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Diversity in Disney animation

Research shows that children develop a racial bias from as young as five years old. Professor Jennifer Steele conducted a study of this behaviour and concluded: “when we ask children to categorise by race, both younger [5-8 year olds] and older White children [9-12 year olds] show a pro-White bias”. This research bears witness to…

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The Umbrella Academy review

The My Chemical Romance fandom is buzzing once more due to a new Netflix show inspired by work from ex-lead singer Gerard Way. In 2007, along with Gabriel Bá, Way launched comic series The Umbrella Academy, which was eventually picked up by Netflix for a TV show, with the first series being released in February…

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The future of streaming

The recent cancellations of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, two of Netflix’s Marvel shows, suggests a trend that the streaming giant is reducing its reliance on third-party properties. If they continue in this direction, there will be less of a need to make expensive contracts and finicky license agreements with companies such as Marvel, and…

Film

Is it time to end Star Wars?

Star Wars. People just can’t seem to get enough of it. What started out as a film trilogy has now expanded to three trilogies, supporting films, TV shows, books, games and general canon lore that, at least in some circles, is disputed and discussed almost as much as the films themselves. Now, I can’t claim…

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