Friday, August 25, 2006

You'd Think That Disney Would Have Figured This Out By Now

Do you remember the movie, "101 Dalmatians?" The idea was the villainous Cruella De Vil, planned to take a bunch of puppies and make them into a spotted coat. Lovable anthropomorphic animals saving the day- everything a children's film could possibly need.

I didn't see the live action remake or its sequel, "102 Dalmatians," but I did get an eyeful of the merchandise at the Disney store. Among all plush toys and book tie-ins, there was a pretty coat for little girls.

Hang on, is that supposed to be a Dalmatian coat? Wasn't the whole idea of the movie to show that making a coat out of puppy skins was a bad idea that only evil people would do? Either the designers didn't think it through, or more likely, the Disney marketing department couldn't pass up a chance at a cute buck.

Last week, we walked through a toy store where I saw this.

I was horrified! They've bagged a bunch of Dalmatian puppies, and they're probably going to become a coat. We walked a little further.

Whew! They're just waiting their turn to be put on the puppy shelf.

P.S. When I went to eBay to find a picture of the coat, there were more listings for the search phrase "dalmation coat" than there were for the correct spelling. It's spelled with an "a" people!


Bob said...

Seeing the toy Dalmatians in the plastic bag reminds me of Daffy Duck saying "Suffering Succotash"; but this time it is "Suffocating Succotash".

Mary Tsao said...

That bag of dogs is priceless! My inner child is horrified and won't be able to sleep tonight.

Lady M said...

Succotash is just a fun word to say.

Please console your inner child and let her know that it's all ok and the dogs are safe, Mary! :)

Anonymous said...

Where was this store at I want one of those stuffed dals