Disney updates rating on classic films

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Disney has updated the ratings on a number of classic films.

When played on the Disney+ streaming service, films such as DumboPeter Pan and Jungle Book will now display a warning about stereotypes.

The warning will say

This programme includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.
These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.

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.

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