1937 'Snow White' Director's Son Says His Dad & Walt Disney Are 'Turning In Their Graves'

Brittany M. Hughes | August 18, 2023
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If social media is any indication, people aren’t too thrilled about the upcoming “Snow White” remake featuring zero dwarfs and a feminist shrew in the lead role - and you can add the son of Disney’s original 1937 film to that growing list.

David Hand, Jr., son of David Hand, Sr., - who also directed beloved animated films like"Bambi," "Pinnochio," "Dumbo," and “Fantasia" - told The Telegraph that his dad and Walt Disney would both "be turning in their graves” if they could see the progressive, “woke” garbage coming out of the company’s studios, including a new “Snow White” remake that spits on the original tale’s focus on love and the pitfalls of envy.

"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. ... I think it's pathetic that people feel that way,” he said, referring to comments made by the new film’s lead actress, Rachel Zegler, snubbing the fairy tale’s emphasis on true love and instead hailing her version of “Snow White” as a feminist heroine who doesn’t need a man.

"I'm afraid of what they're going to do with the early films," continued Hand. "Their thoughts are just so radical now. ... They change the stories, they change the thought processes of the characters, they just aren't the original stories any more. They're making up new woke things, and I'm just not into any of that.”

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Hand said Disney’s current execs have “no respect” for the company’s original founder or the people who created the original iconic films, saying that if they did, they would come up with new stories and leave the classics alone.

"[They] shouldn't be taking a classic and rewriting it in their own image. Pick on something else," Hand said. "Create new characters, if you're gonna do this, but don't destroy or try to destroy something that is, that is a classic and is a beautiful piece.”

Zegler, who seems far more interested in getting her moment in the spotlight than she does about making people want to actually see this film, has sparked anger and frustration among classic Disney fans in recent weeks by insulting the original movie’s focus on the redemptive power of love, instead branding the 1937 film’s prince as a “Stalker.”

"There is a big focus on her love story, with a guy who literally stalks her. Weird! So we didn’t do that this time. We have a different approach to what I’m sure a lot of people will assume is a love story,” she said in a recent interview.

At this point, I'm not sure anyone is under the illusion that this latest remake will be a love story at all - or that it'll be anything other than another pile of progressive garbage they don't plan to see.

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