NEW YORK, N.Y. – A few days after launch, some Disney+ subscribers are noticing that certain changes were made to the content on the premium service.
Most prominent of these changes were entire episodes cut from the full seasons of TV shows. The list is ever-growing as more and more users discover missing episodes.
A Reddit megathread has been started to log the absence of episodes, as well as ones that are out of order.
For example, Tron Uprising is missing its first episode, and The Simpsons is lacing a certain episode called “Stark Raving Dad”, which featured a mental patient who thought he was Michael Jackson.
Other content seems to be streaming the edited versions, or ones that have been edited recently for Disney+. The entirety of the Star Wars original and prequel trilogies, for example, seem to be the Blu-Ray versions, which were edited by George Lucas to remaster the image quality and effects.
Smaller changes such as aspect ratio were also adjusted in order to fit most widescreen configurations. However, this was met with backlash from some users, with them claiming that it sacrifices portions of the image that were necessary to achieve full enjoyment of the content.
On Twitter, thousands of people retweeted screenshots of The Simpsons episodes that depict this image loss due to aspect ratio stretching.
Finally, Disney+ has also added warnings to movie descriptions and synopses, similar to what they have done on their channel, to forewarn viewers about such things as smoking, mischievous behavior, and outdated cultural beliefs.
Most content will be shown entirely unedited and uncut, however, with these content warnings in place to simply warn viewers on the potential insensitivities of the content, instead of censoring them. Such classics as Dumbo, The Jungle Book, and Aladdin are chief examples of potentially insensitive content that have been spared from censorship.