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Sat 17 October 2020:

Disney is cracking down on racism in classic animated films with a stronger message than the one initially circulated in 2019.

To be issued through Disney+, the company’s streaming service, the warnings will be applied to films such as DumboJungle BookPeter Pan and Lady and the Tramp. Each movie listed has at least once instance of racial insensitivity, but Disney is doing their part to let viewers know that the moments are not in alignment with their views.

Users now receive an advisory about stereotypes when they play films such as Dumbo, Peter Pan, Aristocats, and Swiss Family Robinson on the Disney streaming service.

The new message reads, “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.”

Disney’s previous and shorter disclaimer was saying: “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.”

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