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A cruel and brutal film.,
This review is from: The Fox and the Hound (Special Edition) [DVD] (DVD)Disney market this as a sweet tale of friendly young pup and fox cub. Well, that is the case for about five minutes of the movie. The rest is little more than a document of the brutality of the life of hunter and prey, human or animal. The prospects for friendship across the divide are unavoidably bleak.
These are not messages that I like to convey to my children in 2011. This is a painful film to watch with a number of frightening scenes that are not appropriate to its "U" rating.
Technically it is of a similar standard to other Disney movies of this period, the look is Disney but the inconsistent quality of some of the animation, the forgettable songs and re-drawing of cels from previous movies takes away the sheen.
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Initial post: 8 Mar 2012 20:27:20 GMT
Johnny Connoisseur says:
No wonder the childeren of today are so pathetic.
The story of the Fox and the Hound is increadably deep and layered from what I remember of it; a story of loyalty, friendship, overcoming differences and danger, and doing what's right not easy.
If you wish none of those messages to your childeren, then frankly you should be ashamed.
The censorship of childeren to the sort of themes Fox & the Hound is disturbingly grotesque and hiding childeren from such themes is detremental to becoming a well informed, sane adult.
I'll agree that the film should be a PG however.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2012 14:14:30 GMT
S. Randle says:
Well said Johnny! Life can be pretty crap at times and this film covers a lot of issues which you can't and should not hide children from! It is a beautiful film and I can remember it making me incredibly sad when I watched it as a child, but hey ho- with good parenting and eyes open to the real world- I got over it! And I am just about to order it for my children!
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P. Stark says:
Why did the content advisories/notations disappear from the back of DVDs?? Even the earlier Fox and the Hound DVD had a warning to parents that they should watch the film with their children on the first viewing. This was often the case if there was the perception of there being any kind of (potentially) emotionally-scarring content not suitable for very young children (seriously, IT'S DISNEY - you know, the Bambi people)!
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