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Disney bans smoking from all Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar movies

03.20.2015

In news first revealed a couple of weeks ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger has stated that the ban on the depiction of tobacco used on screen will extend from Disney films to include Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel properties as well. Despite no Disney movie showing smoking over the last fifteen months, 43% of Marvel films showed smoking on screen.

Studies have shown a direct link between depictions of smoking and tobacco use in minors. This ban will impact films regardless of MPAA rating with only one exception.

“Except when we are depicting a historical figure who may have smoked at the time” Iger specified. “For instance, we’ve been doing a movie on Abraham Lincoln, he was a smoker, and we would consider that acceptable. But in terms of any new characters that are created for any of those films, under any of those labels, we will absolutely prohibit smoking in any of those films."

Comic book characters such as Wolverine and Tony Stark have been shown smoking and drinking for years. There is even a long standing belief that smoking represents villainous behavior and that good guys don't actually do it. While I am sure there are instances where smoking can be replaced by something else, don't hold your breath to see Jabba sucking back on his hookah or an Indiana Jones villain puffing on a cigar.

There really isn't any reason or rationale for smoking to be featured in film, especially with all of the health evidence out there. Whether this has any creative impact on the studio's most profitable offshoots will remain to be seen.

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11:28AM on 03/23/2015

This is the shit I've been saying for over a year now! Do you honestly think it's going to stop there? Mature stories and characters are being made child proof

Ever wonder why Tony Stark isn't drinking a beer with Rhodes in Iron Man 3 when their at the Sports Grill Bar? Cause Disney said they don't want their superheroes drinking? WTF?!?!? That's what makes Tony Stark such a stand out hero in the first place! He drinks, he hooks up with chicks, he parties, and he decides to protect the world for his redemption.
They're only doing this shit to relax the dip shit parents who aren't mature enough to teach their own kids what's right and what's wrong.
Ever wonder why Tony Stark isn't drinking a beer with Rhodes in Iron Man 3 when their at the Sports Grill Bar? Cause Disney said they don't want their superheroes drinking? WTF?!?!? That's what makes Tony Stark such a stand out hero in the first place! He drinks, he hooks up with chicks, he parties, and he decides to protect the world for his redemption.
They're only doing this shit to relax the dip shit parents who aren't mature enough to teach their own kids what's right and what's wrong. When Rango came out, which I love, I actually had parents ask me if he smokes in the film. I said, yes in a bar scene paying homage to old school classic westerns. Do your part and talk to your kids about it.
Guess what this means for the future "Disney" related films? No more smoking, drinking, and sex. This mean Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Marvel superheroes, Roger Rabbit, etc. Loved the cigar smoking Baby Herman in Roger Rabbit as a kid and I never took up smoking.
Fuck off Disney! Keep smoking out of G-rated Disney films for toddlers. But leave the films which are for all other ages alone! Quit deciding what is and is not acceptable for us to see in mature stories rated PG and up!
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10:26PM on 03/22/2015
LOL you can so tell the younger from the older in these comments, it's hilarious. Oh boo hoo I can't see smoking in movies, boo hoo it's censorship, boo hoo movies will suck now, blah blah get over it.
LOL you can so tell the younger from the older in these comments, it's hilarious. Oh boo hoo I can't see smoking in movies, boo hoo it's censorship, boo hoo movies will suck now, blah blah get over it.
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11:55AM on 03/23/2015
It's not going to end there. Goodbye Tony Stark's playboy habits from Iron Man. Rest in peace Indiana Jones's drinking over losing Marion. Nevermore the smoking caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland, you too Baby Herman from Roger Rabbit.
Disney needs to stop treating audiences like children by cutting out adult behaviors, especially when it comes to the mature stories and characters we love.
It's not going to end there. Goodbye Tony Stark's playboy habits from Iron Man. Rest in peace Indiana Jones's drinking over losing Marion. Nevermore the smoking caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland, you too Baby Herman from Roger Rabbit.
Disney needs to stop treating audiences like children by cutting out adult behaviors, especially when it comes to the mature stories and characters we love.
9:11PM on 03/22/2015

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8:11PM on 03/22/2015
The people that this is designed to protect are stupid and useless enough to deserve poor health. If I wanna smoke, I'll smoke. They're protecting the stupid and helping the weak. Bogus.
The people that this is designed to protect are stupid and useless enough to deserve poor health. If I wanna smoke, I'll smoke. They're protecting the stupid and helping the weak. Bogus.
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5:09PM on 03/22/2015

I think some miss the real issue here

Whether or not smoking is good, or whether or not there is a good reason to encourage smoking, is irrelevant.

