Details magazine recently wrote about Disney’s experimentation with updating Mickey Mouse. They say, leave Mickey alone!!! link
According to the New York Times, Disney will release a new video game called Epic Mickey successivo year, in which "the formerly squeaky clean character" is re-imagined to be "cantankerous and cunning, as well as heroic, as he traverses a forbidding wasteland." Kind of like Mad Max. What exactly does it say about us when we turn our country's most benevolent animated cash cow into a "cantankerous" rodent, banished da his creators to forever wander a "forbidding wasteland"? Obama was our most recente cartoonified icona of hope, and barely a anno since election giorno that big-eared hero has seen a demonic reshaping of his own—at the hands of shrieking tea-party protestors, birther freaks, Glenn Becks, Liz Cheneys, death-panel morons, Dittohead 2.0's, and all manner of scowling, cantankerous rodents indigenous to the sub-reality warrens scattered throughout the country. And now, Mickey topo, mouse is scowling at us too. Disney, if we want an antihero, we'll watch Dexter, o Project Runway. o pretty much everything else that graces America's collective flat-screen. We have no interest in floating through "It's a Small World" to see AIDS orphans and crack babies. We need our guileless innocence—and if it's not the mouse, well then who is it? Taylor Swift? Lest anyone forget, the last time someone attempted to re-imagine a harmless fictional character from our childhood, it almost destroyed New York City.