BREAKING: Disney Plus Updates its Content Disclaimer- Acknowledging “Harmful Impact” of Racial Stereotypes

When played on the Disney+ streaming service, films such as Dumbo, Peter Pan and Jungle Book now flash up with a warning about stereotypes.

“This programme includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” the warning says.

“These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.”

The message adds that rather than remove the content, “we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together”.

Other films to carry the warning are The Aristocats, which shows a cat in “yellow-face” playing the piano with chopsticks, and Peter Pan, where Native Americans are referred to by the racist slur “redskins”.

Lady and the Tramp, which has several instances of racism and cultural stereotyping, also carries a warning.

The company first added a warning about racism last November – however, it was much shorter.

Then, the disclaimer read: “This programme is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.”

Some films, such as Song of the South, are not available to stream on Disney+ at all because of racism.

Kristi is the Media and PR Director for The Kingdom Insider. She's a lifelong Disney fan and grew up spending her family vacations at the Happiest Place on Earth. She resides in Florida with her husband and two boys, ages 4 and 6.