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  1. #21
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    I'm going to step in here and reitterate that Disney is not seeking to simply recreate" anything. "NewDisney" is attempting to bring the stories told by "Old Disney" to its present audiences in a way which makes the stories more understandable, relatable and accurate(with the caveat that they are creating diverse casts).
    These new diverse casts are to create a better sense of equality in diversity/diverse communities to potentially aid the end of racist tendencies(which recent creators have not denied existed in Old Disney)
    The casting of any persons of colour has not been of any issue or compromise to story/importance of the remake vs original for those who have loved the originals thus far and people need to unbunch their nickers. In some cases they're even bringing is more of characters. We learn more of why Gaston was the way he was in the B&TB film and Belle has made a comeback as a role model for independent young girls again, and in Cinderella we got a larger visual of why Cindy never "simply left" her heavily toxic and abusive situation, as so many people have harped on that film for in the past. These remakes are doing well at explaining/showing some of life's harder struggles and making them understandable for young people who can be understanding later.
    Race is a concept completely created by humanity/people. It is taught. Originally (and unfortunately, presently) by people of pale skin, but now in every home of colour. Kids are taught not to be outside at particular times for fear of being killed, because people who look different from them don't understand it and get afraid or uncomfortable. By creating more diversity in glorified settings, like Disney films, children of today can normalize the differences which have been of issue for people for millenia and stop feeling those feelings of fear and discomfort and maybe we'll see less racist behaviors in society as the youth watching them age.
    All this said, Ariel's family is diverse in the original (perhaps not in colour of skin, but they vary in shapes and features, which was a start at the time when idealizing people unhealthily slim was at a height)
    With regards to music, Lin Manuel has been doing some wonderful work, between Hamilton and Mary Poppins and several other projects and we can trust, likely, that he won't be part of something too messed around.
    Wait for the film, then pass judgement.

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    well, you could say they have gone against their own prerequisites for Disney princesses:
    actresses and performers should actually look like the respective princess to be accepted.
    Will they cast differently in Disney world now too?
    Would be fun to see, people seeing a row of black and asian girls and trying to guess who is who^^

    not that I give a rat's behind. Never been to any Disneyworld, nor have i seen any of their movies except Beauty and the Beast.

  3. #23
    @Echidna they already have an Asian Ariel at Disney Tokyo and not only her, most of the characters there are Asian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Fenicia View Post
    @Echidna they already have an Asian Ariel at Disney Tokyo and not only her, most of the characters there are Asian
    that's to be expected. How would they get that many foreigners to fill all the roles?

    Besides, no one is going to be confused by an asian snow white. She's probably prettier than her european counterparts.
    If you cast a nilote for the role, though^^

    anyway, as I said. I detest anything Disney.
    I just wish youtube would stop bombarding me with Disney news and stuff.
    They don't seem to get the memo no matter how often I check the "not interested"-button.
    Maybe because the youtube algorithm of stupid has determined someone with a mermaid channel must also love cartoons, kiddie stuff, and Disney.

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    She is an interesting choice, at least smth new.

  6. #26
    I did a search and found that a lot of black women look amazing with red hair.

    These look to me like white women with a deep tan so race seems like an artificial construct.
    Last edited by fishlady; 08-12-2019 at 04:06 PM.

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    I love this! I have always been obsessed with The Little Mermaid, and to have her look like me in skin color makes me feel good! Her voice is awesome and I can't wait to see it!

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  8. #28
    2021 is going to be an amazing year!! Imma probably see this movie twice on pre night, a few times on opening weekend, and a few times a week until its on Disney+. I saw Halle at d23 and she's such a beautiful creature! Her energy was so bright and warm! She's gonna do justice for Ariel!!!

    Yall should follow liveactionariel on IG for some bombtastic fanart of her!!!


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