Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Either I just accidentally dropped some acid, or we're watching a Disney movie!

We have a regular movie night on Fridays where we order pizza and eat in the living room. Thanks to Netflix we have queued up family/kid movies to always be here. I'm not Leander's biggest Disney fan, but you can't go wrong picking some classic Disney fare for the kids, right?

Uhhh, not so fast.

Dumbo was the latest offering. You can tell that it's from a long time ago (1941) by the tone of the dialogue - not that family friendly and antagonistic.

But that's not what raised my eyebrows.

Dumbo apparently has a dream sequence brought on by...something, perhaps the titular acid? Forgive me for not taking better notes - we were travelling and it was on in the van. Some of this stuff is pretty out there.

I'm pretty sure I watched Dumbo when I was younger, but I don't remember any of this.

Apparently there's an elephant that shops at Pottery Barn too!


David said...

If you liked that, give Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day a try.

The Heffalumps And Woozles sequence continues Disney's proud tradition of acid-trip nightmares for kids.

John said...

This is one reason we don't watch Disney movie's in our house. There are others, but that one is enough.

Anonymous said...

If I recall... Dumbo was drunk. :)

But hey, we *ARE* a Disney family... so maybe my comments aren't welcome here. :)


khickman said...

There is a quote attributed to one of Disney's nine old men (I forget which) when asked by a Cal Arts student about that sequence, and whether they were taking anything at the time. The response: Hell yeah---Pepto Bismol and Maalox!