[EXTENDED] The Grimm Mouse: Violence in Post-9/11 Animated Disney Films
THE GRIMM MOUSE: VIOLENCE IN POST-9/11 ANIMATED DISNEY FILMS
In 2009, Hubka, Hovdestad and Tonmyr examined Disney animated films from 1937-2006 for "child endangerment," finding a total of 26 of the 42 (62%) main characters were maltreated at least once. This trend continues in contemporary American G and PG rated animated features.
Not only are child characters in these films treated and portrayed poorly, 9/11 related themes have skyrocketed since 2001; these include issues of patriotism versus nationalism, the security state, and even torture scense. For example, think of toddler Boo strapped into the torture chair ("scream extractor") in Monsters, Inc.