Let me start by stating that until we moved to Virginia three years ago, we did not have cable. We relied on an antenna to provide us with the local channels for news and weather alerts, and the children watched only videos that we bought or rented. I was happy with this arrangement, but my sports loving husband was not. Growing up, Sunday afternoon was spent with his family and neighbors gathered together, rooting for the home team. These are very good memories for him. So...when we moved here, the bundle package of cable, phone and internet was so reasonably priced that I caved. Oh, how I wish there was a way to give my husband his sports another way!
This weekend, we used the "on demand" feature to let the kids watch a program while I prepared dinner. They found one of the Pixar short films that appear before the full-length movies. It was "Knick Knack", which I remembered I liked for the Bobby McFarren music and cute little characters. I can't tell you who altered this film, but it was altered all right! The sunbather and the mermaid had been "augmented". They no longer were cute, they were downright vulgar! We dug through our DVD's to make sure we were right. My kids saw something I did not wish them to see. I cannot change that.
Did Disney make a second, 'R' rated version of this film? Where did the cable company get this version? Why was it made available as a family film? I do not know the answers, yet I do know that I feel violated.