Fans want to keep going. But they are urging Disney to reject the entire report.
The reports come at a time when companies – and the country – are counting on their own prejudices and, occasionally, racist stories.
Problems with “Song of the South”
Splash Mountain stars Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox, along with all the ducks and chickens and frogs that share their southern home and ends up in a high fall that sends riders straight through the thorny plinth. But the moving characters that appeared everywhere came from the 1946 film “Song of the South”, known for the song “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah”.
Princess Diana (back row, R) leads Splash Mountain to the Disney World Magic Kingdom in 1993.
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The story of Brer Rabbit is also controversial.
Harris’ stories were told by an elderly black man named Uncle Remus, who is reuniting the son of a plantation owner with stories about Brer Rabbit and his companions. These stories formed the basis of the “Song of the South.”
Today, scholars and readers say Harris’ stories use unquestionably racist stereotypes.
CNN has contacted Disneyland and Walt Disney World for comments and is waiting to hear.
The discussion about racism in older movies
Protests at the national level against racism and white supremacy revive perennial debates about how art should be treated in decades – as racist and indifferent or a remnant of a particular era.
Disney members also want change
Frederick Chambers, who said he works in Disneyland, California, told CNN that his partner shared a “re-thematic challenge at Splash Mountain.”
Chambers, who for years has developed an idea to change the subject of “The Princess and the Frog” and often talked about it with his “cast members” colleagues, saw the same idea being discussed in their circles. Disney fans.
“It turns out that a lot of people see the same issues as I’m attracted to,” he said.
Chambers said he believed the issue was “very reasonable” and noted how Disney had done it before: In a few months, Disney California Adventure Park changed the subject of the Tower of Terror, based on “The Twilight Zone,” “in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
“The bones of attraction are good, but I think it’s time to take a serious look at where our stories come from and how people of color are represented on screen and in parks,” he said.
Now, the updated scene shows pirates – the animatronic woman who was ready to auction the old tent between them – auctioning items from the village they looted.