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High School Musical

Disney's latest phenom is anything but Mickey Mouse.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
August 20, 2007

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High School Musical
Have you seen High School Musical?
It's really quite the rage.
No, not the one in which your kids
auditioned for the stage.

I'm thinking of those Disney flicks
There's movie 1 and 2.
They're rated G for really GOOD.
Like cookies and cold moo.

The dancing moves are synched and smooth.
The plot is squeaky clean.
As ego trips a boy named Troy
(and envy turns him green),

he stumbles but he doesn't fall.
Stands up for what is right.
He dances with his base desires,
but bolts when conscience bites.

These Disney Channel movies are
refreshingly quite fresh.
Perhaps they signal changing trends.
Would you agree, John Tesh?

They teach kids morals, model skill
and prove you can have fun
by hanging with a group of friends
who don't need drugs or guns.

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IdaLynn Wenhold from Naperville IL writes:
August 20, 2007
Greg - I totally agree! Thanks for putting your poetic spin on this one. Send it to Disney! Hopefully, they will stay the course.

Telemann from Fairfax VA writes:
September 3, 2007
Great! It appears that Roy Disney's revolt over Eisners' revolting philosophies and more general reform winds may yet have wider influence.

We'll know we've turned the ship around when the academic poets give up on their exclusive personal entertainments and readopt verse.

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