
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22 November: A look at historic occurrences that took place on this day

New York’s Kew Gardens station witnessed the city’s most terrifying train accident on 22 November 1950

Disney and Pixar's Elemental teaser trailer is both endearing and entertaining
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Disney and Pixar's Elemental teaser trailer is both endearing and entertaining

An all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together.

Moon Knight first impression: Oscar Isaac's new Marvel shows supplies fair to middling action and consistently satisfying laughs
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Moon Knight first impression: Oscar Isaac's new Marvel shows supplies fair to middling action and consistently satisfying laughs

There are a lot of issues swimming around in Moon Knight, including its treatment of ancient Egyptian culture, its presentation of its Middle Eastern milieu, and its depiction of its hero’s mental health issues. But none of that necessarily diminishes the viewer's pleasure.

Oscars 2022: Encanto leads Disney, Pixar to another win in Best Animated Feature category
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Oscars 2022: Encanto leads Disney, Pixar to another win in Best Animated Feature category

Encanto defeated a diverse field — Afghan refugee documentary Flee, Pixar's Italy-set coming-of-age tale Luca, futuristic family comedy The Mitchells vs. the Machines, and Disney's fantasy adventure Raya and the Last Dragon.

Oscars 2022: Pixar's Encanto bursts the bubble of self-objectification in the age of social media unlike any Disney tale
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Oscars 2022: Pixar's Encanto bursts the bubble of self-objectification in the age of social media unlike any Disney tale

We see how the members of the family are crushed under the weight of their gifts in Encanto, but the climax reveals how all of them are far more than what their gifts.

The Boys Presents: Diabolical and Star Wars: Visions underline boundless potential of animated spin-off shows
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The Boys Presents: Diabolical and Star Wars: Visions underline boundless potential of animated spin-off shows

When done right, the animated anthology allows us to both zoom in [look at specific, smaller stories] and zoom out, allowing a wider exploration of the far corners of these worlds in a way their live-action counterparts just haven't.

Turning Red director Domee Shi on being the first woman to helm a Pixar movie: It's a side of teen girls you'll never get to see
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Turning Red director Domee Shi on being the first woman to helm a Pixar movie: It's a side of teen girls you'll never get to see

“How do I sell this and get old white men who’ve never experienced this before excited about this and wanting to, like, see more of it?” says Domee Shi, director of Pixar's Turning Red and the Oscar-winning animated short Bao.

Goldman Sachs becomes first big American bank to leave Russia
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Goldman Sachs becomes first big American bank to leave Russia

According to its latest annual report, the firm's exposure to Russia stood at $650 million at the end of 2021, with the vast majority tied to claims by private actors and borrowers.

Russia-Ukraine conflict: From Apple to Amex, the exodus of Western brands from Moscow
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Russia-Ukraine conflict: From Apple to Amex, the exodus of Western brands from Moscow

Russia's currency, the ruble, has crashed to a record low against the US dollar, pushing authorities to scramble to avoid a financial meltdown

From The Batman, The Lord of the Rings to our very own Brahmastra, 2022 will be a year of varying nerdgasms
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From The Batman, The Lord of the Rings to our very own Brahmastra, 2022 will be a year of varying nerdgasms

There is a purity and reassurance to the fact that even at a time when box office returns may be uncertain and moviegoing may be on the decline, the number of exciting stories and rich new worlds to explore and get lost in certainly isn’t.

Watch: In Moon Knight trailer, Oscar Isaac struggles to control the chaos within him
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Watch: In Moon Knight trailer, Oscar Isaac struggles to control the chaos within him

Moon Knight, starring Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy, will debut on Disney+ Hotstar on 30 March

Vishal Dadlani, Priyadarshan test positive for COVID; Pixar's Turning Red to skip theatres, will premiere directly on Disney+
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Vishal Dadlani, Priyadarshan test positive for COVID; Pixar's Turning Red to skip theatres, will premiere directly on Disney+

Turning Red will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on 11 March, the studio said citing the pandemic and the slower recovery for family films at the box office.

As The Book of Boba Fett releases on Disney+ Hotstar, tracing the origin and arc of the enigmatic Star Wars character
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As The Book of Boba Fett releases on Disney+ Hotstar, tracing the origin and arc of the enigmatic Star Wars character

“With Boba Fett, less is more. Things are hidden and unknown. We fill in the shadows with our own ideas of who he might be and what he’s capable of," say the makers of the new Star Wars spin-off series.

Wayne Thiebaud, painter of lush colours and textures, dies at 101
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Wayne Thiebaud, painter of lush colours and textures, dies at 101

Thiebaud had started out as an animator for Walt Disney and later worked as a poster designer and commercial artist in California and New York before becoming a painter

Hawkeye review: Marvel's Jeremy Renner, Hailey Steinfeld show is a Christmas movie in weekly instalments
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Hawkeye review: Marvel's Jeremy Renner, Hailey Steinfeld show is a Christmas movie in weekly instalments

Hawkeye proves itself to be a lively, polyphonic addition to the Christmas canon, with strong performances by Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld leading the way.

Spider-Man: No Way Home makers Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal open up on what's next for the Tom Holland franchise
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Spider-Man: No Way Home makers Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal open up on what's next for the Tom Holland franchise

"You can’t think about topping yourself in terms of spectacle. Otherwise movies just get larger and larger for no reason, and it’s not a good result," says Amy Pascal, co-producer of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Major outage hits Amazon Web Services; takes down Kindle, Netflix, Disney and more for hours
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Major outage hits Amazon Web Services; takes down Kindle, Netflix, Disney and more for hours

In a statement, Amazon spokesperson Richard Rocha confirmed that Amazon's warehouse and delivery operations had also experienced issues as a result of the AWS outage

Encanto movie review: Disney’s animated offering shows there’s a place for everyone in the family
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Encanto movie review: Disney’s animated offering shows there’s a place for everyone in the family

Disney film Encanto prioritises the ideas of togetherness and family bonding with spell-binding detailing.

Disney pushes releases of Indiana Jones movie, Black Panther sequel
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Disney pushes releases of Indiana Jones movie, Black Panther sequel

Disney has delayed the release of Wakanda Forever, from July 2022 to November 2022

Alan Horn, force behind reshaping Walt Disney Studios, to retire as chief creative officer after nine years
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Alan Horn, force behind reshaping Walt Disney Studios, to retire as chief creative officer after nine years

“AlanHorn has had a profound impact on the entertainment industry and audiences worldwide,” said Bob Iger, Disney executive chairman, in a statement.