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    If Disney Movies Were Blaxploitation Films

    "That's my sister, baby, and she's a whole lotta Princess!"

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    blak-sploi-tey-shuh / noun

    A genre of films in the 1970s made specifically for urban black audiences, with stories heavily involving sex, drugs, violence, and wronged parties seeking revenge. Iconic classics of the genre include Shaft, Coffy, and Foxy Brown.

    So what would Disney films look like under a blaxploitation lens?

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    The Boss Mermaid

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    When mermaid bounty hunters start trolling her oceans and killing her sistahs, Ariel takes her father's trident, tricks it out, and starts to enact her own revenge plans.

    Alice in Harlem Land

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    When Alice is informed by the White Rabbit that Harlem Land is being terrorized by the Queen of Spades (the Queen of Hearts' even more wicked sister), she returns to take care of business.

    Foxy Lion

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    When Scar turns into a lyin' lion and gets Mufasa killed, Nala sharpens her claws and gets some Serengeti justice in the name of her lover's slain father.

    Super Flying Rug

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    When her boo Aladdin wants out of the hustling game, Jasmine devises a plan that will leave them with loads of coins, all the treasures the Cave of Wonders has to offer, and a ticket to ride — no, make that FLY anywhere they want.

    Disco Beast

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    After Chip dies from a bad dose of angel dust, the Beast declares war on the drug dealers of Paris. He turns his castle into the city's hottest nightclub and catches the eye of Belle, a disco dancin', soul singing diva with her own taste for vengeance.

    Black Mama Snow Mama

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    Snow Black is nearly killed by the Evil Queen for standing up to racial injustice in the Magic Forest. Snow White is nearly killed by the Evil Queen for shacking up with her favorite dwarf, Sneezy. When the two are locked up in the Evil Queen's dungeon, they overcome their mutual animosity and team up to end the Evil Queen's reign.


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    In 1780, Prince Naveen of Maldonia asks Count Dracula to help him stop the slave trade in Africa. Count Dracula helps, but with a twist... he turns Naveen into a vampire.

    When Naveen tries to uses his new vampire powers in Maldonia, a witch doctor turns him into a frog as revenge and he is cursed as an immortal frog for centuries until he meets Tiana. She's been told she has to kiss a frog to find her true love, but when she kisses Naveen, he doesn't rise as a prince... he rises as Frogula!

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