YouTube Slaps Age Restrictions On Catholic League Disney Documentary

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The chorus of “disenchanted” voices with Disney has been ever-increasing over the last few years. While some have been unhappy with the state of the Disney Parks—with constant ride breakdowns, constant price increases, and lack of maintenance painting the Parks in an unhappy light. At the same time, Disney has also been under fire for becoming too “woke” and leaving behind “family values” to appease “woke” audiences—think of the Splash Mountain closure. But recently, the Catholic League also created a documentary, Walt’s Disenchanted Kingdom, in the same vein and was met with an obstacle.

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort/Courtesy of Disney

Walt’s Disenchanted Kingdom is a documentary released four weeks ago, written and directed by Jason Killian Meath. It features names like Ben Carson, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Mercedes Schlapp. The Catholic League describes the movie as follows,

Has Disney lost its way? Many Disney fans have noticed a sharp increase in the company’s political and social activism. This film reveals how Disney pushes an activist agenda and sexual ideology through children’s movies, cartoons and public political battles. Experts and insiders analyze the once-beloved family-friendly brand’s controversial politics and the impact on children and families.

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The Walt Disney Company entrance/Courtesy of Disney

In the latest development regarding this documentary, it appears that YouTube has now slapped age restrictions on the documentary based on it “violating community guidelines” and “not being appropriate for children.”

On the flipside, critics of this view feel “Disney’s leadership has sacrificed the company’s family-friendly image to woke rebranding in a misguided effort to secure future viewers and crack the Chinese market.”

Catholic League Communications Director Mike McDonald shared about the documentary, “This is what that video is. The documentary was vetted by lawyers … There’s nothing in this film that’s objectionable. No cursing, no nudity, no gratuitous violence. Just people talking about Disney.”

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Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort/Courtesy of Disney

However, it appears that even with appeals, YouTube has refused to remove the age restrictions placed on the documentary stating that Youtube “reviewed your content carefully, and have confirmed that it violates our Community Guidelines.” The email continued, “We know this is probably disappointing news, but it’s our job to make sure that YouTube is a safe place for all.

Viewers who are interested in watching the film can still access it on Rumble, SalemNOW, and Prime Video as well although for a fee.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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