Let's make a deal: If the Dumbo DVD is the censored version, let's all boycott it.

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    I heard that the "modern" version of Dumbo omits scenes of the crows except for the last one...
    If Disney does another "Fantasia"-style lie, let's all abstain from purchasing the disc.
    It would basically be saying, "Disney, we don't like your self censorship and we show it with our money!"
    I sent a letter to the Disney company pleading for the "Censored 5" films (Fantasia, Make Mine Music, Melody Time, Saludas Amigos, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit) to be recalled and replaced with the original, uncut versions.
    I have yet to hear a reply... [​IMG] (This letter was supplemented with a thick petition with about 60 signatures just from Toonzone.net's message board.)
    So, how about the new slogan... "NO ORIGINAL VERSION = NO SALE!"
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    What was bad about the crows?
    Its been awhile...please explain [​IMG]
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  3. Alex Yang

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    They want to be POLITICALLY correct in the 21st century with censorship of OLD catalog films (Dumbo, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, etc...), yet they release Bubble Boy??!??!?!?
    I don't know does this make sense to anyone else????!?!
    -Alex
     
  4. Joel Mack

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    Is "Bubble Boy" a G-rated cartoon?
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  5. Alex Yang

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    Joel,
    It's about a boy in a "bubble" because of his sickness/disease, he CANNOT live outside this sealed bubble...
    He has to be VERY VERY careful when moving about, think Seinfeld episode...
    You'll probably catch the commercial preview this weekend on TV...
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  6. george kaplan

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    The information about the original cut of Dumbo is from the DVD Savant http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s113falco1.html
    The relevant quote is
     
  7. Justin Lane

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    Alex, I think Joel was making a point by asking the question about bubble boy, to show what the target audience is for that film.
    Yes I would like to have Dumbo unaltered but over the years sensibilities have changed drastically in this country. In a film targeted for children, I have no problems with cuts of some sort being made to keep content away from children which may be considered "objectionable" by some in today's society.
    What I would like to see Disney ultimately do is put out a PC version of their films under their gold collection label, for children, then Under their Treasures label, which is geared towards adults, put the original films in unaltered form with appropriate commentary on the issues surrounding the film. This way we the film enthusiasts win out, then at the same time we have a version fit for children in todays world.
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  8. Rodney

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    I wish that Disney would use the capabilities of DVD to have the full version available via seamless branching for adults who want to enjoy the original movies.
    They could do this for a lot of their films, while still giving out the censored versions for the wee lil' ones.
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