(Regarding the Disney/Pixar film "Up")
The only sexually immoral content noted was more on the part of the writers than the performers. Young Ellie was heard telling young Carl that she was "going to let [Carl] see something I have never shown..." while they were unsupervised in an abandoned house and her with "naughty" on her voice and on her face. I commend the artists for being able to accurately portray such anticipation on the cartoon face of a young girl. That could not have been easy. Too bad such talents were spent on such a matter. Though this was an implication of intended exhibitionism, suggestion is at times and under the right conditions more powerful than out-n-out display. In addition, Disney has set precedence for suggestive background objects on cover art for their animated features such as a phallus-looking spire on the cover of The Little Mermaid. The same could be said (and I am going to say it) for suggestive artistry in UP. Some stone pillars are meshed together in such a way as to suggest sexual anatomy. I'll not go into any more detail about it.
I know these two issues seem like I am really stretching to find things wrong with the film but after more than 1200 film analyses I need to bite the bullet and point out such matters. It is very difficult for the average moviegoer to see all the little ankle biters that ooze up out of the cinematic sludge. Just because one's "vision" does not always notice such content does not mean the content is not there. One must try to develop the hawk-like perception and lightspeed attention to detail of most kids. Nothing on that larger-than-life screen escapes our youth though it may seem so. And everything to which they are exposed to some degree shapes their outlook and morals.
Tom Carder, CAPAlert 49 Comments
[1/25/2010 9:34:23 AM]
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