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The new disney african american princess
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The villains in Disney are White. To Walt Disney and his brother Dark skinned of Olive skinned* Minorities did not need to be placed in Cartoons, nor seen working in their parks.

*There are no Italian or Greek Characters in Disney Cartoons.
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ILYchristine wrote:

white?
what about pocahontas?
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Or Mulan?
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Pocahontas had HUGE controversey over her design, I remember. Lots of people complaining she didn't look "truly Native American."


It's funny...Aladdin was designed with Tom Cruise in mind, and nobody threw a hissy fit that he didn't look his ethnicity.



But yeah, this new princess is a bit of a deal. First, she was going to be a chamber maid, but people went "WHOAWUT?" and that flew out the window. Her name was originally "Maddie" as well, but that was stomped out for being racist as well.

Cosidering Disney's history, this movie is naturally going to stir up mixed feelings. But the return of the Disney 2D feature films (not the outsourced ones, mind you!) is very welcome.


Be on the lookout for Travolta in another Disney animated movie coming soon, too.
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Sulla wrote:

The villains in Disney are White. To Walt Disney and his brother Dark skinned of Olive skinned* Minorities did not need to be placed in Cartoons, nor seen working in their parks.

*There are no Italian or Greek Characters in Disney Cartoons.


wait, then what about hercules?
unless they're not greek...
i don't know anymore. D:
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That's cool, but, judging by the picture I saw I don't like the art style they are using.
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skygod333 wrote:

Honestly, who fucking cares about race in movies? It's ridiculous that we must point out race.


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power to you, mon.
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I don't really mind what race she is,
I'm more interested on Disney switching to hand drawn.
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I never heard anything about it but it's whatever. I mean its cool that it will be an African American princess but I don't really see why it needs to be pointed out really..It's cool tho
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Posted 2/2/08

ILYchristine wrote:


Sulla wrote:

The villains in Disney are White. To Walt Disney and his brother Dark skinned of Olive skinned* Minorities did not need to be placed in Cartoons, nor seen working in their parks.

*There are no Italian or Greek Characters in Disney Cartoons.


wait, then what about hercules?
unless they're not greek...
i don't know anymore. D:


He was very white, I was wrong.

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wolzen wrote:

lol...


do u seach black people up lol
i know ur racist loser

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Posted 2/17/08

tyrannicalalien wrote:

But yeah, this new princess is a bit of a deal. First, she was going to be a chamber maid, but people went "WHOAWUT?" and that flew out the window. Her name was originally "Maddie" as well, but that was stomped out for being racist as well.


I know and that sucks! Cinderella and Belle certainly weren't princesses in the beginning, so I think a chambermaid turn princess would follow the Disney cycle - some girls are born princesses (Aurora, Ariel, Pocahontas,Snow White, Jasmine), some eventually become princesses (Belle, Cinderella, Tiana), and some aren't really even princesses (Mulan, Pocahontas for some people). But nooo people gotta complain..

Speaking of 'Tiana', wth? It's the 1920s, 'Maddy' is obviously short for "Madeline' which was normal for that time period - and 'Maddy' is a cute name! Gahh... (guess its remnants of the American Girl 'Addy' who was a slave and people would make a connection? I dunno)

And people, it's being pointed out for the same reason people are pointing out the last 2 democratic candidates in the US -- they're new, they're different, they're HISTORY. There's nothing racist about pointing it out, and/or getting excited!
Posted 9/2/08
It's about time I'll definitely watch this!
Posted 9/2/08
i dunno.
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Posted 9/2/08
wahoo go black people
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Posted 9/2/08

Don't expect disney to actually care, they're a bunch of sugar-coated racists anyway.
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