Various Disney classics can no longer be found
In addition to Peter Pan and Dumbo, it also concerns the Aristocats, Lady and the Vagabond, Swiss Family Robinson and the Jungle Book. Newer remakes and spin-offs can still be found, but not the films from many decades ago. That is, if you are watching through a child profile. Disney has chosen not to show certain movies from the Disney archive to children aged 7 and under because they contain outdated ideas. They can still be found via the profiles for adults, but provided with a warning.
Stereotypes are everywhere
By the way, Disney is not the only one, because even if you want to watch ‘Gooische Vrouwen’ on Videoland, you will receive a warning that there is stereotyping. Here too, prejudices are magnified enormously, as entertainment. RTL has many more films and series in which stereotypes occur and explains:
In programs using stereotyping, certain characteristics of people are deliberately exaggerated and magnified. Stereotypes can be based on, for example, origin, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual identity, profession or social class. Especially in programs where humor and satire are central, stereotyping can occur.
Fortunately, you can see newer versions of many films that handle sensitive subjects better.
Disney classics can still be found
Some of those ideas are no longer appropriate for this time, which is reason for Disney not to present them to small children. In adults, Disney gives the following warning:
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.
So you still have the choice to look at it. In contemporary films and series, Disney tries to emphasize stories that provide inspiration and show how the main character pursues an ambition. Partly for this reason, Disney started the Stories Matter initiative, because stories from films determine how we see ourselves and others, according to the entertainment company.
Disney + costs € 6.99 per month. If you take out a subscription before February 23, you can still look for the old price. After that, hundreds of films and series are added via the Star channel and you pay € 8.99 per month.
This article is written to help people with a practical question about Disney + to get started. To discuss stereotyping in general, you can visit various socially oriented forums.