Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Wonder of the World of Disney

Only a Disney film could take tales,
told by a slave
Give the slave a catchy tune
and a grin
and make it a Hard To Find classic movie
"Songs of the South"

Only Disney could take a true story,
about the ritualistic gang rape of a 13 year-old girl
and re-tell it as a love story
"Pokahontas"

Only Disney could take a story
 set in India, Arabia or Africa
 Use a jazz and pop score for the music
all white actors for the voices
and consider part of their commitment to diversity
"Jungle Book" "Aladdin" and "Lion King"

Knowing Walt Disney's leanings and feelings, I'm really glad that he never optioned the rights to The Diary of Ann Frank or Up From Slavery

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