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1-26-09 “Murder. Betrayal. Wrath. Vengeance.” “What are four words you usually don’t associate with Disney, Alex?”

Posted by Sean on January 27, 2009

Ugh. Wicked. I could only get a quarter of the way through that. Way too depressing. It’s kind of like watching Revenge of the Sith. You know things are going to go to shit at the end, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

But while we’re on the subject of putting adult twists on beloved children’s classics, let’s consider the ouef (literally, the three-cheese omelet) of Walt Disney. Disney cartoons are wholesome family fun, right? Well, they are, until you start breaking down the themes in several feature-length Disney cartoons:

  • Sleeping Beauty: Betrayal, poisoning, a fairly intense fight with a demonic-looking dragon
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Betrayal, poisoning
  • The Lion King: Betrayal, fratricide, attempted infanticide, vengeance
  • Hercules: A fairly creepy interpretation of Hades and the Greek afterlife
  • Bambi: A child all but sees his mother get shot
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame: Betrayal, prejudice, romantic rivalry
  • Beauty and the Beast: Prejudice, curses, romantic rivalry

I’m not saying Disney is Edgar Allen Poe or even bush-league Stephen King (read, most of Stephen King’s work lately). And Lady knows Disney movies have more than enough treacle and glurge diluting the good stuff. All I’m saying is that when Calledkidblast strings them together and sets them to P. Diddy’s Come With Me (with melody from Led Zep’s When the Levee Breaks), they suddenly look… kind of cool.

Not Work Safe for a few F-bombs and such.


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