OPINIONS CAN BE RACIST
OPINIONS CAN BE SEXIST
OPINIONS CAN BE HOMOPHOBIC
stop using “it’s just my opinion” to justify your bigotry.
I really don’t care if they re-name Moana to Spirited. I don’t care if they did the same thing for Tangled and Brave.
If Disney thinks that’s what they need to do to convince boys to see the film, good, fine, do it.
I’d much rather have Disney make a film with a female lead kicking arse that little boys are willing to watch, than a film they refuse to see because the name makes it look like a “girl film”.
I think that’s nonsense. Why should a movie about a female character have the title changed to ‘hide’ that it’s about a female character? They didn’t do that with Robin Hood, or Aladdin, or The Lion King, or Tarzan. ‘Brave’ was originally titled ‘The Bear and the Bow’ so exactly what was ‘girly’ about that?
Why should anything about a female character be hidden so it will appeal to boys? Why are boys so important and matter so much? Why are boys the default? Why, even when a movie is about a female character, does it still need to appeal to boys? Notice how, ever since The Little Mermaid, even if a Disney animated film stars a female character, it’s overwhelmingly male. Why is maleness considered universally marketable but femaleness is only a ‘niche’?
Girls shouldn’t be diminished just so boys will think something about them is cool.
*InSanity lurks Inside* Disney Demands Norway Pay $9 Million.. Or Arendelle is Coming.
Well, I can’t say I’m surprised.
Disney has finally gone off the deep end. Demanding the country of Norway pay $9 Million to update their pavilion in Epcot Centers ‘World Showcase’ or they will turn it into Arendalle from the movie ‘Frozen.
More details in the blog (Click Here)
Anonymous said: Speaking of the eras, if they mods had to chose three movies from each of them, what would they be? You can skip the package age if you want to. Just curious (: (This is an amazing blog btw)
Alright, here’s mine:
- The Golden Age: Pinocchio, Fantasia and Dumbo (at least the emotional content in it)
- The Silver Age: Alice in wonderland, Peter Pan (despite the problematic content), and The Sword in the Stone
- The Bronze Age: The Aristocats, Robin Hood, and The Rescuers
- The Dark Age: The Fox and the Hound, The Great Mouse Detective and The Rescuers
- The Renaissance: Aladdin, The Lion King, and Tarzan
- The Experimental Era (Post-Renaissance): The Emperor’s NewGroove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Treasure Planet
- The Revival: Princess and the Frog, Wreck-It Ralph
Anonymous said: It isn't disney obviously but how do you feel about the American girl doll products?
Oh wow…That’s pulling up some history. I had one when I was a kid. I still have the doll, but haven’t touched it in years… As a kid, I loved the dolls and everything to do with them; I used to keep all the catalogs and read them over and over.
Either way, I like the fact that they’re dolls that actually look like children and reflect values that girls can aspire to rather than giving them unrealistic expectations on womanhood. Not to mention each of the dolls had stories that emphasized the girls’ own strengths and emphasized helping and compassion. Also, that the books and magazines regarding girls and development are fantastic.
Looking back on it as well as comparing it to today, there’s still not a lot of diversity as far as the historical doll characters are concerned (when I was growing up, there was just Addy and Josephina). Yes, they have added in more girls of color which is nice, but it’s still a pretty white brand all things considered.
Anonymous said: What exactly is the package era? O_O
It’s called the Package Era because all of the films aren’t single flowing narratives; they’re “packages” or collections of short films or anthologies that have a common theme.
fakedick do you have words for this. because i don’t.
i sure as hell do not.
Jesus fucking shit. We can’t make him Japanese, so let’s make him a HUGE FUCKING WEEB.
Fuck this shit
So the representation of a culture was of less importance than representation of those who fetishize said culture.
Walt Disney Animation Studios | 1937 - 2014
After seeing this post, I decided to make this. The “Experimental” era is usually referred to as Post-Renaissance. I imagine the Revival is going to continue through this decade. 2015 and beyond films listed are: (left to right) Zootopia, Giants, and Moana.
If you want to read more about each era and how they got their names, click here.
Anonymous said: This blog is dedicated to Disney and other films that don't handle representation correctly. On a more positive spin, can you name any movies that do?
Not off the top of my head. I say that because besides racial representation, there’s also a lack of representation for disabled and QUILTBAG in mainstream media (especially for non-white people in those groups). Luckily though, there is more and more content coming out made by marginalized groups for marginalized groups. So any of those would probably be worth checking out.