Pooor? Perhaps the world will never know why the Mexican National Anthem is heard in Jumanji. Here we leave you the part of the film in which it sounds like the soundtrack, in the American version of the film, so you can relive the moment:
The Mexican National Anthem is heard in the background when Van Pelt goes to a gun store to buy ammunition and change his rifle with the intention of killing the character played by Robin Williams.
Was there censorship?
In Mexico, the use outside the context of national symbols is punishable, since it is considered a lack of respect for the national identity to use the flag, the anthem or the shield in entertainment events or that may cause ridicule.
Learn about the sanctions for disrespecting national symbols
In this regard, as a Mexican, it is important that you know that the patriotic symbols They represent the supreme values of Mexico, for this reason it is of the utmost importance that they are given honorable and respectful treatment.
According to the Federal Penal Code, there is a penalty for outrage against national symbols: the National Shield, the Flag and the Mexican National Anthem. Article 191 establishes the following:
“Anyone who violates the coat of arms of the Republic or the national flag, whether in word or in deed, will be applied from six months to four years in prison or a fine of fifty to three thousand pesos or both sanctions, in the judgment of the judge.” .
Perhaps someone from TriStar Pictures or Sony, Jumanji producers, knew about the aforementioned article and decided to change the sound of the soundtrack of the version of the film that was screened in Mexico, since generic music is heard.
However, the reissues with a new dubbing (for DVD, Blu-ray and streaming), the audio of the scene was left with the Mexican National Anthem in the background.
Do the rights to the Mexican National Anthem belong to an American?
According to ADN40, in 2004, Gabriel Larrea, former president of the Mexican Copyright Institute, discovered that the copyrights of the music of the Mexican National Anthem belong to the American Henneman Harry.
“The descendants of the Spanish composer, Jaime Nunó, creator of the music of the National Anthem, they sold the rights to their work. Henneman Harry was presented years later with a document issued by Broadcasting Music Incorporated, the society in charge of copyright in the United States, in which it is mentioned that he and Jaime Nunó are the owners of the music of our anthem ”.
It must be remembered that the lyrics are by Francisco González Bocanegra, a Mexican composer whose work does belong to the nation
Why did they choose it?
There is no statement that answers this question; Perhaps after this curious detail was revealed in Tik-Tok and it has become viral to such a degree that this story has made the headlines of various media, there will be some response in the future.
While that happens, there are several hypotheses:
- The beauty of the composition made it be selected for being one of the most beautiful hymns in the world
- It is heard right in a scene of illegality (weapons) and could give that impression from an American perspective that associates the Mexican with the illegal.
- The rights to the Mexican National Anthem belong to Henneman Harry, an American who bought the rights to the music.
And you, for which of the reasons do you lean? Have you already noticed this Mexican wink in this Hollywood film?
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