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Disney+ had to remove one joke from Toy Story 2 because it was too inappropriate

Joe Harker

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Disney+ had to remove one joke from Toy Story 2 because it was too inappropriate

When remembering classic movies, even the most avid of fans can get little details wrong and end up thinking something's missing which used to be etched into their memories.

Sometimes it's because of a 'Mandela effect' where pretty much the whole world has collectively remembered something wrong, and in other cases it's because the original thing really was altered.

One of the most infamous changes was an alteration made to beloved family classic Toy Story 2, the (arguably superior) sequel to the incredible 1995 movie.

Back in 2019, one of the 'bloopers' scenes was taken out of the movie by Pixar in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Well, it's not really a blooper since every single bit of the film takes deliberate effort to animate and voice, but you get the idea.

In the now deleted 'blooper' scene Stinky Pete is seen chatting up a pair of Barbie dolls. Credit: Disney+
In the now deleted 'blooper' scene Stinky Pete is seen chatting up a pair of Barbie dolls. Credit: Disney+

In the scene, movie villain Stinky Pete (Kelsey Grammer) is seemingly caught on camera chatting up a pair of Barbie tolls and telling them he's 'sure I can get you a part in Toy Story 3'.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it was exactly the kind of creepy talk victims of abuse had heard from sleazy producers, so when the film released on Blu-ray Pixar took it out, and Disney+ followed suit.

While there are always going to be some jokes which go over your head as a kid, there's a world of difference between a joke that makes you laugh when you're old enough to get it and one which makes your skin crawl.

Toy Story 2 is far from the only Disney movie which looks and sounds different these days.

Back in 1993 the opening song of Arabian Nights in the theatrical release of Aladdin contained the lyric 'where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face'.

Following major backlash Disney swapped out the offending lyrics for 'it's flat and immense and the heat is intense' for future versions.

As for visuals, more than a few movies look a little different than when they first aired on the big screen.

That's meant to say SFX, not sex, get your mind out of the gutter. Credit: Disney
That's meant to say SFX, not sex, get your mind out of the gutter. Credit: Disney

Although one of the all time great Disney movies, even The Lion King isn't immune from having bits removed after parents thought they saw a rude word in the film.

There's a bit where Simba bats a bit of dust around and if you squint really hard it looks like a three letter word beginning in 's' and ending in 'x'.

That word is of course 'SFX', a tribute to the special effects team which worked on the film, but some thought it spelled out 'sex' and it's gone from more recent releases.

Meanwhile, some eagle-eyed fans noticed there was a topless woman on screen for just a split-second in some VHS copies of 1977 movie The Rescuers, which led Disney to announce a product recall of the tapes.

Yet another Disney film that got fiddled with is Lilo and Stitch, there's a part in the movie where Lilo is hiding from older sister Nani and in the original movie she climbs into a dryer.

That dryer got changed into a pizza box of all things as it was feared that kids could hurt themselves copying what they saw in the film.

Featured Image Credit: Walt Disney Pixar

Topics: TV and Film, Disney, Pixar, Toy Story, Disney Plus

Joe Harker
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