“My Dad Would Be Turning in His Grave”: Son of original ‘Snow White’ Director Ravages Disney in Latest Comments

Posted by on August 20, 2023 3:04 am

Remember the magic of watching Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs?

The enchanting tale, timeless characters, and songs that nestled deep into our hearts?

Well, brace yourselves, because it seems that no part of history, not even our beloved classics, are safe from the woke onslaught.

Here we are, with the son of the original film’s director, David Hand, absolutely trashing Disney’s soon-to-be-released live-action remake.

When the offspring of the man who brought Snow White to life says that the revamped version would have his father and the legendary Walt Disney “turning in their graves,” it’s a serious wake-up call.

Those leaked images?

Reimagining the seven dwarfs as “magical creatures” of all sizes and genders, instead of honoring the original vision?

It’s a blow, not just to the story, but to the legacy of the artists who first breathed life into it.

The term “woke” has been thrown around a lot, but when even the heirs to the throne call it out, you know there’s a problem.

And don’t even get us started on replacing the iconic Prince Charming with… “Jonathan”?

Or possibly axing the song that made generations dream, “Someday My Prince Will Come”?

What’s next, will we reimagine Cinderella without her glass slipper or Sleeping Beauty without her curse?

It’s heartbreaking that an epic tale, crafted lovingly in 1937, might be so radically altered that young viewers could “misunderstand” it.

Is this what we’ve come to?

Canceling and reshaping stories because they don’t fit today’s ever-shifting mold?

Zegler, the new Snow White, might call the original plot “extremely outdated,” but for millions, it’s an enduring piece of their childhood.

And isn’t there room to respect and honor that?

Disney, why?

Why try to erase and rewrite history?

These classics deserve more than being brushed aside as “outdated” or “problematic.”

They’re a piece of us, a piece of history, a touchstone for generations past and those to come.

In a world increasingly detached from its roots, shouldn’t we hold onto the few timeless tales that bind us together?

The New York Post reports:

The son of the original “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs” director has bashed Disney’s forthcoming live-action remake of the film as a ‘pathetic’ do-over that would have his father and Walt Disney “turning in their graves.”

David Hand, whose father by the same name directed the beloved fairytale animation that was released in 1937, told the Telegraph that Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming adaptation — which has already been blasted for being “politically correct” after leaked images showed the seven dwarfs reimagined as “magical creatures” of all sizes and genders — is “insulting” and “woke.”

“I mean, it’s a whole different concept, and I just totally disagree with it, and I know my dad and Walt would also very much disagree with it,” he told the Telegraph.

Studio bosses have “destroyed” his father’s creation,” said 91-year-old Hand of the adapted edition to his dad’s famed work, according to the outlet.

The Mouse House’s modern take on the animated original, which was based on the 1812 Brothers Grimm fairytale, will see a character named “Jonathan” in place of Prince Charming, 22-year-old Hispanic actress Rachel Zegler as Snow White and dwarfs that Disney has said “avoid reinforcing stereotypes.”

There have also been rumors that Disney has ditched the film’s classic song, “Someday My Prince Will Come.”

“I think it’s pathetic that people feel that way… these are art forms in the world of film today,” Hand said of the updates, which he predicts will make young viewers — especially those who “have never seen the original” — “misunderstand” the film.

Meanwhile, her successor as the titular character, Zegler, has blasted the original storyline as being “extremely outdated” with a prince whose behavior is similar to that of a “stalker.”

When giants like Disney falter, they don’t stumble quietly; they crash, creating a reverberating uproar.

And now, with the very foundation of this entertainment behemoth being questioned, it’s not just fans taking note, but the bloodline of the Disney magic itself.

David Hand, bearing the legacy of the original Disney brilliance, steps up, spotlighting the glaring discrepancies of today’s Disney.

This isn’t a mere difference in artistic vision; this is about preserving the very soul of storytelling, upholding the values that made Disney the titan it is today.

So, what’s become of the House of Mouse?

Has the relentless pursuit of ‘wokeness’ caused them to lose their foundational compass?

Are they trading timeless charm for fleeting modern trends?

And when the heir to Disney’s golden age feels compelled to speak out, isn’t it a clarion call for Hollywood to reevaluate its trajectory?

Indiewire reveals the depths of Hand’s hatred of the Disney remake:

Now, the son of the director of the original 1937 animated film is saying that Walt Disney himself would disapprove of the new “woke” direction of the feature. David Hand, whose late father of the same name was the original film’s director, worked for Disney as a designer in the 1990s.

Hand told The Telegraph UK that Disney and his dad would be “turning in their graves” if they were alive to see the new “Snow White.” “It’s a whole different concept and I just totally disagree with it, and I know my dad and Walt would also very much disagree with it,” Hand said.

He added that it is a “disgrace” the studio is “trying to do something new with something that was such a great success earlier,” saying, “Their thoughts are just so radical now. They change the stories, they change the thought process of the characters. They’re making up new woke things and I’m just not into any of that. I find it quite frankly a bit insulting [what] they may have done with some of these classic films.”

Hand continued, “There’s no respect for what Disney did and what my dad did. I think Walt and he would be turning in their graves.”

Disney’s latest venture into ‘progressivism’ reads more like a tragic fall from grace rather than a stride into the future.

The same company that once stood for dreams and wonder now bows to the altar of cancel culture. L

et’s get real—when the son of the original director claims Walt Disney himself would’ve been outraged, we should all be listening.

Because, if giants like Disney are trading magic for ‘wokeness,’ then what’s next?

Our national anthem sung to a different tune?

Mount Rushmore replaced with ‘contemporary’ faces?

Today it’s Snow White, tomorrow?

Only time will tell.

America, it’s time to wake up from this fairytale before the final chapter closes on us all.