Thursday, January 24, 2008

Walt's Jokes Can Make Some Delicate People Queasy




I read somewhere that when cartoon characters get disembodied it made the writer queasy, which makes you wonder why he'd like cartoons in the first place.

8 comments:

Barbara said...

Maybe that's what all those fainting couches were for.

Jorge Garrido said...

That's disgusting.

Mr. Semaj said...

One of the only types of Disney humor I could never understand were those that involved people getting hurt in the rear end. There were times were it was funny, but they tended to overdo it with Donald Duck, and well into the early 50's when he was paired up with that stupid bee.

Timefishblue said...

I've dropped and shattered countless monocles watching Disney cartoon.

boootooons ltd. said...

you know, i remember feeling squeamish as a kid when i saw PLANE CRAZY, because of the scene where the helicopter propeller nearly hacks off the running cow's udders, but my precocious side came out when minnie used her underpants as a parachute.

i guess that qualifies as appealing to multiple sensibilities, right?

- trevor.

pappy d said...

Butt gags always seem to get a big laugh in screenings with paying customers. It's kind of depressing.

Whit said...

There's an illuminating passage in Jack Kinney's biography recalling a wacky 1930's incident where he and burly gagman Roy Williams picked up a squealing jerk supervisor and carried him out of the studio with their thumbs up his backside. Kinney made certain to get that grisly detail in there. Butt penetration and whacking were imbedded parts of the beloved Disney house style.

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

There is nothing funny about imaginary animals being blown up and falling off cliffs. It's juvenile and disgusting. That stuff can pervert children and defile our nations values. For SHAME.