Parents Television Council Speak Out Against Newest Marvel Additions on Disney+
With the recent debut of Daredevil and various Netflix series to the Disney streaming service, the Parents Television Council has spoken out against the TV-MA titles joining Disey+
There are few Marvel projects that have achieved the critical acclaim and fan adoration of the Netflix collaborated series, Daredevil.
Following its tremendous three-season run, the two companies decided to work together on what fans have called The Defenderverse; a collection of separate series that tells the story of various Marvel characters, eventually joining together to form The Defenders.
Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, and Iron Fist were not only tremendously formulated and executed, but were also some of the most mature works that Marvel has ever developed; a fact that was less concerning with the titles being featured on the Netflix streaming service.
Yet, that all changed this month, as those various Netflix titles have made their way onto the Disney Exclusive streaming service, Disney+ while enraging some who feel as though it doesn’t reflect well on the values and historical identity of the Walt Disney Companies various products.
The Parents Television Council has recently spoken out against the addition of these various series to Disney+ in a statement that calls into question how the recent debuts conform to the family-friendly promise of the brand, and the streaming service.
ScreenRant recently reported the official statement from the council president, Tim Winter, which noted:
For more than 98 years, the Walt Disney Company has been synonymous with the words ‘Family Friendly,’ and I can think of no other corporation in American history that has been built more squarely on the backs- and on the wallets- of parents and families.
The company’s eponymous platform Disney+ logically marketed itself as a family-friendly streaming service, and parents have placed their trust in Disney to deliver just that.
It seems wildly ‘of-brad’ for Disney+ to add TV-MA and R-rated programming to this platform, ostensibly to increase subscription revenue… While we applaud Disney+ for improving their parental controls, the mere presence of MA- R-rated content violates the trust of families, and may well turn them off entirely.
The statement does mention that Disney+ has increased their parental controls in regards to these newly added titles, and makes it more difficult for children to gain access to content not meant for them, but the Parental Television Council remains firm against the new titles.