I am so tired from that ridiculous excuse they call registration that I am literally too weak to move. I almost collapsed in the shower and prepared myself for a watery death. Alas, I reminded myself that if I did that I would miss out on all the wonderful things the academic bureacracy had in store for us. And really, who wants to miss that? Life under the thumb of intellectual tyranny is an exciting one!
So, I love Disney films as much as the next person. In fact, I probably love them more than the next person. For me, the Renaissance period of Disney (1989-1999) is pretty much to animation what Reagan is to Republican politics. Translation: It is the holy grail of animation. And I for one absolutely adore some of the best ones. No, adore isn’t a strong enough word…LOVE is better. Pretty much short of worship. Particularly, the quartet of Disney achievement: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King, which are considered Disney’s best films ever. I agree. I especially have a close tie to the second because it’s the first movie I ever saw and I have since watched it hundreds of times. And that is no exaggeration. Which brings us to the point of my post. Some godawful film studio in Thailand decided to do their own animated version of Beauty and the Beast, which is absolutely legitimate, though suicidal, since Disney destroyed all competition in adapting the fairy tale to film. And apparently this studio knew this. That or they are incredibly lazy. The Beauty and the Beast adaptation they created is shot by shot the exact same version as Disney’s. The only difference: computer animation so bad Barbie films look Oscacr-worthy in comparison. So, without any further ado I have created a link to the trailer of this monstrosity (pun intended) and want everyone to see just how horrible this looks. It’s bad. Kinda funny. Mostly bad. And it gives the Thai language a bad representation, in my opinion. Blasphemy towards the glorious behemoth that is Disney? Yes.