The fact of the matter is, smoking is a real human habit. A habit they are now prohibiting themselves from portraying. I guess this means that if Wolverine ever joins the Avengers, we won't see his signature cigar, and that's unfortunate.

If we take this notion of not wanting to encourage things that are bad, then they may as well write villains in general out of movies as well.
Whether or not smoking is good, or whether or not there is a good reason to encourage smoking, is irrelevant.

The fact of the matter is, smoking is a real human habit. A habit they are now prohibiting themselves from portraying. I guess this means that if Wolverine ever joins the Avengers, we won't see his signature cigar, and that's unfortunate.

If we take this notion of not wanting to encourage things that are bad, then they may as well write villains in general out of movies as well. What a boring hum drum mediocre way to make movies. No wonder movies that were made before the imposition of fascist political correctness are generally better.
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11:49AM on 03/22/2015

Stark smoked in the movies?

I don't remember a scene in Iron Man where RDJ smoked . . . did I miss something?

Regardless though, there isn't a good reason to encourage smoking, and as a parent, I think this is good.
I don't remember a scene in Iron Man where RDJ smoked . . . did I miss something?

Regardless though, there isn't a good reason to encourage smoking, and as a parent, I think this is good.
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9:15AM on 03/23/2015
he means in the comics
he means in the comics
8:28PM on 03/21/2015
Wow, is no smoking in Disney films really going to stop you from seeing Civil War or Avengers films or any number of Pixar or Star Wars films. Who cares. I applaud Disney for taking a stand against smoking where truly nothing good comes from it.
Wow, is no smoking in Disney films really going to stop you from seeing Civil War or Avengers films or any number of Pixar or Star Wars films. Who cares. I applaud Disney for taking a stand against smoking where truly nothing good comes from it.
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4:52PM on 03/21/2015
I've been watching characters smoke since I've been watching tv and movies. I'm 25 and I've never smoked. Sure, I'm just one example, but I think you get that I'm saying banning it stupid and useless.
I've been watching characters smoke since I've been watching tv and movies. I'm 25 and I've never smoked. Sure, I'm just one example, but I think you get that I'm saying banning it stupid and useless.
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12:36PM on 03/21/2015
Better also squash any gay bi lesbian lgbt stuff lest we inspire and convert straight natural born hetro kids to convert. Better ban mma and wrestling lest kids star brawling at school right? No more characters eating junk food or drinking soda either, can't have kids get the wrong idea about food and nutrition! Absolutely no religious references of any kind lest we offend or alienate any faction/faith I highly doubt those studies show any real proof that smoking on a movies makes kids smoke,
Better also squash any gay bi lesbian lgbt stuff lest we inspire and convert straight natural born hetro kids to convert. Better ban mma and wrestling lest kids star brawling at school right? No more characters eating junk food or drinking soda either, can't have kids get the wrong idea about food and nutrition! Absolutely no religious references of any kind lest we offend or alienate any faction/faith I highly doubt those studies show any real proof that smoking on a movies makes kids smoke, what a load of bull. My above was a poke at that idea. Censorship rules! Just like Nazi Germany, you can only watch what we say and decide you can watch!
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3:14PM on 03/21/2015
My god this is not a government mandate! It's the CEO of Disney FFS. I'm sure they also have nudity standards for their movies, they just don't announce it. Is that censorship? Seriously, dude...
My god this is not a government mandate! It's the CEO of Disney FFS. I'm sure they also have nudity standards for their movies, they just don't announce it. Is that censorship? Seriously, dude...
8:32PM on 03/21/2015
No shit. Dude get a grip. There are plenty of other studios producing films that will contain smoking. If you are so upset you can't see smoking in a Disney film you can go watch their films. No one is telling you what you can and can't watch.
No shit. Dude get a grip. There are plenty of other studios producing films that will contain smoking. If you are so upset you can't see smoking in a Disney film you can go watch their films. No one is telling you what you can and can't watch.
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9:48AM on 03/21/2015
Well I guess John Constantine will not be smoking in JLA Dark? I think this is crap, he smokes in the TV version is this going to change as well?
Well I guess John Constantine will not be smoking in JLA Dark? I think this is crap, he smokes in the TV version is this going to change as well?
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11:22AM on 03/21/2015
What are you talking about? That's a completely different company.
What are you talking about? That's a completely different company.
9:13AM on 03/21/2015
So i guess we will be seeing sugar-coated/watered down versions of Bill Clinton, FDR biopics , eh?
So i guess we will be seeing sugar-coated/watered down versions of Bill Clinton, FDR biopics , eh?
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3:15PM on 03/21/2015
Igor literally said that if they're making a film about a historical figure who smoked, they'd show them smoking. Did you even read the article?
Igor literally said that if they're making a film about a historical figure who smoked, they'd show them smoking. Did you even read the article?
2:27AM on 03/22/2015
I did, then I was reminded of that yawn-fest called Hitman where Dougray Scott's character gets a cigarette, is about to light-up but doesn't... about 3-4 times!

