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#255493 14-Aug-2019 12:06
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When it was announced last year that Disney was going to spend over $70 billion to purchase Fox, pundits and film fans were shocked. Not just because the deal turned Disney into a megastudio, but also that Fox was so quickly absorbed by another studio. Fox had such a long history in Hollywood, that it was almost sad to see it go. But according to a new report, that legendary studio has been nothing but a pain in the ass for Disney.

According to a new report from Variety, Disney is finding that some of the Fox projects that film fans are going to be super excited for are providing more headaches for the studio. The Mouse House is used to scheduling big-budget superhero films, “Star Wars” films, and family-friendly fare. But one of the films that is proving to be a bit of a head-scratcher for the studio is the Fox Searchlight satire “Jojo Rabbit.”

Taika Waititi’s World War II satire featuring the filmmaker starring as an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler isn’t the typical Disney movie. Sure, this awards contender is being released by indie-focused Fox Searchlight, but now that Fox exists under the Disney banner, the higher-ups are starting to wonder how films like “Jojo Rabbit” can affect the Mickey Mouse brand.

Variety is reporting that during a “Jojo Rabbit” screening for executives at Disney, one person not-so-subtlety made his/her worries known by saying that they were concerned about how the film might “alienate” the core Disney audience. As you might expect, Waititi’s film isn’t something that executives at the megastudio are used to releasing and the biting satire of one of the most infamous villains in human history isn’t what people who buy theme park tickets expect from Disney.




Wonder if Disney will sell the film off to Netflix or another studio?

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  #2299163 14-Aug-2019 12:56
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they will do what they did in the past just use another distribution company , maybe bring back Touchstone which they used in the 80's and 90's to distribute pg and r rated Disney produced  films.

Common sense is not as common as you think.

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  #2299166 14-Aug-2019 13:03
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Only really a problem if the core Disney audience are Nazis.  

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  #2299175 14-Aug-2019 13:07
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  #2299265 14-Aug-2019 14:47
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Disney will have problems with any number of films produced under Fox Searchlight.

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