Would "uncle Walt" approve? The Italic Institute of America lambastes new Disney Film for promoting racism to children

Mar 19, 2016 440

The Italic Institute of America (IIA), a national educational think tank, is accusing the new animated film "Zootopia" of "polluting the minds of impressionable young viewers with a rancid ethnic stereotype," says Bill Dal Cerro, the Institute's national president.

Specifically, the Institute refers to the character of Mr. Big, an Arctic Shrew clearly modeled on Don Vito Corleone, the fictional mob boss in 1972's gangster film "The Godfather." Although ostensibly an homage to an American movie, the character of Mr. Big is given obvious ethnic trappings such as cannoli, espresso, crucifixes, gold chains, and a CD of Italian singer "Jerry Vole" (Jerry Vale).

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