Disney will end the show “Adventure Time” series, the studio announced Tuesday.
The decision comes in response to criticism that the show has been “too white,” “too straight,” and “too male,” and also due to complaints from fans who said the show was “too young,” “boring” and “not entertaining.”
The series, created by Pendleton Ward, stars a young Finn, a white teenage boy with an insatiable appetite for food.
The show is currently airing on Cartoon Network and Disney XD.
Disney will also cancel its animation production for the animated feature “A Bug’s Life” and its television production for “AdventureTime: The Cartoon Movie,” according to Disney.
Disney said it will focus on its core entertainment businesses and entertainment businesses outside of animation, entertainment and games, including film and television.
Disney has struggled to adapt to the rise of digital platforms like social media, which has driven the industry’s shift from a traditional media company to an entirely digital business.
The company has been under pressure to change its business model and focus more on its entertainment businesses, which account for more than 60% of total revenue.