Disney Stops Miramax From Releasing Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 911” (by Eugene Hernandez, May 5, 2004) Documentary coverage presented by AFI / SilverDocs

The Walt Disney Company will not allow its specialty division, Miramax Films, to distribute Michael Moore’s anticipated new documentary “Fahrenheit 911,” the director said early today. Moore announced the news to his large Internet audience with a letter entitled, “Disney Has Blocked the Distribution of My New Film.” The movie, which was financed by Miramax, is set to have its world premiere later this month at the Cannes Film Festival.

Moore indicated, on his website, that yesterday he was informed that Disney would not allow Miramax to distribute the new documentary that takes aim at the Bush administration.

Moore has said that the film includes an exploration of links between President Bush and Osama bin Laden’s family, as well as criticism of the war in Iraq. Moore has also indicated his intention to have the new film in U.S. theaters before the upcoming presidential election, perhaps as early as this

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