Posted on March 12, 2020

Bob Iger Confirms Song of the South Will Not Be on Disney+, Says It’s ‘Not Appropriate in Today’s World’

Tonja Renée Stidhum, The Root, March 12, 2020

It looks like Disney+ won’t feed your “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” earworm anytime soon!

According to Deadline, Disney executive chairman Bob Iger confirmed at the annual shareholders’ meeting that the 1946 Disney classic film Song of the South will not be re-released on the Disney+ streaming platform. {snip}

Back in November 2019, Dumbo (1941) was all over the news as rumors swirled that the vintage animated film would be added to the platform, but without the Jim Crow-animated character and its scenes.

Turns out, the movie did, in fact, appear on the new streaming platform as originally intended with an added disclaimer which read, “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.”

As for Song of the South, Iger noted on Wednesday that the classic film is “not appropriate in today’s world,” which means even a disclaimer wouldn’t save it.