Friday, March 9, 2012

This picture and video above is from the 1941 animated film Dumbo. For those who haven't seen this Disney gem, it follows the story of a circus elephant that learns to fly. The reason why many people ridiculed the disney movie is because some believe the characteristics of the crows were racially driven. Having seen the film and knowing exactly what characterisitics they are speaking of, I can see how people could elude to that conculusion. Yes they're black, yes they're supposedly from the south (hence the country accent), but I dont see it that way. People have also compared them to the much worst black-face meme, which was popular through out the 19th century. I have attached a video of the clips with the crows you be the judge.

1 comment:

  1. Jeeeeze this is ridiculous. There is NO way they could get away with something like this today.