Films marketed towards families have to navigate a fine line– they must be as wholesome and inoffensive as possible – full of softball jokes kids can understand – while also entertaining their parents. It’s a tricky balancing act, for sure.
Sometimes even film designed to be as palatable as possible occasionally skirt the boundaries of what’s considered socially acceptable for a kids’ film. Sometimes questionable content slips through the cracks. And occasionally, no matter the filmmaker’s original intent, scenes in children’s movies are darker and more disturbing than they were intended in the original screenplay. Or maybe a director is being gleefully subversive and enjoys traumatizing children. It happens.
In other words, there …
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