Disney+ Adds Content Advisory to Some Films

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This week, Disney+ added a new content advisory label on several classic animated movies, including “Peter Pan,” “Dumbo,” “Fantasia”  and “Lady and the Tramp.”  The warning before the film starts states the following:

“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe. To learn more about how stories have impacted society, please visit
www.disney.com/StoriesMatter“

Last year, the streaming service added content warnings to content considered to have outdated depictions that appeared as a smaller text box on screen. This time around, the advisory is non-skippable and appears for approximately 12 seconds.

The updated screen also offers a link to Disney.com/StoriesMatter, which includes a PSA and information on the impact of diverse storytelling on culture.

The advisory has been added to the following movies on Disney+:

  • Peter Pan
  • Dumbo
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Aristocats

 

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