Dumbo and other old Films get a content warning on Disney+
After years of buildup, Disney+ has formally launched. The new streaming platform is hosting just about all the movies and TV shows produced by Disney (as well as many produced by firms like Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox that have since been acquired by Disney). But given that some of those movies back into the’40therefore, some elements haven’t aged well. Therefore a select amount of Disney movies arrive with a content warning:”This program is presented as originally established. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.”
The movies given this warning comprise Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, Fantasia, and more. Dumbo famously features a scene with crow personalities which embody racist stereotypes, and one of those birds is literally named Jim Crow. But there are different crimes of varying levels in Disney’s archivefile.
That scene was not contained in Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo movie, just as the new Lady and the Tramp remake (a Disney+ exclusive) cuts the first’s”Siamese Cat Song.” There were rumors earlier this year that scenes could cut from the originals that are revived too, but that has not come to pass. There is the content warning.
At least one thing remains true: There’s still no legal way to observe Song of the South.
Disney didn’t respond to EW’s request for comment for this story.
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