Mickey throws a stone into the pond. The Walt Disney Company, its creator, finds the French rules too restrictive for its taste. Too stiff too. Too “Franco-French”. Hence the decision of the American entertainment giant to deprive French theaters of the release of an end-of-year blockbuster like the cartoon Avalonia, the strange journey (Strange World, in English). It will offer it directly in France on its Disney+ video platform. The end-of-the-year Disney film: a tradition that is being lost.
“Disney is holding us hostage. He uses cinemas for a claim that does not concern them, ”said Aurélie Delage, manager of Mégarama in Garat, a six-screen complex near Angoulême (Charente) and vice-president of the National Federation of Cinemas. ..
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