Pixar has slipped in some dark stuff in their movies, but The Incredibles pretty much takes the cake. Did you know about this theory?
Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks are home to many rides & attractions, some which are considered classics to the Disney Parks such as Splash Mountain, It’s A Small World, Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean just to name a few. But not all Disney rides and Disney attractions in the theme parks have been successes. The Disney Theme Parks in Orlando and California have seen rides and concepts that opened, were in operation but then the rides malfunctioned, failed and become closed rides in Disney Park history.
There are always going to be films that are cancelled due to certain reasons. Check out this list we’ve compiled for you. Disney almost created their own story set in Oz entitled Rainbow Road to Oz but drew too many comparisons to the original film and didn’t have a decent script to accompany it. Even though Disney owned the rights to Where the Wild Things Are books in the 1990’s an animated film would have been too expensive for them to do and scrapped it. Disney’s television show Phineas and Ferb was almost made into a movie but was delayed and originally cancelled. How cool would it be to see classic Disney female characters at a royal boarding school? Well, that was almost a thing with Disney’s Princess Academy. We almost got to see a sequel to The Aristocats but the script wasn’t good and due to scheduling conflicts it was shelved and forgotten about. Dumbo II was in the works and would’ve taken place the day after the original film. Disney almost created an animated prequel to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs where we could’ve seen how the Dwarfs came to know one another and how the evil queen killed Snow White’s father and took the throne. A sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit would have pleased a lot of people out there but Spielberg backed out. A sequel to Tron: Legacy was teased but we still haven’t heard anything about whether or not it will be released. An unaired Cars Toons episode called To Protect and Serve would have taken us back to Radiator Springs to see some of our favorite automobile characters.
Pixar movies are known for their imagination, likable characters, and smart humor. While children fall in love with characters like Woody, Dory, and Merida, they may not realize some of the life lessons that are being portrayed to them. Stories of friendship, happiness, and hope are all great, but Pixar also has a lot of dark themes that children are processing. Watch to see these themes and how they’ve been conveyed through some of the most popular animated films of the past decade.
For example, many themes in Pixar films showcase how mankind is the cause of destruction to so many things. In the movie Wall-E, the whole Earth is filled with heaps of trash. These movies also teach children that danger is literally everywhere. In the ocean, on the road, and even in your own head. No where is safe and disaster can strike at any random spots. Pixar films like Up and The Incredibles showcase that it’s not always a good idea to meet your hero. They will most likely let you down. It’s not just heroes either. Government officials and leaders cannot be trusted and this has been conveyed through films like Monsters Inc. Pixar movies typically have a lot of strong female leads, but there is still a lot sexism present in these movies. Children can also watch these movies and learn that everyone grows up. There’s no stopping or changing things. And worst of all, sometimes dreams don’t always come true as seen in films like Monsters Inc. and Cars.
Yet another entry in a long line of blockbusters for Pixar, Cars tells the story of a cocky race car named Lightning McQueen who learns there’s more to life than racing. Like a lot of Pixar pictures, it also presents a richly detailed world—this one entirely populated by cars and other vehicles. Kids who were mesmerized by the movie in 2006 are now old enough to notice its many other layers—including adult jokes, obscure references, and even some disturbing things about life in the Cars universe…