Disney Adds ‘Racism’ Warning to ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Fantasia’

Disney+ Puts Out a Strong Disclaimer Warns Against Stereotypes and Racism In Disney Classics

Disney+ Updates Content Advisory with More Direct Language, Stating "These Stereotypes Were Wrong Then and are Wrong Now"

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These are just some examples of issues that have resulted in the warning, while films like Song of the South, however, are not available to stream at all due to the issue of racism throughout.

It should be noted that there was already a similar warning that was included more discreetly in the description of the Disney tapes and that said: "This program is presented as originally created, may contain outdated cultural representations", but now it has been decided that new signal appears after playback starts. Moderately than take away this content material, we wish to acknowledge its risky affect, study from it and spark dialog to create a extra inclusive future collectively.

"Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe", the message adds. In June, fans petitioned for Disney to remove all "Song of the South" characters from, Splash Mountain, a ride at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California inspired by the film best known for the song "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah".

"Peter Pan", Disney says, had various depictions of indigenous people in a mocking context. However, by today's standards, they are irrevocably offensive. "It adds: "Peter and the Lost Boys engage in dancing, wearing headdresses and other exaggerated tropes, a form of mockery and appropriation of Native peoples" culture and imagery". The crows' appearance and musical number in the movie "pay homage to racist minstrel shows", Disney said. The new resource goes on to specifically detail damaging depictions, such as the original Dumbo including a group of crows (one of whom is actually named Jim Crow) that ridicules African-Americans who lived on Southern plantations during USA history.

In Swiss Family Robinson, Disney points out that the pirates are "portrayed as a stereotypical foreign menace". They wear top knot hairstyles, robes, and exaggerated make-up to emphasize their "otherness".

The message appears before films on Disney+ including Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Aristocats and Landy and the Tramp.

The Aristocats depicts a cat, voiced by a white actor, chanting Chinese "words" while playing the piano with chopsticks, while Peter Pan viewers are warned that in the film, Native Americans are referred to as "redskins".

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