Downloaded Disney+ movies will keep working even if they leave the service
While Disney leans hard on nostalgia for content from its vast archives to push its upcoming Disney+ package, one downside is that licensing deals signed years ago will mean some movies aren't always available. In the past, it's made limited availability of content part of the business model, rotating classics in and out of the Disney vault to encourage purchases while they're available. As CEO Bob Iger explained during an interview at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit 2019, that shouldn't be an issue -- as long as people keep subscribing.
The newly launched Disney + includes warning about “ outdated cultural depictions ” for some of the studio’s films. Such warnings appear when users go to watch films such as Dumbo Fantasia is one of several movies that come with a warning about ' outdated cultural depictions ' on Disney +.
It may contain outdated cultural depictions .” The movies given this warning include Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, Fantasia, and more. Dumbo famously features a scene with crow characters that embody racist stereotypes, and one of the birds is literally named Jim Crow.
Times have changed over the span of Disney's decades of dominance in entertainment, and with Tuesday's launch of Disney Plus , the company is finding it must contend with the not-so-pretty elements of its past.
As part of the new streaming service,to movies such as , and warning of "outdated cultural depictions." A plot description for Dumbo, for example, ends with: "This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions."
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It’s November 12th, which means Disney+ has finally gone live in three markets, including Canada, the Netherlands, and the US. Users who have already signed up for the service can log into the app on all sorts of devices, including Roku, Fire TV, iPhone, Android, smart TVs, and other streaming gadgets. Those of you who have waited to trial the service before becoming a subscriber can also create your accounts right now. However, there's no way aEarlier this year, Disney said it was working around the clock to ensure there won’t be any service disruptions on launch day, but it looks like not everything is working as expected.
But not every outdated Disney movie made the cut. It was never a question, for instance, whether Disney Plus subscribers would But the streaming boom — Disney Plus arrived on Tuesday, to be followed by Peacock from NBCUniversal in April and “It may contain outdated cultural depictions .”
“It may contain outdated cultural depictions .” Disney +. Contemporary cultural critics have also cited the portrayal of Native Americans in Davy Crockett (1955) and Southeast Lady and the Tramp, the original 1955 animated movie , features the musical sequence “We Are Siamese,” performed by a
A handful of older Disney films have been criticized for incorporating racist stereotypes with characters likeand the . The studio has since cut some controversial scenes, such as one from Dumbo . It also from the original Lady and the Tramp for the company's live-action remake.
One film customers won't find at all on DisneyPlus is Song of the South, which has faced criticism for its portrayal of African American characters.
Disney didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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It's impossible to avoid comparisons between Netflix and Disney+, the hot new service that has been packed to the gills from day one with top-tier content. Disney+ topped 10 million subscribers by the end of its first day of availability on November 12th, which is simply astounding, and its first marquee show — The Mandalorian — already has legions of obsessed fans. Disney+ is shockingly affordable at just $6.99 each month or $5.83 per month if you pay annually, and it was home to a whopping 639 different movies and shows right out of the gate (you can see the full list of launch titles right here). It also works on just about every device you can think of.