Snow White Director’s Son Slams Remake

David Hand, son of the David Hand that directed Walt Disney’s 1937 classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has spoken out against the remake. Speaking to The Telegraph, he called the live-action iteration coming next year “woke” and said it would make Walt Disney and his father roll in their graves. Check out an excerpt here:

“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.”

About Rachel Zegler’s comments regarding the story “needing” PC updates: 

“I think it’s pathetic that people feel that way… these are art forms in the world of film today.”

Mr Hand, 91, who worked as a designer for Disney in the 1990s, told The Telegraph such views “misunderstand” the film.

He said a lot of younger people “have never seen the original” and “don’t know what they’re talking about”.

I defended Rachel Zegler when she was initially cast as Snow White. I don’t want to see this film remade, but I didn’t blame her for accepting the role and focusing on her race is the wrong move. However, she has lost any of the faith or perhaps indifference I had until now. She is part of the problem, admitting she only saw the original movie once and didn’t even like it. Regardless of the drama surrounding Zegler and the movie’s existence, I agree with Hand here. I tried to have some hope for the remakes for a while, but films like The Jungle Book (2016) and Cinderella (2015) made it easier. The more recent live-action adaptations haven’t been as good, or good at all in many cases. This one feels particularly insulting. Snow White was the first feature animated film ever, and they’re about to put a modern, generic stamp on it and then pat themselves on the back. Disney won’t stop this until the remakes stop bringing in so much money. At this rate, this could be the one to do it. Wouldn’t that be ironic?

But what do you think about Hand’s comments? Let us know in the comments!

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