Disney+ Removes Controversial Classic Disney Films from Kids Accounts. Disney+ subscribers in the UK are reporting various Classic Disney films missing from their children’s accounts with the popular streaming service. Titles such as Peter Pan, The Aristocats, Dumbo, and The Swiss Family Robinson have been reported missing and notably all of these titles include warnings before the programs that state:
“This programme 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.”
When asked by the DailyMail, Disney did not offer a formal explanation for the removal of these titles, but notably the only connection between the missing movies appears to be the shared warning of misrepresentation of various races and cultures. It is currently unknown if subscribers in other countries also have had content removed from the parentally controlled accounts.
Have you noticed any missing titles from parentally controlled accounts? Do you think Disney is within their right to control what family rated content is available for streaming to their younger viewers or should the choice be up to the parents/subscribers? We would like to hear your thoughts and suggestions in the comments.
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Source: Daily Mail