The new Disney + is Disney too, as the studio's streaming service appears to be cautious with the presentation, keeping some of the materials in the vault and, in other cases, warning about sensitive content.
The new subscription service was introduced Tuesday and has already caused fans and media to notice what is not available. From feature films to animated films, the studio appears to be very vulnerable to problematic materials that may be upset in the years since its initial release due to heightened racial and social awareness.
It was expected that Disney's film of 1946 Song of the South in any format would never be part of the new service ̵
The film Dumbo was released without cuts, but a warning precedes the viewer's attention to problematic racial images and dialects of some crows, including one named "Jim Crow" on the segregation laws of the era.
The disclaimer states, "This program will be presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural representations. "Some titles also warn against" tobacco depictions, "a common indicator in past films that is taboo on the family scene today.
Also the warning "obsolete": The Jungle Book (1967) Fantasy (1940), Swiss Family Robinson (1940, 1960), The Aristocrat (1970). Peter Pan ( 1953), Lady and the Tramp (1955) and The Sign of Zorro (1958). Mickey Mouse shorts from the 1920s to the 1940s are also featured.
Perhaps surprisingly, the films Pocahontas, Mulan, The Beauty and the Beast and Snow White received no warning.
Aside from outdated social, racial, and cultural issues, fans of The Simpsons noted that episodes were trimmed from their 4: 3 aspect ratio to a wider 16: 9 format, making it more comfortable on large screens is. This means that visual jokes, a staple of The Simpsons can be deleted from the scene.
The 1991 Simpsons episode with Michael Jackson, "Strong Raving Dad", also was ruled out.
Fans have mixed the violin so far. Some welcome the attempt to address disruptive content while others argue that story is history and should be recognized. So far, Disney has not commented on his decision.