I shit you not, he really DOES this! So similarly they will probably do something like when [Insert: historical figure] is about to blaze up, cut to fade/next scene.
I did, then I was reminded of that yawn-fest called Hitman where Dougray Scott's character gets a cigarette, is about to light-up but doesn't... about 3-4 times!

I shit you not, he really DOES this! So similarly they will probably do something like when [Insert: historical figure] is about to blaze up, cut to fade/next scene.
7:25AM on 03/21/2015
Well now I almost hope Marvel won't ever get back the rights for Wolverine. Almost.
Well now I almost hope Marvel won't ever get back the rights for Wolverine. Almost.
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7:11AM on 03/21/2015
well the good news is they won't edit it out of old movies, they just throw a public service announcement before the movie.
well the good news is they won't edit it out of old movies, they just throw a public service announcement before the movie.
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5:42AM on 03/21/2015

Good for Disney, and for everyone else

Posting against those who think that Disney is making a bad choice, this is what I have to say -- Call it want you want, Sonny ... but my grandmother stop smoking in her early forties and it catch up to her in her mid sixties! She died of lung cancer, and it was not pretty, with tubes and stuff in and our of her body in the hospital, so if you think it ok because of your political stands, or whatever... go ahead smoke, not yourself out -- We'll see you a in couple of decades in serious pain
Posting against those who think that Disney is making a bad choice, this is what I have to say -- Call it want you want, Sonny ... but my grandmother stop smoking in her early forties and it catch up to her in her mid sixties! She died of lung cancer, and it was not pretty, with tubes and stuff in and our of her body in the hospital, so if you think it ok because of your political stands, or whatever... go ahead smoke, not yourself out -- We'll see you a in couple of decades in serious pain before you died ---

Just think people, think... you're putting toxic into your body, plain and simple!
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12:38PM on 03/21/2015
Everyone for better or worse chooses what path they take and no one has the right to decide for you or me or anyone what that path is.
Everyone for better or worse chooses what path they take and no one has the right to decide for you or me or anyone what that path is.
5:24AM on 03/21/2015
Ah political correctness at its finest. So what if kids think its cool to smoke, are you going to take out violence from movies or subject matter that is offensive to your personal world view next? It's censorship plain and simple, Disney is a business and as they want to make money they can do what they want but don't try and sugar coat it.
And frankly if all it takes for your kid to smoke is seeing someone on screen do it, they were going to start anyway.
There's this thing called free
Ah political correctness at its finest. So what if kids think its cool to smoke, are you going to take out violence from movies or subject matter that is offensive to your personal world view next? It's censorship plain and simple, Disney is a business and as they want to make money they can do what they want but don't try and sugar coat it.
And frankly if all it takes for your kid to smoke is seeing someone on screen do it, they were going to start anyway.
There's this thing called free will, if you don't want to see people smoking in movies don't go. Pretty soon all movies will be one approved movie no matter what you go to see, sort of like this maybe.

