Wednesday, June 04, 2008

WTF is with Angelina Jolie & Disney?

Angelina Jolie is complaining because there are no Disney princesses that represent her children who are African-American.

Obviously Jolie hasn’t read a newspaper or been on the internet in the last two years...Disney’s been in development of a new African-American princess “The Frog Princess” since 2006.

But besides that, Disney has covered other races in the past: Mulan is an Asian princess, Pocahontas is a Native Indian American princess, Jasmine from "Aladdin" is an Arabian princess... Additionally, their other movies have had a large variety of races and cultures explored. For petesake, the entire movie "The Lion King" is set in Africa.

But the real question is: Who the hell says that Disney has to be the United Nations of animation? Why are they made responsible for covering every race and culture? There are many other animation companies out there (Dreamworks, Warner Brothers...). And African-American actors have been in many many animated features in the past (Chris Rock in "Bee Movie," Jada Pinkett in "Madagascar" to name two). Why does Jolie think a princess is the only representation for her children to emulate?

And if it really bothers Jolie, why doesn't she put some money together and make her own damn movie?

1 comment:

pixie said...

You know me -- I am more than sick 'n' tired of Angelina's holier-than-thou, look-at-me-I'm-the-best-mother-in-the-world, adopting-every-kid-on-the-planet attitude. She has no right, NO RIGHT to extoll the virtues of motherhood when she has 3 nannies to take care of her brood! Quit having babies and start taking care of the ones you have, bi#$%!