Post by Mark
Cinescape, Grand Cinemas and Sky Cinemas will no longer be showing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast movie in Kuwait. Local censors wanted to cut a scene from the film, most likely the gay related one and Disney decided it would rather pull the movie than censor it. It did the same thing in Malaysia last week when it pulled the movie from theaters over there after Malaysian censors wanted to remove the gay scene as well.
I actually like the idea of Disney pulling the film, I think more movie studios need to do that.
Update: According to Grand Cinemas, they are currently working with the studio on the additional cuts that the MOI requested and will be releasing the film when ready. This means Disney did NOT pull the movie but the movie theaters did due to additional cuts that were requested by the MOI.
Update2: According to Cinescape, they pulled the movie themselves.
Dear Valued Customers,
We would like to inform you that Kuwait National Cinema Company decided to
Stop showing Beauty and the Beast in line with our values as responsibility toward our young viewers [Source]