Disney+ will offer an incredible library of Disney content, including some classic films being released from the vault. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, that library will not include the controversial film Song of the South.

  • The 1946 film has not been released on home video in the US due to its controversial portrayal of African Americans following the end of the Civil War.
  • Song of the South won an Academy Award for original song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” and inspired the classic Disney attraction Splash Mountain.
  • During a 2011 meeting, Disney CEO Bob Iger said parts of the film “wouldn't necessarily sit right or feel right to a number of people today.”
  • Disney will also reportedly omit a scene from the animated classic Dumbo featuring a crow named Jim Crow, based on the 19th century blackface character.
  • The character was not featured in Tim Burton’s recent live-action remake of the classic film.

More on Disney+:

  • Disney+ is set to launch on November 12, 2019.
  • The service will offer two subscription options:
    • Monthly at $6.99 per month
    • Annually at $69.99
  • Disney+ will be ad free at launch and at this time, Disney does not have plans to introduce ads in the future.
  • Disney+ will feature content from The Walt Disney Company’s massive library including:
    • Disney
    • Pixar
    • Marvel
    • Star Wars
    • National Geographic
    • Disney Channel (Disney Junior)
  • Disney+ will also feature new, original content developed by Disney for Disney+, including:
  • Marvel
  • Star Wars
    • The Mandalorian
    • A Rogue One prequel series that will focus on Cassian Andor
    • The revival of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Pixar
  • National Geographic
    • The World According to Jeff Goldblum
    • Magic of the Animal Kingdom
  • Disney+ will also offer much, much more. To see a full rundown of everything we know so far, check out our recap.
 
 

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