Disney Plus Censorship: All the Movies and TV Shows Edited and Censored on the Streaming Service

The removal of a number of scenes of nudity from the Daryl Hannah/Tom Hanks movie Splash on Disney+ has thrown light on a number of other cases of the streaming service editing its content to make it more palatable to a modern, family-friendly audience. Disney seems to have edited some of its own movies and TV shows itself, while in other cases they have taken content that was already censored from its original versions before it came to the streamer.

That Disney+ has taken content that had already been edited and censored may explain some of the discrepancies in censorship. Some movies like Adventures in Babysitting and Free Solo have swear words taken out, but X-Men: The Last Stand still features Juggernaut (played by Vinnie Jones) saying, "I'm the Juggernaut, b****," for example.

All the content that has been censored on Disney+

Splash

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To remove a number of instances of nudity in the movie, Disney has blurred out some bare butts, cropped others out, and in one scene that has gone viral on Twitter, covered Daryl Hannah's backside with digital hair/fur.

Toy Story 2

The Disney+ version of Toy Story 2 follows the version that came to BluRay in July 2019. In this edited edition, a "casting couch" joke that sees Stinky Pete (Kelsey Grammer) flirting with two Barbie Dolls implying he can get them into the movie was removed from the mid-credit "bloopers".

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Adventures in Babysitting

Though Adventures of Babysitting is not on the U.S. Disney+ yet, it does appear on the service in other countries. The Disney+ version has two changes that have been part of the TV version for decades. In the movie, the famous line "don't f*** with the babysitter" in the 1987 version has been changed to "don't fool with the babysitter," while another scene changes the word "homo" for the word "weirdo."

Free Solo

The streaming version replaces a line where climber Alex Honnold calls something "f***ed up" with "messed up." They also later remove the word "goddamn" from the National Geographic documentary.

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin

One Reddit user noted that the 1967 Roddy McDowall western has had racial slurs removed for its streaming cut.

Santa's Workshop

The 1932 animated short film has had what one Reddit user called "stereotypical black dolls" removed from it—though some stereotypically Asian dolls seem to have been kept in.

Lilo and Stitch

In an edit first seen on the Lilo and Stitch DVD, a scene that saw Stitch jump into a dryer has been edited to show him hiding behind a pizza box, in order to prevent children hiding in dryers.

Hannah Montana

In a change thought to come from a prior digital edition of the Miley Cyrus comedy, a character in Season 2, Episode 26 has had their character named changed from "Isis" to "Ice." However, a scene from Shia LaBoeuf comedy Even Stevens showing a character using Isis as an alias has been kept in.

Gravity Falls

In an edit that has mystified even the show's creator, a symbol from Grunkle Stan's fez has been removed. This led to a tweet from Alex Hirsch which read: "Lol apparently the geniuses over at Disney+ decided to remove Grunkle Stan's fez symbol for no reason, but then accidentally left it in the thumbnails because even they can't keep track of what they're pretending to be concerned about this week."

The Simpsons

Though Disney+ has kept the brief shot of Bart Simpson's penis in The Simpsons Movie, they have removed Season 3 episode "Stark Raving Dad," which featured a vocal performance from Michael Jackson. The episode was previously removed from Hulu following the release of the documentary Leaving Neverland.

The Rescuers

A rare case of an urban myth turning out to be true, The Rescuers really did feature a blink-and-you'll-miss-it background picture of a naked Playboy model in its original version. Disney+ uses the cleaned-up version that has existed of The Rescuers without this lewd Easter egg since Disney had to recall thousands of VHS tapes.

The Lion King

In another classic Disney urban myth, eagle-eyed viewers thought they saw the word "sex" written in the stars in one scene of the cartoon. The official line was that the message read "SFX' and was a geeky reference from the animators. Either way, it has been replaced in the Disney+ version with a starscape that doesn't appear to read anything.

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