Fans Demand Disney Stop Casting White People for POC Roles

Fans Demand Disney Stop Casting White People for POC Roles

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With the Black Lives Matter movement in full swing, fans are calling out all the white washing in hollywood. Disney included. The theme parks are known for casting white people for roles of color, such as Aladdin and Jasmine. When fans go to the parks and meet the characters of their favorite films, they expect to see people similar to what they see in the movies, not a white washed verison. Image via Flickr Disney made a statement that they are in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but fans started a petition. Characters, like Pocohantas, Tiana, Black Panther, …

New Star Wars Comic Books and Novels to Tie-In With Incredible Theme Park

New Star Wars Comic Books and Novels to Tie-In With Incredible Theme Park

Disneyland’s new Star Wars themed attraction, Galaxy’s Edge, is coming next year. But unlike most themed areas in amusement parks, this one ties directly into the Star Wars canon. In anticipation for the opening, Disney is releasing new tie-in material to help explain the backstory of this new attraction.   This includes the new novel Black Spire which is written by Delilah S. Dawson, the same author of the movie tie-in novel Phasma. It will tell the story of how General Leia dispatched a top spy to the planet of Batuu (a location in the park) in search of Resistance …