Disney Pulls Financing From Johnny Depp’s “Lone Ranger;” Disagreed With Depp’s Vision Of Tonto As A Pirate With Scissors For Hands

Tonto

Johnny's Depp's take on the Tonto character has been called derivative by some critics.

Los Angeles—Disney announced last week that they had cancelled plans to finance the upcoming “Lone Ranger” film with Johnny Depp slated to play Tonto. The reasoning Disney gave was that costs just kept rising, but a source close to both Disney and Depp has said that the real reason was Depp’s vision of the character of Tonto.

For months now, Depp had been lauded for saying Tonto would be less of a sidekick and more of a partner, raising the status of the Native American character from that of a broken-English-speaking lackey in the old films, and putting him equal with the main character. But it seems Depp had even more radical ideas about changes to Tonto.

“He saw Tonto as being a Native American pirate and having scissors for his hands,” the source said. “At first, Disney executives thought he was kidding and brushed it off. But Johnny had some photos taken of his vision, with him all made up like a pirate with scissor hands. When the suits at Disney saw the pictures, they lost it. They couldn’t pull the plug fast enough.”
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CNM?

Info-graphic depicting what could happen if lack of care invades the CNN graphics department.

We are sure that other formidable news sites put up headlines that from time to time don’t meet AP standards and have a typo or grammatical error in them. And as soon as we come across them, we’ll collect them and post them on here as well. But when you’re CNN, one of the big boys, you just wouldn’t expect as many as we see. They themselves say they think they are among the world leaders.

From their “about” tab:

“CNN.com is among the world’s leaders in online news and information delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in bureaus worldwide, CNN.com relies heavily on CNN’s global team of almost 4,000 news professionals. CNN.com features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.”
These are actual headlines that got through some of their almost 4,000 news professionals and were posted on their main page. We copied and pasted them exactly as they appeared.

Enjoy, and please feel free to submit anymore you come across.

6/29/2009

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