Disney+ has removed various classic movies, including Dumbo and Peter Pan, from its section for children under the age of 7.
The films that were removed, which also include Swiss Family Robinson and The Aristocats, will still be available for children over the age of 7, according to Fox News. Back in the fall, Disney+ had added a disclaimer to these movies that read, “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.”
Parents will still be able to show their children these movies on their own profiles if they wish to do so. Disney+ opened up further about why it felt the need to remove each of these films in the Stories Matter section of their site.
The streaming service explained that Dumbo, which was made in 1941, features a group of crows who “pay homage to racist minstrel shows, where white performers with blackened faces and tattered clothing imitated and ridiculed enslaved Africans.” The leading crow in this pack is named Jim Crow, which was also the name of segregation laws in the United States at the time.
As for the 1953 movie Peter Pan, Disney said that it features exaggerated racial stereotypes of Native people, including a song called “What Made the Red Man Red.”
Swiss Family Robinson’s offense in the eyes of Disney was that the 1960 movie promoted “otherness” by portraying the barbaric pirates who attack the family as a “stereotypical foreign menace,” with many of the pirates in “brown” and “yellow” face.
And let’s not forget the 1970 movie The Aristocats, which Disney said features a Siamese cat named Shun Gon, who is voiced in bad English by a white actor. This character also plays the piano chopsticks and has exaggerated stereotypes that include slanted eyes and buck teeth.
Cancel culture has been coming for so many classic movies these days that it’s hard to find any older film that is not now “offensive” in the eyes of the left. It’s a shame that such classic pieces of cinema are being erased right before our eyes by “triggered” liberal snowflakes.