December 19, 2018

Politically correct “She-Ra” reboot wins award (and not everyone is happy)

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

Remember when I reported on the reboot of She-Ra? It’s the new PC version of the 80s animated series that has been totally ruined by SJW interjections. 

The character has been transformed from a gorgeous woman to a boyish-looking character with no shape or personality.

Well now, it’s won an award for "best new series" – and the comments are really interesting.

Today I take a look at the reaction to the award, and offer insight into the way the animation industry is changing.

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commented 2018-12-20 14:57:21 -0500
There has always been eco activism with Ferngully & Free Willy.
But there was a huge culture change from the 80’s to the early 90’s that just has bloomed into what we have today.
1. The Goonies. 1985. Kids are the heroes that save authority.
2. Problem Child & Home Alone. 1990. Promoted all out warfare against the establishment w humour.
3. Ernest series. It starts off as a goofball of ridicule but morphs into a trusted kid friendly anti establishment hero.
Then it morphs into Hook.1991 then The Mighty Ducks 1992. & Mrs. Doubtfire. 1993.
Hook- Main character acts like a kid.
Mighty Ducks- Authority promotes kids.
Mrs. Doubtfire- Authority helps kids & remains in control.
Big switch.
Authority became cool in the early 1990’s when it was bad in 1990.
If only there was a way to switch it back.
commented 2018-12-20 14:09:22 -0500
Anime was supposed to be sexy too.
It wasn’t. It was gross.
commented 2018-12-20 14:07:41 -0500
William Kay:
This is one era I lived through. I know about the transformation of American cartoons because I lived it and seen my kids live it.
It COULD have artistically went south in the cartoon Batman in the 90’s… But I think Tiny Toons was responsible for a lot of it.
But at least the humour in Tiny Toons was unrestricted. I remember watching a villain reprimand a minion on that show while saying “If you do that again, I will haul off and beat you like a circus monkey!”
Classic humour.
Then there is the infiltration of ANIME. Hence She-ra today with the bland & weird drama. That’s actually another main cause more than anything. It started with the popularity of Sailor Moon and then it was all shit after that.
I’m a bad parent because I make my kids watch retro movies and cartoons from the 80’s if I can.
Then I censor it so they don’t take the phrases to school. Can’t win these days.
commented 2018-12-20 00:17:59 -0500
Once upon a time I was a movie addict. I recall looking up from a Toronto newspaper in disbelief – I’d seen every movie in T.O. Then I began to see movies as propaganda. Themes, phrases and vignettes appeared simultaneously across first-run flicks in clearly orchestrated ways. I began reading about the ownership and control of the movie industry; and about how political elites, past and present, used movies, with great effect, to manipulate the masses. Then I went through a phase of being a “propaganda addict”; still in denial about how deeply movies invaded my psyche. Eventually, I achieved escape velocity. I now go to a movie maybe once every three years… when the propaganda promises to be simply irresistible.

Interesting piece MM: a) the dumbing-down of graphic arts; b) the hyping of androgyny.
commented 2018-12-19 22:32:55 -0500
All the first rate drama from the 80’s and its Night crawler & his mother having an arguement that yah post? Ewww. That’s some cruel crap I’m glad my kids aren’t exposed too.
Drama aside, I think art started to go downhill in the early 90’s with the cartoon “Gargoyles”. Drama was still there. It was like watching my soaps at 7 yrs old. But the animation sucked compared to He-man, Transformers, etc. Teenage mutant ninja turtles had it all. Great art, humour, drama. Best cartoon. Besides, the orginal She-ra had NO personality unlike Gem & the Holograms. I watched that show with my girls and we all wanted to punch Pizzazz in the face. They were also still beautiful. She-ra was just all looks & got bailed out by He-Man here & there riding her pretty pony Swiftwind.
Queen Castaspella pulled off some shit though. Good for her.
Long story short, read history over the arts 😉 Lol.
commented 2018-12-19 22:19:23 -0500
And when no one buys this dreck, they will be ever so confused.