Breaking: Disney and ABC Family Drop "Alice in Arabia"

Washington, DC | | March 21, 2014- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) welcomes the decision by the Disney Company, parent company of ABC and ABC Family, to cancel the show “Alice in Arabia.” ABC Family had purchased a pilot of the controversial show, and after coming under pressure from ADC, and our partners the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the show was cancelled. To read ADC's original statement to Disney, click here.

ADC welcomes the decision, and hopes that the Disney Company will work towards resolving other issues raised, such as the depiction of Arabs in the series “Once upon a time,” as well as issues surrounding the “Aladdin” musical.

In a statement sent to ADC, Disney stated,