History Main / TheKidsAreAmerican

31st Mar '16 11:40:58 AM bwburke94
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* Series/{{Angel}}'s son, Conner was born in America, but abducted when he was just a few weeks old and grew up in a "Hell Dimension" with his only human contact being his "father"/abductee, who had an English accent. Conner's accent is, of course, American.

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* Series/{{Angel}}'s son, Conner Connor, was born in America, America but abducted when he was just a few weeks old and old. Connor grew up in a "Hell Dimension" with his only human contact being his "father"/abductee, who had an English accent. Conner's Connor's accent is, of course, American.



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20th Jan '16 4:37:15 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* Simba in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', in sharp contrast to his parents (although [[Creator/JamesEarlJones Mufasa]] has more of a "Mid-Atlantic" accent than a non-American one, and Sarabi's accent wobbles between American and Madge Sinclair's native Jamaican). Uncle Scar, however, sounds [[EvilBrit British]].

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* Simba in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', in sharp contrast to his parents (although [[Creator/JamesEarlJones Mufasa]] has more of a "Mid-Atlantic" accent than a non-American one, and Sarabi's accent wobbles between American and Madge Sinclair's native Jamaican). Uncle Scar, his uncle, however, sounds [[EvilBrit British]].
21st Sep '15 3:46:32 PM erracht
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* In ''Disney/TheAristocats'', Duchess sounds Eastern European (voice actress Eva Gabor was Hungarian), while the kittens Toulouse and Berlkoz sound American and Marie with has a mid-atlanic/British accent, despite being natives of Paris, France.

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* In ''Disney/TheAristocats'', Duchess sounds Eastern European (voice actress Eva Gabor was Hungarian), while the kittens Toulouse and Berlkoz Berlioz sound American and Marie with has a mid-atlanic/British accent, despite being natives of Paris, France.
25th Aug '15 11:44:51 PM brb1006
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* In ''Disney/TheAristocats'', Duchess sounds Eastern European (voice actress Eva Gabor was Hungarian), while the kittens sound American, despite being natives of Paris, France.

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* In ''Disney/TheAristocats'', Duchess sounds Eastern European (voice actress Eva Gabor was Hungarian), while the kittens Toulouse and Berlkoz sound American, American and Marie with has a mid-atlanic/British accent, despite being natives of Paris, France.
16th Aug '15 5:08:42 PM nombretomado
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An American movie takes place in a foreign land. Just to prove it to you, all the adults have an appropriate accent (or at least [[JustAStupidAccent some kind of accent]]). Then a kid shows up speaking fluent [[AmericanAccents American English]], and unless the kid is a stellar actor, this can poke a hole in SuspensionOfDisbelief.

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An American movie takes place in a foreign land. Just to prove it to you, all the adults have an appropriate accent (or at least [[JustAStupidAccent some kind of accent]]). Then a kid shows up speaking fluent [[AmericanAccents [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents American English]], and unless the kid is a stellar actor, this can poke a hole in SuspensionOfDisbelief.
6th Mar '15 11:15:13 PM merotoker
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* Inverted in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': Everybody's American, but the one kid sounds British, and the film was made in Buckinghamshire in the United Kingdom. Justified, since she's unrelated to any of the adults that appear on-screen; the extended edition DVD shows Newt's family, and they all have mild British accents.
** {{Lampshaded}}: The [[DVDBonusContent DVD interviews]] note that the actress's natural English accent is noticeable in some scenes (such as "There's a short-cut across the roof") but it was [[ThrowItIn kept in the finished film]].

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* Inverted in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': Everybody's American, but the one kid sounds British, and the film was made in Buckinghamshire in the United Kingdom. Justified, since she's unrelated to any of the adults that appear on-screen; the extended edition DVD shows Newt's family, and they all have mild British accents.
** {{Lampshaded}}:
accents. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: The [[DVDBonusContent DVD interviews]] note that the actress's natural English accent is noticeable in some scenes (such as "There's a short-cut across the roof") but it was [[ThrowItIn kept in the finished film]].



* Inverted with ''QueerAsFolk'': The American series was set in Pittsburgh, but filmed in Canada -- the kid has a Canadian accent.

