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Disney are raping my childhood

My brother has just been kind enough to point out a cartoon currently broadcast on the Disney Channel, of which I was blissfully unaware. Famous 5: On the Case is a modern updated version of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books, which I loved when I was growing up. In the new cartoon, the characters are the children of the original Famous Five, who use modern technology like laptops and mobile phones.
My reaction when I saw the Wikipedia article? “No no no no no no no no no! No!” But the trailer on Youtube confirms it:
Famous 5: On the Case trailer.

That’s just horrible and wrong and shouldn’t be allowed. It was bad enough when they remade Thunderbirds as a bunch of kids, and I wasn’t too impressed when they did a modern version of Doctor Dolittle, but this is clearly going too far. Are none of my favourite childhood stories safe?

If they make a crappy Don Camillo film, people will die…

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joellevand From: joellevand Date: July 31st, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is a great criticism:

"my concern is that modern kids who watch this will think that the Famous Five is all about gadgets and multi-culturalism."

No, this woman's right. Multi-culturalism is for liberal douches, and the Famous Five certainly weren't liberal douches! Instead, the kids should be proper British children who go around with pitchforks and torches, working in mills or being buggered at an all-boys school, and anxiously looking forward to celebrating Darkie Day.

Or better yet, they should be wearing hooded tops, armed with camera phones, and happy slapping pensioners whilst remaining drunk and possibly high. Now THAT'S the England the Daily Mail keeps telling me about!

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