Texas Senator Ted Cruz Scared As Child by Fantasia, Seth Rogen Replies that Everyone That Made The Film Would “Hate” Him

Seth Rogen is a funny, talented guy, but sometimes he needs to lay off the weed.

I know he seems to despise Texas Senator, Ted Cruz, at least by the heated tweets he’s sent Cruz’s direction lately, but trying to spar over a Disney movie is a bit pedantic.

Fantasia, I have to agree with Cruz, can be a bit scary when you’re young.

The exchange began on Thursday when the Texas Republican responded to a tweet from MGM Studios asking the first film people had seen in theaters. “‘Fantasia,’” Cruz said. “It was playing at a film revival. It scared me; I cried–I was 4. My Mom had to take me out. Good times.” On Friday, Rogen shot back: “Everyone who made that film would hate you.”

Ted Cruz and Seth Rogen Spar Over Disney’s ‘Fantasia’:

I’m not quite sure “everyone” that made Fantasia would agree with Seth Rogen. Why would they hate someone for a 4-year old being scared by Fantasia? It wasn’t made to be scared by kids, of course, but invoking an emotion through any art is often a compliment to the creators.

If you think of Fantasia, it’s a glorious spectacle with bombastic symphonic music, but my early memories of the movie were it was loud and Mickey was in a castle and there seemed to be some creepy wizardry thing going on. Of course that memory is heavily flawed when I saw it again at an older age. It’s funny the things you remember about movies seeing them at an younger age.

Fantasia isn’t a traditional Disney movie, which is part of the reason I like it. Gives off a different vibe than some of their other early movies. In 1940 it came out, that’s 80+ years ago. Everything was different in the movie world back then. Everything was different in the world too, as this was World War II times and the whole Hitler in Nazi Germany conflict was heating up.

In 2021, if you stream it, the movie starts with a text message warning (paraphrasing) that certain depictions are negative and represent a culture and society at the time that are no longer acceptable today. Here’s the extended version:

“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe.”

Fantasia can be streamed on Disney+.

11 thoughts on “Texas Senator Ted Cruz Scared As Child by Fantasia, Seth Rogen Replies that Everyone That Made The Film Would “Hate” Him

  1. Both Rogen and Cruz might want to take a look at what’s happening on our doorsteps before launching into such a pissy debate. Four thousand dying a day, Senators happy to see a policeman beaten to death with an American flag as he defends them and no reprocussions mooted; I really CGAF what they think of Fantasia right now…

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      1. It’s a great film for sure. But America has to nip domestic terrorism in the bud now, and if it just devolves into the kind of partisan argument we’ve seen before…someone has to make a stand against those who seek to exploit violence….chat about Disney won’t cut it.

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      2. I think much of this civil unrest when the Trump impeachment trial ends. We are a heavily divided nation right now, remember, 70+ million people voted for Trump. Many are irritated that he didn’t win, including Trump himself. The only way that calms down is when we stop trying to punish him for existing. He was our President, whether or not anybody likes it. He was impeached twice. Now there are people in government and elsewhere that want to make sure he never has a chance to run again.

        Hopefully the impeachment trial doesn’t take long. As long as it goes on, we’re going to see more civil unrest, I think 😦 And if they convict him in the senate — which seems extremely unlikely — there could be even more backlash.

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      3. You’re not punishing Trump for existing. You’re punishing him for raising funds specifically to plan and commit acts of domestic terrorism against the US government. It’s an offence. We fought a world war against this. You have to stand up against anyone who raises a mob to murder their political opponents. Period.

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      4. The problem isn’t only what he did — although that was outrageous and wrong — it’s we don’t have enough people in government that will agree he did it and provide some sort of punitive action.

        I could say the same thing about Hillary Clinton. She destroyed hard drives to hide her sins. No prosecution ever came, but she did receive punishment in the form of no election to the highest office in the land.

        I don’t think Trump will ever be re-elected, regardless if he can run or not. He’s much too toxic, now, and it’s unforgivable what happened at the Capitol. Again, however, the senate most likely will not have the backbone to convict him and prevent the re-election. Too many hardliners.

        Maybe I’ll be wrong. Hopefully. We do need peace in the country. We need the population vaccinated. We need more unemployed employed. We need a lot of things. Trump needs to just go away. Far away. If that’s ultimately to jail, fine, whatever.


      5. Well said and put. No fan of Clinton, although hiding a drive doesn’t really compare to inciting a mob to kill a policeman protecting your enemies.But that toxixity you mention will soon be alluring and intoxicating to anyone worldwide who seeks to use violence to forward their own motives. Authorities need to act to make sure justice happens and protect the democracy we share. Everyone in the world saw this mob literally wipe their shit all over your government on live tv, and we also saw the two month campaign of incitement that led them there. Show-trials are not required. This will take more lives than the virus if left unchecked. Off for a lie down now…sorry for ranting, love America, hate fascism.Thanks for listening.

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  2. I should add that Ted Cruz, a staunch Republican, just wants to see this all put behind. Rogen, on the other hand, seems to feel like Cruz is part of the Trump problem. These two will probably never agree. They are textbook left vs. right. I would like to see a centrist party emerge because both hard positions suck. Maybe that will be the positive that comes out of all this.


  3. I saw Fantasia when I was a wee lad growing up in Fort Worth Texas. It was a bit scary, but I didn’t have screaming nightmares over the movie. Seth Rogan should stay off of Twitter, as should Senator Cruz. A pissing match over an animated Disney movie is pointless.

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