These 3 Things Are Banned From All Disney Movies

Since Walt Disney premiered Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs way back in 1937 –Disney movies have been a staple in our childhoods (and adulthoods if we’re honest.) From ’80s and ’90s classics like The Great Mouse Detective and Oliver and Company to new age hits like Tangled and Frozen, there is always something fresh and imaginative coming out of the Disney vault.

Now that we’re well into the 21st century. Disney has come up with various ways to reimagine old classics like the live-action versions of Aladdin and The Lion King while they’ve continued with legacy sagas like Toy Story and Cars. Still, though children are more exposed to the “real world” then they’ve ever been in the past –Disney has only gotten more strict about the themes of their films.

These 3 things are banned from all Disney movies

Disney wants to make sure their films are a safe space for children. As a result, the company has outright banned three things from all of their movies. David Lowery who directed 2016’s Pete’s Dragon spilled the beans in an interview with Ain’t It Cool News. He said, “When you sign a contract with Disney, the thing it says your film cannot have are beheadings, impalement, or smoking.”

Why did Disney ban smoking from their movies?

Disney banned smoking from their movies in 2015 –it was the last rule of the three that they enacted. Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger said that there will be no smoking in any Disney flicks except for R-rated movies and any scenes in which smoking is necessary to maintain historical accuracy.

Since this rule is so fresh, there are a ton of Disney flicks with smoking in them. They include 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Hercules, Aladdin, and Pinocchio among others.

Someone gets impaled in The Little Mermaid

We’re not sure where the impalment ban came from, and David Lowrey didn’t seem to have any insider information, but we think the ban might have come from 1989’s The Little Mermaid. During Ursula’s final fight when she’s trying to kill Ariel and Eric –the hunky prince takes her down.

He jumps on a boat and steers the ship toward Ursula –driving the stern through her belly. We think the fact that Ursula gets struck by lightning at the same time takes the scene over the edge. It probably traumatized one too many children.

There are no beheadings in any Disney movie

Unlike the smoking and impaling that has happened in Disney movies throughout history –we think that the beheading ban must have been in place from the time Walt Disney began the company way back in 1923.

There are no beheadings in Disney films whatsoever. Though the Queen of Hearts threatens a beheading in Alice in Wonderland –she doesn’t actually go through with it. This makes sense, after all, Disney isn’t trying to sell anyone, Game of Thrones.

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