There Could Have Been an Anti-Semitism Scene in ‘D3: The Mighty Ducks’

(JTA) — If you feel Disney’s “The Mighty Ducks” trilogy could have ended better, you’re not alone.

Producer Jordan Kerner recently told Time that part of his original plot line for D3 — the Ducks failing to defend their title at the international Goodwill Games — would have featured an off-the-ice fight triggered by an anti-Semitic comment directed at Ducks’ Jewish goalie Greg Goldberg:

According to Kerner, the rest of the film focuses on Coach Gordon Bombay beseeching the Ducks to bury the hatchet with Iceland and ends with the team members helping their erstwhile rivals train for the title.

Of course, the plot line was scrapped in favor of a prep school setting, a decision that Kerner attributed to a different studio that helped make the third and final film.

“I just thought to have the Ducks lose would have been a really great way to go out,” Kerner told Time. “But in the end of course, yes, they lost, but they gained so much. That was the story I wanted to tell.”

I think I have a pretty good idea of what the Goldberg scene might have looked like:

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