Censorship at Disney+?

These films are affected

by Pierre Lorenz on April 26, 2019

At the end of this year, the new streaming service Disney + will finally be launched. Not only

the big announced new projects like The Mandalorian and several Marvel series will be

featured, but also the old film classics. However, there are rumours that Disney will only

release a censored version of some of the older movies.

Certainly one of them will be song of the south which was released in 1946, but which will

be known to very few of you. The reason for this is supposed to be a glorifying

representation of slavery.

Another, much better known case is Dumbo - the Flying Elephant. In specific terms, a scene

in which a group of crows lends the protagonist Dumbo a feather with which he can fly. One

problem is the African-American accent of the crows and the other is the name of the leader

Jim Crow, who bears an surprising resemblance to the stereotype of a less intelligent

African-American of the same name used in the 19th century.

It remains to be seen whether these rumors will turn out to be true in the end, however, due

to Disney's family-friendly image it is quite likely.