Update: The controversy must have reached the ears of Netflix executives, because the episode in question has drawing for children at what age been removed from the streaming site. Last week, Netflix released the first season of American Vandal, an eight-episode documentary parody of true crime stories like The Jinx and Making a Murderer in which the central mystery revolves around someone spray-painting penises on teachers’ cars in the school’s parking lot. I know I’m not going crazy and I am aware that something like this shouldn’t be in a kids’ show whatsoever.
Since I’m doing important journalistic work here, I checked on the veracity of this claim myself, and indeed, the dong is clearly visible in the background of an episode of Maya the Bee, as seen in the screenshot at the top of this page. The Netflix Penis Drawing Isn’t An Isolated Incident While we aren’t certain of the reasoning behind why an artist would decide to include this dick-drawing in the background of a children’s TV series, this is far from the first time something like this has happened. Charles Shows, who worked at Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s and ’60s, recounted in his book that he and a few other employees intended to test Disney’s notorious eye for detail by slipping a single frame of a naked woman into a reel of a Mickey Mouse cartoon they were screening for him. But that frame was never meant to be seen by the public.
Years later, a home video release of Disney’s The Rescuers was recalled in 1999 due to the discovery of a couple of frames of a real photograph of a topless woman in the background of one shot of the lead mice characters in the movie. We can’t publish those screenshots here, but you can see them at Snopes. Claims of an erect penis being hidden in the undersea castle in posters and the VHS cover of The Little Mermaid are complicated to grapple with. Snopes says they spoke to the artist, who told them the dick-shaped tower was an unfortunate coincidence. The idea of the priest in that same film having an erection, though, seems more open to interpretation. Some claim it’s simply that character’s knobby knee poking out under his uniform, but as you can see in the comparison video above, the studio was concerned enough about it to make a change for subsequent re-releases.
You can decide for yourself if you believe that claim by watching the video above. Web design by Pro Blog Design. All names, trademarks and images are copyright their respective owners. The recent report from the U. Children and youth with outstanding talent perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience or environment. A study conducted by Marion Porath, addressed the question of the ways in which gifted young artists are the same as or different from their average peers by investigating artistic ability from a developmental perspective.
Children in the study produced drawing which were judged by three practicing artists who are also art educators. A thirteen year old’s wire sculpture uses simplicity of line to express movement. In her report Porath also included the findings of research conducted by other researchers. Gifted child artists can demonstrate their talents in different ways, and it is important to realize that not every product they produce will be outstanding. The use of multiple criteria for identifying gifted children is important because students of different ages and backgrounds may respond differently to artistic tasks. Giftedness” look for children who demonstrate, or have the potential for demonstrating, above average ability, creativity, and task commitment.
Hurwitz believes that for the visually gifted child three aspects of intelligence come in to play: intellectual, creative, and attitudinal, which sounds very much in line with Renzulli’s definition. However, Hurwitz goes on to say that he believes “high visual ability, rests largely on intensity and commitment. Two sets of characteristics are associated with visually talented children: behavioral traits and characteristics of their artwork. It is not likely that a child will have all of the characteristics listed below, but a child who possesses special talent in art will probably exhibit many or even most of them. Children who are gifted in art usually begin young.
Drawing dominates for several reasons: the accessibility of the media, because it can convey detailed information about a subject, and because it is a more difficult task to perform with a paintbrush. The gifted child often traverse the stages of visual development at an accelerated pace. Visually gifted children stay with an art project longer than other children, and they see more possibilities in the task they have selected or been assigned. Visually gifted children often prefer drawing to other forms of entertainment and have the drive to work on their own.