Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 206: Devilish Dogs and Last Unicorns - Traumatic Moments in Children’s Animated Feature Films

January 24, 2020

Episode 206: Devilish Dogs and Last Unicorns - Traumatic Moments in Children's Animated Feature Films

 

You know that film? That one film you saw as a child? Or maybe it was more than one. Maybe it was half a dozen of so, but however many it was, those films contained scenes that scarred your story receptors. Perhaps it was the first time you were introduced to death or grieving through what you (and probably you parents and teachers) thought was a perfectly child appropriate film. Or maybe it shook your childish understanding that the world was a place that was supposed to make sense. Either way, you saw this film young and while it fascinated you and held you enthralled, it also hit you on some deep level that was happily sleeping away, waiting for adulthood. And the kicker is that often those films and even those traumatic scenes became some of your favourites because part of growing up is learning to face negative emotions. This episode sees the dragons delve into some of their own traumatic children's film moments. On the projector this week - Watership Down, The Neverending Story and pretty much anything by Don Bluth.

 

Title Music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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