Pixar goes anti-war with a new cartoon
It's a familiar tale, but there's a twist: The invaders are human, and the townsfolk are the salamander-like, peaceful victims who must rise up against the monsters.Really, Mr. Calder? Then explain this, please:
"It's not anti-human," says producer Keith Calder, who adds the movie shows the good and bad of our own species.
In the tradition of sci-fi invasion tales, Terra is loaded with allegories about imperialism. "It touches on a lot of current issues and shows a sense of responsibility for actions," Calder says.Perhaps if this had been a movie in which the humans were characterized as futuristic Muslim conquestors, or even futuristic German nazis, then maybe we could accept that this isn't anti-human, but, if they're not making any clear distinctions and just using humans in and of themselves as the enemies here, then they simply don't have a leg to stand on. I don't suppose then that Calder might be willing to take responsibility for his actions? Besides, moral equivalency, if he's espousing it, just simply won't do.
If that's how they're going to go about their business, all I can say then is boos to Pixar animation, and they have no further business to do with us!
More on this at Hot Air.
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