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Today’s blacklisted American: Peter Pan and Dumbo

They’re coming for you next: In its never-ending effort to cleanse our culture of anything that might offend any minorities or anyone on the left, the Disney corporation has decided to block access in the accounts of any children seven or younger of several of its best and greatest children’s films, including Peter Pan, Dumbo, and Swiss Family Robinson.

Disney implemented a revised content advisory in October to flag up any issues surrounding racial stereotypes and concerns were raised in relation to Peter Pan and the other productions. The decision to ban the films from children’s accounts was made by a group of external experts who were brought in to assess if the content ‘represented global audiences’.

While the films remain available on adult accounts, they come with a disclaimer that says: ‘This programme 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.’

Anyone who has seen these movies knows how utterly harmless the references are. In fact, in Peter Pan for instance the European children end up allying themselves with the Indians to defeat the real villain, the pirate Captain Hook. If anything the movie taught tolerance and the need to accept all races, as long as they mean no harm to others.

This ban also seems to forget something very fundamental about these movies: They are fantasies with a very large dollop of silly nonsense. To ban them for that silliness is beyond brainless.

And the irony is that kids know this. It is a shame that so many adults no longer do.

Nonetheless, such silliness is no longer permitted. Every artist must now forever toe the party line, making obeisance to the Marxist and bigoted identity- and race-based culture that now rules. You can’t, for example, have any pirates “yellow” or “brown”, as was done in Swiss Family Robinson (which was the reason it was banned). No, the only evil people allowed in modern literature and art are white people, preferable Europeans.

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22 comments

  • eddie willers

    The decision to ban the films from children’s accounts was made by a group of external experts

    If this last year has taught us anything, it is that “experts”….aren’t.

  • LocalFluff

    And Bambi. Wretched fascist little roe deer kid!
    What really makes me hate Disney now (which I thought I’d never do) is that they’ve banned Aristocats! (Because that China cat “is racist”) It was special to me as a child, because of when I saw it in the cinema and we had a record of the musical at home, as well as a couple of cats. The leftists really know how to make people hate them deeply personally. Pure all out HATE. Irredeemably.

  • Cotour

    CONSISTENCY: EVERY REPUBLICAN SHORTED 300 VOTES

    Drip, drip, drip, the truth about Dominion and the 2020 election will come, no matter what they say.

    The political operators on the Left and their hand maidens, corporate media and Social Media tell you that you are not allowed to even talk about the potential that the election was lets say, suspicious. They will tell you that you need to be basically arrested and be put on a list and reeducated.

    And then time goes by and little by little the truth will be revealed, they can only keep it covered up for so long.

    https://granitegrok.com/mg_windham/2020/11/recount-in-windham-rock-dist-7-machine-shorted-every-republican-by-about-300-votes

    And this will all translate into the presidential election results across all states in question. Its out there, and its coming.

  • Ian C.

    Peter Pan didn’t make me racist.

  • Chris

    Time to trap the Mouse

  • Alex Andrite

    oh crum ….
    and I am a Sailor … not a Captain mind you … but a sailor …
    who used to wind the chronometers every so often. Nice clocks.

    Chris –
    Good one.

    Ian –
    I can not fly either.

  • wayne

    The Directorate of Military Training Presents
    “Stop That Tank” (1942)
    A Walt Disney Production in cooperation with
    National Department of Defence / National Film Board of Canada
    https://youtu.be/Lkc2yAaU3CY
    21:36

  • wayne

    Jordan Peterson:
    On Disney Movies
    https://youtu.be/eJFrXS3uGG0
    17:26

  • Reminds me of how the old Warner Bros. cartoons I grew up with fell out of favor.

    Ironically, Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf sent a message we need more than ever in this day of getting in people’s faces at restaurants and on their lawns … the message that confrontation “on the clock” is legitimate, but we can still exercise respect and civility with our opponents “off the clock” as our personal paths cross.