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1:27AM on 03/21/2015
Why is this even an article or an issue? Slow news day? As a non-smoker anyway, I could care if there is smoking in a movie. Anyone who has problems with this is just nitpicking or trying to sounds cool on the internet. Years ago no one would have even commented or made this an actual article, unless it was political, and this is far from that.
Why is this even an article or an issue? Slow news day? As a non-smoker anyway, I could care if there is smoking in a movie. Anyone who has problems with this is just nitpicking or trying to sounds cool on the internet. Years ago no one would have even commented or made this an actual article, unless it was political, and this is far from that.
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1:23AM on 03/21/2015
I'm against the company order. Fortunately, even Tony Stark isn't exactly iconic as a cigar-chomper the way, say Wolverine is. Growing up I enjoyed watching people smoke, even though I never took the habit up myself. I know smoking in movies has contributed to people taking it up. Maybe not as much as it used to, but then movies don't feature it as often as they used to.

I think if Mr. Iger had just done nothing it would be almost phased out on its own, because fewer people think it's cool
I'm against the company order. Fortunately, even Tony Stark isn't exactly iconic as a cigar-chomper the way, say Wolverine is. Growing up I enjoyed watching people smoke, even though I never took the habit up myself. I know smoking in movies has contributed to people taking it up. Maybe not as much as it used to, but then movies don't feature it as often as they used to.

I think if Mr. Iger had just done nothing it would be almost phased out on its own, because fewer people think it's cool anymore.
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11:43PM on 03/20/2015
Really bad idea. There is a HUGE chasm of difference between glamorizing something like smoking or drug use, but just as policy in art? Just screams of idiocy.
Really bad idea. There is a HUGE chasm of difference between glamorizing something like smoking or drug use, but just as policy in art? Just screams of idiocy.
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11:05PM on 03/20/2015
I couldn't care less about what the ban is... it is censorship... i dont like it. How long before some studio head is saying "my belief in god is too strong ti allow his name be forsaken in any if the films this studio releases" and then now every character has to be a good christian... setting precedent on this type of thing is a very dangerous thing to do
I couldn't care less about what the ban is... it is censorship... i dont like it. How long before some studio head is saying "my belief in god is too strong ti allow his name be forsaken in any if the films this studio releases" and then now every character has to be a good christian... setting precedent on this type of thing is a very dangerous thing to do
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12:15AM on 03/21/2015
It's not censorship, they can do what they want within their own companies. They're not taking away your right to smoke or watch smokers. You just won't be watching them in their movies. Whether I agree with it or not, they're not taking away any of our rights. You have the right to avoid their movies as well if you don't like them for any reason.
It's not censorship, they can do what they want within their own companies. They're not taking away your right to smoke or watch smokers. You just won't be watching them in their movies. Whether I agree with it or not, they're not taking away any of our rights. You have the right to avoid their movies as well if you don't like them for any reason.
3:55PM on 03/21/2015
How is what you said NOT censorship?!
How is what you said NOT censorship?!
10:45PM on 03/20/2015
I bet Jabba's hookah contains no tobacco anyway.
I bet Jabba's hookah contains no tobacco anyway.
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2:54AM on 03/21/2015
Boiled frogs, I think.
Boiled frogs, I think.
10:40PM on 03/20/2015
Kind of sad, there is something visually very cool to it. Gandalf sharing a pipe with the hobbits for instance. For films for small kids, ok, but is it really necessary for Star Wars?
Kind of sad, there is something visually very cool to it. Gandalf sharing a pipe with the hobbits for instance. For films for small kids, ok, but is it really necessary for Star Wars?
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9:28PM on 03/20/2015
I see no problem with this. It's not like smoking defines any of these characters. Would Tony Stark really change if he is not seen smoking? Are the villains any less scary if they dont have a cigar? Most people wouldnt even notice if Disney hadn't pointed it out. This is not a political movie, this is a moral one. Disney has to remain a leader in family entertainment and despite the PG13 rating on their superhero movies, kids make up a larger portion of their audience. And they know that. They
I see no problem with this. It's not like smoking defines any of these characters. Would Tony Stark really change if he is not seen smoking? Are the villains any less scary if they dont have a cigar? Most people wouldnt even notice if Disney hadn't pointed it out. This is not a political movie, this is a moral one. Disney has to remain a leader in family entertainment and despite the PG13 rating on their superhero movies, kids make up a larger portion of their audience. And they know that. They are reassuring parents that drug use of any kind will not be featured in any of their products. This doesnt mean they are dumb-ing down the projects, they are just being morally conscious.

