Ok, maybe I am overstating just a little bit, but Jimmy sent me a link to "The Horror of Disney’s Old Yeller." It is quite a brilliant piece of writing, meaning, of course, that I completely agree with it.
Most of you know that I have never quite gotten over the movie, Old Yeller. In case you haven’t been traumatized by it, the dog Old Yeller gets hydrophobia by biting a wolf to save his family. When he gets sick, the little boy who loves him has to shoot him. Yeah, like that.
Although it may be an excellent film, it is not one for children. The writer takes us scene by scene through the movie to support his contention that the movie is:
Now that he mentions it I also found some of the scenes in Snow White and Bambi to be far too intense for a child my age when I saw them...the incredibly wicked witch, the evil hunters who made Bambi an orphan. I can remember that they gave me nightmares for…well, the last one was the night before last.
Ah, Fantasia. One of the great experiences at the movies.