  • Edward_2

    Louie Farraklan is a racist, anti-semitic Black Supremacist. Anyone who considers Louie a role model should be de-platformed ie. snoop dogg.

    So too Al Sharpton, Rev. Wright are racist, Black Supremacists.

    End Double Standards.

    Hold people, regardless of skin color, to the Same Standards.

  • Max Ayers

    To be honest, the crows in “Dumbo” add nothing to the story and are a jarringly painful vision of blackface performers.

  • wayne

    the genesis of Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf

    The Sheepish Wolf (1942)
    Friz Freleng.
    https://youtu.be/PFSeZ1aFl2Q

  • Harold Geroge

    TOE the line (not “tow”)

  • Harold Geroge: Yeah, I know. I make this mistake often.

  • GWB

    These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.
    And that’s patently untrue. They were not wrong then, and some are not wrong now. And a bunch of it isn’t even stereotypes.

    Every artist must now forever toe the party line
    No one must deviate from the orthodoxy is another way to put it.

    any pirates “yellow” or “brown”
    One of the big reasons pirates were always portrayed as “brown” and “yellow” (along with all the blues and blacks and reds of beard) is to emphasize that pirates were often multicultural because they drew in escaped slaves, captured merchant seamen, and men (and women) of the dregs of society from all around the world:

    rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, [deleted], and Methodists!

    I’m unsure how many Methodists were on pirate crews, however, fictional or historical.

  • pzatchok

    ” Max Ayers
    February 11, 2021 at 7:22 am

    To be honest, the crows in “Dumbo” add nothing to the story and are a jarringly painful vision of blackface performers.”

    Your correct but what should be done about that?

    Should we go back and edit out ALL films with any reference to racism?
    Should we throw out those films in totality?
    Or should we keep them intact with their full original intent and content and use them as educational pieces of our American history and learn from them? then maybe we could even learn to enjoy them again in some fashion.

  • GWB

    Ian C.
    February 10, 2021 at 4:15 pm
    Peter Pan didn’t make me racist.

    That’s what you think, you r8cist!
    /moron

    Max Ayers
    February 11, 2021 at 7:22 am
    To be honest, the crows in “Dumbo” add nothing to the story and are a jarringly painful vision of blackface performers.

    Bullhockey.

  • GWB: No obscenities are allowed here, as the rules clearly state. And just because you are quoting someone is no excuse. I deleted the obscenity in your comment, but this is a warning. Next time it will be a week suspension.

    Also, I do not allow insults. In another comment you skirted the line. You might have been making fun, but if so you didn’t do it well. You are warned.

  • GWB

    GWB: No obscenities are allowed here
    I apologize. It didn’t occur to me that one qualified, but it should have.

    Also, I do not allow insults.
    The “/moron” was an attempt to show it was sarcasm, meaning someone would have to be mentally deficient to claim that made him a racist. My apologies.

  • GWB: No problem. I am obliged to make these rules clear because people seem unable to act like adults and obey them. Even those who try forget every once in a while because of the crass nature of our modern culture.

  • Wayne – thanks for the link to the Peterson video. I found it interesting, not only because I have grandsons that will watch those stories, over and over, in slo-mo, as well. I never understood why, but Peterson’s explanation makes sense.
    I also enjoyed his explanation of Women’s fantasy preferences; the vampire/werewolfe/monster preferences of my daughter are now in perspective.

  • John Huculak

    If there’s one cartoon character I would love to cross paths with about now is that wonderful spectacled dog Mr. Peabody. I would love to take a ride in his “Wayback machine” to a time when you never wanted to go to the principals office, your friends mom would swat you on the butt with a broom if you got out of line as she chased you out of the house, but then bring you a pie when you came down with the mumps. When you went with your dad to the polling place and really felt proud to see democracy at work and see friends shake hands as they left even though they didn’t vote for the same candidate. A time and place when Norman Rockwell could sit and observe to get his inspirations. It really doesn’t seem that long ago…

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