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.