Skip to comments.Man Fights To Have Scene Removed From Disney (CARS) Film
Posted on 07/06/2006 7:13:58 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
Believes 'Cars' Gives Kids The Wrong Message About Racing Trains
(CBS) -- Is Disney's hit movie "Cars" spinning its wheels when it comes to safety?
CBS 2 West Suburban Bureau Chief Mike Puccinelli reports on the fight to put the brakes on a scene in the blockbuster animated picture about a fast talking rookie racer named Lightning McQueen.
"As I'm sitting there, I couldn't believe it because this is a red car. My daughter was killed in a red car," said Lanny Wilson with the DuPage Railroad Safety Council.
His 14-year-old daughter, Lauren, was killed in a collision 12 years ago when her brother chose to race a train and lost. It was a split-second decision that forever changed his family.
"I don't want this kind of nightmare, this kind of tragedy to happen to other families, especially if we can do something to prevent it," Wilson said.
He believes editing out the train race scene from the DVD version of the film will prevent from other young people from making fatal, split-second decisions.
The president of the Illinois State Medical Society agrees and wants the scene cut from future versions of the film.
"You give children that kind of a message: It cool, it is good to try to go and beat a train. It is the wrong message," Dr. Peter Eupierre said.
In a statement, Disney officials say: "Lightning McQueen's poor judgment in outrunning the train reveals his reckless and thoughtless behavior and is certainly not glorified."
Officials won't say if they're considering editing out the controversial scene.
Until they do, Wilson vows to continue to fight in Lauren's name.
"You never get over it. You just cope and try to go on," he said.
Good God, no kidding. I just cannot believe this is taken seriously.
Good thing I conquered the urge to strap a rocket to my back and go hurtling across a canyon after watching the Roadrunner and Wily Coyote going at it with each other.
My eyes really ache from supressing the rolling reflex.
Maybe we were just smarter. I don't remember music influencing my choices but look at the rap/thug culture.
I haven't seen this movie but a scene in which a car runs a train isn't really a bright idea. Admittedly, it's targeted to kids who don't drive yet but........we object to "sex education" in grade school and this is actually no different.
I recognize that Pixar's films are almost certainly digitally edited so the contents of each lab reel can be output as a batch, but non-computer-animated films have certainly been assembled by cutting negatives. Further, both hand-drawn and computer-generated movies can have real outtakes. Usually stuff that doesn't work is yanked before going to ink and paint or final rendering, but there are exceptions.
I guess we need to edit all the Road Runner cartoons too. I'm sure that when the kids see the coyote get up in the shape of an accordian after a huge boulder falls on his head, kids will want huge boulders to fall on their heads too.
Disney should tell this stupid jit bag to go to hell.
I think those were purposefully animated, though some might have been animated to voice-recording bloopers. There are some technical animation bloopers in CG, such as a shot in Shrek where Donkey looked more like a Chia Pet®, though most CG bloopers are caught before final render.
And his reaction to the Looney Tunes is?
These are grown men? Or what passes for grown men in America today? My Uncle Wylie Coyote has been run over flat by paving machines, had countless anvils dropped on him and been the victim of backfiring Acme explosive devices. I watched it all, but he's just fine today, although you don't see great actors like him much these days.
I am Spartacus and I drive a red car
Wow. To me, Disney movies have REALLY improved in the last 15 years or so. I have loved every single Pixar film (Dreamworks just hasn't figured out the right formula yet).
And Disney's sports movies of the last few years (The Rookie, Remember the Titans, Miracle, Glory Road) have been spectacular.
No accounting for taste, I guess.
"And by 'cope and try to go on', I mean you inflict your misery on those around you."
Story reels have been around a long time. And if something's not going to work, it's better to excise it before spending time animating it. Sometimes, however, technical problems can occur with computer animation or rendering (e.g. Donkey's hair looking like a Chia Pet® on final render), and sometimes scenes will "work" for people familiar with the film and yet fall flat for a real audience. The Pocahontas DVD includes some deleted scenes whose state of completion ranges from story reel to finished color. Some deleted scenes are partially-animated or even partially-colored, suggesting that there had been an intention to keep parts of them even though they were eventually abandoned completely.
Certainly the animation and technology is better... it's just the new style that I find rather crude.
First, even as I, a childless man, I understand that the loss of a child is beyond devastation for words
Second, I think questioning the wisdom of a "train race" scene has some merit.
But the poor man after 12 years is still apparently consumed with grief.
Animated fils have bloopers, outtakes and scenes cut.
"Ice Age" dvd even puta bunch of them on the DVD.
A few scenes they shot, upon editing, just simply did not work for the film, so they were cut, but were absolutely funny.
If I remember correctly, they shot a couple of different endings, did some screenings and selected the best one.
As for the bloopers, I suspect it was done for the DVD, but it too was funny.
Yeah, I had an accident last year which totalled my RED car, and the insurance would only pay for a black one.
RED CARS KILL.