Stories Matter

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Stories shape how we see ourselves and everyone around us. So as storytellers, we have the power and responsibility to not only uplift and inspire, but also consciously, purposefully and relentlessly champion the spectrum of voices and perspectives in our world.

Because happily ever after doesn't just happen. It takes effort. Effort we are making.

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As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are in the process of reviewing our library and adding advisories to content that includes negative depictions or mistreatment of people or cultures. Rather than removing this content, we see an opportunity to spark conversation and open dialogue on history that affects us all. We also want to acknowledge that some communities have been erased or forgotten altogether, and we're committed to giving voice to their stories as well.

We can't change the past, but we can acknowledge it, learn from it and move forward together to create a tomorrow that today can only dream of.

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To that end, we've brought together a group of experts from outside our company to advise us as we assess our content and ensure it accurately represents our global audiences.

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As we embrace each other's stories, we embrace possibility. And that's why we're committed to doing the best we can to represent communities authentically. So people not only see the best in themselves, but the world can see it, too.

Advisory

On Disney+ the following advisory will appear before identified titles:

This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. 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.

Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe.

To learn more about how stories have impacted society, please visit www.disney.com/storiesmatter

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Beyond The Screen

We are reviewing our offerings beyond the screen, which include products, books, music and experiences. While advisories for negative depictions of people and cultures may be added to some offerings, others will be reimagined. We are also investing in new ways to better reflect the rich diversity of stories in our world. This work is ongoing and will evolve as we strive toward a more inclusive tomorrow.

Examples of Content Receiving Advisories

Here are a few examples of titles receiving an advisory, along with an explanation of some of the negative depictions in each title:

Aristocats

Dumbo

Peter Pan

Swiss Family Robinson

Our Advisory Council

This third-party council is composed of experts on the communities they represent and are at the forefront of those driving narrative change in media and entertainment. They are supporting our efforts to raise our cultural competency by providing ongoing guidance and thought leadership on critical issues and shifting perceptions.