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30th Jan '17 11:59:06 AM mariofan1000
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* ''Series/{{Atlanta}}'', despite having a black cast and writing team (in addition to being pretty weird) has gathered excellent ratings, critical acclaim, and a large amount of awards.
4th Jan '17 10:39:22 PM dsneybuf
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* The Disney features ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' were both wildly successful, while having casts consisting entirely of Arabic and Chinese or Manchu characters. ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'', which also features Native American protagonists, has also been VindicatedByHistory and has more fans these days.[[note]]Most of the cast of ''Aladdin'' was white but ''Mulan'' and ''Pocahontas'' featured predominantly Asian and Native American voice actors respectively where they were required.[[/note]]

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* The Disney features ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', and ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' were both wildly successful, while having casts consisting entirely of Arabic and Arabic, Chinese or Manchu Manchu, and Polynesian characters. ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'', which also features Native American protagonists, has also been VindicatedByHistory and has more fans these days.[[note]]Most of the cast of ''Aladdin'' was white but ''Mulan'' ''Moana'', ''Mulan'', and ''Pocahontas'' featured predominantly Asian Polynesian, Asian, and Native American voice actors respectively where they were required.[[/note]]



* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', starring a Polynesian tribal chief's daughter, became Disney Animation's first fantasy musical since ''The Princess and the Frog'' (released seven years earlier) to boast a cast consisting mostly of performers of color. At least not adjusting for inflation, its domestic gross seems poised to at ''least'' double that of ''Princess and the Frog''.

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* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', starring a Polynesian tribal chief's daughter, became Disney Animation's first fantasy musical since ''The Princess and the Frog'' (released seven years earlier) to boast a cast consisting mostly of performers of color. At least not adjusting for inflation, its domestic gross seems poised to at ''least'' double that of ''Princess and the Frog''.
3rd Jan '17 7:50:21 AM comicwriter
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* This is a major reason why Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} no longer writes for Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} or Creator/{{DC|Comics}}. Despite the fact that he previously had a lengthy career writing titles as varied as ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Hawkman}}'', ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League Task Force]]'', and ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', his tenures on titles like ''Comicbook/{{Steel}}'' and his historic ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' run thoroughly pigeonholed him as a "black" writer. He has mentioned that it became difficult to find work on any non-minority titles, and that being offered a ''[[ComicBook/TheFalcon Falcon]]'' solo book was ultimately the straw that broke the camel's back.

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* This is a major reason why Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} no longer writes took a decade-long hiatus from writing for Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} or Creator/{{DC|Comics}}. Despite the fact that he previously had a lengthy career writing titles as varied as ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Hawkman}}'', ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League Task Force]]'', and ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', his tenures on titles like ''Comicbook/{{Steel}}'' and his historic ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' run thoroughly pigeonholed him as a "black" writer. He has mentioned that it became difficult to find work on any non-minority titles, and that being offered a ''[[ComicBook/TheFalcon Falcon]]'' solo book was ultimately the straw that broke the camel's back.




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** Priest finally returned to mainstream comics in 2016 with ''Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}}'' for the Comicbook/DCRebirth relaunch. He claims he initially turned down an offer to do a Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} series for the reasons mentioned above, and only agreed to write Deathstroke after the editors assured him the character hadn't been {{Race Lift}}ed into a black guy.
2nd Jan '17 9:48:16 AM dsneybuf
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* One of the theories as to why ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' wasn't as successful as it was expected would have been because of the protagonist's ethnicity. However, other factors from lack of advertising, to being released at the same time as ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', to [[AnimationAgeGhetto the use of traditional animation]] have also been blamed. Mind you, the movie was still successful as far as animated movies go. Still, it would take seven years for the Walt Creator/{{Disney}} Animation Studios to release another musical about a royal of color -- the {{All CGI| Cartoon}} ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', which fortunately turned a larger gross.

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* One of the theories as to why ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' wasn't as successful as it was expected would have been because of the protagonist's ethnicity. However, other factors from lack of advertising, to being released at the same time as ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', to [[AnimationAgeGhetto the use of traditional animation]] have also been blamed. Mind you, the movie was still successful as far as animated movies go. Still, it would take seven years for the Walt Creator/{{Disney}} Animation Studios to release another musical about a royal of color -- the {{All CGI| Cartoon}} predominantly-CGI ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', which fortunately turned a larger gross.
31st Dec '16 9:11:12 AM dsneybuf
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* One of the theories as to why ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' wasn't as successful as it was expected would have been because of the protagonist's ethnicity. However, other factors from lack of advertising, to being released at the same time as ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', to [[AnimationAgeGhetto the use of traditional animation]] have also been blamed. Mind you, the movie was still successful as far as animated movies go. Still, it would take seven years for the Walt Creator/{{Disney}} Animation Studios to release another musical about a royal of color -- ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', which fortunately turned a larger gross.