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* Inverted with ''QueerAsFolk'': ''Series/QueerAsFolk'': The American series was set in Pittsburgh, but filmed in Canada -- the kid has a Canadian accent.



* A minor example from ''{{Lost}}'': (Scottish) Desmond and (English) Penny's son, in one of his few lines, says "Mommy" instead of the British "Mummy". They're filming in Hawaii and can't exactly get a British 3-year old, so it gets a pass.

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* A minor example from ''{{Lost}}'': ''Series/{{Lost}}'': (Scottish) Desmond and (English) Penny's son, in one of his few lines, says "Mommy" instead of the British "Mummy". They're filming in Hawaii and can't exactly get a British 3-year old, so it gets a pass.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Skyrim}}'', the majority of adult {{NPC}}s are Nords, and possess varying degrees of Scandinavian accents. All of the children in the game are also Nords, but not a single one speaks with any accent other than American.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Skyrim}}'', the majority of adult {{NPC}}s {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PCs are Nords, and possess varying degrees of Scandinavian accents. All of the children in the game are also Nords, but not a single one speaks with any accent other than American.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'' is a good example: None of the main, 12- to 16-year-old actors have non-American accents, but plenty of adults do: Iroh, played by {{Creator/Mako}}, has a Japanese accent, as does the warden from the episode "Imprisoned", played by [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries George Takei]]. James Hong plays the mayor of Chin in season two, which also introduces the Foggy Swamp Water Tribe, whose members sound as if they hail from the DeepSouth. This is probably a TranslationConvention, as they all write in traditional calligraphy.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'' ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a good example: None of the main, 12- to 16-year-old actors have non-American accents, but plenty of adults do: Iroh, played by {{Creator/Mako}}, has a Japanese accent, as does the warden from the episode "Imprisoned", played by [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries George Takei]].Creator/GeorgeTakei. James Hong plays the mayor of Chin in season two, which also introduces the Foggy Swamp Water Tribe, whose members sound as if they hail from the DeepSouth. This is probably a TranslationConvention, as they all write in traditional calligraphy.



* Some of the younger locomotives in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' were given American accents in the later episodes, while some of the older locomotives were given British accents.

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* Some of the younger locomotives in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' were given American accents in the later episodes, while some of the older locomotives were given British accents.



* On ''MikeLuAndOg'', Lu and Og sound American compared to the adults' British accents. Subverted with Mike, who ''is'' American.

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* On ''MikeLuAndOg'', ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'', Lu and Og sound American compared to the adults' British accents. Subverted with Mike, who ''is'' American.



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5th Feb '15 5:13:29 PM Headrock
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Skyrim}}'', the majority of adult {{NPC}}s are Nords, and possess varying degrees of Scandinavian accents. All of the children in the game are also Nords, but not a single one speaks with any accent other than American.
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1st Jan '15 7:19:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'' is a good example: None of the main, 12- to 16-year-old actors have non-American accents, but plenty of adults do: Iroh, played by {{Mako}}, has a Japanese accent, as does the warden from the episode "Imprisoned", played by [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries George Takei]]. James Hong plays the mayor of Chin in season two, which also introduces the Foggy Swamp Water Tribe, whose members sound as if they hail from the DeepSouth. This is probably a TranslationConvention, as they all write in traditional calligraphy.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'' is a good example: None of the main, 12- to 16-year-old actors have non-American accents, but plenty of adults do: Iroh, played by {{Mako}}, {{Creator/Mako}}, has a Japanese accent, as does the warden from the episode "Imprisoned", played by [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries George Takei]]. James Hong plays the mayor of Chin in season two, which also introduces the Foggy Swamp Water Tribe, whose members sound as if they hail from the DeepSouth. This is probably a TranslationConvention, as they all write in traditional calligraphy.
15th Nov '14 7:43:56 AM MagBas
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** This is actually consistent. The British accents are only on the upper-class characters. The lower-class characters have American, usually Western, accents. All the kids we see are lower-class.
15th Nov '14 7:43:34 AM MagBas
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