Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sunflower: the Disney Character that never existed

"Back when I was a kid, I remembered a scene from Disney's Fantasia where a female black centaur performed menial tasks for while blond centaurs. This character was a racist stereotype along the lines of Amos and Andy and anytime I mentioned it, people thought I was nuts. When I rewatched Fantasia many years later, the character was gone.

After a little research, I discovered that other people remembered this character too and that her name was Sunflower. When asked about it, Disney denied for years that Sunflower ever existed or that the movie had been altered to delete her. Only recently have they owned up to the fact that she did indeed appear in the movie".

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