FACT CHECK: Is The New Snow White Film Cancelled?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purports the new Disney live action remake of Snow White starring Rachel Zelger and Gal Gadot has been cancelled.

Verdict: False

The claim stems from a satirical website.

Fact Check:

Zegler, who is set to portray the namesake of the movie, has received backlash for her comments about the iconic animated version of Snow White, according to  The Independent. The son of David Hand, the director of the 1937 film, claimed that the new live action versions of these films have no respect for the work his father and Walt Disney did, the outlet reported.

The Twitter post claims that the film was cancelled. The post shared a screenshot of what looks to be a Google search engine result making the claim.

The caption reads, “They actually cancelled the movie before it was even released! It’s crazy how it flopped before it began. Might as well just take down the trailers. If you are going to make Snow White, seriously consider recasting. Give her actress another movie. I’m glad to hear this.”

The claim is false. There is no credible news report that suggests the movie has been shelved. The claim appears to stem from a satirical website, Mouse Trap news. (RELATED: Did Illinois Pass A Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants To Apply For The Police Force?)

The website is a parody site that shares a disclaimer in the “about” section of the website that reads, “Mouse Trap News is the world’s best satire site. We write fake stories about Disney Parks stuff… The Moused Trusted Name in Disney News isn’t true, but we thought it was creative and funny, so we are running with it.”

This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim that Belarus arrested the Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter