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Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

If you were ready to applaud Disney for its efforts towards casting minorities on “Black Panther,” its upcoming “Aladdin” live-action remake says otherwise.

Drawing up to Disney and DreamWorks

Drawing up to Disney and DreamWorks

By Louis Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The NYU Student Animation League recently hosted Tisch alums Isabelle Gedigk, a Disney Television story artist, and Garrett Lewis, a 3D animator at DreamWorks production to speak to students about how they each made their dreams work.

No More LGBT Character Tragedies

No More LGBT Character Tragedies

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The media as a whole should be held accountable for enforcing stereotypical representation and must instead be pressured into inciting more fleshed out, accurate LGBTQ portrayals.

Disney Animator Speaks at Cantor about Upcoming “Zootopia”

Disney Animator Speaks at Cantor about Upcoming “Zootopia”

By Akash Shetye, Contributing Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Disney animator Darrin Butters showed clips from upcoming film "Zootopia" and spoke about the process of creating the film's world.

Staff Recs: Spooky Halloween movies to binge-watch

Staff Recs: Spooky Halloween movies to binge-watch

By Maddie Pazzani, Joseph Myers, Zach Martin, E.R. Pulgar, Bobby Wagner, and WSN Staff

October 29, 2015


Filed under Arts, Editor's Picks, Film

Celebrate Halloween with a seasonal movie binge with staff-recommended movies. The list includes the musical "Hocus Pocus," the nostalgic "Halloweentown" and the racy "Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Costumes for you and your squad

Costumes for you and your squad

By Alexandra Webb, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

Dressing up alone has its treats, but these group Halloween costumes can add a bit more fun to this year's spooky celebration.

Gallatin sophomore fights bullying with book and activism

Gallatin sophomore fights bullying with book and activism

By Jeffrey Kopp, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under Features

Gallatin Sophmore Aija Mayrock brings awareness to bullying through her book “The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Teen.”

Makeup to perfect, complement costumes

Makeup to perfect, complement costumes

By Amber Hunter, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2014


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

Here are some makeup tips to have the best look on Halloween.

Disneynature presents heartwarming tale of furry family

Disneynature presents heartwarming tale of furry family

April 15, 2014


Filed under Arts

It's hard to get a college student out of bed on a Saturday morning, especially to get them to a children’s movie, but Disneynature’s documentary “Bears” has the ability to hook audiences of all ages. The film takes viewers on an adventure into nature that is worth watching, even if only for t...

Disney-fy your earbuds

Disney-fy your earbuds

April 4, 2014


Filed under Arts

For your listening pleasure, we've put together a chronological collection of songs from Disney's animated feature films — and if they don't make you happier this weekend, we can't help you. Be sure to follow @nyunews on Spotify for more great playlists....

Broadway inspired by varied source material

Broadway inspired by varied source material

By Clio McConnell, Arts Editor

February 4, 2014


Filed under Arts

In the age of prolific publication, creating original products can be a challenge. This year, the Broadway community is lifting ideas from other media and retrofitting them for the stage. Theatergoers can look forward to adaptations from film and literature — including “Rocky,” “Bullets Over Broadway” an...

Broadway to get chilly with ‘Frozen’ stage adaptation

Broadway to get chilly with ‘Frozen’ stage adaptation

January 29, 2014


Filed under Arts

The lights come up on a snowy stage. Icicles hang from the rafters and snow is piled artfully upstage, creating the backdrop for a chilly winter day as a young woman belts out a power ballad celebrating the cold. These are the images conjured by the news of Disney’s next theatrical venture,...

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