Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
Subscribers to Disney+ have been enjoying access to a big library of classic movies from the House of Mouse that otherwise haven’t always been easily available. This includes several titles that contain “outdated cultural depictions,” which are pointed out in the synopses of movies such as Saludos Amigos. This particular movie features a live-action set-up from Walt Disney and several animated shorts with Goofy, Donald Duck and a new Brazilian parrot character named José Carioca. But aside from the outdated cultural depictions, the movie does not appear to be “presented as originally created,” despite saying so in the description.
Saludos Amigos originally featured a scene of Disney’s beloved talking dog Goofy smoking a cigarette. But for some reason, this scene has been cut from the Disney+ version of the film, even though another smoking scene with José Carioca remains in the movie. On top of that, there’s even a warning on the movie that it “contains tobacco depictions.” So what’s going on here? Read More »