Magazine article Screen International

'Beauty and the Beast' Pulled from Release in Malaysia

Magazine article Screen International

'Beauty and the Beast' Pulled from Release in Malaysia

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Disney has pulled Beauty And The Beast from release in Malaysia, according to The Associated Press.

The film has been shelved even though film censors said on Tuesday (14 March) that it had been approved with a minor cut involving a "gay moment."

Beauty And The Beast was set for release on Thursday, but Malaysia's two main cinema chains said the movie has been postponed indefinitely.

Film Censorship Board chairman Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid told The Associated Press: "We have approved it but there is a minor cut involving a gay moment. It is only one short scene but it is inappropriate because many children will be watching this movie."

He said he did not know why the film, awarded a P13 rating, was postponed.

Yesterday a Disney spokesperson told the Malaysian Star that the film had been put on hold due to an "internal review". …

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