[lg policy] Why Do Cartoon Villains Speak in Foreign Accents?

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Sun Jan 7 05:43:29 EST 2018


The Atlantic


Why Do Cartoon Villains Speak in Foreign Accents?


In many of the cases studied, villains were given foreign accents. A modern-day example is Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, the bad guy in Phineas and Ferb who speaks in a German(ish) accent and hails from the fictional European country Drusselstein. Meanwhile, the study found that most of the heroic characters in their research sample were American-sounding


Full story:
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/01/why-do-cartoon-villains-speak-in-foreign-accents/549527/

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