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+.

CONGRATS to Bong Joon Ho First To Win 4 Oscars Since Walt Disney in 1954

The wonderful, amazing true story of Bong Joon Ho winning 4 Oscars for Parasite

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Last night something magical happened at the Oscars 92nd Annual Awards ceremony. It was edge of your seat TV watching the night progress for Bong Joon Ho. The writer and director just kept winning and winning. He won the first award, which he wasn’t expecting to win, for the best screenplay and gave a heartfelt speech, some in English most through an interpreter.

Then he won the one that everybody expected he’d win: Best International Film. That was the one he probably prepared a speech for. He graciously accepted that award.

But then he won another shocking award against the likes of Martin Scorsese and Sam Mendes for Best Director. Now, he gave a truly inspiring speech from the heart.

The last award of the night for Best Picture came and I had a suspicion that the way the night was going it might fall Bong’s way — and it did.


In the Academy’s 92nd year, it finally gave its greatest prize of Best Picture to a non-English-language film. Parasite ultimately took four trophies—the most of the night—earning whoops, cheers, and a standing ovation from the crowd at the Dolby Theater. Parasite’s first Oscar was the first trophy to ever go to a Korean film; the movie went on to shatter many more records. Bong has tied Walt Disney as the only person to win four awards on a given night (Disney did it in 1954, and three were for short films). “Thank you. I will drink until next morning, thank you,” Bong said after taking Best Director.

‘Parasite’ and Bong Joon Ho Showed the Oscars Can Still Be Magic – The Atlantic

Now, those who’ve read my Parasite review and more detailed critique know that I didn’t love the film, but it’s impossible not to like Bong Joon Ho and to be excited for what he accomplished. None of it will change my opinion on the film nor the fact that I wanted 1917 to win the Best Film and I thought Parasite was a long shot, but I’m very happy for Bong Joon Ho, the cast, crew and everybody involved in Parasite.

I also think it’s very cool in a day and age where everybody is crying about fairness that we saw a film that wasn’t even in English win four Oscars including Best Picture. That is cool as hell. It shows that quality matters and enough people loved this film to make this night special for the team behind Parasite.