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    To Be "Image Affirmed" - Disney Trend Toward Diversity



    New 'toon continues Disney trend toward diversity

    For most of the last century, the Disney 'toon heroine was as white as, well... Snow White, the studio's first feature-film superstar, who marked her debut in 1937's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

    It would take some 60 years for the Disney artists to begin painting their leading ladies with all the colors of the wind, including the American Indian Pocahontas (1995), the Chinese Mulan (1998) and the Hawaiian Lilo (2002).

    Only now, with "The Princess and the Frog," have Disney animators put a black female front and center. Ironically, the inspiration for the new film came from two Caucasian men: current Pixar-Disney chief John Lasseter and the late Walt Disney himself.

    "The story really came from an initial idea of doing an American fairy tale, which hadn't been done at Disney," said "Princess" co-director Ron Clements. "And setting it in New Orleans, which is John Lasseter's favorite city in the world. It was Walt Disney's favorite city in the world ... Out of that, it seemed natural that the heroine would be African-American."
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    She looks exactly as "African-American" as anime characters looks asian.



    It amazes me that a cartoonist can draw white-person eye shapes, white-person nose shapes, white-person head shapes.... and change the tint of the background color a little, and say "look, I'm drawing a different race person!"

    ....of course, you know why this is the case. If Japanese artists drew anime characters to actually look asian, they wouldn't be received as well. Just like if the little princess above were drawn with actual African facial features, it wouldn't be received as well.

    But use a different pigment, and joy, of joys! They can claim to be diverse and accepting.

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    This is a very important article if you haven't read it.

    During his first day as chairman of the Disney company -- his first day, believe it or not -- Eisner ordered the production of an R-rated film, about the kinky sexual misadventures of a typically neurotic Jewish family in the Los Angeles area. This was the first R-rated film ever produced by the Disney company -- but certainly not the last.

    Actually, in 1967, the year after Walt Disney's death, the original Disney company made an animated film based on Kipling's Jungle Book stories of India. It was a film in the Disney tradition, made to entertain children and not to brainwash them. Last year Mr. Eisner produced a new, Politically Correct version of The Jungle Book. The new version, which uses live characters instead of animation, promotes interracial sex. In Mr. Eisner's version, White males are portrayed as contemptible, cowardly, inept, and disloyal. The White heroine rejects her British-officer fiancee‚, and lets herself be wooed and won by an Indian jungle boy, played by a Chinese actor. And, of course, it bears no resemblance at all to anything written by Rudyard Kipling.

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    They´re ruining everything with their multicultural and "one world" agenda. The Disney studios made once some very good cartoons.

    "Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I don't think the "The Princess & the Frog" is going to big a hit in the tradition of Aladdin or The Lion King. From what I've seen of the previews. the animation doesn't appear to be up to the same standards. Also in recent years, computer generated films (Toy Story, Walle) have taken the place of animation. I think this film was made just for Disney's diversity quota.

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