Friday, November 12, 2004

Mary Poppins

If Mary Poppins were a movie made today, there would soon be a spin-off on TV. There'd be a Saturday morning cartoon series. There'd be plush dolls and toys. There would be direct-to-video sequels. Disney would exploit the success of their masterpiece to the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious extreme, until the market was frankly sick of it.

I don't mean to be down on capitalism, and I sure can't attest to some good old days that took place nearly a decade before I was born, but I'm glad Mary was made back then, and not today. We'd have had better special effects today, but I don't think that would add enough to make up for the exploitation.
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