Stereotypes In Lady And The Tramp
In contemporary productions the embodiment of ethnicity is profoundly precarious, as producers and large companies are invariably …show more content…
It is arguably the most hysterical animation to have transpired from the drawing boards of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The artists, who fashioned the childhood classic, took direct artistic and cultural inspiration from China.
With the exception of Chi Fu and possibly The Emperor, the characters portrayed in Mulan are not cliché-ridden and for once the portrayal of Asians is rather “normal”, there are no overly goofy front teeth, their accents aren’t heavily accentuated, thought their eyes are smaller than your usual Disney characters, it is a factor that supports the setting of the movie. However the portrayal of Chi Fu and The Emperor are rather exaggerated with Chi Fu being your “typical” Asian villain exhibiting a stereotypical ‘Fu Man Chu’ mustache, leading again to the idea of “Yellow Peril”, a sectarian remark Western countries spread instigating “The supposed danger of Oriental hordes overwhelming the West.”(Martin, no