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Disney responds to Peter Dinklage's criticism of the new live-action Snow White film!

If you have been living under a rock for the last 24 hours, then you missed Actor Peter Dinklage's outburst social media yesterday amid Disney's announcement about the upcoming Snow White film. Well, Disney has responded to Dinklage's criticism over the new live-action adaptation.

Based on the original animated Disney film from 1937, the new film follows on the heels of recent animated to live-action projects that the studio has been churning out over the last decade, including takes on Cinderella, Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, and the upcoming The Little Mermaid.

The new version will feature a script by Greta Gerwig with The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb at the helm.

Disney recently cast West Side Story's Rachel Zegler as the titular character, with Andrew Burnap as a new male character created for the film. Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot will play the Evil Queen Grimhilde in the musical retelling of the classic tale.

This news, however, brought out criticism from actor Peter Dinklage in an interview with Marc Maron (WTF with Marc Maron), who criticized the movie for adapting the stereotypical "Seven Dwarfs" of the story, calling it a "backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together."

After hearing Dinklage's feelings about the up coming film, Disney representatives responded saying that they are "taking a different approach" to the concept of the seven dwarfs and that they are consulting with members of the dwarfism community in developing the new take.

“To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community. We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.”

Dinklage is a known advocate for the dwarfism acting community.


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