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Pixar’s New Movie “Coco” Is All About Mexican Pride


October 25, 2017 

Pixar’s new film Coco takes us south of the border to the land that strikes fear in the heart of orange billionaires everywhere. The film celebrates Mexican culture, in particular mariachi music and El Dia De Los Muertos. It tells the tale of Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) who desperately wants to be a musician like his….

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Girl Scouts Launch Elena Of Avalor Leadership Guide


August 24, 2016 

The Girl Scouts of America joined together with the uberlords at Disney to create a leadership guide based on their not-Latina princess Elena of Avalor. The leadership guide will help the girls develop real world leadership skills and problem solving techniques all led by the plucky somewhat quasi-Hispanic Elena. Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo said,….

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Disney’s Princess Elena Gets Animated Disney Channel series


July 23, 2016 

Since 1937 when Snow White first appeared as the first princess Disney has gradually expanded its princesses to different ethnic background from Asian, African-American, Native American and Middle Eastern, pero donde está la princesa para los latinos? Prepare to curtsy que ahi viene Elena! The Disney Channel just debuted an animated series called Elena of….

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Elena Of Avalor Is The Not Really Latina Disney Princess


July 14, 2016 

A few years ago people became excited at the prospect that Princess Sophia the First would be the first real Latina Disney Princess. But it was all a misunderstanding. At best she was Spanish and not Latina and she wasn’t even that. She was princess of some made up land. But now, for real, the….

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Disney Princesses Get The Selena Treatment


December 17, 2015 

There is no greater icon in American Latino and Mexican-American cultural life of the last 30 years than Selena Quintanilla Perez. The Tejano singer has grown to mythical status in the years since her death. One of the other great cultural touchstones in mainstream American society is that of Disney’s princess films. Every little girl,….

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