I don’t know either but Disney is insanely popular with Mormons, for example, who helped fund the anti-gay marriage Prop 8 in California. People like to say Disney is LGBT squeamish in order to serve an international audience, but there is a large contingent of bigots at home that Disney wants to service. A non-negligable amount of those bigots also happen to work at Disney. Disney being a touch “conservative” shouldn’t be a surprise, they’re a hugely entrenched enterprise that has warped even the laws of this nation to better serve it. Forget delayed adolescence, they’ve lobbied to stop time in a way beneficial to themselves by repeatedly extending the limits of copyright law. And Disney is the model all the other media companies are hoping to emulate.
I have a conspiracy theory/gut feeling concerning what the infantalizion of their audience is all about, but its a bit out there.
You ever see FLCL? its a coming of age story about an adolescent going through a (partly sexual) awakening. At the end they find out that the offscreen bad guys go around dropping these giant irons on every inhabited planet they find. The idea is to “smooth out all the wrinkles in your brain so you can’t think”. The idea is to make everyone homogenous and uniform.