Published: Tue, June 19, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Disney issues seizure warning for 'Incredibles 2'

Disney issues seizure warning for 'Incredibles 2'

Lewis requested that Pixar, distributor Disney, and theaters issue warnings to patrons, a move that is now reportedly set to happen.

She mentions that the villain in the movie hs a weapon that flashes lights to disorient people. "I just wish Disney/Pixar and theatres alike would issue a warning that the movie contains several scenes with strobe lights".

A fan wrote, "I kind of dont want to see incredibles 2 in theaters because while i dont have epilepsy i get really bad headaches from flashing lights".

About 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases, according to the World Health Organization.

"TO ANY FRIENDS WHO HAVE EPILEPSY, SEIZURE DISORDERS OR LIGHT SENSITIVITY: please be careful if you're seeing the Incredibles 2", one Twitter user said.

The warnings pertain to the 3% of people with epilepsy for whom visual stimulation at certain intensities - such as flashing lights or moving patterns - can trigger seizures.

"Incredibles 2", the long-awaited return of a quirky animated superhero family from Disney-Pixar, reigned supreme at the North American box office, raking in a record $180 million in its debut, industry estimates showed Sunday. Some viewers took to social media to voice their concerns, alerting others to the possibility of this scene triggering seizures.

Photosensitive epilepsy most commonly affects children between the ages of eight to 20, and is fairly rare. On Friday, Disney asked theaters showing the movie to include such a warning, reports CNBC, which calls it an "unprecedented" move by the company. "I unfortunately had an issue and don't want this happening to anybody else".

"The strength of the Pixar brand coupled with an absolutely flawless animated summer popcorn action superhero experience made the film an irresistible choice for audiences across the board", movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian at comScore told Xinhua.

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