Black man: Mr. Peabody, you’re nobel prize winner in physics
FROM THE CREATORS OF: HTTYD, MADAGASCAR, SHREK
Black man: Famous explorer
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE LION KING
Black man: And Olympic champion in broad jumping. Are you ready for everything that needs to be done to raise a human…
I replayed the ad for a bit [ich kann nicht verspreche Deutche…] but I’m pretty sure the Princess’ name is Hatshepsut.
You know, famous historical cross-dresser. Who was VERY BROWN INDEED (cough).
Still… it’s miles better than Cleopatra, I guess 9_9
Mind you, given the limited number of famous Egyptian queens [Thanks, Manwashing!] they had to pick one out of Cleopatra, Nefertiti and Hatshepsut. So why pick the brownest of the three [If you check, Nefertiti was white-passing] for a BLONDE EUROPEAN-DESCENDED child to pass as?
I hope this is just translation errata or my deafness getting involved but… can we please stop trying to rewrite the best-known African civilization as No They Were Really White All Along? Or is that just too hard?
I am now praying that this is the ONLY historical inaccuracy in a film about freaking time travel.
It’s not actually Hatshepsut - it’s the blonde girl from Sherman’s class who’s pretending to be Hatshepsut. :)
You’d think the rest of the native time residents would notice the obvious skin disparity, no?
Plus I was complaining that a very white kid could plausibly carry off a disguise as a very brown princess by apparently putting on a wig.
Either paper-thin disguises are a thing in this film (very plausible) or someone very obviously didn’t do any homework (also plausible and rather irritating).
Also, can we talk about how Sherman’s classroom has exactly one token representative POC present while everyone else seems to be brown-haired brown-eyed cookie-cutter white kids? Or how Penny is apparently using POC as stage dressing?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m prepared to fully love the movie… but… I’m finding a few elements more than a little problematic. Problematic things coming from people who should know better only serve to perpetuate problematic thoughts and attitudes amongst the folks who see them.
I could go on and on about that, but I’ll wait until I see more than the few minutes of footage available.