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Florida teacher says she is under investigation after showing 5th grade class Disney movie with gay character

Melissa Alonso and Isabel Rosales, CNN May 15, 2023

  CNN -- A fifth-grade teacher said she is being investigated by the Florida Department of Education after she showed her students “Strange World,” a 2022 animated Disney movie featuring a character...

Members of the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Board of Supervisors listen to special general counsel Daniel Langley outline a resolution to invalidate Disneys final agreement with the previous board, the Reedy Creek Improvement District, Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
(Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/AP)

DeSantis-aligned board votes to sue Disney

Steve Contorno, CNN May 1, 2023

CNN– The board overseeing Disney’s special taxing district – which was appointed by and is aligned with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – voted on Monday to sue the company days after the entertainment...

The entrance to Walt Disney Worlds Reedy Creek Improvement District headquarters in Lake Buena Vista. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Disney sues DeSantis and oversight board after vote to nullify agreement with special taxing district

Eric Bradner and Steve Contorno, CNN April 26, 2023

CNN– Walt Disney Parks and Resorts on Wednesday sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his hand-picked oversight board, accusing the Republican 2024 presidential prospect of weaponizing his political power...

How Disney maneuvered to save its Florida kingdom, leaving DeSantis threatening retaliation

Steve Contorno, CNN April 8, 2023

CNN — In his yearlong battle with Disney, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has repeatedly leaned on the element of surprise in his attempts to outmaneuver the entertainment giant and its army of executives,...

Disney store at Times Square, Midtown Manhattan in New York, United States, on October 22, 2022.
(Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto/Shutterstock)

Disney cutting 7,000 jobs

Chris Isidore, CNN February 8, 2023

CNN— Disney became the latest company to report deep job cuts, as it said it would cut 7,000 jobs from its global workforce. “While this is necessary to address the challenges we’re facing today,...

Kent States School of Theatre and Dance presents Disneys Freaky Friday the Musical

Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance presents Disney’s Freaky Friday the Musical

Abigail Forbes TV2 Reporter February 25, 2022

From the E. Turner Stump Theatre, the School of Theatre and Dance presents Disney' Freaky Friday the Musical. More information can be found at:

Kent State University school of theater and dance students prepare for the upcoming production of the musical Freaky Friday which runs Feb. 25- Mar. 6. 

Kent to stage production of ‘Freaky Friday’

Brianna Phillips Reporter February 8, 2022

Kent students are bringing live theater back on campus later this month with a musical production based on the popular novel and Disney movie, “Freaky Friday.” Directed by Eric van Baars, School...

OPINION: I am tired of Hollywood’s unoriginality

Audra McClain Opinion Writer March 21, 2021

Dear Hollywood, please stop making remakes and reboots. The reviews of every movie and television show often read a little something like this, “This show was fantastic, I’ve never seen anything like...

OPINION: Should the internet be regulated for our and others’ own safety?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer March 17, 2021

In the past, or, to put it more directly, back when I wasn’t even an idea, the internet was an expansive canvas for people to use as a tool to reach and talk to others. This includes early precursors...

“Beauty, Fate and Envy,” one of the designs created by senior Phoebe Takeda, was showcased Sunday evening at the Student Center Ballroom. Seventeen students participated in this year’s “Disney’s Good vs. Evil” theme. Emily Rinehardt won the grand prize with her designs of “Sailors Warning.” Rinehardt’s designs were inspired by Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean.

Rock the Runway brings Disney to Kent

Abigail Miller March 4, 2018

Pirates, princesses and spotted dogs kept the audience entranced at the 14th annual Rock the Runway fashion show.  For this year, students designed three cohesive outfits that coordinated with the show’s...

3/22/17 Beauty and the Beast poster

REVIEW: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ magically retells classic tale

Michael Nied March 21, 2017

Following in the footsteps of “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cinderella” and “The Jungle Book,” “Beauty and the Beast” is the latest Disney film to receive the live-action remake treatment.From...

Photo via Kent Movie Plaza Facebook.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ characters greet fans at Kent Plaza Theatres

Madeline Crandall March 19, 2017

Moviegoers' experience went beyond the big screen at Kent Plaza Theatres Saturday. Fans were greeted with an opportunity to meet characters from Disney's live action remake of "Beauty and the Beast," which...

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