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(I Heart Chaos)   The argument for Disney doing a Walt Disney biopic is beautifully summed up in this fake movie poster. C'mon Disney, do it... it's the perfect Oscar bait   (iheartchaos.com) divider line 89
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2012-03-12 11:43:14 AM
I wonder if they'll mention what ol' Walt thought about the Jews in such a biopic.
 
2012-03-12 12:30:33 PM
I want those 20 seconds of my life back. And the 15 I spent typing that. And the 10 for that, and...
 
2012-03-12 01:20:12 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I want those 20 seconds of my life back. And the 15 I spent typing that. And the 10 for that, and...


I want the girl in the Pac-Man helmet. We can't always get what we want.
 
2012-03-12 01:38:11 PM
Yeah, I think that would be more of a hagiopic than a biopic.
 
2012-03-12 01:46:36 PM
EvilEgg

I want the girl in the Pac-Man helmet. We can't always get what we want.

But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need
 
2012-03-12 01:51:53 PM
Who would be wearing a t-shirt on a train in the 1920's?
 
2012-03-12 01:53:10 PM

Cythraul: I wonder if they'll mention what ol' Walt thought about the Jews in such a biopic.


Which would be what exactly?
 
2012-03-12 01:54:58 PM
All I saw was a sexy tattooed chick wearing a pac man head.
 
2012-03-12 01:55:06 PM

Cythraul: I wonder if they'll mention what ol' Walt thought about the Jews in such a biopic.


I, for one, would like to see how they handle the artist strike.
 
2012-03-12 01:57:01 PM
I for one would love to witness the early concept meetings for "Song of the South"
 
2012-03-12 01:59:21 PM

EvilEgg: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I want those 20 seconds of my life back. And the 15 I spent typing that. And the 10 for that, and...

I want the girl in the Pac-Man helmet. We can't always get what we want.


yeah... much more interesting than a fake advertisement for a non-existent movie.
 
2012-03-12 02:00:47 PM

swahnhennessy: Who would be wearing a t-shirt on a train in the 1920's?


It's not a t-shirt.
 
2012-03-12 02:00:54 PM

soupbone: Cythraul: I wonder if they'll mention what ol' Walt thought about the Jews in such a biopic.

Which would be what exactly?


IIRC, it was a slanderous remark by a drunk Brett Butler.

As for a biopic, I think it would be awesome. If you ever have the chance, go see the One Man's Dream exhibit in Walt Disney's Hollywood Studios. He really lived the American Dream.
 
2012-03-12 02:04:46 PM
I think Ryan Gosling would be a much better Salvador Dali.
 
2012-03-12 02:05:43 PM

MoronLessOff: soupbone: Cythraul: I wonder if they'll mention what ol' Walt thought about the Jews in such a biopic.

Which would be what exactly?

IIRC, it was a slanderous remark by a drunk Brett Butler.

As for a biopic, I think it would be awesome. If you ever have the chance, go see the One Man's Dream exhibit in Walt Disney's Hollywood Studios. He really lived the American Dream.


I know, I was just trying to see if people are still just posting stuff from their ass. The artists strike would be a legitimate topic of controversy.
 
2012-03-12 02:07:24 PM

LeroyBourne: I think Ryan Gosling would be a much better Salvador Dali.


Adrian Brody was a great Salvador Dali in Midnight in Paris.
 
2012-03-12 02:12:23 PM

EvilEgg: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I want those 20 seconds of my life back. And the 15 I spent typing that. And the 10 for that, and...

I want the girl in the Pac-Man helmet. We can't always get what we want.


Why no, she's not the textbook definition of "attention whore" at all.
 
2012-03-12 02:12:32 PM
Why don't they just thaw Walt's head out and ask if he wants to do it?
 
2012-03-12 02:16:12 PM

9beers: All I saw was a sexy tattooed chick wearing a pac man head.


Me too. What was the article about? Bugs Bunny or something...
 
2012-03-12 02:20:57 PM

Cythraul: I wonder if they'll mention what ol' Walt thought about the Jews in such a biopic.


Why not, the irony would be epic.
 
2012-03-12 02:25:51 PM
ZZZZZZZ....
 
2012-03-12 02:28:49 PM
Just of the lulz, the movie should open just like Citizen Kane, with him saying "Kurt Russel" instead of Rosebud.
 
2012-03-12 02:50:52 PM
i146.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-12 03:04:09 PM

Lando Lincoln: EvilEgg: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I want those 20 seconds of my life back. And the 15 I spent typing that. And the 10 for that, and...

I want the girl in the Pac-Man helmet. We can't always get what we want.

Why no, she's not the textbook definition of "attention whore" at all.


were i not happily married, I would give that whore all the attention she could handle.
 
