Sunday, November 26, 2006

Happy Feet (2006)

Am I crazy, or is it wrong for a movie whose central theme is celebrating diversity to cast Robin Williams in the two roles in the animated cast that sound Latino and African? Last time I checked, Williams is still white. Were there were no Latino or African-American comedians available to provide the voices of Lovelace (pictured above) and Ramon? Come to think of it everyone in the main cast — Williams, plus Elijah Wood, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Brittany Murphy, and Hugo Weaving — is quite white. I guess it's okay to hypocritical when you're doing it to little kids; they won't know the difference.

Happy Feet, ladies and gentlemen.


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