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teresadraws:

Conceal, don’t feel.

I finally watched Frozen! And so now I can contribute to this fantastic tumblr making a racebent!Elsa, since it is infuriating how despite being able to make a million unique snowflakes, Disney couldn’t make a movie starring people of colour for a change.

I chose to make her Mongolian and oh lord, doing research for this was fun! I still know next to nothing about this culture and race, so if there’s something I did or got wrong please do tell me!

I can’t help but feel that the colours have eaten most of the details, so take a look at this if you are inclined.

Enjoy!

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racebentdisney:

amaninyc:

lyrique86:

Let me tell you a story.  Once at a party, I had all the little girls sitting around me and I was asking them about their favorite parts of all the princess movies.  The birthday girl was sitting next to me, and tells me, “Princess, your skin is the same color as mine.”  I smile and agree, and try to move the game along, but she interrupts and says, “Your skin is brown and you’re a princess.  It’s the same color as mine, but you’re a princess.”

“Well, if my skin is brown and your skin is brown, and I’m a princess, then you must be a princess too.” I tell her.  And then I spent the next 10 minutes assuring all the black girls at the party that yes, they have lovely skin and yes, they can be princesses with me.

This happens at most of the parties I go to.  I have had my arm stroked, my hair patted, my skin color commented on more times than I can remember. I am not simply hired out to entertain a bunch of cute little girls dressed in poofy skirts who want to play with a big girl in a poofier skirt.  I am hired out because I am an affirmation. For these little black girls (and boys!  I’ve dazzled a few of them too) Princess Tiana is proof that for once, they can be special BECAUSE of the color of their skin, not IN SPITE OF.

Adding some of her pictures for emphasis.

We’ve featured pictures of this lovely Tiana before, but I wanted to add this post to the blog as well :)

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anirresistiblysexyperson:

merimardona:

ruffnutthorstonthebesttwin:

theprettiestman:

Notice how Shan Yu doesn’t even question it or make a comment about “BUT YOU’RE A GIRL” he just instantly goes into a “I’LL TEACH YOU TO KILL MY MEN AND STEAL MY VICTORY” rage and I think about this a lot sometimes

((Well that might have to do with the fact that he’s a Hun.  Women among the Huns had higher status than their Chinese counterparts and even some of their own men. Women were free to hunt and fight along side of the men, could choose their own husbands and divorce him if she choose to. There were even records of clans being led by women leaders. So for Shan Yu Mulan is just another soldier))

LITERALLY CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I JUST FUCKING READ

"misogynistic chinese culture" WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE. THIS MOVIE IS SO GROSSLY ORIENTALIST AND RACIST LIKE??? NEWSFLASH: MULAN WASN’T SHAMED OR SHIT ON WHEN SHE REVEALED HER TRUE GENDER. SHE WAS OFFERED A REWARD AND CHOSE TO GO HOME. THAT’S IT. IF YOU DON’T KNOW TWO SHITS ABOUT CHINESE CULTURE SHUT THE FUCK UP. SHUT THE FUCK UP AND STOP CALLING MY CULTURE "MISOGYNISTIC" WHEN IT OPERATES SO DIFFERENTLY FROM WESTERN CULTURE

HEY AND FUCK YOU—PEOPLE WERE FUCKING SLAUGHTERED UNDER MONGOL RULE. PARTS OF OUR CULTURE SHITTED ON. But nah, who fucking CARES. CUZ THE MONGOLS WERE SOOOOO GREAT AT GENDER EQUALITY LOLOLOL give me a FUCKING break

And stop stop what the FUCK this movie literally portrays Mongols as gray hulking evil beasts—look, their form is barely fucking human. Like how is this not racist?

You’re going to shit on MY culture and call it sexist for shit YOU KNOW 0 ABOUT, and then you’re gonna just ignore the blatant racism perpetrated against the people you’re praising.

Shut the fuck up. Mulan is not and never was about feminism. Stop trying to fucking warp my culture into your fucking little white feminism views. Sit the fuck down.

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The Princess and the Frog: concept art

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Visual Development from Brother Bear by Paul Felix

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acquaintedwithrask:

strampunkgear:

foreverdisneynerd:

For Atlantis, Disney needed a new language for the Atlantean people. To do this, Disney hired Mark Okrand, the man who also created the famous Klingon and Vulcan for the Star Trek series. In the Atlantean language, Mark Okrand’s main source for it’s roots and stems of its words are Proto-Indo-European,but as Okrand also described it as being the “tower of babel” or “root dialect” for all languages in the world, he also used ancient Chinese, Latin, Greek, Biblical Hebrew, along with many other ancient languages or their reconstructions. As such, you can actually learn to write and speak the language!

This film is so underrated it hurts.

ah this explains how they understood french and english so well almost instantly… better than the magical wind in Pocahontas that’s for sure

acquaintedwithrask:

strampunkgear:

foreverdisneynerd:

For Atlantis, Disney needed a new language for the Atlantean people. To do this, Disney hired Mark Okrand, the man who also created the famous Klingon and Vulcan for the Star Trek series. In the Atlantean language, Mark Okrand’s main source for it’s roots and stems of its words are Proto-Indo-European,but as Okrand also described it as being the “tower of babel” or “root dialect” for all languages in the world, he also used ancient Chinese, Latin, Greek, Biblical Hebrew, along with many other ancient languages or their reconstructions. As such, you can actually learn to write and speak the language!

This film is so underrated it hurts.

ah this explains how they understood french and english so well almost instantly… better than the magical wind in Pocahontas that’s for sure

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eatsleepcrap:

uterushaver:

eatsleepcrap:

uterushaver:

eatsleepcrap:

Knock Knock

Who’s there

Mufasa

Mufasa who

image

simba, you have forgotten me

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People need to stop being afraid of criticizing Disney.

The company isnt going to collapse in on itself if you call out it’s problematic bullshit and expect more of an animation empire that has a lot of influence and power.

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californiapants:

Costumes from the new Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade

DUDE WHAT THE FUCK. THAT FIFTH ONE IS RAD

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fuzzykitty01:

perel:

i do these when i dont know what to do

There is a fine line between genius and madness and you’re toeing it like a tightrope walker. 

fuzzykitty01:

perel:

i do these when i dont know what to do

There is a fine line between genius and madness and you’re toeing it like a tightrope walker. 

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Cinderella concept art by Mary Blair.

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thisiswhiteprivilege:

White privilege is being able to pick from nine Disney princess as to who you best identify with, while others don’t even get a princess because Disney hasn’t gotten around to representing one of the largest demographics in the USA; Latinos.

Still waiting, Disney. Still fucking waiting.

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disney + magical outfit transformations

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lipstick-feminists:

"Frozen" becomes first-female directed film to top $1 billion

smartgirlsattheparty:

Nice!

Next step is to get a female director who doesn’t make all white films and hits this list. Congrats, however, on Jennifer Lee!

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