Disney fears that Jojo Rabbit may be a bit too edgy for its brand


I did Nazi that

According to a new report from Variety, the content of director Taika Waititi's upcoming satire Jojo Rabbit is making some Disney executives sweat. For those unaware, the film is a skewering of Nazi Germany with Waititi even portraying the Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, himself. It's been billed as an "anti-hate satire," but the subtlety of the joke may be lost on some.

As Variety reports, "Halfway through one recent viewing one executive grew audibly uncomfortable, worrying aloud that the material would alienate Disney fans." Considering Disney has become known for its animated classics, Marvel films, and mostly child-friendly cartoons, that is somewhat understandable. Still, Waititi and Disney have a great working relationship after the success of Thor: Ragnarok and the man will even be returning to direct the fourth entry, Thor: Love and Thunder.

Thankfully, the film hasn't been delayed or put on ice. With Waititi being a respected name and the film already generating award buzz, Disney is likely going to suffer what storm may come in the hopes of Jojo Rabbit winning some Oscars. I wouldn't be surprised, though, if some of the higher-ups do try to put the kibosh on it.

Fox Feels the Pressure From Disney as Film Flops Mount [Variety]

Disney Executive Fears Taika Waititi's Nazi Satire 'Jojo Rabbit' Is Too Edgy For Studio Image — Report [Indie Wire]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Peter Glagowski
Peter GlagowskiAssociate Editor   gamer profile

Plucked right from the DToid community (formerly KingSigy), Peter is an aspiring writer with a passion for gaming and fitness. If you can't find him in front of a game, you'll most likely find hi... more + disclosures



Also on Flixist: Jojo Rabbit   (5)   From our database:

  • Sian's top 5 films of 2019 - Sian Francis Cox
  • Stop talking about Oscar snubs - Jesse Lab
  • Here is your full list of 2020 Oscar nominations - Hubert Vigilla
  • Flixist's best reviewed movies of 2019 - Jesse Lab
  • LFF Review: Jojo Rabbit - Sian Francis Cox
  • The Flixist 2019 Fall Movie Preview - Jesse Lab
  • Jojo Rabbit's latest trailer shows a lighter side of Hitler - Peter Glagowski
  • Disney fears that Jojo Rabbit may be a bit too edgy for its brand - Peter Glagowski
  • Taika Waititi's satire Jojo Rabbit skewers the Nazis - Sam van der Meer
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Directors #Disney #Hollywood #Nazis #news #Taika Waititi



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!