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* One of the theories as to why ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' wasn't as successful as it was expected would have been because of the protagonist's ethnicity. However, other factors from lack of advertising, to being released at the same time as ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', to [[AnimationAgeGhetto the use of traditional animation]] have also been blamed. Mind you, the movie was still successful as far as animated movies go. Still, it would take seven years for the Walt Creator/{{Disney}} Animation Studios to release another musical about a royal of color -- the {{All CGI| Cartoon}} ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', which fortunately turned a larger gross.
31st Dec '16 9:10:32 AM dsneybuf
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* One of the theories as to why ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' wasn't as successful as it was expected would have been because of the protagonist's ethnicity. However, other factors from lack of advertising, to being released at the same time as ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', to [[AnimationAgeGhetto the use of traditional animation]] have also been blamed. Mind you, the movie was still successful as far as animated movies go.

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* One of the theories as to why ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' wasn't as successful as it was expected would have been because of the protagonist's ethnicity. However, other factors from lack of advertising, to being released at the same time as ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', to [[AnimationAgeGhetto the use of traditional animation]] have also been blamed. Mind you, the movie was still successful as far as animated movies go. Still, it would take seven years for the Walt Creator/{{Disney}} Animation Studios to release another musical about a royal of color -- ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', which fortunately turned a larger gross.
31st Dec '16 9:05:32 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', starring a Polynesian tribal chief's daughter, became Disney Animation's first fantasy musical since ''The Princess and the Frog'' (released seven years earlier) to boast a cast consisting mostly of performers of color. At least not adjusting for inflation, its domestic gross seems poised to at ''least'' double that of ''Princess and the Frog''.



* ''Theatre/TheWiz'' presented an all-African-American retelling of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', also boasting African-American songwriters and a black director. It lasted four years on Broadway, and also won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Additionally, the 2015 TV special of the musical (which unlike the BoxOfficeBomb of a movie adaptation, had an African-American director as well as black actors and actresses) earned strong ratings and reviews.

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* ''Theatre/TheWiz'' presented an all-African-American retelling of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', also boasting African-American songwriters and a black director. It lasted four years on Broadway, and also won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Additionally, the 2015 TV special of the musical (which unlike the BoxOfficeBomb of a movie adaptation, had an African-American director as well as black actors and actresses) earned strong ratings and reviews.reviews, and won an Emmy for costume design.
30th Dec '16 12:43:09 PM wuggles
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* Issa Rae, the creator of ''WebVideo/MisadventuresOfAwkwardBlackGirl'', discusses this in this [[http://www.vulture.com/2011/12/issa-rae-on-the-mis-adventures-of-awkward-black-girl-and-creating-the-black-liz-lemon.html interview]]. She says that the show couldn't exist without the Internet because TV has a very strict notion of how a black character should act, which is why ''ABG'''s network TV adaptation has been in DevelopmentHell for so long.

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* Issa Rae, the creator of ''WebVideo/MisadventuresOfAwkwardBlackGirl'', discusses this in this [[http://www.vulture.com/2011/12/issa-rae-on-the-mis-adventures-of-awkward-black-girl-and-creating-the-black-liz-lemon.html interview]]. She says that the show couldn't exist without the Internet because TV has a very strict notion of how a black character should act, which is why ''ABG'''s network TV adaptation has been was in DevelopmentHell for so long.long. A SpiritualSuccessor of sorts, ''Series/{{Insecure}}'' was released on {{HBO}} in 2016 (which could also reflect this trope, since HBO is likely the only network that would take a risk on a show with a majority black cast).
16th Oct '16 1:23:15 PM comicwriter
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* ''Series/LukeCage'' premiered to massive viewership and became the fifth most-watched original series in Netflix's history, even beating out ''Series/JessicaJones''.
24th Sep '16 1:50:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Series/Desmonds}}'', a ChannelFour comedy in Britain, became almost as famous as ''The Cosby Show''. The star of ''Desmond's'' was invited to do a walk-on part on ''The Cosby Show'' as a relative of the Huxtables.

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* ''{{Series/Desmonds}}'', a ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 comedy in Britain, became almost as famous as ''The Cosby Show''. The star of ''Desmond's'' was invited to do a walk-on part on ''The Cosby Show'' as a relative of the Huxtables.
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