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Disney has removed 4 films from kid profiles due to stereotypes, negative depictions

You might not find ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Aristocats’ on Disney Plus for kids. Here’s why

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Disney Plus has removed four films from children’s profiles — which disallows youngsters from watching the movies on their own — due to negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures, according to multiple reports.

The four films include (via NJ.com):

  • “Lady and the Tramp”
  • “Peter Pan”
  • “The Jungle Book”
  • “Dumbo.”

The films will no longer appear for children under 7 years old. Of course, adult Disney Plus subscribers can still access the films.

Context:

Back in October 2020, Disney Plus added a new content advisory message ahead of films as a part of a new Stories Matter initiative.

The warning — which appears before the films “Aristocats,” “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan” and “Swiss Family Robinson” — reads:

“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. 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. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe.”

The warning suggests viewers visit Disney’s Stories Matter page, which shares details of the new Disney initiative to celebrate different perspectives.