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'Song of the South', 'Dumbo's' Jim Crow Scene Will Not Be on Disney+



Disney plans to open up its vault for Disney+ and release several classic films on the platform. But Disney will not be releasing Song of the South.

Disney has not released the 1946 film 'Song of the South' on home video in the U.S.

The company will also remove a scenes from Dumbo featuring a crow named Jim Crow, a reference to a 19th century blackface character. The character later became the name of the segregation laws enacted following the Reconstruction era.

The scene does not appear in Tim Burton's live-action remake.

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Tags: #dumbo, animation, disney, film, race / racism
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