Has anybody at Disney actually watched this movie?!? Lots-o-Huggin Bear is the evillest, vilest villain of all times! Offering him as a toy for kids would be like offering an action-figure of the hunter who killed Bambi's mother! What parent will purchase this nightmare-inducing object for Christmas?
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Bambi by Felix Salten written in 1929 is anything but a children's story. If you've not read it as an adult then you should give it a go. Great reading and when I read it for myself in the 60's it was very, very timely.
You ask what parent would buy a "nightmare" for their children? May I point you in the direction of the Brothers Grimm? Pick a story, any story. Someone gets eaten almost every time.
Posted by Expat47 in Prague, CZ on 11/02/10 at 12:17 PM
There are also several Lots-o-Huggin' Bear commercials on YouTube that were made as viral ads for the movie:
Posted by Freddie Freelance on 11/02/10 at 03:08 PM
I love the Disney analogy. But hey .. this is a company that won't ever release "Song of the South" ever again because it's not PC. I'm glad we have a nice DVD copy from the Laser Disc they did release long long ago. James Baskett was a great singer and actor. His work should not be censored but enjoyed. I would hope we are all beyond this kind of thing. But then our country was founded by future slave owners who used the words "All men are created equal" .. go figure.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 11/02/10 at 03:32 PM
I know patty just went to see Saw 3D so how about Jigsaw doll for your precious little one ?
remember the boy's clown doll in poltergeist?
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 11/02/10 at 05:36 PM
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 11/02/10 at 08:32 PM
@BD, Disney made the Splash Mountain ride based on the Song of the South, and has used the animated bits on a number of DVDs, Most recently on the Alice in Wonderland extras disk, but they'll probably never release the whole film in the US because the story is just a Leeetle too "Ooh, us Darkies were just so happy down on the Plantation before dat ol' War between the States."
Posted by Freddie Freelance on 11/03/10 at 08:11 AM
Derek--an entirely valid line of reasoning. Evil action figures are a necessity for kids to use against their hero action figures. But the stuffed-toy nature of this thing, plus the lower age-range of viewers for TOY STORY 3, make this instance more problematical, IMHO.
Posted by Paul on 11/03/10 at 10:01 AM
Chucky dolls still exist even today. There is one living in my closet.
Posted by Mini Viking on 11/03/10 at 10:47 AM
Yeah .. you can still buy "pirate" copies of "Song of the South". Just search it. We have the laserdisc although we no longer have the player. I borrowed an old laserdisc player from a friend a long time back and recorded it to my Cyberhome DVD recorder. It was never released in DVD and only in laserdisc outside the US. I feel under the fair use law I have a right to it as I own an original.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 11/03/10 at 04:35 PM
spawn, now there's another creepy clown character in that show.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 11/03/10 at 04:41 PM
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