Countries will not show a Disney movie – level 3

17-06-2022 15:00

Disney hasn’t obtained permission to show its new Pixar movie ‘Lightyear’ in 14 countries in the Middle East and Asia, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Lebanon. It has a depiction of a same-sex couple.

Galyn Susman, the producer of the movie, said that Lightyear might not be able to open in China, either. The world’s largest movie market is there, and authorities asked for discounts that Disney declined to make.

In many countries that outright banned the movie, homosexuality is a crime. The United Arab Emirates claimed that the movie violated its media content standards for movies.

Lightyear debuts in the US and Canada on Friday, and it tells a story of young astronaut Buzz Lightyear. He tries to find a way back home after he is stranded on a hostile planet with his commander and crew.

Difficult words: depiction (a representation of something in words or images), outright (immediately and completely), hostile (unfriendly or dangerous).

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