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Thursday, July 26, 2007

SMOKE-FREE MICKEY

The Walt Disney Co. has announced that it will eliminate smoking from all its films released under its label. It also will put a health warning on films and DVDs that include smoking.


And what about the Disney classics? Just how many depicted incidents of smoking?

A Georgia University study explored tobacco and alcohol exposure in 24 Disney G-rated, animated, feature-length motion pictures from 1937 to 2000 and found 381 incidents of substance use. Virtually no anti-use messages were seen in these films directed toward young children.


Nearly 30 years ago, I took my young son to the movies and a picture of a cigarette with a red line through it popped up on the screen.

The theater was completely silent until my son said in a really loud voice, "No smokin' in here!"

Everyone cracked up and some people started clapping.



Propaganda (for lack of a better word) works.


Something to ponder: Granddaughter Chloe loves Disney princesses. Good thing she didn't take a liking to Cruella.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

Now, if they can ban a worse Disney movie influence (Lindsay Lohan)..Herbie Lovebug remake, etc..they'd be maker a bigger statement..

Thu Jul 26, 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I wonder if any of Disneyland/World's gift shops still sell ashtrays or lighters with any character logos..if do, would be hypocritical to make a profit on a "Goofy" lighter or Mickey matches...

Thu Jul 26, 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous puff the magic dragon said...

where's the bong?

Thu Jul 26, 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Walt Disney said...

Y? Because we Love You! M-O-U-S-E.

So Pluto goes before the judge and asks for a divorce.

"Why do you want a divorce"?,he judge inquired.

Because she is f'ing goofy.

Fri Jul 27, 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Did they have a civil union? Pluto's a guy!! So now punchline is:"Because HE's #%&@ing goofy"...

Fri Jul 27, 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous shrek said...

Cruella is my Queen, she's HOT!

Fri Jul 27, 01:02:00 PM  

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