The fact that an Incan would believe in angel/demon or Anglo-religious dualities is totally anti-historical and BS and Yzma was white??? But that’s none of my business…*sips twisted tea*
Right?? As a kid, I used to think it was a movie that represented Peru. Growing up however, it was disappointing to realize that the film just borrowed aspects of our culture to make this ‘cute’ film. I can’t really watch this movie anymore without feeling bitter. I mean, Kuzco was voiced by David Spade…it was just an American movie that borrowed Peru as a ‘cool’ setting.
Right?! Growing up I used to love this movie until I realized Peru was just used as an exotic backdrop for white characters. And they could’ve honored the values and culture of the Incas (as much as you can in an animated film) like they did for Hercules I mean the whole plot is how the Inka (Incan Emperor) was turned into a fucking llama (not even an alpaca)??? And his name was “Kuzco”?? I mean that’s not even how it’s remotely said or spelled. Sad.
Oh and YOU KNOW animation studios can honor cultures and history when “Brave” is a movie
And they tried to play it safe by saying that it was only BASED on the Inca Empire, but that it wasn’t an accurate portrayal or form or representation. “While the animators made a research trip to Peru for inspiration, the film and its publicity are notably non-specific about the geographical or historical setting of the story.” But then, why even base it in Peru? That just grinds my gears. And then have characters like “Pacha” supposedly derived from one of the Inca emperor’s name, Pachacuti — with a wife that’s name is “Chicha” like the maize drink? Ugh.
Me vuelve loca pensándolo
(Source: yzmas, via vixie-stix)