Take Two for May 13, 2013

On the Lot: Disney/Marvel, Women in Hollywood and more

Big Hero 6

Marvel/Disney

Concept art for Marvel/Disney's "Big Hero 6" animated feature.

Disney and Marvel team up on an animated feature, plus charges of sexism and liberal bias in Hollywood. For more on this and the latest in Hollywood, we're joined once again by Los Angeles Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.

There's another Disney/Marvel animated film in the pipeline, that features songs from "The Book of Mormon" composer, and, rare for animation, a female co-director.

Keegan talks about a new, and frankly, pretty depressing story about the quantity and quality of roles for women in Hollywood movies. There have been a number of female-driven movies that have been big hits in the past few years — "Bridesmaids," "The Hunger Games" — But does that make up for all the Spidermans and Batmans and Iron Mans?

Then, charges of liberal bias in the Motion Picture Academy. The producer of a documentary released last year about President Obama is complaining that his film was overlooked for an award, because it's controlled by left wing partisans.  


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