Okay. Hang on.
I just realized something.
2 out of the 3 main Blue Sky Studios human pairings are interracial. One of which adopts a kid of yet another ethnicity.
Why isn’t this studio all over tumblr for this? Do you guys realize how cool that is? Sure, they don’t have too many human pairings to begin with… But still! That’s more than Dreamworks can say (Human/Alien doesn’t count, Megamind), or Pixar.
Yes, I do understand that all 3 of these studios mostly do non-human movies anyway. But let’s put all those aside for now just for simplicity’s sake.
Pixar, for human, main character canon pairings, we’ve got Bob and Helen Parr (both white), Colette and Linguini (both white), Carl and Ellie (both white) and Elinor and Fergus (both white).
Dreamworks, human main character canon pairings are significantly less, but still, they have Susan and Derek (both white), Hiccup and Astrid (both white). Jack and Toothiana doesn’t count because it was more implied than anything (and she’s not human!) and I don’t know if I can classify Eep and Guy as an ethnicity…? I honestly can’t tell… But I digress.
Now, I’m not going to rail on these studios or these pairings. That’s another story that I’m not going to get into. I’m just listing these to make a point.
I’m not here to diss any other studios, I’m here to celebrate Blue Sky’s choices!
Here’s what I’m talkin’ about. Their 3 pairings are Nod and MK (both white, but that’s fine, that’s not what I’m talking about here),
Tara and Ronin (Black and white)
And Tulio and Linda (Latin American and white), who adopt Fernando, who is black.
(Excuse the poor quality images)
And I’m not even getting into how freakin’ AWESOME it is that Tulio and Linda adopted! Where have you ever heard of that in an animated movie? I might be missing one, if so correct me, but I don’t think I ever have.
THIS IS SO COOL. This is cool to me, okay? And I think this should be cool for you guys.
Like I said, I understand that it’s only two pairings…
But it’s a start! This studio is creating a more diverse image in their movies. And that is so cool.
I have an immense amount of respect for Blue Sky for a lot of reasons, but this one is close to the highest on the list.
Tumblr. Come on. Get on this. This is awesome.
Blue Sky deserves your love for so many reasons, starting with this one.
(This isn’t a perfect post. I’m sure I made plenty of mistakes, and the last thing I want to do is offend anybody…)