Disney+ killing the vaunted Disney vault for good had many observers and longtime fans of the company wondering how they would deal with their material that dealt in offensive cultural stereotypes. 

While the slavery hagiography Song of the South was left off the platform entirely, tracking with statements made by Disney CEO Bob Iger at the beginning of this decade, other movies that contained racist depictions were front-loaded with a warning.


Others said that the way Disney applied the label was a little selective, noting that later films which perhaps should have carried the warning were spared.

Viewers said the warning paled to the one shared in re-releases of old Warner Bros. cartoons. That disclaimer accepted responsibility for the cartoons and left the offensive material intact.

"The cartoons you are about to see are products of their time. They may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in American society. These depictions were wrong then and they are wrong today," the studio wrote.  "These cartoons are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed."

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