BY MATH ERAO

Disneyland is finally redesigning elements of Jungle Cruise after decades of complaints about racist depictions seen throughout the ride.

Los Angeles Times revealed that the Jungle Cruise ride, which debuted in 1955 at Disneyland, will finally get a long-overdue update. Originally an educationally focused ride, it’s moved to a more humorous approach over the years. But much of that “humor” involved depicting various non-Western characters and cultures as savage.

Just a few years after its introduction, racist caricatures of Indigenous people were added, attacking the white explorers who serve as protagonists on the ride. Now, these scenes will be excised and reimagined.

“As Imagineers, it is our responsibility to ensure experiences we create and stories we share reflect the voices and perspectives of the world around us,” Carmen Smith, the creative development and inclusion strategies executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, said in a statement.

Read the original article on CBR.COM

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