Pixar’s Up: Before They Realized They were Being Racist

Thanks to GMoto for this one. Its hard to blame Pixar on this one since they didn’t ACTUALLY release the movie with Russell looking like a World War II anti-Jap ad, but it looks like everyone’s favorite Wilderness Explorer was originally designed looking a lot more offensive as seen from the blog of a former production designer:

I'm not sure how Russell can speak with teeth like that.

ROOK Mr. Frederickson! Dirt!

I WILL KAMAKAZI BOMB ROO MR. FREDERICKSON!

I WILL KAMAKAZI BOMB ROO MR. FREDERICKSON!

So the NY Times article that shows “development” sketches of Russell (below) was BS cause the pictures above really depict what they were thinking Russell was gonna look like…

Developmental sketch of Russell officially released in New York Times...

Developmental sketch of Russell officially released in New York Times...

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3 thoughts on “Pixar’s Up: Before They Realized They were Being Racist

  1. “I guess with all the Asian Americans in this country, none work at Pixar.”

    Or they do, and tried to insert a more Asian image to counter the lack thereof in the media.

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  2. C’mon. I don’t see anything racist about Pixar’s Up. Carl Fredereikson and Russel got along just fine. Carl and Russel became almost like father and son at the end. There was no racism that I’ve noticed at all.

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