Disney+ adds warning to old movies with racist stereotypes

They can't change the past, but they can do right by the future.

Disney movies new disclaimer

Disney+ is on a mission to create a better tomorrow for future generations. And in doing so, the popular brand is creating warnings on various family films in an effort to address the negative depictions and mistreatment of people and cultures.

The disclaimer states: "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 Disney.com/StoriesMatter."


The 12 second warning appears at the beginning of flagged films including Lady and the Tramp, The Aristocats, Dumbo, Peter Pan and The Jungle Book.

Disney Advisory – Stories Matter I The Walt Disney Company www.youtube.com

"We're committed to doing the best we can to represent communities authentically," Disney said in a statement. "So people not only see the best in themselves, but the world can see it too."

We understand that Disney+ can't change the past, but we love that they're learning from it and creating a better tomorrow for our children.

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