August 14, The Return of the Native I've been reading and in a few cases re-reading some of the novels of Thomas Hardy in the last few years, and you'll even find a reference to one of them, Jude the Obscure, in my book Funnybooks. The punning title of this item, about my return to what I hope will be reasonably frequent posting, is taken from one of Hardy's most famous novels, a book that I haven't read yet. I expect to remedy that omission in the near future. Hardy's novels are far removed from any connection to comics and animation that I can think of, and maybe that's why I've been enjoying them so much.
Honestly, he means well when he points out that Will Smith is "well-spoken. Advertisement 9 The Merchant from Aladdin The opening musical sequence from the hugely popular animated film had to be edited due to protest from Arab-American groups for saying about the Middle East what most of us were merely thinking.
The Middle East is a barren wasteland where the justice system runs on a clear and simple limb-removal policy. In a city full of Arabic men and women, where the hell does a midwestern-accented, white piece of cornbread like Aladdin come from?
Here he is next to the more, um, ethnic looking villain, Jafar. Continue Reading Below 8 Sebastian from The Little Mermaid In this film, a Jamaican-sounding crab teaches Ariel that life is better "Under the Sea," because underwater you don't have to get a job.
Up on the shore they work all day Out in the sun they slave away While we devotin' Full time to floatin' Under the sea!
Are we reading too much into it? Do you see anything wrong with how they've drawn "the duke of soul" at 1: How about at 2: As far as Disney movies go, you've got two choices: Sebastian definitely falls into the latter category.
So while making Sebastian a charming, party-loving stereotype is a baby step forward for Disney, it's still a stumble backwards for civil rights. Come on, blackbirds acting in a manner stereotypically assigned to African-Americans isn't that offensive. At least they didn't just get some white guy to do his best "black voice.
And, they called the lead character "Jim Crow? It's a convincing, logical end to this argument! So many too choose from. The crows are very specifically depicted as poor and uneducated. They're constantly smoking; they wear pimptastic hats; and they're experts on all things "fly," so it's really a team effort contributing to the general minstrel-show feel to the whole number.
You could pretty much pause this video at any second and use it as evidence in your hate-crime lawsuit against Disney. Continue Reading Below Advertisement For its time, though, the portrayal of the crows was almost progressive.
The crows band together and help Dumbo learn to fly, so they're counted among the heroes of the film. Remember, this was just a couple of years after somebody introduced a bill to outlaw lynching and congress voted it down. So, you know, you take what you can get.
All animals in the jungle speak in proper British accents. Except, of course, for the jive-talking, gibberish-spouting monkeys. Did we mention they desperately want to become "real people?
Fine, so an ape singing, "I wanna be like you" might be a little subtle, in a "we own multiple copies of Catcher in the Rye" conspiracy theory kind of way.
Still, considering the author of the The Jungle Book also thought up "the white man's burden"we don't think it's too much of a stretch. Overt racism against Asians, luckily, was still on the table.
Even as criminals, Asian-Americans immigrants, represented here by a gang of cats, have become integral parts of American culture. They own a laundromat, run an illegal, basement gambling operation and speak in horribly mangled "Engrish.
The video becomes cringe-worthy about six minutes in: The Siamese Cats sell their karate expert Juice Lee, a Japanese fighting fish, for a suitcase full of dead fish.
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Racism in Animated Films While Disney animated films are the ideal family movies, it is undisclosed to many that such racism is being portrayed. "Rarely do we ask about the origins and intentions of the messages we encounter through mass media; sometimes we forget that [producers] have origins or intentions at all" (Lipsitz 5).
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