Oct. 18th, 2012

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APPARENTLY, THE FOLLOWING SCENE is a demonstration of the daily racism dealt with by Hawaiians whenever tourists populate the area. They're often ignorant, and speak without thinking. So what does our protagonist, Lilo, decide to do? Make them look like asses via exploiting their general ignorance of the area and never revealing the routine nature of the Tsunami siren check. Good times.

According to someone on tumblr:
It was clearly something the crew was very reluctant to get rid of if it made it all the way to rough-clean (and in a few scenes clean!), fully inbetweened animation. That is like, thousands and thousands of dollars and weeks (months?!) of labour. Maybe a reluctant producer decided they would alienate their white middle-class American audiences by making them feel “too guilty” and pressed them to drop it? It’s unfortunate, it’s one of the most honest accounts of racism in a Disney movie (which is why it’s believable that someone got uncomfortable and made a case to get it chopped). Designing entertainment by committee for maximum marketability is probably the most heartbreaking process in Hollywood. [X]
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TO CELEBRATE: the Halloween season, petitetiaras and bibbitybobbitywho has created Tumblr icons of the Disney Princesses dressed as particular personalities or characters reflective of a certain era. Though she deems they are for tumblr, I've seen plenty of LiveJournal users reduce the sizes to the appropriate 100x100 pixels and use them here.



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NOTES:
+ Jasmine as an 80s fitness girl, angel, bat
+ Aladdin as Michael Jackson (?), Loki
+ Pocahontas as the Disco Hippie, Sailor Moon
+ Tiana as CatWoman, Cowboy, Cleopatra
+ Naveen as Batman
+ Esmeralda as a mermaid, zombie
+ Shang as Sokka of the Water Tribe, robin hood
+ Mulan as Rosie the riveter, kyoshi warrior
+ Kida as Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas
+ Lilo as a witch
+ Doctor Facilier as himself
+ Kuzco as Cinderella
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There has been Jasmine and Tiana, Mulan and Pocahontas, but never before has there been a Latina Disney princess. Until now. Disney is about five weeks away from the introduction of Princess Sofia, who will make her debut on the Disney Channel on Nov. 18 in TV movie Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, ahead of a 2013 TV series on both Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The TV movie and the show are geared toward viewers age 2-7.


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In the words of Tim Gunn: "This concerns me."



Opinion: New Disney’s Latina princess Sofia looks like me


Everyone was looking forward to Disney’s first Latina princess, Sofia, who will make her TV debut Nov. 18. And now there’s criticism surrounding the accurate portrayal of her ethnicity? This is rich. All of us in the Latino community have been asking brands to STOP stereotyping us – we don’t all eat beans, we don’t all play the guitar, trust me we are not all good gardeners and our skin comes in all shades. Would the reaction be different if Sofia were dark skin with brown eyes and also rolled her “Rs”? That would have mobilized a protest of epic proportions!


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