Tag Archives: Awkwafina

‘The Little Mermaid’ is Going to be INCREDIBLE

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I love Disney movies. Like most other Disney Fanatics, I grew up on them, watching my favorites endlessly. It’s a love that has only continued as an adult. I’ve rewatched Moana many times over, singing (read: screaming) along whenever Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) pondered where she’d go. (In life? In this world? Who knows.) As a kid, my favorite movie was Aladdin. I loved ...

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Critics Praise Awkwafina’s ‘Little Mermaid’ Performance, Even Though Audiences Hate It

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Disney darling Awkwafina has fallen from grace a bit in the last several months, initially due to her NAACP nomination (which antagonized Twitter users who accused the rapper and actress of using a “blaccent”) and now due to her recent performance in the already-controversial new Little Mermaid remake. In the new live-action Little Mermaid movie, Awkwafina plays Scuttle the gull. Scuttle is one of ...

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Awkwafina’s ‘Little Mermaid’ Performance Faces Vicious Backlash

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Awkwafina has become a Disney darling in recent years, appearing as main characters in both Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) and Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). Awkwafina even received accolades for her role as a voice actor in Raya and the Last Dragon! Unfortunately, the actress who got her start as a rapper has now been placed in a Disney ...

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Raya Is Becoming an Official Disney Princess

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Fans of Kumandra, rejoice! Raya, the heroine from the 2021 Walt Disney Animation Studios animated movie Raya and the Last Dragon, is officially becoming a Disney princess and joining the official Disney princess lineup this year. Raya will be standing among classic Disney princesses like Cinderella, and more modern Disney heroines like Merida, as the Southeast Asian heroine becomes another ...

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Female Disney Animators Discuss Workplace Culture

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The Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon has received multiple awards for its animation, voice acting, and overall quality. To Disney fans, an animated movie might seem easier than a live-action film; however, writers, technologists, and artists at Disney Animation put in a lot of work, especially because a lot of Raya and the Last Dragon was made from home ...

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“Awkwafina’s Very Expressive”: How the Actress Inspired Sisu in ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

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Disney animators are known for taking inspiration from the actors who voice the characters being animated (with one notable example being the distinct mannerisms that were copied from actress Eartha Kitt and used for her Emperor’s New Groove character Yzma), and that pattern apparently continued behind the scenes on the animated Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon from 2021! Awkwafina, the ...

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Awkwafina Responds to “Blaccent” Accusations after NAACP Nomination


Cancel culture has come into play once again as Awkwafina, an Asian American actress who has become a staple for Disney and Marvel in recent years (after starring in hits like the 2018 movies Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s Eight), faces a new wave of criticism for her “blaccent” after being nominated for an NAACP Image Award. The NAACP Awards ...

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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Receives More Award Nominations


While the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie Encanto has been stealing the show lately with multiple Annie Award nominations, a soundtrack that’s beaten Frozen‘s record, and the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature under its belt, it seems easy to forget about the 2021 animated movie Raya and the Last Dragon on Disney+. However, Raya, Sisu, and their friends refuse to ...

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Gemma Chan and ‘Shang-Chi’ Actors Win Gold List Awards


The movie Crazy Rich Asians made headlines when it premiered in 2018 because it was the first movie with a predominantly-Chinese cast from a major studio in over 20 years. That news sparked a conscious effort in the moviemaking industry to start focusing more on Asian stories and Asian filmmakers (including actors), with one result being the Gold List. The Gold ...

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‘Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings’ Is Nominated For an Annie Award


The Annie Awards are a series of prestigious awards in the film industry that honor achievements in animation (for animated feature productions or animated TV Media) and the Marvel Studios movie Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings that premiered earlier this year has just received an Annie Award nomination for the 49th Annie Awards! Walt Disney Animation Studio’s animated feature ...

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