Dark Days at Disney..Is this the future Walt Disney wanted?
Has anyone else noticed how dark things are getting at Disney?
For example I can’t tell you how many news articles I have seen roll in my inbox the past week talking about Alice in Wonderland clothes that are for sale at Hot Topic. Most articles have catchy buzz words in it like Dark or Gothic in the titles. Previously I have seen some of the clothing on Amazon. While they are very cool, they are very different than any of the other clothing Disney has released in the past.
I posted an article this morning about the new Haunted Mansion Comic Book packed with skeletons, zombies and corpses. I understand Disney is trying to target teen boys, but it kinda goes against the image Walt Disney created a long time ago. I can’t really pass judgement on the comic till I read it.
Let’s not forget Epic Mickey the video game. The game looks awesome and its cool to see Walt Disney’s beloved character in a different light. In the beginning there was alot of controversary around this game but as we get closer to the September 2010 release date things have settled down and people seem to be okay with it.
Finally the most recent Disney movie Princess and the Frog has elements in it that I have never seen any any childrens movie before. The scene with the Shadowman freaks my daughter out and is darker than anything Disney has ever released. Overall the past few movies from both Disney and Pixar are very dark in nature. For more information check out this article about .
Overall I am still undecided about all the changes Disney is introducing across the board. Movies, video games, clothing, etc. It seems Bob Iger is trying to changing the very image we have all come to love..