Friday, August 10, 2007

Little Mermaid

The kid is having *issues* with The Little Mermaid.

You'll recall we've been working on fairy tales, while we write a revision for that contest.

Well!

She is deeply upset at the utter travesty Disney perpetuated on HCA's "Little Mermaid." Not, mind you, that we wholly approve of HCA's original (cough*patriarchy*oppressed*cough) version of the story -- but DISNEY's abortion of a version!!

The kid is deeply upset. Nor do the cute songs and Sebsation the Sea Crab make up for the appalling revision. Not in her strict accounting, anyway. She demands to know why Disney would do such a thing.

I tell her I have one word for her.

She replies that Disney had better NEVER make a version of Romeo and Juliet. (Her favorite story, ever since she saw Shakespeare in Love with her daddy.)

3 comments:

Bardiac said...

Capitalism?

tonks said...

Has she ever heard the Grimm Brothers' version of Cinderella? Sometimes I'm glad Disney takes liberties- though with the Little Mermaid couldn't they have tried to get Ariel to embrace at least a bit of feminism?

delagar said...

Heh. Capitalism. Yah, maybe it's time to branch out, in't it?