Disney decided that the ‘Mermaid Butt’ in Splash was too much and censored the scene, but then upgraded the whole movie to 4K and restored the “controversial” scene. What was the point of censoring something that was decent, to begin with? The original scene barely shows any nudity. The fans of the movie were surprised by the odd decision.
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The popular 80’s fantasy movie, directed by Ron Howard, was initially launched on Disney plus two years ago. At that time, the beach scene where the mermaid shows her backside was censored by adding CGI hair extensions. Right now, Disney+ has added the parental lock function, removed the cover-up, and restored the original scene.
Disney+ has been criticized for censoring some movies in the past, reported CBR.
The Simpsons chose not to show Michael Jackson’s episode and a TV-MA-rated episode where a dominatrix shows her middle finger to the camera.
Wizards of Waverly Place viewers in 2020 discovered that Disney had blurred Maria Canals-Barrera’s cleavage in one episode.
Fans also pointed out that a famous line from the 1987 teen film Adventures in Babysitting, in which Elisabeth Shue’s character says, “Don’t fu** with the babysitter,” was cut.
Splash features Tom Hanks, who plays a young guy falling in love with a mystery woman who turns out to be a mermaid. Splash, which had a modest $11 million budget but received favorable reviews, was the tenth highest-grossing movie of 1984. John Candy and Eugene Levy were also featured in the movie. The sequel named “Splash, Too” was released in 1988, but it did not feature any of the stars that took part in the original movie.