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COCO and Black Panther are a double watershed moment in Hollywood film history. [Mas…]

Where have all the brown folks gone?

I sit at a bar and I count how many are like me, I count two in a room of 30, one is a bar back Latinx and one is an African American bartender, I’ve done this since I realized that I am the other, and I need to find allies quick, in case shit goes down, in case there’s a race war

I order thai food from a food truck and the señor making the food could be my primo, while the Asian owner takes my order [Mas…]


R&B singer Miguel and beloved Mexican icon Natalia Lafourcade join forces on Coco’s signature song Remember Me.

POCHO’s Lalo Alcaraz: From Disney critic to COCO consultant (NPR audio)

by Especial Correspondents November 20, 2017 Audio
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This is how they begin the story about POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and the Disney/Pixar film COCO over at NPR’s LatinoUSA:

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La Cucaracha: I found Dory! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 25, 2016 Cartoons
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Artist Carlos Barberena: Nicaragua to Chicago in Calacavison (toons)

by HABLO PICASSO April 5, 2016 Cartoons
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Nicaraguan-born Chicago artist and printmaker Carlos Barberena mixes up traditional calacas and current events. Wall Street, Mickey Mouse, McDonalds, Halliburton, British Petroleum and other icons look better as muertos, don’t you think?

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Depressing! Leaked sketches reveal concepts for Disneyland remodel

by GEMMA CORRELL January 19, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: About that #JebCanFixIt Jeb Bush slogan (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 17, 2015 Cartoons
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Disneyland preps new WE ❤️ MEASLES marketing push

by PEDO MAUS February 23, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ANAHEIM) Disneyland’s new WE ❤️ MEASLES marketing campaign intends to “pro-actively go where the customers are” by turning “lemons into lemonade,” PNS has learned.

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La Cucaracha: Disney finally has a ‘Latina’ princess (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 2, 2015 Cartoons
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New Mattel-Disney dolls for ‘Crucifiction’ movie cause furor

by Chalupe Lopez September 24, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ANAHEIM) Movie executives here are scrambling to respond to the fury over just-announced Christian religious figures re-imagined as Barbie dolls. The Kens and Barbies are slated to promote the Mattel-Disney movie Crucifiction that “rebrands” the Passion of Jesus. The film is set for Xmas release. The Disney reps — now on the defensive […]

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Shocking photos expose backstage at the Wonderful World of Disney

by HABLO PICASSO August 7, 2014 Cartoons
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Pop surrealist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros goes behind the screens at the Magic Kingdom to reveal the real Disney, the Disney the Hollywood PR machine won’t let you see. His paintings are on display L.A.’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery until the end of the month. [Photos courtesy Hint Magazine.]

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Disney’s quinceañera gowns intro new Latina Rites of Passage line

by Especial Correspondents May 29, 2013 Cultura
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The Disney Corp’s new princess-inspired quinceañera gowns are but the first in a new line of Latina Rites of Passage gowns, PNS has learned. The new dresses for tweens and teens are “designed to honor the milestones in young Latinas’ lives in the passionate, spicy way Disney defines Hispanic identities,” a Disney spokesperson said. Aside […]

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La Cucaracha: When the Dizney Corp. came calling (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 22, 2013 Cartoons
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Los Lobos do it Disney style: ‘Heigh Ho Heigh Ho’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC May 13, 2013 Cultura
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Los Lobos, Los Angeles’ best band ever, dipped some pixie dust for this Disney music video from 2009. The group is portrayed by the seven dwarves who add new Spanglish lyrics to Heigh ho heigh ho, it’s off to work we go. Snow White, as white as ever, is the center of attention, dancing to […]

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Walt Disney, Inc. wants to trademark ‘Dia de los Muertos’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 7, 2013 Cartoons
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The Walt Disney Company filed several trademark applications last week with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO.GOV) to secure the name “Dia de Los Muertos” as a service mark.

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Annette Funicello sings to Don Diego in old ‘Zorro’ TV show (video)

by DOM DIEGO April 10, 2013 Cultura
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Don Diego de la Vega (AKA Zorro) listens from the balcony of the hacienda as teenage Annette Funicello sings Lonely Guitar. This clip comes from the 1959 TV episode called The Missing Father later distributed by Disney on VHS as The Mystery of Don Cabrillo. RIP.

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La Cucaracha: When Disney met Princess Leia (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 16, 2012 Cartoons
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RELATED: Meet Malinche, Disney’s New Latina Princess

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Ñewsweek: Meet Princess Malinche, beat the Gap, Fidel’s not dead

by Comic Saenz October 28, 2012 El Now
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Sofia the First, Disney’s new animated princess is a Latina, hooray! Wait, she’s not a Latina? Well, then who is Disney’s Latina princess? Princess Malinche, you say? Orale! Another ñewsweek at POCHO meant princesses,  the Gap’s taste in t-shirts, Mitt’s taste in short shorts, Fidel Castro is still not dead, Donald Trump is still a […]

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Sofia not Latina? Disney preps real Latina princess: Meet Malinche

by Especial Correspondents October 22, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from BURBANK) Now that an embarrassed Disney has explained that the animated character Princess Sofia the First is NOT a Latina princess, the studio was quick to announce that a real Latina princess is in the works, this time for a feature-length film. Princess Malinche will be the heroine of Disney’s next animated film, due […]

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Anaheim: The Tragic Kingdom (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 26, 2012 Cultura
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I drew this cartoon to accompany an article by Gustavo Arellano, Jefe-in-Chief of OC Weekly, about recent events in Anaheim

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