Another evidence that the #MeToo movement has changed the course of the entertainment industry.
One of the most amusing parts of the Toy Story franchise can be seen during the credits. But it looks like one particular blooper from the second installment of the franchise shouldn’t have been there in the first place.
Disney has removed a fake blooper scene from the new home entertainment releases of Toy Story 2. The 1999 animated film featured a reel of bloopers during its end credits. The troubling blooper shows Stinky Pete the Prospector in the midst of a sexual harassment case waiting to happen.
In the short scene, Stinky Pete is seen leering over a pair of Barbie dolls saying the following dialogue:
“And so you two are absolutely identical? You know I’m sure I can get you a part in Toy Story 3.”
He says this with a creepy voice while he strokes the hand of one of the dolls and ogles their bodies. The blooper depicts a “casting couch” move that has been widely condemned in the entertainment industry in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
While the distasteful blooper made it into the 1999 animated flick, Disney obviously knew that it wouldn’t make the cut in today’s political climate. And, rightfully so. The production giant has made the move to remove the blooper from both Blu-ray and downloadable versions of the film.
It’s worth noting that Disney has faced its own challenges amid the #MeToo movement. The co-founder of Pixar Animation and former Disney animation exec John Lasseter departed the studio last year. His departure followed allegations of sexual misconduct.
Samantha is the head of content and politics columnist for Best in Australia. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a court and crime reporter at SM.