Congratulations on the Platinum Edition of Sleeping Beauty on Blu-Ray. From all reports, the work done on this edition is nothing short of a revelation. This is encouraging for future Platinum Editions of your classic animated library. Which brings me to this post about Fantasia. I understand and appreciate the reasons why two scenes depicting a little girl "Butterfly McQueen" centaur were zoomed in on the last Home Video versions of this important piece of film history. However, your efforts to avoid the controversy only served to stoke it all the more. Conversations on this and other boards were rather animated (no pun intended) as film fans debated the merits of Disney's efforts at self-censorship. In my opinion, by attempting to remove all objectionable material Disney did a disservice to the film. For one thing, it rendered the scenes in question as overly grainy and ugly on my display. But more importantly, it altered the film itself by not presenting it as it was originally shown. Perhaps the scenes in question no longer exist in their original form. If so, that is a tragedy. However, if they do exist, I would ask the powers that be to please consider restoring them into the film for the Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. Leonard Maltin's disclaimer on Mickey Mouse in Black & White was absolutely correct and the same applies to Fantasia. Zooming in the frame of a sequence containing material that contemporary audiences find objectionable, but which was not widely criticized at the time of its initial release, is not the best way to deal with the big pink elephant in the room. Instead, why not present the film as it was originally presented, warts and all, and invite Mr. Maltin to record a similar disclaimer for the feature? It is what it is. We shouldn't ignore our cinematic past, however uncomfortable it may be in our present context. This is an opportunity to learn from our past. Thank you for reading.