The new film about Chip and Dale finds an unlikely villain in adult Peter Penn – an inner nod to the real tragedy of the actor who voiced it many years ago … that angered fans.
By the way, spoilers are ahead … so be careful. Anyway, here’s what’s happening – everyone is buzzing about the movie “Rescue Rangers” at Disney +, which is seen by many as a spiritual sequel to “Who Framed Roger the Rabbit?” … namely, that cartoons and people come together.
So here it is #ChipNDaleRescueRangers came out today. Let’s talk about the disgusting portrayal of Peter Pan as a villain
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– QG (@ 2nd_quick) May 20, 2022
There are many episodes – most of which are very self-conscious and “meta” – but one in particular has received a negative reaction … a boy who never grows up turns out to be a big bad guy.
Pan describes why he at one point turned to the protagonists of evil, describing how the studio threw him to the sidelines when he began to age, and how he grew old. It is disturbing – at least for many – that this plot accurately reflects the fall of Bobby Driscoll.
Bobby Driscoll was the voice of Peter Pan and one of the Disney posters before he was thrown out into the street when he reached puberty. He died at the age of thirty-one from drugs and suffering. And in this movie they do YES. That’s why I’ll never watch this shitty movie. pic.twitter.com/9SpRsvqCDR
– Sei Sai 1751 (@ 1751 Sei) May 20, 2022
If you’re unfamiliar, BD was a child star who worked a lot with Disney in the 40s and 50s – he even played Peter in a classic animated hit and is said to have inspired Pen’s look – but eventually broke up with the studio and died young, falling into drugs and homelessness. He was even buried in a beggar’s grave, unknown.
Rumor has it … Bobby was allegedly preserved by Disney as soon as he reached puberty, and he was no longer wanted. At least, it’s an urban legend … something that Disney itself seems to be alluding to and / or mocking the adult Pen in this new movie.
Well, the animated Peter Pan is an image of a real actor as a child, and if they didn’t do plastic surgery on a child back in the 50s, I would say the most likely explanation is that yes, Peter Pan’s face is based on an actor who voiced it. pic.twitter.com/JYHkiNcOGj
– imSimbab (@SimbabTheSailor) May 22, 2022
This is the debate – people think that immersing themselves in the story of Driscoll – intentionally or unintentionally – is insanely disrespectful to laugh and laugh in this movie Mouse House.
While you may argue that this is Disney mocking / criticizing its own supposed story when it comes to this dark knowledge … others find it unwarranted territory to express a point, especially since Driscoll may in fact, the spiral resulted in how Disney treated him.
Other than that seemingly nasty reference, people say that “Rescue Rangers” is actually damn good … and an explosion of nostalgia we haven’t seen in a long time.
Whether it’s a cold and soulless IP dump / flex … this or that!