Originally Posted by TinkPinkI think a lot of the darker elements in a movie are lost on a child. It wasn't until I watched WFRR as a teenager that I realized how much stuff was in that movie. That goes for alot of movies I watched as kid.
I loved WFRR as a kid, I just wasn't too bothered by those things. Except the poor shoe in dip, that made me sad. But I think death as a theme in a children's movie is somewhat good for them. I think it might help a child learn to deal with real life death. I might be stretching here, but it seems like a kid who has seen movies that deal with that in a child's forum, like Bambi or Lion King, might have an easier time dealing with the loss of a grandparent or someone like that than a child who has been sheltered from anything like that and was not at all prepared.
Like I said, that might be a stretch, but I think Disney movies have always had darker elements to them and Walt wanted them that way. They were somewhat real life in a fantastical world which I think gave them all much more depth than your typical cartoon.
Oh boy, it is late and I have lost the ability to create an understandable cohesive post, so I think I need to go to bed.
I actually understood that!