2012-03-12 03:44:35 PM

swahnhennessy: Who would be wearing a t-shirt on a train in the 1920's?


farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-03-12 03:45:24 PM
I wonder how they would deal with Oswald?

/Pac-head chick is the first time I've seen a shadow cover someone's eyes so completely before
 
2012-03-12 03:51:44 PM

CatfoodSpork: LeroyBourne: I think Ryan Gosling would be a much better Salvador Dali.

Adrian Brody was a great Salvador Dali in Midnight in Paris.


Rhinoceros!
 
2012-03-12 03:53:51 PM
Wonder how they would deal with Ray Kroc. I guess old Ray thought Walt was a bit odd, but that didn't stop him from pairing Disney promotions with McDonalds.
 
2012-03-12 03:55:40 PM

BattleFrenchie28: I wonder how they would deal with Oswald?


Oswald is Disney property now. (again?)
 
2012-03-12 04:02:14 PM

Cythraul: I wonder if they'll mention what ol' Walt thought about the Jews in such a biopic.


The fact that he liked them, was friendly with them and supported Jewish causes when asked? A recent (800 page) biography of Disney dealt with the subject at length, and found that the claim was made by one artist years later who was bitter about the strike, and the same guy, a couple years AFTER he made those claims said the complete opposite to a different reporter.

If you want something to pin on Walt, say that he was idiotically anti-union when he had no right to be and that he was idiotically anti-Communist to the point that he was on the wrong side (the HUAC side) of history during the Red Scare in Hollywood.

What's really irritating was that some idiot writer took quotes out of context from the book when it came out and made it sound as though the book claimed Walt was antisemitic when the book itself says the complete opposite!

/the book is a really good read if you're interested in Disney.
 
2012-03-12 04:05:16 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Cythraul: I wonder if they'll mention what ol' Walt thought about the Jews in such a biopic.

The fact that he liked them, was friendly with them and supported Jewish causes when asked? A recent (800 page) biography of Disney dealt with the subject at length, and found that the claim was made by one artist years later who was bitter about the strike, and the same guy, a couple years AFTER he made those claims said the complete opposite to a different reporter.

If you want something to pin on Walt, say that he was idiotically anti-union when he had no right to be and that he was idiotically anti-Communist to the point that he was on the wrong side (the HUAC side) of history during the Red Scare in Hollywood.

What's really irritating was that some idiot writer took quotes out of context from the book when it came out and made it sound as though the book claimed Walt was antisemitic when the book itself says the complete opposite!

/the book is a really good read if you're interested in Disney.


Don't forget that he was vehemently anti-facial hair for his employees. Truly, he was history's greatest monster.
 
2012-03-12 04:07:07 PM
The book I'm talking about: Walt Disney: Triumph of the Imagination

I think an animated bio of Disney would be great, especially if they mixed different style of animation in the film, maybe even had different studios do different sections.

The thing is, for it to be honest, it would have to be at least PG-13 and you'd have to have him chain-smoke through the thing and die of lung cancer at the end.
 
2012-03-12 04:09:21 PM

Dwight_Yeast: The book I'm talking about: Walt Disney: Triumph of the Imagination


Thanks, I'll be picking this one up!
 
2012-03-12 04:25:07 PM

soupbone: Cythraul: I wonder if they'll mention what ol' Walt thought about the Jews in such a biopic.

Which would be what exactly?


That he openly held them in disdain before it was unpopular and expensive. He was a reverse Nazi hipster vampire.
 
2012-03-12 04:27:43 PM

Cythraul: I wonder if they'll mention what ol' Walt thought about the Jews in such a biopic.


Yeah, I was wondering how they'd touch on ol' Walt being a raving anti-semite. Probably just gloss it over like they do everything else. Like, say, I dunno, maybe the whole Pocahontas age difference issue?
 
2012-03-12 04:35:56 PM
SNL Disney Vault (new window)
 
2012-03-12 04:36:09 PM
They made it already. It was called "the Social Network."
 
2012-03-12 04:39:49 PM

Teufelaffe: Don't forget that he was vehemently anti-facial hair for his employees. Truly, he was history's greatest monster.


Thought that was Steinbrenner.
 
2012-03-12 04:40:10 PM
Why would Disney have to be the studio? A rival studio could have so much fun with this.
 
2012-03-12 04:44:04 PM

beta_plus: Why would Disney have to be the studio? A rival studio could have so much fun with this.


Uh.. I don't know. Out of respect to the man and the worldwide cultural icon and company he founded?
 
2012-03-12 04:45:07 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Cythraul: I wonder if they'll mention what ol' Walt thought about the Jews in such a biopic.

