Ze and Panchito were both originally played by famous very Latin actors and were and are embraced by Mexican and Brazilian people today. We need more of them, honestly.
I couldn't agree more!
And the story of their creation, per the request of the wartime US State Department in order to strengthen cultural ties with our southern neighbors before the Nazis or Japanese could get to them, is really a fascinating chapter in both American and Disney history.
But as we've seen with other hipster Woke pogroms, none of those facts matter. It's a duck wearing a Sombrero, with stereotypical colonial caricatures from Mexico and Brazil. They must be erased before some white college kid is offended and harmed by their presence.
I really won't be surprised when Viva Navidad slips into Yesterland in the next year or two. It's the type of cultural fun that just can not be tolerated any longer by the Woke censors in HR.