In An Incredible Turnaround, Disney Has Decided To Allow Critics To Watch Its Films Again

Who saw this one coming?

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After news broke yesterday that Mickey Mouse and his corporate cronies were so infuriated about unfavourable reporting by the LA Times into Disney's business dealings that they barred the paper's critics from early previews of its movies, the media world responded with predictable ire, leading to Disney's decision to overturn the ban with immediate effect.

Now why on earth would that be?

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The studio behind the likes of Thor: Ragnarok last week banned the Times from accessing screenings and interviews with talent, citing "biased and inaccurate" coverage after the paper published an article investigating Disney's relationship with council members in Anaheim, the city where its California theme park is based.

This being 2017, news of the ban quickly spread throughout the internet, triggering a host of other critics and prominent figures to speak out and publicly boycott its movies.

Facing a legitimate P.R disaster, as well as the prospect of being barred from all awards consideration, the company reversed its decision, releasing a statement that read: "We've had productive discussions with the newly installed leadership at the Los Angeles Times regarding our specific concerns, and as a result, we've agreed to restore access to advance screenings for their film critics."

A conversation that we imagine went a bit like this...

Disney: "Hey, so, about that ban. Well, we've decided to, like, end it because we're feeling kind. We definitely weren't facing a potential public relations catastrophe, nope. But, like, you're welcome."

L.A Times: "Great"

Disney: So, do you want to interview Chris Hemsworth now? We can give you three minutes?"

L.A Times: ......

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