Disney Loses Battle to Omit Swearing in New Disney+ Series

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Whenever we think of Disney, oftentimes, we think of wholesome family content. Whether a movie comes to mind or the Disney theme parks, there is always a feeling of inclusivity amount all ages, so that it is something everything everyone can enjoy.

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Because Disney does heavily target families and younger children, we oftentimes do not hear any vulgar language in their content. Now, it seems that that will have to change. A new Beatles documentary has recently come to Disney+. The Beatles: Get Back features original video footage and audio from the late 1960s recording sessions with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

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In the footage, there is a lot of swearing, which Disney attempted to omit, but Peter Jackson refused to follow Disney’s request to remove all foul language at the insistence of the band’s remaining members and the family of George Harrison, according to Movie Web. 

Jackson noted:

“Disney wanted to remove all the swearing. And Ringo [Starr], Paul [McCartney] and [George Harrison’s widow] Olivia said: ‘That’s how we spoke. That’s how we talked. That’s how we want the world to see us.’ The truthfulness of it is important to them. They don’t want a whitewash. They don’t want it to be sanitized.”

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The Beatles: Get Back will show an intimate look at the creative process of the Fab Four as they prepare for their first live show in two years. In a press release, Disney described just what viewers can expect from the new series.

Directed by three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”), “The Beatles: Get Back”takes audiences back in time to the band’s intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history. The documentary showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome, compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage shot in January 1969 (by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been brilliantly restored.Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to these private film archives.“The Beatles: Get Back” is the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they plan their first live show in over two years, capturing the writing and rehearsing of 14 new songs, originally intended for release on an accompanying live album. The documentary features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.

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You can check out the series on Disney+ right now!

Have you seen The Beatles: Get Back on Disney+ yet? Let us know in the comments below! 

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