paperback-skimmer said: I'm guessing they changed it because there was a tank cannon pointing at Tino.
I agree with you. But I also think the government being portrayed “negatively” and depicted as actively declaring war on Tino was what alarmed Disney the most. It’s still weird is that they allowed the scene to air uncensored at least once in US. They usually apply censorship long way before, and back then they were particularly careful when it came to E/I shows like The Weekenders and similar ones on the same line-up. One time the staff was forced to change a scene because they had a character in the cinema’s poster holding up a turtle in front of his face (Curse of the Snapping Turtles - presumably he wished to protect himself from the cursed turtles and stopped them with his hands), but they interpreted it as controversial…for a strange reason.
This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.