Are My Kids’ Favorite Cartoons Too Political?
Is this good for the kiddos?
Is it moral manipulation or just hot air? Plot themes and casting choices also lean reliably leftward, including: Al Gore-style environmentalism (in WALL-E); feminist struggles (Ratatouille; Brave); and LGBT lifestyle endorsements (Up; Finding Nemo). “Additionally, director Jan Pinkava indicates that Ratatouille was originally conceived as a ‘coming out’ metaphor for gay men,” writes Nappa. “Regardless, most parents tend to ignore the outcries of moral manipulation.Those charges are overblown, they say, having more to do with political agendas for those engaged in culture wars against Hollywood than with the studio’s actual intent.