The fact that he liked them, was friendly with them and supported Jewish causes when asked? A recent (800 page) biography of Disney dealt with the subject at length, and found that the claim was made by one artist years later who was bitter about the strike, and the same guy, a couple years AFTER he made those claims said the complete opposite to a different reporter.

If you want something to pin on Walt, say that he was idiotically anti-union when he had no right to be and that he was idiotically anti-Communist to the point that he was on the wrong side (the HUAC side) of history during the Red Scare in Hollywood.

What's really irritating was that some idiot writer took quotes out of context from the book when it came out and made it sound as though the book claimed Walt was antisemitic when the book itself says the complete opposite!

/the book is a really good read if you're interested in Disney.


Even the most critical biography of Disney played down his anti-semitism, although it is worth pointing out that he wouldn't think twice about using Jewish stereotypes in movies such as The Three Little Pigs. (which, as a Kansas kid from the turn of the century, I'd say that it's commendable, but understandable)
 
2012-03-12 04:53:28 PM

beta_plus: Why would Disney have to be the studio? A rival studio could have so much fun with this.


Disney can use all the footage and intellectual property needed to make the film. Total property rights. They make biography easy.
 
2012-03-12 04:57:49 PM

Jonathan Hohensee: Even the most critical biography of Disney played down his anti-semitism, although it is worth pointing out that he wouldn't think twice about using Jewish stereotypes in movies such as The Three Little Pigs. (which, as a Kansas kid from the turn of the century, I'd say that it's commendable, but understandable)


The worst the bio I mentioned earlier could come up with was Walt telling someone that he'd have his "Jew accountant" look a deal over before he signed it. (My grandfather, who was twenty years younger than Walt used to say shiat like that and it had nothing to do with antisemitsm; he thought he accountant was better than anyone else's because he was Jewish and Jews are good with numbers, right?)

There were a lot of Jews and a lot of serious antisemites in Hollywood in the Golden Age, and the antisemites were powerful enough that Jews weren't allowed anywhere near them. Walt employed a lot of Jews.

One of the reasons the rumors may have started is that Hollywood is a very cliquish, social town, and like many self-driven obsessives, Walt did not socialize, which probably made the insecure think he was shunning them. Walt went home at the end of the day and played with his daughters and his trains, because that's what he liked to do. He didn't have many friends.
 
2012-03-12 05:01:56 PM
"Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World" by Carl Hiaasen. Interesting read.
 
2012-03-12 05:02:37 PM

JLEM: beta_plus: Why would Disney have to be the studio? A rival studio could have so much fun with this.

Disney can use all the footage and intellectual property needed to make the film. Total property rights. They make biography easy.


The company also has a massive archive, and the Disney family has control of Walt's personal papers (with the company retaining copyright). The family also still holds a major stake in the company, so to be allowed to look at any material you'd need to do a bio, you'd have to have both the studio and the family's permission.
 
2012-03-12 05:08:54 PM

beta_plus: Why would Disney have to be the studio? A rival studio could have so much fun with this.


Because MIcky Mouse would be in it at some point?
 
2012-03-12 05:22:18 PM

Carth: beta_plus: Why would Disney have to be the studio? A rival studio could have so much fun with this.

Because MIcky Mouse would be in it at some point?


I know Disney are copyright jerks, but there has to be some fair use of Mickey Mouse.
 
2012-03-12 05:39:23 PM

cyrus_hunter: Wonder how they would deal with Ray Kroc. I guess old Ray thought Walt was a bit odd, but that didn't stop him from pairing Disney promotions with McDonalds.


Scenes from their days in the same army ambulance corp. during WW1 would be incredible.

I did a paper on Kroc during my undergrad days. I still remember this one quote attributed to Kroc from a book on his life, which (very loosely) went something like this: "Me and the boys tried to get Walt to come dancing with us and the girls, but he would always just sit there drawing those damn animals."
 
2012-03-12 05:51:18 PM

beta_plus: Carth: beta_plus: Why would Disney have to be the studio? A rival studio could have so much fun with this.

Because MIcky Mouse would be in it at some point?

I know Disney are copyright jerks, but there has to be some fair use of Mickey Mouse.


I'm sure there's lots. But if you try, and they don't like you, you can never hope to keep up with their legal team. So you'll never lose the case, you'll just, at some point, lose the ability to keep up your end. And then they get their way.
 
2012-03-12 05:56:49 PM

beta_plus: I know Disney are copyright jerks, but there has to be some fair use of Mickey Mouse.


Maybe, if it's Mickey Mouse's voice playing on a television that's off screen as part of ambient sound in a film that had nothing to do with the life of Walt Disney, but even then Disney would be giving you a call. The point is that it's much easier to get a Disney biopic done through Disney than not. Think of all the archival material at one's disposal.
 
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