Disney sweats as Nazi satire goose-steps all over its family ...

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Disney sweats as Nazi satire goose-steps all over its family image

When it bought Fox the studio inherited a cutting-edge hot potato thanks to a Kiwi comic actor

Ben Riley-Smith

German boy scouts, an imaginary Adolf Hitler and some very over-the-top accents: Disney’s Nazi satire has all the hallmarks of a close-to-the-bone comedy gem.

Yet a few months ahead of its release, the film is apparently in troubled waters thanks to unease among the film company executives who inherited it.

An article by Variety, the entertainment website widely read in Hollywood, detailed concerns in Disney’s hierarchy about the comedy Jojo Rabbit. One Disney executive reportedly “grew audibly uncomfortable” at an internal screening, asking whether the cutting-edge humour could alienate Disney fans...

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