Toy Story 2 casting couch ‘blooper’ deleted by Disney after #MeToo movement

Now removed scene features Stinky Pete behaving in an inappropriate way with Barbie dolls A fake blooper scene from Toy Story 2 featuring a casting couch scenario has been quietly deleted by Disney from the latest home releases of the animated film. A running gag in Pixars films are the faux outtakes that play alongside the closing credits, depicting the animated characters making mistakes, pulling pranks on each other, fudging their lines or speaking directly to camera as if they were real actors. The outtakes regularly make fun of Hollywood and the film industry more broadly. The now deleted scene from the 1999 film featured the character Stinky Pete the Prospector, a small, rotund, bearded toy, caught chatting salaciously to …

On those long, gruelling roads, I hunted for the memory of the child I used to be

I drove on bitumen highways and overgrown dirt tracks, trying to find the bridge between my youth and the writer I had become My family migrated from the UK to Western Australia in 1972. I was seven when we arrived. A real estate agent collected us from Ive always wanted to be able to fix things and Ive always wanted to drive. Watching men work on cars and motorbikes was part of my girlhood. Sometimes you got to touch a spanner or pick up a rag. Mainly you went back and forth to the fridge for beer. The sound of an engine failing to catch, weakening and weakening with each turn of the key, made me anxious. Cars broke down …