"Incredibles 2": Walt Disney Hears Concerns by Epilepsy Warriors About Flashing Lights in Movie by Jessica Acree

4 years ago
"Incredibles 2": Walt Disney Hears Concerns by Epilepsy Warriors About Flashing Lights in Movie

Its long awaited release (14 years to be exact), now in the shadow of a serious risk to some movie-goers. Theaters across the country are posting warnings about several scenes in the new Disney-Pixar film "Incredibles 2" that could trigger epileptic seizures or other photosensitivity issues, like migraines, according to CNN. The scenes have what is described as both "flashing" and "strobe" lights.

According to a statement released by the Epilepsy Foundation, "For about 3 percent of people with epilepsy, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities, or with certain visual patterns, can trigger seizures."

The likelihood that it can happen is small, but it is possible. After learning about the issue, Walt Disney Studios advised signs be posted "out of an abundance of caution." It seems movie fans have really appreciated the growing number of alerts now on display near ticket counters, allowing patrons to make an informed choice about the film. 

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Good to know. I actually am sensitive to flashing lights, but I still can't wait to see this movie! Jessica Acree
Jessica Acree
It's doing amazingly well at the box-office for sure... I love how politely this all played out with people just wanting others to be informed. Nothing like the craziness surrounding that Show Dogs movie! *phew*
Mike Prochaska
This movie is awesome
Jessica Acree
I am guilty of not being toooooo familiar with the first one, so we’ll have to watch that first and then maybe hit up the theater! I’ve heard great things!

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