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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Auction (IV) - Politically Incorrect...?

Remember the Disney shareholder meeting of last month? When asked "When will Song of the South come out on DVD" (by a well-informed person who had heard from Dave Bosschert that the film was restored and ready to be released), CEO Bob Iger said:
Now - I captured this - and you know the very first thing my software captured? Intro music - yes, you guessed it! "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah!!!" What are these people thinking? I revisited the film recently, and found that only the white people were "portrayed unfavorably," in this sweet story from the Restoration era, the period after the Civil War, after slavery was abolished. James Baskett, who so wonderfully portrayed Uncle Remus, received an Academy Award®! Walt Disney and his crew put a lot of effort into making this film! Enough said...
(Let's not make this a political discussion!)

AutogHoundBG-regular(Item #691)
[Sold for $8,850]
The catalog of the upcoming auction shows a nice painting by Mary Blair of Bre'r Rabbit hopping on his way into the world, with bold strokes in an otherwise rather subdued watercolor. I find it more appealing than one of the many other Mary Blair items -
AutogHoundBG-regular(Item #679)
[Sold for $7,080]
Johnny Appleseed - though he certainly has more gumption than the boyish old man from the final film...

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Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

"At least for awhile...Ever."

What the heck is that supposed to mean? The Nostalgia Critic said it best:
"Warning: This academy award winning movie Disney will soon be ashamed of. It may or may not be racially insensitive, honestly it's sort of hard to tell, but Disney's not gonna take that chance anyway."

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 6:47:00 PM PDT  

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