Comments for Review: Disney’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is indeed odd, in all the wrong ways

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  1. Shelley Ziegler

    i dont know if i will see this movie or not..but i do find it interesting that you talk about Disney being “known for his uplifting family films” In general, Disney films usually do have a really dark undertone..most of it revolving around the loss of a mother or father. Just a short list..starting right at the beginning..Snow White, Bambi, Cinderella, and even motherless Peter Pan. To the more recent Lion King, Finding Nemo and Up. What is it with Disneys obsession with orphans??

    1. True, Shelley. Here’s the entire Walt Disney quote I referenced in the review:

      “I don’t believe in playing down to children, either in life or in motion pictures. I didn’t treat my own youngsters like fragile flowers, and I think no parent should.
      Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil, and that is what our pictures attempt to do.”

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