This also doesnt mean they are gonna re-release all their previous movies altered to remove tobacco. They didnt do it with the race issues theyve had, why would they waste the money retouching everything for something so small. Also, in the cases of Pinocchio and Dumbo, smoking is not seen as a positive thing, so it doesnt matter much anyway.
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8:46PM on 03/20/2015
I don't blame them, but it still annoys me that there had to be an announcement. And how many smokers did anyone expect to see in their films anyway?
I don't blame them, but it still annoys me that there had to be an announcement. And how many smokers did anyone expect to see in their films anyway?
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8:43PM on 03/20/2015

LET THE REISSUES BEGIN

Now will all the past films be re-edited to remove the smoking or completely deleted? The collectors market just got a bit more dicey.
Now will all the past films be re-edited to remove the smoking or completely deleted? The collectors market just got a bit more dicey.
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8:33PM on 03/20/2015

This just in!

Disney has now gone an extra step in restricting creative freedom by banning graphic sex in Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar movies. Said Disney CEO Bob Iger "Rule 34 no longer applies when it comes to what can actually get shown on screen in any movie produced by Disney. We can use other techniques such as dialogue to suggest that characters are having sex without actually showing it on screen." Iger went on to say that this included gay sex. "An early draft of Captain America: Civil War had
Disney has now gone an extra step in restricting creative freedom by banning graphic sex in Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar movies. Said Disney CEO Bob Iger "Rule 34 no longer applies when it comes to what can actually get shown on screen in any movie produced by Disney. We can use other techniques such as dialogue to suggest that characters are having sex without actually showing it on screen." Iger went on to say that this included gay sex. "An early draft of Captain America: Civil War had Tony Stark graphically giving Steve Rogers a blow job on screen and we felt that the story could be told without having to actually show that."
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8:25PM on 03/20/2015
How is this "liberal"? If movies showed Tony and Steve smoking marijuana then that would be liberal. This is all about family values and not wanting to corrupt kids: it's a conservative agenda. It's a amazing how people label anything they don't like as "liberal" without even thinking about the politics.
How is this "liberal"? If movies showed Tony and Steve smoking marijuana then that would be liberal. This is all about family values and not wanting to corrupt kids: it's a conservative agenda. It's a amazing how people label anything they don't like as "liberal" without even thinking about the politics.
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8:11PM on 03/20/2015
Dumb.
Dumb.
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7:45PM on 03/20/2015
Elaborate more on these studies if they're so overwhelmingly conclusive that there's a direct link between cigarette smoking in these movies and actual usage by minors. Something like that should be making front page news.
Elaborate more on these studies if they're so overwhelmingly conclusive that there's a direct link between cigarette smoking in these movies and actual usage by minors. Something like that should be making front page news.
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8:11PM on 03/20/2015
Cigarette advertising has been banned in TV and magazines for years. Where have you been that you didn't know this? The trend today is for product placements in movies. Cigarette smoking in movies is definitely a form of subliminal advertising. Of course people are going to imitate what they see on screen.
Cigarette advertising has been banned in TV and magazines for years. Where have you been that you didn't know this? The trend today is for product placements in movies. Cigarette smoking in movies is definitely a form of subliminal advertising. Of course people are going to imitate what they see on screen.
8:57PM on 03/20/2015
That's been established since the 1970's. I guess you weren't reading newspapers back then.
That's been established since the 1970's. I guess you weren't reading newspapers back then.
7:15PM on 03/20/2015
Why the outrage? There hasn't been a Marvel, Pixar, or Disney movie in the past ten years that's depicted smoking. Saving Mr Banks didn't show Walt smoke once, and the office in Agent Carter was suspiciously lacking in secondhand smoke.

