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Language and identity: Disney and Egyptian Arabic v Modern Classical Arabic!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 8, 2018 at 10:18

Gato: you might be interested to check this article where Arabs on social media were able to get Disney to "dubbing its English movies in Egyptian Arabic" instead of Modern Classical Arabic.

It seems that Disney movies used to be dubbed in Egyptian Arabic (from English) then in 2002 Disney started dubbing their movies in Modern Classical Arabic (political correctness may be?)

However, with the power of social media Disney is back using Egyptian Arabic instead of MCA and the Egyptians and the Arabs that watch Disney movies are happy

Again this is a case of a living breathing language and that is Egyptian Arabic v a foreign language MCA

Here is the article

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2017/08/28/disney-films-finally-back-egyptian-dialect/

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