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Ray Fisher Slams Warner Bros. Over George Floyd Tweet

The ‘Justice League’ actor, who has a long history battling the studio and its executives with accusations of racism and on-set mistreatment, has criticized their supposed ‘performative gesture’ in response to the verdict.

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Morrissey Takes Offense at ‘The Simpsons’ Parody

The eternally gloomy former The Smiths’ frontman has spoken out against the ‘harshly hateful tactics’ of a recent ‘The Simpsons’ episode, which pokes fun at his elitist and bigoted opinions.

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Hank Azaria Apologizes for Portrayal of Apu on ‘The Simpsons’

The actor is reaching out to make amends for his inherently racist and insulting voice work as the show’s Kwik-E-Mart owner, which for three decades he portrayed with an outrageously exaggerated Indian accent.

Fighting Against Racism Headline News

Cartoon Network Launches ‘Be An Ally’ PSA

Final anti-racism campaign spot developed by ‘Steven Universe’ creator Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey discusses the importance of changing the racist system by standing up and speaking up when seeing what’s unfair. 

Workers’ rights Headline News

BFI and BAFTA Issue Action List to Fight Workplace Bullying, Harassment, and Racism

Guidance outlines employers legal and ethical responsibilities; new suite of The Film and TV Charity services provides immediate support for victims.

cancel culture Headline News

Disney+ Pulls Three Classic Animated Films Due to Racist Stereotypes

Kids will no longer be able to watch ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘The Aristocats,’ and ‘Dumbo’ on the streamer, though the films will still be available to adults with added advisory warnings.

Fighting Against Racism Headline News

Cartoon Network and ‘Steven Universe’ Fight Racism in ‘See Color’ PSA

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:01am

The third spot in a set of four developed by Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey each feature a different character from the hit series, providing kids and families productive ways to counter common narratives about racism.

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‘Cops and Robbers’: Contrasting Childhood Play with Racial Hatred

Premiering today on Netflix, Timothy Ware-Hill and Arnon Manor’s powerful new spoken-word animated short harkens back to simpler days when hands up was for blocking shots on the court, not in the streets.

Music Videos Headline News

Confronting Racism and Injustice in Yoke Lore’s ‘Fade Away’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5:02pm

2D Animated short, directed by Aishwarya Sadasivan, explores two characters forced to determine whether their differences outweigh their similarities.

His Voice Will Be Heard! Headline News

John Boyega Calls Out Disney for Pushing Aside Characters of Color

The actor experienced extreme online racial abuse and bullying because of his lead role of Finn in the recent ‘Star Wars’ films and claims Disney should have done something about it.

#BLM Headline News

‘Squidbillies’ Actor Stuart Baker Fired for Offensive Facebook Posts

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:16pm

Series creators Jim Fortier and Dave Willis announce the move on Twitter in response to longtime cast member’s comments about legendary singer and actress Dolly Parton and Black Lives Matter.

diversity and inclusion Headline News

Animation Guild Panel Shares Pioneering Stories That Champion Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 28, 2020 at 3:06pm

Special event for guild members brought together Floyd Norman, Willie Ito, Jane Baer and Enid Denbo-Wizig for a candid discussion about their career triumphs in the face of significant adversity.   

Cultural Appropriation Headline News

Did ‘South Park’ Troll or Tip a Sly Nod of Support to ‘The Simpsons’?

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:50pm

New episode, ‘The Problem with a Poo,’ ends with a #cancelthesimpsons hashtag as Mr. Hankey is banished from town for insensitive tweets, landing him in Springfield alongside the controversial Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.

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Cheer and Loathing in Animation: Episode XXXIX - Exit Flagger

Every Friday Chris Robinson unleashes improvised and hastily scribbled cheer or loathing on the animation community to be digested, swallowed or... expelled. This week: What can Animation do to combat racism?