The Demise Of The Disney of our Childhood

What Has Happened to Disney?

The Demise Of The Disney of our Childhood

Ayla Faullin

Disney has been a part of our lives for a very long time. From their first animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, made in 1937, to Disney’s newest film this year, Turning Red, Disney has been a part of generation after generation. Over the years, they have acquired more studios and franchises, but Disney has always been strict on being ‘family-friendly magic.’ But recently, with the rise of Disney+, Disney has begun to change, and possibly not for the better.

As a corporation, Disney has lost its genuine care for the people. Recently, Disney has slipped more inappropriate jokes and language into their recent films. The definition of ratings is no longer what it used to be. Take Free Guy, for example, and it drops multiple F-bombs and other curse words. 

Disney has allowed the option of a password on your accounts due to TV-MA-rated content. This is a change in Disney history. You cannot hand the remote to your children and tell them they can watch on Disney+. They must monitor to ensure their safety. 

It is the parent’s responsibility to decide what is safe content for their children to watch, but with the recent changes, that has been made all the more difficult, not just with Disney, but with every type of content out there. What slips past the PG and PG-13 ratings is hard to predict, and it can often result in a child watching something that they are too young to understand. Disney will continue to grow and change as a franchise as long as it has an audience, but whether for the better or worse remains to be seen.