Posted by ABC News Entertainment on Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:02:17Children’s Fairy Tales Inc. is the parent company of Disney Channel and ABC Family.
Its children’s programs include The Adventures of Pete and Pete, The Powerpuff Girls, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and My Little Sister, among others.
Disney Channel and Disney Family released the following statement:The families of many of our kids enjoy our programs.
We are committed to creating more opportunities for kids to share their stories with our audience, and to giving them a safe place to share them.
We look forward to welcoming all of our children for their annual Disney Channel family celebration on February 17.
In a statement released Sunday night, Disney Channel said it has no comment.ABC Family, meanwhile, said the company is “evaluating the possibility” of canceling or altering the Disney Channel lineup.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to bring Disney Channel to more audiences, we are evaluating the possibility of cancelling or altering our lineup, according to a statement from ABC Family Communications Director Sarah Matson.
The Disney Channel’s lineup has been the subject of a variety of criticism from both critics and fans over the years.
In 2015, Disney channel was accused of whitewashing some of its most iconic characters, including Pocahontas and the Snow Queen, as well as its own Princesses, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin.
In a statement at the time, Disney said its lineup was “balanced and reflective of the cultural and storytelling values of our family.”
Last month, Disney canceled the upcoming Aladdin movie because of a lack of audiences for the show.
Disney Channel has said that the cancellation was prompted by concerns about the ratings of the new Aladdin film, which was directed by Alan Menken.
Disney is also facing backlash for its decision to remove an iconic character from its lineup.
The Disney Princesses are among the most beloved Disney characters, and many fans have said that a Disney Princess should be a part of the Disney family.
In January, Disney announced that Princess Jasmine would be returning as a series regular in the upcoming live-action film Aladdin, but that the character would not appear in the animated film, due to licensing issues.