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Toledo Police Ask Theaters To Remove Film

(Toledo, OH) Fearful of a recurrence of area violence, city officials have demanded that theaters pull the Disney Pictures film "Chicken Little."

TPD Chief Mike Navarre said the film could promote unrest, especially given the October 15th riot in North Toledo. That riot began as a disturbance, after a neo-Nazi march was cancelled.

"If people start thinking the sky is falling, all hell will break loose," said Navarre. "This town is too jittery right now, what with threats of a return of the Nazis and a certifiable lunatic as the mayor-elect."

In the film Chicken Little causes widespread panic--when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky--the young chicken is determined to restore his reputation. But just as things are starting to go his way, a real piece of the sky lands on his head.

National Amusements rep Brian Callaghan said that the theaters "have decided to cancel any midnight showings for Friday and Saturday. Besides, the little bastards ought to be in bed at that time, anyhow."

Disney officials could not be reached for comment.

Navarre said that his department is reviewing other films for their riot potential.

"That "Good Night and Good Luck" film will probably get people worried about censorship and McCarthyism, which do not exist," he said. "We don't need to have people thinking on their own in this town."

I bet a group even the NSM fears is at the root of this one....


Why aren't more people mad about police censorship (or attempt to do so)?

Is it because it's a "black" film?
One word:

Lisa: the only thing NSM fears is a lack of media coverage.

And maybe a lack of police protection; they talk mighty big with 50 cops in front of them.

Anon: You raise an important question.

Hooda: please do not barbecue the chicken (or the Nazis).
Barbequed nazis...

No way.

Once you get a whiff of them on the fire, there are never any takers.

Too much fat makes for too much smoke and there is always too much gristle in the meat.
This is a case of censorhip - your satire is very close to reality.
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