Fans Demand Disney Stop Casting White People for POC Roles

Fans Demand Disney Stop Casting White People for POC Roles

Pop Culture

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, …

A Whole New World: Disney Drops New ‘Aladdin’ Trailer

A Whole New World: Disney Drops New ‘Aladdin’ Trailer

Book Culture

Well the trailer is here! This morning, Disney dropped the new trailer for Aladdin, revealing a whole new menagerie of classic scenes adapted in live action. And most exciting of all: the songs! Yes, folks snippets from Friend Like Me and A Whole New World are glimpsed here, allowing the sheer scope of the project to finally come into focus. Aladdin looks appropriately epic in scale, both in the breath of the sets, the beautiful costumes, and equally lovely cinematography. It appears this move is just more than Will Smith in blue makeup, allowing fans to breathe a sigh of relief.     Speaking of the Genie, …