Disney+ Adds Content Warnings To 'Peter Pan', 'Dumbo', 'Jungle Book' and Others | 22 Words

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.

The flicks are a staple in many people's childhoods.

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.

Disney + was an instant hit.

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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.

But what exactly does Disney Plus have to offer?

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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.

Though some may already have the equivalent in DVDs at home...

We all know that guy, don't we?

Anyway, the list of movies and TV shows now made available, on-demand, is endless...

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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.

And, with it only costing $69.99 a year...

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.

However, it's impossible to deny that many of the studio's movies simply don't hold up well today.

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

In recent years, many of these movies have been called out for being extremely problematic.

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.

Of course, this is far from the only movie from the Hollywood studio to raise eyebrows.

What about the racially stereotyped crows in Dumbo?

Several people have also called out how long it took Disney to feature a Black princess.

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

In fact, when Disney + launched...

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.

Disney has now gone a step further...

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. 

Disney + have issued a fresh warning message for these movies before people sit down to watch.

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.

When attempting to stream the movies, viewers will now be flashed a messaged that reads:

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

The warning continues.

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

It's amazing to see the team at Disney taking responsibility for the harm some of these movies have caused.

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