‘Faith-compliant’ streaming platform offers controversial and racist Disney film when Disney+ does not

What is perhaps the most controversial Disney movie in history is surprisingly available on a “faith-compliant” streaming platform.

The Walt Disney Company has created timeless stories that have lived and will live on in the hearts of generations of fans. Of Steamboat Willie (1928), Dance of the Skeletons (1929), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), and Bambi (1942) at Wish (2023), Strange World (2023), Encanto (2021), Frozen (2013), and Moana (2016), there’s no doubt that The Walt Disney Company knows how to enchant its audience with its magical storytelling.

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However, some projects are better kept secret, controversial films that may not align with the current values ​​The Walt Disney Company is trying to promote. These projects are obviously unavailable on Disney+, the company’s streaming platform, but recently fans noticed a controversial Disney film available on another platform.

As shared by u/Poodlekitty on Reddit a few days ago, the “faith-based” streaming platform ReDiscover Television is currently showing the controversial 1946 Disney film, Southern song.

ReDiscover Television, a legal streaming service, offers “Song of the South” to watch. One of the reasons why Splash Mountain shouldn’t be redesigned. of disney parks

According to ReDiscover Television, the Disney films featured on the platform are “some of the earliest works from Walt Disney Productions that are no longer copyrighted.” Available titles include Steamer Willie (1928) and Death Education (1943), a propaganda short film made by Walt Disney during World War II, which remains one of The Walt Disney Company’s least advertised works, featuring The Führer’s Face (1943) and Victory by Air Power (1943).

Disney's Der Führer's Face movie poster
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Although the platform indicates that the Disney films offered are no longer protected by copyright, it is not clear whether they are authorized to broadcast works by The Walt Disney Company, in particular controversial films such as than those mentioned above.

Rediscover television describes its platform as follows:

ReDiscover Television is better family entertainment. For just pennies a day, your family can enjoy instant access to the latest and most exclusive family and church entertainment available. This service features an ever-growing library of over 1,000 quality dramas, family comedies, movies, animated features, kids’ favorites, documentaries and more with new titles added every week!

The host defends the song of the south
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ReDiscover Television is growing rapidly with over 500,000 installs in one year! Families will also enjoy their favorite movies like Amazing Love, Ben-Hur and David and Goliath. For fans of the hit series The Chosen, ReDiscover Television is the ONLY service offering EVERY NEW SEASON of The Chosen on Roku right now.

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southern song

southern song inspired beloved attraction splash mountain, located at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. However, due to the history of the attraction and the story that inspired it, Disney has recently decided to re-theme the attraction, re-imagining its storyline to follow Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen after the events of The Princess and the Frog (2009). This theme change has been controversial since the moment it was announced by Disney officials, dividing fans and polarizing reactions to the upcoming attraction.

An official poster advertising Tiana's Bayou Adventure, opening late 2024.
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Do you think Disney should keep Splash Mountain as it is, inspired by Southern song? Or should the theme of the attraction be changed? Let us know in the comments below!

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