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Aug 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Little Mermaid Finds Racism Under the Sea

Asian American Little Mermaid Finds Racism Under the Sea

posted by Randall
Diana Huey

Fifth Avenue Theatre Production Photo

Diana Huey is making a splash playing the lead as Ariel in the traveling production of Little Mermaid, the play based on Disney’s animated classic.

The casting of the Japanese-born Huey, unfortunately, hasn’t pleased those who are offended by an Asian American playing a role usually portrayed by White … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Big Hero 6: The Series Releases Animated Opening

Big Hero 6: The Series Releases Animated Opening

posted by Randall

Big Hero 6 The Series

Fans of the movie Big Hero 6 can get excited.

The debut of Big Hero 6: The Series is approaching on Disney XD.

It will feature the return of Ryan Potter as the voice of Hiro and Jamie Chung as Go Go.

The new animated opening for the series was recently released.

Disney is so … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Disney Can’t Find Anyone to Play Aladdin

Disney Can’t Find Anyone to Play Aladdin

posted by Randall

Aladdin coverTwitter is abuzz with ideas for who should play Aladdin in the upcoming Disney live action remake of the animated classic.

It all started when the Hollywood Reporter reported that Disney was having difficulty finding someone of Middle Eastern or Indian accent to play the critical role.

Twitter is having difficulty understanding why.

Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Ming-Na Wen Could Make Cameo Return to Mulan

Ming-Na Wen Could Make Cameo Return to Mulan

posted by Randall

MulanIt would be so appropriate and seems like the right thing to do for both fans and the legacy of a Disney classic.
 
Ming-Na Wen who played the voice of Mulan in the animated classic is said to be in talks to return in a cameo role in the live action adaptation planned.
 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Karan Brar’s Powerful Father’s Day Letter

Karan Brar’s Powerful Father’s Day Letter

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Karan Brar

Karan Brar

Karan Brar-if you don’t know who he is, a quick IMDb search will quickly set you on the right track. He’s a multilingual (English, Hindi and Punjabi) Indian actor who got his first major role at only age 11 in Diary of a Wimpy Kid and then a recurring role on Disney Channel. … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Memoirs Requested for Six Words Fresh Off the Boat Book

Memoirs Requested for Six Words Fresh Off the Boat Book

posted by Brittney Le

It's the year of the rat on Fresh Off the BoatSix Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America will be a book full of six-word stories telling of the immigrant experience. 20th Century Fox Television, Larry Smith of Six-Word Memoirs, and Kingswell of Disney have partnered to create this crowd-sourced book project, reports JustMeans. The public is … Read more

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Oct 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on The Rock Gets Singing Role in Moana

The Rock Gets Singing Role in Moana

posted by Randall

Auliʻi Cravalho is the voice for the animated Moana.

Auliʻi Cravalho is the voice for the animated Moana.


 
By Ed Diokno
 

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a former professional wrestler and football player, is more than a muscle-bound, action movie star.
 
In the upcoming animated movie, Moana, he displays his singing talent. He sings You’re Welcome, a brand new song written … Read more

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Oct 5, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Who Would You Cast as Mulan

Who Would You Cast as Mulan

posted by Randall
Jamie Chung as Mulan

Jamie Chung portrays Mulan in Once Upon a Time

By Ed Diokno

The Disney Studio is launching a worldwide casting search for a Chinese actress to play the legendary female heroine Mulan.

The news that the studio is turning its 1998 animated hit into a live-action title comes after such successes as Maleficent, The Jungle Read more

Blogs

Sep 23, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Brown Skin Moana Costume Pulled by Disney After Outrage

Blog: Brown Skin Moana Costume Pulled by Disney After Outrage

posted by Louis Chan

Moana costumeBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A Disney Halloween costume derided as racist for the costume’s brown skin is being pulled from store shelves.
 
The decision comes just days after a social media uproar over the costume caught the attention of mainstream national media.
 
The costume was part of Disney’s extensive marketing … Read more

Pacific Islander

Sep 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Disney Under Fire for Brown Skin “Costume”

Disney Under Fire for Brown Skin “Costume”

posted by Louis Chan

Moana costume

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a costume as the clothes worn by someone.

But the new costume depicting Maui, the Polynesian demigod portrayed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the Disney movie Moana, mimics not only Maui’s clothes, but also his brown skin– tattoos and all.

Some have … Read more

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