"Aristocats," "Peter Pan," "Swiss Family Robinson Get Content Warning


“Peter Pan,” “The Aristocats,” and “Swiss Family Robinson” are just a few of the films getting content advisoriesf rom Disney Plus. They’ve put warnings about “outdated cultural depictions” on their films since launching, but now they’re taking it a step further by cautioning against racist and culturally insensitive depictions in their movies. 

According to the Stories Matter website, “As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are in the process of reviewing our library and adding advisories to content that includes negative depictions or mistreatment of people or cultures. Rather than removing this content, we see an opportunity to spark conversation and open dialogue on history that affects us all.” 

For instance, “Peter Pan” is cited because – among other things – 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.” A cat “depicted as a racist caricature of East Asian peoples with exaggerated stereotypical traits such as slanted eyes and buck teeth” got the stamp for “The Aristocats.” And “Swiss Family Robinson” earned its advisory for pirates depicted as a “stereotypical foreign menace,” as they wear “yellow face” or “brown face” and costumes that emphasize their “barbarism and ‘otherness.’”

Source:The Hollywood Reporter