Disney Bans Moore's Anti-Bush Film

0
0
Subscribe to Disney alerts

Film studio Disney are refusing to release Michael Moore's latest documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 - according to the controversial director himself.

The DUDE, WHERE'S MY COUNTRY author, who won an OSCAR for his 2002 picture Bowling For Columbine, announced on his official website today (05MAY04) Disney has banned the film's producer Miramax from distributing the movie, which criticises American President George W Bush.

Moore says, "Yesterday I was told that Disney, the studio that owns Miramax, has officially decided to prohibit our producer, Miramax, from distributing my new film, Fahrenheit 9/11.

"The reason? According to today's NEW YORK TIMES, it might 'endanger' millions of dollars of tax breaks Disney receives from the state of Florida because the film will 'anger' the Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush."

Despite his upset at Disney's decision, Moore is adamant the film will be screened.

Moore continues, "Some people may be afraid of this movie because of what it will show. But there's nothing they can do about it now because it's done, it's awesome, and if I have anything to say about it, you'll see it this summer because, after all, it is a free country."

Fahrenheit 9/11 links the US Premier with powerful families in Saudi Arabia, including terror chief Osama Bin Laden, and criticises Bush's actions prior to the September 11 (01) tragedy.

Miramax spokesman MATTHEW HILZIK told the New York Times, "We are discussing the issues with Disney. We're looking at our options and look forward to resolving this amicably."

However, an adamant Disney spokesperson ZENIA MUCHA remarks, "We advised both Moore's agent and Miramax in May of 2003 that the film would not be distributed. That decision stands."

Fahrenheit 9/11 is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this month (MAY04).

05/05/2004 17:24

Contactmusic

Tags: Disney - Michael Moore - Bowling For Columbine - Miramax - George W Bush - Jeb Bush - Osama Bin Laden - Cannes Film Festival

0
0
Subscribe to Disney alerts
Advertisement

More Disney

Star Wars Spin-Off Movie Could Focus On Bounty Hunters

It's a big week for Star Wars. The first trailer for The Force Awakens drops on Friday (November 28, 2014), though a juicy rumor about...

Lily James Finds Her Prince Charming In The Latest 'Cinderella' Trailer [Trailer + Pictures]

Finally, Disney has unveiled the first full trailer for Kenneth Branagh's live action rendition of one of the world's most beloved fairytales: Cinderella. And it...

Get Ready For ‘Moana’, Disney’s Latest Heroine Who Will Set Sail In 2016

While some of us may not be ready to let Frozen go yet, Disney is at least moving forward, having just announced their 56th animated...

We Nominate The Trailer For Disney's "Feast " For A Cute Thing Of The Week Award

Ok, I admit, the new trailer for Disney’s animated short Feast kind of melted my heart a little. A tiny, tiny bit. But they played...

Advertisement

'Frozen' Attractions To Be Built In Disney World Florida

Disney World Florida will be getting the Frozen treatment when a section of the park will feature a whole new series of attractions based on...

Epcot Is About To Get ‘Frozen’ As Disney Announces New Theme Park Attraction Based On Hit Movie

It was only a matter of time before Disney increased the presence of Frozen at its theme parks and it seems Epcot is to become...

Disney Goes to War with Deadmau5 over 'Mickey Mouse' Ears

The Walt Disney Co has filed an objection to musician Deadmau5's use of stylized ears, claiming they are too similar to its iconic signature logo....

Disney To Follow 'Frozen' with Short Sequel in 2015

Disney is keen to capitalize on the monumental success of the Oscar-winning 'Frozen' - now the biggest grossing animation in history - and will release...

Advertisement

Comments

Disney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Disney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All