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Disney Issues Seizure Warning for Blockbuster ‘Incredibles 2’

Jun 18, 2018  •  Post A Comment

“In an unprecedented move, Disney has issued a warning to viewers about its new ‘Incredibles’ film,” USA Today reports. “‘Incredibles 2,’ the animated Disney blockbuster that picks up where the original movie left off 14 years ago, features a sequence with the villain Screenslaver that features bright flashing lights. After the film opened Friday, some theatergoers posted on social media that the superhero cartoon could trigger seizures in people with epilepsy, migraines or chronic illness.”

The Epilepsy Foundation issued a statement about the movie, saying: “[We] appreciate the efforts some theaters have already made to post warning signs for people waiting to see the movie.”

Walt Disney Pictures sent an advisory to theaters screening the movie, asking them to flag the scene, USA Today reports. A memo from Disney, shared on social media, says: “‘Incredibles 2’ contains a sequence of flashing lights, which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities.”

USA Today quotes material from the Epilepsy Foundation stating that “for about 3 percent of people with epilepsy, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities, or with certain visual patterns, can trigger seizures. This condition is known as photosensitive epilepsy and it’s more common in children and adolescents, especially those with generalized epilepsy and a type known as juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.”

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