Disney+ Adds Content Warnings To ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Dumbo’, ‘Jungle Book’ and Others

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Disney + has added a brand new content warning to some of its classic titles…

Since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released in 1938…

The magical world of Disney’s children’s movies have captivated generations.

And, last year, fans were thrilled to learn that the Hollywood studio was launching its own streaming service, so we could re-watch all our childhood favorites.

The on-demand, ad-free streaming service created by The Walt Disney Company landed on November 12th last year, and Disney fans all over the world couldn’t have been happier.

With Disney Plus, subscribers can watch thousands of Disney movies and TV series from their devices – smart TVs, phones, laptops, tablets, and gaming consoles all included.

We all know that guy, don’t we?

Even more so than your old DVD collection. Whether you’re a self-confessed Marvel geek, the more retro kind of Disney fan who opts for the ’90s classics, or you simply want to binge the entirety of High School Musical (guilty), Disney Plus can make it happen.

Or $6.99 a month for all those commitment-phobes out there, it’s a pretty sweet deal, to say the least.

Netflix and chill is out

And Disney Plus and cuddle is in.

Especially when it comes to how they treat women, people of color, and queer people.

For instance, the 1995 movie Pocahontas – which is loosely based on the life of the Native American woman – has been accused of whitewashing her history.

What about the racially stereotyped crows in Dumbo?

It wasn’t until 2009 that The Princess and the Frog hit screens – marking the first POC princess.

Initially, a message was included ahead of some classic movies warning that they “may include outdated cultural depictions,”  but it seems the streaming service felt like that wasn’t enough.

And several movies have been the target of the new measure.

The Aristocats is one example that has been singled out – showing a cat in “yellowface”…

Not to mention the fact that in both The Aristocats and Lady And The Tramp, Siamese cats are used to play off the racist stereotype that East Asian people are sneaky and devious.

Peter Pan has faced controversy for its portrayal of Native Americans.

The 1953 animated movie features characters who are called the offensive term “Indians” and are referred to by the racist slur “redskins.”

Pocahontas, as mentioned before, has also come under fire.

As well as Dumbo and The Jungle Book. 

But, many have questioned why the streaming service doesn’t simply remove these movies from the platform altogether – an issue addressed in the new warning.    

“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” the warning says. “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.”

“We want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it, and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.”

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