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    Dark Disney picture

    From the Q&A page, posted here because it is a digression from the astronomical topic of the original thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by parallaxicality
    For those of you not in the know, Disney has a new animated show out. It's called Amphibia and like a lot of new Disney shows, it's surprisingly dark. It's set on a planet, or other dimension, or something, presumably called Amphibia, that bears a striking resemblence both to Earth in the Carboniferous period, with giant predatory arthropods and amphibians, monstrous plants and endless swamps, and also to the Late Cretaceous period, with its giant toothed birds and primitive mammals. It's a death world and members of the small town the human protagonist finds herself in calmly embrace the possibility that at any moment something might kill them.
    No surprise here. Walt Disney himself did not sugarcoat everything. Back in 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was restricted in some countries because portions of it were considered too scary for children. Then there was Bambi, where his mother was killed by hunters, and Old Yeller, where a teenage boy had to shoot a rabid dog he had come to love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornblower View Post
    No surprise here. Walt Disney himself did not sugarcoat everything. Back in 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was restricted in some countries because portions of it were considered too scary for children. Then there was Bambi, where his mother was killed by hunters, and Old Yeller, where a teenage boy had to shoot a rabid dog he had come to love.
    The "Night on Bald Mountain" section of "Fantasia" is pretty dark too.
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    In recent discussions of The Lion King, we've been speculating what the rating would have been had a human child seen its parent trampled by wildebeests and then tried to snuggle with its still-warm corpse.
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