After years of anticipation, Disney Plus has finally landed on Australian screens.
The highly-anticipated streaming service, which launched in Australia on Tuesday, is the home to brand new Disney originals as well as a bunch of Disney classics, Pixar movies, Marvel movies, Star Wars movies and even every single season of The Simpsons.
Following the launch of Disney Plus in the United States on November 12, more than 10 million users signed up to the service in the first 24 hours.
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But since the new streaming platform was launched, users have noticed an interesting addition.
You see, as Disney Plus includes the majority of Disney’s archive of movies, disclaimers warning of ‘outdated cultural depictions’ have been added to a number of its classic movies.
Speaking on Mamamia’s daily entertainment podcast, The Spill, host Laura Brodnik explained Disney’s decision to add the warnings of ‘outdated cultural depictions’.
“There was obviously a big question mark over the Disney franchise as they went to pull all these classics out of the vault to put them on a streaming service,” Laura explained.
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“It’s different if you have the old VHS or DVDs sitting at home – they don’t have as much accountability for some of the depictions that are in the movies. But when you’re looking back at 50 to 60 years of movie releases, obviously a lot of the older releases like Dumbo, Peter Pan and all those movies have really outdated cultural depictions,” she explained.
“I mean, the crows in Dumbo are pretty terrible, the Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp, the Native American depictions in Peter Pan – they’re just stereotypes that wouldn’t be allowed to be used at all today.
“But Disney also can’t not put them on the streaming service and you can’t take the scenes out, because then you lose the flow of the movie. The only choice they have is to put them on there and include the warnings.”