Bob Iger Confirms ‘Song Of The South’ Won’t Be Added To Disney+, Even With Disclaimer

Tom Grater
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The 1946 Disney pic Song of the South will not be appearing on the Disney+ streaming service, even with an “outdated cultural depictions” disclaimer, Executive Chairman Bob Iger confirmed today.

Speaking at Disney’s annual shareholders meeting, Iger responded to an audience question about whether the full Disney library one day will appear on the service by affirming that particular movie is “not appropriate in today’s world” and won’t be re-released.

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The live-action/animated musical film, set on a plantation in Georgia after the Civil War, is considered extremely controversial for its depiction of black people.

A debate swirled late last year over the use of a disclaimer tag on some Disney+ catalog titles, including Dumbo. The tag reads, “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions”.

Iger added that Disney still is looking at digitizing other library titles to add to the Disney+ service.

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