25 Nov – After the brouhaha that is Disney's "Lightyear", the studio has now learned its lesson and decided not to submit its new movie, "Strange World" to countries with strict censorship.
The new animated feature, which features a key character having a crush on another boy, has decided to pass on more than 20 markets due to the LGBTQ nature of that particular storyline - unwilling to make any edits that would impact storytelling.
Among the countries that the movie will not be releasing in include all of the Middle East, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam, and several East and West African countries.
"In countries where we operate, we seek to share our stories in their original form as we and the artists involved have created them," said one spokesperson. "If we make edits, because of legal or other considerations, they will be as narrow as possible. We will not make an edit where we believe it would impact the storytelling. In that circumstance, we will not distribute the content in that market."
While the film will not be showing in Malaysia (or at least until it comes out on Disney+, who are we kidding?), Singapore is releasing it in theatres with NC16 rating.