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18th May '17 4:20:47 PM AlleyOop
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* Hirohiko Araki mentioned in an interview that he believes one of the reasons the first two parts of ''JojosBizarreAdventure'' didn't make as much of a splash as the third, which starred the [[ButNotTooForeign half-Japanese, half-American]] Jotaro Kujo, was because they featured wholly European protagonists during a time when Japanese audiences were heavily against such characters. Since then, with the exception of ''[[JojosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun Steel Ball Run]]'' every protagonist in the series has some measure of Japanese heritage in order to avert this trope.
27th Apr '17 4:28:15 AM jormis29
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** In-universe, Dave jokes that Wayne Brady, the black lead of the American ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' among other shows, is so popular with white audiences because he's non-threatening, making "Bryant Gumbel look like UsefulNotes/MalcolmX." Wayne takes Dave on a terrifying night on the town showing him [[PlayingAgainstType just how threatening he can be]].

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** In-universe, Dave jokes that Wayne Brady, Creator/WayneBrady, the black lead of the American ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' among other shows, is so popular with white audiences because he's non-threatening, making "Bryant Gumbel look like UsefulNotes/MalcolmX." Wayne takes Dave on a terrifying night on the town showing him [[PlayingAgainstType just how threatening he can be]].
21st Apr '17 7:10:13 PM danlansdowne
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* ''Series/KimsConvenience'', a Canadian play about a Korean family and their Toronto convenience store, which was successful enough to spur a successful sitcom on CBC and a 2017 Off-Broadway run.
19th Apr '17 2:00:01 AM sayaleviathan
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* ''Literature/CrazyRichAsians'' is also a best-selling Asian American novel that a film adaptation is in production which would also had an all-Asian cast.

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* ''Literature/CrazyRichAsians'' is also a best-selling Asian American novel about a bunch of rich Asians that a film adaptation is in production which would also had an all-Asian cast.
18th Apr '17 12:08:56 AM sayaleviathan
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* ''Literature/CrazyRichAsians'' is also a best-selling Asian American novel that a film adaptation is in production which would also had an all-Asian cast.
20th Mar '17 3:02:06 PM dsneybuf
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* The Disney features ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', and ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' were wildly successful, while having casts consisting entirely of Arabic, Chinese or Manchu, and Polynesian characters. ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' became a CultClassic, despite its predominantly African-American cast, and South American LoveInterest. ''{{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 ''Moana'', ''The Princess and the Frog'', ''Mulan'', and ''Pocahontas'' featured predominantly Polynesian, African or Brazilian, Asian, and Native American voice actors respectively where they were required.[[/note]]

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* The Disney features ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', and ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' were wildly successful, while having casts consisting entirely of Arabic, Chinese or Manchu, and Polynesian characters. ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' became a CultClassic, despite its predominantly African-American cast, and South American AmbiguouslyBrown LoveInterest. ''{{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 ''Moana'', ''The Princess and the Frog'', ''Mulan'', and ''Pocahontas'' featured predominantly Polynesian, African or Brazilian, African, Asian, and Native American voice actors respectively where they were required.[[/note]]
20th Mar '17 7:42:36 AM dsneybuf
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* The Disney features ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', and ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' were wildly successful, while having casts consisting entirely of Arabic, Chinese or 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 ''Moana'', ''Mulan'', and ''Pocahontas'' featured predominantly Polynesian, Asian, and Native American voice actors respectively where they were required.[[/note]]

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* The Disney features ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', and ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' were wildly successful, while having casts consisting entirely of Arabic, Chinese or Manchu, and Polynesian characters. ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' became a CultClassic, despite its predominantly African-American cast, and South American LoveInterest. ''{{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 ''Moana'', ''The Princess and the Frog'', ''Mulan'', and ''Pocahontas'' featured predominantly Polynesian, African or Brazilian, Asian, and Native American voice actors respectively where they were required.[[/note]]
15th Mar '17 12:49:40 PM TwaddleFarmer
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It is not uncommon for works featuring non-white leads to become popular when advertising hides or downplays the presence of non-white characters. This is especially true in written works, where advertising does not require visual representations of the characters. Sometimes these works see no drop in popularity when the lead is shown to be a person of color, suggesting that readers will enjoy a good story once they get over their initial reluctance from seeing a person of color on the cover.


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It is not uncommon for works featuring non-white leads to become popular when advertising hides or downplays the presence of non-white characters. This is especially true in written works, where advertising does not require visual representations of the characters. Sometimes these works see no drop in popularity when the lead is shown to be a person of color, suggesting that readers will enjoy a good story once they get over their initial reluctance from seeing a person of color on the cover.

cover, or that the reluctance doesn't exist in the first place.

7th Mar '17 5:52:00 PM 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 predominantly-CGI ''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 predominantly-CGI ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', ''Disney/{{Moana}}''[[note]]which was pitched to the studio two years after ''[=TPatF=]''[[/note]], which fortunately turned a larger gross.
6th Mar '17 11:42:55 AM comicwriter
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* ''Film/GetOut'' was seen as a long shot, as it was an indie horror film about race, starred a [[Creator/DanielKaluuya largely-unknown]] (at least in the U.S.) actor as the lead, and was director Jordan Peele's first movie. It opened at #1 at the box office and garnered rave reviews, and has since grossed 76 million dollars against a meager 5 million dollar budget.
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