One question that arose before the arrival of the Disney+ streaming service was how the family-friendly platform would deal with some of the overt racism and sexism among other things in their older animated fare.
“Dumbo,” “The Aristocats,” “Lady and the Tramp” and others were made almost a century ago when cultural standards were different and contain some notably questionable things these days from use of blackface to racist stereotypes.
Now some people have been going through the service and discovered Disney includes a warning on some of its content which suggests said content contains: “outdated cultural depictions”. That line is used on the basic synopsis of the film. It marks a stark contrast to the famed and far more detailed warning on Warner Brothers cartoons included below:
“The cartoons you are about to see are products of their time. They may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in American society. These depictions were wrong then and are wrong today. While these cartoons do not represent today’s society, they are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.”
Disney’s controversial 1946 film “Song of the South” is entirely absent from the platform and is not expected to show up there.
Checking everything out and wanted to point out that movies like Dumbo, The Aristocats, Jungle Book, and Lady and the Tramp have a disclaimer about outdated cultural depictions. This is good. #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/tpFoPAEpOl
— Evan (@324_B21) November 12, 2019
Source: Cinema Blend