Disney movies are iconic for families around the world. They are often associated with classic family values and feel-good themes (except for you, Lady and the Tramp.) So it should be no shock that they have banned three, potentially upsetting, things from any and all of their new movies.
David Lowery, the writer and director of Disney's remake of "Pete's Dragon", has shed light on the three things that are contractually banned from all Disney movies.
In no particular order, they are:
Smoking was banned in March of 2015 for all movies that are under the PG-13 rating. This includes any productions from Disney's spin-off studios, such as Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar. For Lowery, it means he would not want to do a remake of the classic Pinocchio.
"The scene in that movie that had the biggest impact to me was Pinocchio smoking a cigar and turning red," Lowery said.
The exception to the rule would be if the characters were historically obligated to smoke. For example, there is a new Disney film in production about Abraham Lincoln, who was a smoker.Disney CEO, Bob Iger, says they would "consider that acceptable." But any new characters developed will be strictly prohibited from smoking. They want to limit the visibility of smoking to minors, especially in films where it is often glorified, as it is a serious issue that can gravely affect your health.
Here are some of the most famous Disney smoking characters.
1. The caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland
2. Peter Pan
3. Cruella de Vil
Impaling, on the other hand, has been seen less frequently. The most recent example of impaling in a Disney movie is when Ursula in The Little Mermaid is impaled on the bow of a ship.
Do you think Disney is right to be banning these things? Or do you think They've taken it too far? Let us know!