The battle over this will rage won’t it? I find it interesting because the announcement turned up at about the same time was discussing the Scarlett Johannesen GiTS with the mrs. I feel the movie handled it well, and in keeping with Shirows work and the 95 movie, she sees it more as an iconic Japanese character. Then this came up.. A traditional Scandinavian folk tale remember, very much a cultural artefact (there’s statues and stuff) going through the Disney grinder, and here we are, and the arguments will flow....and it’s going to be entertaining. I will say this though regarding the ginger thing....historically they have a lot of bad press, I believe Americans have some kind of saying about red-headed stepchildren that turned up in a film somewhere too. Of course, there’s Jean Grey, but there’s also Storm.... They are also somewhat not exactly a sub-phenotype, certainly no more than skin colour...you can divide darker skinned humans into ‘sub-phenotypes’ just as easily, and well...geese and ganders. This is going to be one of those rows where at the bare bones of it, very true and good points will be made on either side, but people will be far too busy getting their teeth in to notice. Shame. This is one of only two Disney animations I ever saw in the cinema, só I was quite interested to see how it will turn out. I have found the twisting over Aladdin very interesting, given the history of the original story there as well.... I am slowly thinking Disney should perhaps move on from its picking over older distant cultures, and that should probably include Europe. It’s going to be a long year though for this kind of discussion...I believe there’s a Witcher series happening.