Chris Evans and Taika Waititi of 'Lightyear' frustrated by film being banned

Actors Chris Evans and Taika Waititi and producer Galyn Susman express their frustration over Disney Pixar's 'Lightyear' being banned in 14 countries. Source: Reuters

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CHRIS EVANS: It's great that we're a part of something that's making steps forward in the social inclusion capacity, but it's frustrating that there are still places that aren't where they should be.

TAIKA WAITITI: You know, we're hoping for a time when we don't even have to have this conversation, where we can watch a movie and we don't even have to bat an eyelid. We don't have to think, oh wow, weird. It's not weird. It's normal, and it should be normalized. And so whenever the small steps that studios are making-- sometimes it may feel small, but also they are steps, and it's steps towards normalizing humanity and love. And, you know, I really feel sorry for countries who don't want this film because of a tiny weird little thing like that.

GALYN SUSMAN: We haven't heard from China. I'm assuming that it will not make it through China. I know that we've gotten requests for things to cut. Disney isn't going to modify the material. We're not gonna cut out anything, especially something as important as the loving and inspirational relationship that shows Buzz what he's missing by the choices that he's making.

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