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Racism in Disney

GCOM: Ray, Carly, and Sydni
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Sydni Brawley

on 11 October 2012

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Transcript of Racism in Disney

Discrimination In Disney GCOM 123 Carly, Ray, and Sydni Walt Disney Himself Examples of Racism in Films Song of the South
Fantasia
Dumbo
The black crows "I come from a land from a far away place, where the caravan camels roam. Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face, it's barbaric but, hey, it's home!" -Arabian Nights Aladdin More Examples Lady and the Tramp New Princesses for a New Era Pocahontas Mulan Repunzel Tiana Mulan This is the second warrior Disney Princess. Who, in order to save her father and honor her family, goes to war as a boy. Pocahontas The fierce warrior princess flips the typical roles and saves life of John Smith, instead of the other way around. (1998) (1995) Born on December 5th, 1901 in
Hermosa, Illinois

Dropped out of school at 16 to join
the army

Worked at a commercial art studio in 1919

Co-founded Disney Brother Studios
with his brother, Roy Disney

Died December 15, 1966 Was Walt Racist? Merida Princess and the Frog Tangled Brave (2009) (2011) (2012) Tiana is Disney's first black princess. Her dream is not to marry a prince, but to own her own restaurant. She works incredibly hard and wins the prince too! Rapunzel seems very similar to the princesses of Disney's Renaissance, but she turns the tides on the typical script by saving her lover. Merida is Disney/Pixar's newest princess and possibly the most daring. She is the only princess without a prince. Instead of finding her "one true love" she focuses on building up her relationship with her mother. Sexism in Disney Princesses "Simba has always had trouble wanting to be king." Jungle Book
"I Want to be Like You" Walt Disney Biography Racism in Disney Films
Disney Princesses, sexist? Three Eras:
Classic (1937-1959): Snow White, Aurora, Cinderella
Renaissance (1989-1992): Ariel, Jasmine, Belle
Modern (1995-): Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merinda Characteristics: gutsy, stubborn, strong convictions, hero of their own story. Classic Era Characteristics: passive, temperate, dreamers, classic ideal of beauty, waiting for their Prince. The Golden Era Characteristics: curious, rebellious, adventurous, independent, but STILL needed rescuing Aurora "Briar Rose" Cinderella Snow White In 2012 Disney made Why It Matters $40,893,000,000 Disney Owns Walt's Biggest Dream:
Disneyland 1954 Disney bought 244 acres of land

Opens on July 17th, 1955

September 8th, 1955 welcomes its one millionth visitor
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