Disney+ removes racist animated classics like 'Peter Pan', 'The Aristocats' and many more for the under-sevens over breach of content advisories.
Disney has blocked children under seven from watching Peter Pan and Dumbo after highlighting ‘harmful stereotypes’ in classic cartoons, according to daily mail.
The company’s streaming platform offers Kids Profile accounts with age restrictions in place which were updated in October to address issues with racial stereotypes.
Children’s Disney+ accounts now block animated classics like Peter Pan, Dumbo, The Aristocats and Swiss Family Robinson for breaching content advisories.
Peter Pan’s portrayal of a Native American tribe called “redskins” is likely to be the reason the film was put into this category.
Dumbo features a scene with Jim Crow who is portrayed as an offensive negative African American stereotype, while The Aristocats features a Siamese cat with offensive stereotypical facial features and East Asian accent.
Swiss Family Robinson features “yellow face” and “brown face” pirates which is likely to be what got it removed from the children’s section.
“We can’t change the past, but we can acknowledge it, learn from it and move forward together to create a tomorrow that today can only dream of,” reads a statement on Disney’s website.