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Was Walt Disney anti-Semitic?

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Actress Meryl Streep has reignited a debate that has simmered below the surface in Hollywood for decades: Was Walt Disney anti-Semitic?

The occasion was the annual awards event of the National Board of Review, an organization of filmmakers, students and movie scholars. Streep presented an award to Emma Thompson, for her role in the recent movie “Saving Mr. Banks,” about the making of Mary Poppins. Thompson co-stars as Poppins author P.L. Travers, alongside Tom Hanks as Walt Disney.

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