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Some Disney movies won’t appear on Disney Plus

There are a few Disney Plus movies that will never make the platform

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Disney Plus is almost here. But there are a slew of old Disney projects that will never see the light of the day on the streaming service due to their controversial nature.

First thing: Several of the missing films have deals with other streaming services. Hulu, Netflix and HBO have current streaming rights to a number of films, including box office hits like “Coco,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and the live-action “Beauty and the Beast.

  • Newer films — like “The Lion King,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and “Aladdin” — are just out of theaters so they’re not readily available yet.

Controversies: But there are a few films that are too controversial for the streaming service right now, according to CNBC.

  • For example, “Song of the South” won’t make Disney plus because of its controversial nature. The film tells the story of a man named Uncle Remus, who tells the story of a rabbit, fox and bear. Critics say the film presents a racist and offensive portrayal of African Americans, leaning on stereotypes, CNBC reports. The film also reportedly glorifies the plantation system in the United States post-Civil War.
  • Similarly, the Jim Crow character in “Dumbo” will be edited out.
  • A post-credit blooper scene from “Toy Story 2” In that scene, the character Stinky Pete interrupts two female Barbie characters, offering them a role in the next movie and taking one of their hands. Critics said the scene was too reminiscent of the #MeToo era, according to the Arizona Republic.