Disney+ censors Daryl Hannah’s butt in ‘Splash’

(Left – Original, Right – New Coke)

One of Tom Hanks early hits, that put him on the map, was the 1984 romantic fantasy Splash. The comedy also helped solidify Ron Howard as an amazing director and John Candy as a comedy legend. The classic about a man falling in love with a mermaid, contains a couple of shots of Daryl Hannah’s butt as she walks/runs away from the camera.

Disney+ has altered the questionable shots for their cut of the movie. During a brief, three-second snippet, where lead actress Daryl Hannah shows some skin while running towards the ocean, the mouse made the decision to censor her booty — which is already mostly covered by her long blond hair.

The company used CGI to alter the scene so that Hannah’s peach was covered by even more hair — in the form of an unnatural-looking digital wig.

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Addressing the changes, a warning can now be seen on Disney+ before the film begins, reading, “This film has been modified from its original version. It has been edited for content.”

YouTube host Allison Pregler caught the change and put Disney+ on blast. See below:

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There’s nothing shady or creepy about the shot, but family oriented Disney+ clearly feels Hannah’s ass is going too far. What’s next putting a robe on Leia in Return of the Jedi?


This was a fear many people had when Disney bought the Fox library – that we would never see the films the way filmmakers intended them to be seen. One has to wonder if Disney will begin to even make the earlier Marvel films, which were distributed by Paramount, more family friendly.

For instance in Iron Man, Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey) conquest (played by Leslie Bibb) for the night can be seen the next morning walking around in his shirt and panties. Will they digitally put pants on her? What about Ripley in Alien who strips down to t-shirt and panties?

We shall see. Clearly the alteration will not make a splash with those who remember the original film.

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Colin Costello is the West Coast Editor of Reel 360. Contact him at colin@reel360.com or follow him on Twitter at @colinthewriter1