DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Home’ is huge win for representation in Hollywood

Let’s get more representation because Beauty is not a line or a standard it’s varied and well global. So more representation because the world is no longer a country but it’s a whole bunch of countries

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DreamWorks’ latest animated feature, Home, with the vocal star power of Rihanna and Jim Parsons, effortlessly dominated the box office this weekend with a whopping $54 million opening, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.

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The 1st place finish is huge for a multitude of reasons: For starters, it signifies a strong re-entry into the children’s musical animation genre for DreamWorks (potentially its biggest since the first three Shrek titles), which has long been dominated by Disney’s features. The movie also overpowered the critically denounced crude-comedy Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, which brought in $34.6 million. Home‘s 60% female turnout is unsurprising, but telling, in terms of how much revenue movies catered towards that demographic can generate.

Additionally, Tip (voiced by Rihanna) is the first black lead character in a DreamWorks animated film:

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Look at all that curly goodness.

Representation matters. It does. Being able to see…

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