‘The Muppets,’ ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Dumbo,’ and Other Disney Products Receive ‘Offensive Content’ Disclaimer

Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, has begun attaching formal disclaimers to many of its products at the start of each movie or TV show declaring that the content may be “offensive,” as reported by the New York Post.

Among these products is “The Muppets Show,” which begins with a disclaimer that the show features “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.” The disclaimer continues to say that “rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it, and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.”

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The Mind Behind the Muppets Showcased in Traveling Exhibit

Jim Henson

For decades, the Muppets, created by Jim Henson, have captured the imagination of children and adults worldwide. A traveling exhibit, “The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited,” is now at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. It features some of the most beloved Muppets and shows what happens behind the…

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