Friday, February 25, 2011

What to make of "RastaMouse?"

The BBC has got a hit on its hands with the new children's cartoon, "RastaMouse."  The main character is a Rastafarian mouse who fights crime...what do InI think??? Reinforcing stereotypes or instilling cultural pride?  Feedforward please!!

Also, check out this post on Repeating Islands, a blog I follow for a look at how the individual who plays the main character's voice perceives the show's concept and message.

Here is a link to the official RastaMouse website.

1 comment:

  1. I have to say that I love this cartoon. I think it instills cultural pride. I was initially critical of the cartoon dressed the way he was because so much of Rastafarian culture (dress in particular) has become caricature on the consumer market. But I checked out the website and I think it's on par with positivity.