DCML digest, Vol 1 #842 - 7 msgs

Kriton Kyrimis kyrimis at cti.gr
Thu Feb 21 14:08:45 CET 2002


> So black people ARE allowed in Disney comics!
> ...
> Question: Has only the artwork been changed, or did they change
> the text as well?

The racial changes to which I was referring consisted merely of
coloring a few random characters in crowd scenes brown; the artwork
remained the same.  To my eyes, these people looked caucasian (as much
as someone with a dog snout can look caucasian), making them stick out
rather crudely. My feeling when seeing such scenes was that someone
politically-correct-inclined instructed the colorist to color x% of the
people in crowd scenes black, because x% of the people in the U.S. are

As for black people really being allowed in Disney comics, remember
"Voodoo Hoodoo", where the natives had to be redrawn to tone down their
racial characteristics before the story could be reprinted.


> Incidentally, am I the only one who thinks that Barks'
> best works were his ten-pagers for WDCS?

Possibly. :-)


> The "politicly correct" blanket term for all really short people
> is 'little people,'

Hmmm.. I believe I've heard references to "little people", referring
to people who aren't worth mentioning specifically. Aren't the "little
people" part of Irish folk lore, as well?

> like the dwarfs in "Lord of the Rings"

These people were actually "dwarves".  Perhaps Peter Jackson will film
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" as a sequel to both "The Lord of the
Rings" and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"!

	Kriton	(e-mail: kyrimis at cti.gr)
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