“Friends? I thought he said we were the enemy?”
that’s exactly how i always thought they looked in human form
i won’t say (i’m in love) // susan egan
if there’s a prize for rotten judgement
i guess i’ve already won that
no man is worth the aggravation
that’s ancient history
been there, done that
Night on Bald Mountain sequence in Disney’s Fantasia (1940)
Childhood trauma in a gifset
I loved this so much as a kid, like I GUESS I understand why it would have upset other people, but those people are wrong.
We always stopped the tape before this sequence came on, and I don’t think I was even really aware what it was we were skipping. I probably would have been spooked by it as a kid (there are some Disney sequences that were too scary for me, like with the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland), but I can sure appreciate it now.
Growing up with the Hungry Ghost Festival this didn’t spook me that much, and I really enjoyed the charcoal sketch look to these shots, too.
What scared me in the original Fantasia were the brooms in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice clip.
This whole “defend Disney whitewashing” makes me feel like shit because basically it’s saying that I don’t deserve representation because I’m not white. It tells little kids of color that us POC Aren’t desirable enough to center a story around, and people defending it are saying that our feelings as POC don’t matter and shouldn’t matter and won’t matter and we should just shut up and accept Disney upholding a detrimental Eurocentric beauty standard- the same standard that made me grow up wanting desperately to be white and have straight hair and blue eyes because all those girls could be princesses meanwhile a little brown girl like me never could. Wow man fuck this, fuck Disney, fuck people who think this is okay. I refuse to have my brown daughter grow up on this confidence-harming bullshit.
What the fuck? Whitewashing? It’s a danish fairy tale! You can’t just throw in diversity for the sake of it. It has to make sense, thats like if people were like “Why are there only Chinese people in Mulan?” Because it takes place in fucking China before anyone immigrated there!
"WHY ARE THERE NO BLACK PEOPLE IN BRAVE?"
BECAUSE IT TAKES PLACE IN TENTH CENTURY SCOTLAND ARE YOU KIDDING ME.
Africans have been present in Europe from classical times. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries Roman soldiers of African origin served in Britain, and some stayed after their military service ended. According to the historians Fryer, Edwards and Walvin, in the 9th century Viking fleets raided North Africa and Spain, captured Black people, and took them to Britain and Ireland. From the end of the 15th century we begin to see more evidence for the presence of Black Moors in the accounts of the reign of King James IV of Scotland, and later in Elizabethan England.
This is a collection of art depicting people of color from the history of Denmark… In addition to Black people living in Denmark throughout history, there is also a large population of Sami people in Scandinavia, who are also people of color.
magical snowmen can reason and speak english but black people???dont be rIdIcUlOuS
this is why i hate tumblr
why can’t people just shut up and enjoy the movie PEOPLE PUT A LOT OF WORK AND TIME INTO THESE AND CHANCES ARE THEY DON’T THINK OF THIS CONTROVERSIAL SHIT WHEN MAKING THESE MOVIES
i really don’t mind because i fucking hate you lol
because it’s going to be horrid. even if it weren’t a circus of self-entitled baby racist tantrums such as the beauty you’re helpfully exhibiting, it would be trite and tired and just unendurable. i’ve seen disney movies. i fucking know what to expect from this mess.
any way, why are you so determined to silence dissent? why are you furious that people are discussing this problem rather than mutely receiving whatever content is spoonfed to them?
because the apparent answer is that you are mortified by the fact that people of color are underrepresented, and their getting what they are owed in terms of models in media would be a little slice out of the cake of your white supremacist paradigm, a little less for you. fuck you. don’t fucking reblog from me.
finally some fucking intelligent commentary on this post THANK YOU