Movies with racially-offensive portions blocked

 

Last updated 3/27/2021 at 4:22pm



BURBANK, Calif.—Children under seven years old can no longer watch some of the old Disney films on the Disney+ streaming platform. Their accounts have recently been blocked from accessing a list of films that are deemed culturally questionable.

The Disney Company’s first move to be culturally sensitive, started last October, when they created an initiative called “Stories Matter” to address racially offensive or stereotyped images and themes in their old stock movies.

Movies currently affected include “Dumbo” (which includes crows appearing as parodies of black-faced vaudeville...



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