Disney’s Moana is taking it back to the Aboriginal Roots
I‘ve always been fascinated by history, specially history before the whole colonialism era. I guess deep inside I would love to see a world where we are all more diverse. A world perhaps where the Europeans didn’t kill in mass and nearly extinct whole races. My ancestors where Slaves, I believe that’s why it hits home in a big way when I read books about their stories and what went on, way back when.
I’ve always had the highest regard for Disney, Walt was always a man, that saw the world as equal, no one is different. The stories that Disney has told over the years are a statement to society either past, present or future.
Now with Moana, I have to commend Disney for keeping Walt’s spirit alive and going out there and doing something completely different from before, by telling the story of the Aboriginal roots. Although Moana has caused controversy amongst the Aboriginal people.
Admittedly I haven’t seen the movie, but after watching Zootopia and the message that they deliver by saying “No to Racism” in the kindest way, I don’t believe that Disney is going to disrespect the Aboriginal people and their cherished history and beliefs, if anything they might enhance it, after all this is an animated movie.
Below the latest trailer release at the Olympic games.