I guess you might be pissed if you're a fan of Mater ;P
Why the outrage? There hasn't been a Marvel, Pixar, or Disney movie in the past ten years that's depicted smoking. Saving Mr Banks didn't show Walt smoke once, and the office in Agent Carter was suspiciously lacking in secondhand smoke.

I guess you might be pissed if you're a fan of Mater ;P
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8:21PM on 03/20/2015
That is actually incorrect. In the incredible hulk, general thunderbolt Ross was smoking a cigar.
That is actually incorrect. In the incredible hulk, general thunderbolt Ross was smoking a cigar.
1:39AM on 03/21/2015
But The Incredible Hulk wasn't a Disney/Marvel movie though
But The Incredible Hulk wasn't a Disney/Marvel movie though
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6:48PM on 03/20/2015
Pointless and stupid.
Pointless and stupid.
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6:03PM on 03/20/2015
"Studies have shown a direct link between depictions of smoking and tobacco use in minors."

I guess Marvel superhero movies will be fucked if studies show a direct link between depictions of people punching each other and violence in minors.
"Studies have shown a direct link between depictions of smoking and tobacco use in minors."

I guess Marvel superhero movies will be fucked if studies show a direct link between depictions of people punching each other and violence in minors.
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5:56PM on 03/20/2015
Boooooo if your child smokes because of a movie you have not properly raised that child.
Boooooo if your child smokes because of a movie you have not properly raised that child.
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5:40PM on 03/20/2015
I'm about as liberal as it gets but I don't agree with this. If your child wants to smoke because they saw it in a movie then you, personally, have failed your child by not properly educating them on the dangers associated with it.

It boggles my mind that studios would take a stand against something like smoking yet still produce movies where people are maimed and killed, sometimes in graphic detail.
I'm about as liberal as it gets but I don't agree with this. If your child wants to smoke because they saw it in a movie then you, personally, have failed your child by not properly educating them on the dangers associated with it.

It boggles my mind that studios would take a stand against something like smoking yet still produce movies where people are maimed and killed, sometimes in graphic detail.
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5:13AM on 03/22/2015
Yeah because no kid has ever disobeyed their parent and did something knowing is wrong.you dont need smoking to tell story but death and violence is apart of human drama.
Yeah because no kid has ever disobeyed their parent and did something knowing is wrong.you dont need smoking to tell story but death and violence is apart of human drama.
5:36PM on 03/20/2015
There is nothing quite like a slow-motion smoke haze wafting up in front a character's chiseled, lined features as he contemplates the evils he has seen/done...

Boo hiss on this idea of banning smoking, Disney or not.

I guess Tarantino will never make Disney movie.
There is nothing quite like a slow-motion smoke haze wafting up in front a character's chiseled, lined features as he contemplates the evils he has seen/done...

Boo hiss on this idea of banning smoking, Disney or not.

I guess Tarantino will never make Disney movie.
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5:28PM on 03/20/2015

Smoking can have its place in movies

Like when a character is traumatized and has one of those "I've seen some fucked up shit" moments and takes a long slow drag of their cigarette before they divulge into details. It can add a sense of drama and weight to the scene (True Detective anyone?) But I guess these types of scenes wouldn't happen in any Disney movie.
Like when a character is traumatized and has one of those "I've seen some fucked up shit" moments and takes a long slow drag of their cigarette before they divulge into details. It can add a sense of drama and weight to the scene (True Detective anyone?) But I guess these types of scenes wouldn't happen in any Disney movie.
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4:55PM on 03/20/2015

PC bullshit from the House of M(ouse)

