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Disney+ grapples with film library featuring "outdated cultural depictions"

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Disney's new streaming platform, Disney+, is warning viewers that some of its content may contain "outdated cultural depictions," and going so far to remove the films altogether in some instances.

The big picture: Disney+ has long teased access to the company's oldest and most obscure films. But with a lineup spanning decades, Disney's library isn't squeaky clean, with several films featuring racist tropes and offensive portrayals.

More than 10 million sign up for Disney+ in first day

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The Walt Disney Company said Wednesday that its new streaming service Disney+ had 10 million sign-ups since it launched Tuesday at midnight.

Why it matters: Disney wouldn't release the number if the company didn't think it represented a major milestone. Disney told investors in the spring that it hopes to reach 60 million to 90 million subscribers by 2024.