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NYTF08: Mattel - Kung-Fu Panda


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okay, yeah...

See, kung fu fighting pandas *could* be racist...but then again, it could be done in a thoughtful way. I mean, it *could* get stereotypical (and probably will!), but having an animal classically identified with China playing a Chinese kung fu hero could be cool...IF they write his character to be sincerely/authentically Chinese...whatever that means! Hahaha... ;)

Seriously, if they just have a white guy voice-acting for him with a stereotypical "ah-so" faux-Chinese accent, then that'll suck immensely. But if they write him to reflect Chinese thought or culture somehow in a smart way that shows that "kung fu" is more than just chop-socky, they could certainly pull it off!

Never happen, huh??? ;)


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Posted by Sanjeev on 22 February, 2008 - 22:34
Well, this article didn't age

Well, this article didn't age well. Shows what I know.

JoshB's picture
Posted by JoshB on 8 May, 2019 - 12:13