The truth, however, is likely to be the reverse. Young children do not have the sophistication to be aware that the implicit assumptions of a work of fiction are messages (intentionally sent or not) that must be critically evaluated.
Disney's animated films are particularly important in the development of children's attitudes precisely because they are so well made. They are watched and re-
watched, sung along with and memorised.
The politically-correct thought police will only be happy when our culture is reduced to a tasteless grey sludge, because anything with any content is going to offend somebody. However, our resistance to this type of censorship should not blind us to the fact that children's entertainment can be very influential stuff indeed.
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