And here it starts !
And here it starts !
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4:50PM on 03/20/2015
Only way I'd be upset with this is if Wolverine could no longer smoke cigars, but luckily that's a Fox property! He just looks too badass with a cigar to not allow it.
Only way I'd be upset with this is if Wolverine could no longer smoke cigars, but luckily that's a Fox property! He just looks too badass with a cigar to not allow it.
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4:17AM on 03/21/2015
Plus with Wolverine it's kind of making a point about how he can do self destructive activities without consequence due to his mutant healing factor.
Plus with Wolverine it's kind of making a point about how he can do self destructive activities without consequence due to his mutant healing factor.
4:39PM on 03/20/2015

I like it.

"There really isn't any reason or rationale for smoking to be featured in film, especially with all of the health evidence out there."

You are bang on. It's nice to see such a responsible policy. This won't hurt Disney in any way, but it sends a good message.
"There really isn't any reason or rationale for smoking to be featured in film, especially with all of the health evidence out there."

You are bang on. It's nice to see such a responsible policy. This won't hurt Disney in any way, but it sends a good message.
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5:32AM on 03/21/2015
There is no rationale behind violence in movies, especially with all the health evidence out there. Batman would have been one boring ass movie without any violence. I don't need someone telling me what I can and can't watch for my health.
There is no rationale behind violence in movies, especially with all the health evidence out there. Batman would have been one boring ass movie without any violence. I don't need someone telling me what I can and can't watch for my health.
4:35PM on 03/20/2015
More liberal nonsense...
More liberal nonsense...
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4:45PM on 03/20/2015
How can associate this with ANYTHING negative? I'm a smoker and I agree with this.
How can associate this with ANYTHING negative? I'm a smoker and I agree with this.
6:49PM on 03/20/2015
Well said.
Well said.
7:22PM on 03/20/2015
because these are gradual steps at removing freedom of choice... i smoke and it was my decision and i am fully aware that it may give me lung cancer and or throat cancer. i don't need pseudo brain washing telling me i'm going to die from a single puff. besides everyone and their mother knows prohibition only makes things worse. look at the drug industry its hardly glamourised and a lot of people take them. if only for the one reason that it is forbidden. you make smoking the same way the amount
because these are gradual steps at removing freedom of choice... i smoke and it was my decision and i am fully aware that it may give me lung cancer and or throat cancer. i don't need pseudo brain washing telling me i'm going to die from a single puff. besides everyone and their mother knows prohibition only makes things worse. look at the drug industry its hardly glamourised and a lot of people take them. if only for the one reason that it is forbidden. you make smoking the same way the amount of smokers increases look at Australia and new zealand. if you make it easier and less restrictive or forbidden the amount goes down not up because it becomes mundane and normal. then the only people who smoke, drink or take drugs do so of their own volition. its basic human nature...reverse psychology in otherwords. as humans we tend to do the opposite we're ordered to do. tell a kid not to smoke and it'll smoke. tell it not to drink and it;ll drink. etc etc. wolverine smoking a cuban cigar isn;t going to make a kid go out and smoke a cigar... telling him not to more then likely will.
8:23PM on 03/20/2015
Removing freedom of choice is, by definition, not liberal. If movies showed Tony and Steve smoking marijuana then that would be liberal. This is all about family values and not wanting to corrupt kids: it's a conservative agenda. It's a amazing how people label anything they don't like as "liberal".
Removing freedom of choice is, by definition, not liberal. If movies showed Tony and Steve smoking marijuana then that would be liberal. This is all about family values and not wanting to corrupt kids: it's a conservative agenda. It's a amazing how people label anything they don't like as "liberal".
9:58PM on 03/20/2015
what your referring to is liberty don't confuse liberal with liberty they have very little to do with each other in the modern sense especially the political sense of the word. not the social engineering that liberals do with the word.
what your referring to is liberty don't confuse liberal with liberty they have very little to do with each other in the modern sense especially the political sense of the word. not the social engineering that liberals do with the word.
10:26PM on 03/20/2015
let me guess, you are one of those that think fox news is real news?
let me guess, you are one of those that think fox news is real news?
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