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Faster than you can say mala idea, the Disney Co. has announced it is withdrawing its attempt to trademark the phrase Día de Los Muertos — as in the name of the traditional holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and elsewhere to honor the dead.

Disney had filed several trademark applications in relation to a forthcoming Día de Los Muertos-related Pixar film. The backlash was swift, and late Tuesday afternoon a Disney spokesperson issued this statement:

“As we have previously announced, Disney-Pixar is developing an animated feature inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Disney’s trademark filing was intended to protect any potential title for our film and related activities. It has since been determined that the title of the film will change and therefore we are withdrawing our trademark filing.”

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  • I don’t want to see what they do to emphasize being “native” because it will probably be offensive.

  • I don’t want to see how they either (mis)handle or eliminate religion from her story, because as is, FTL’s polytheism exists solely to heighten the (implicitly Judeo-Christian) audience’s sense of ‘barbarity’. I’m not here for being called a heathen, a barbarian, rudimentary, unevolved, or primitive. Or any of the other words that seem inevitably to crop up when talking about polytheism, regardless of if it’s my heritage or not.*

  • I really don’t want to watch her die.

  • I don’t want to watch the fandom-at-large immediately hate on her for whatever reason they come up with.

  • I don’t want her story—which matters—to be dealt with in a half-assed forty-three minutes which will really only be a fraction of that, because everybody knows Snowing will have to fucking find each other.

  • I’m not about to tolerate another WOC’s story being hijacked to tell a white chick’s story of self-actualization. I was so unprepared for what they did to Mulan; I cannot tolerate it again.

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BECAUSE TUMBLR never fails to entertain and inform at the same time it gets Disney fans hackles up in a mighty knot:

“TANGLED IS SET IN EUROPEAN/GERMAN FAIRYTALE TIMES THAT’S WHY THERE’S ONLY WHITE PEOPLE!1” - A Photoset by disneyforprincesses


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It’s that time of year again, where every store tries to get your undivided attention through their window display. Top designer department store Harrods has certainly pulled out all the stops this year. The Harrods Christmas windows, which were unveiled on 1st November 2012, are spectacular to say the least.

It is not just any theme, it is a Disney Princess display. Some of the biggest names in fashion have contributed their versions of the iconic fairytale damsels in their dresses, from Versace to Missoni, to Escada to Elie Saab.

Let’s take a look at these iconic dresses to grace the Harrods windows this year.


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FROM THE blogger who brought you "Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls" comes "Costume #FAILS" a condensed and easy to follow guide into institutionalized racism (colonialism and appropriation) in the form of popular Halloween costumes that extend beyond the ridiculous "Sexy [INSERT PROFESSION, CONDIMENT, IMMANENT OBJECT HERE]". Interested in more of what chescaleigh has to offer? Check out her tumblr, twitter and youtube page.
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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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notesonascandal:

amethystlavenderphthaloblue:

fuckyeaharthuriana:

pumpkinmeloncholy:

djjarak:

Before I say a word, know that I’m not a racist. I simply think that changing the ethnicity of classic characters just to prove how not racist you are is a cheap thing for production companies to do. I mean, Lancelot was not an African. Not in one story or piece of art was he depicted as anything but an English born white man. Do you have any idea how rare Africans were in England in those days? Only just recently has the first skeletal remains of a black man been found and from the condition of them, he was most likely a slave and not treated very well. I know Lancelot isn’t real. Unlike Mulan, he really is from a fairy tale… but c’mon. I know I may sound like I’m taking this stuff too seriously, but why bother getting into a TV series if you’re not going to let yourself really get into it.

Isn’t it hilarious when you think about the fact that Lancelot didn’t exist? You know who else didn’t exist? Basically every character in this series! Do you know what else didn’t exist? Magic…magic totally didn’t exist. And people couldn’t turn into dragons. And there are no such things as wraiths. There’s a lot about this show that could be complaining about, but you’ve chosen to complain about the fact that Lancelot isn’t white. 

Dear self-proclaimed non-racist, if in a fantasy series, with magic and dragons and entire universes existing through portals in hats, you find it more unrealistic/unbelievable that Lancelot is played by a person of colour, what do you think that makes you? 


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