Adele Ankers, IGN, March 10, 2021
Disney+ has removed access on kids profiles to several titles that usually come with content advisory notices, including Peter Pan and Dumbo.
A 1011 Now news report identified Peter Pan, Dumbo, Aristocats, and the live-action Swiss Family Robinson as being amongst the titles that will no longer be available to stream on Disney+ profiles that are specifically set up for children, though “local ratings and cultural sensitivities can mean that there may be some variations in the availability of specific titles” in different regions.
“Titles with a content advisory notice related to negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures have been excluded,” the company confirms on its online help center. These exclusions apply to children’s accounts only, meaning that the identified titles will remain in the Disney+ library for regular accounts, with a content advisory message being presented ahead of the feature.
This announcement comes shortly after The Walt Disney Company launched its Stories Matter initiative. As part of this effort, the company drafted in a group of experts to advise and assess its content and ensure that it accurately represents global audiences. On the site, Disney has included examples of the disclaimers now included with select titles, along with an explanation of some of the negative depictions.