Attila the Pun
Friday, May 07, 2004
The decision of Disney not to distribute Michael Moore's new 'documentary' is being described in various places as "Disney blocks film".
This is not true. Disney has maintained its position from last year, that it will not distribute the film. This is very different to blocking it. If they owned the rights to the film, refused to distribute it, and refused to allow anybody else to distribute it, that would be 'blocking it'.
Moore knew 12 months ago that Disney would not distribute the film, as he admits here, but has only decided to make a fuss now, right before Cannes, and closer to the US election. He is blatantly playing to the gallery, and large sections of the media are happy to play along.
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