Seizure Warnings Posted at 'Incredibles 2'


Movie goers where Disney Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” is being shown may notice health-related warning signs about the film posted in theaters. In response to several requests via social media, the Epilepsy Foundation requested that Disney Pixar posts warnings about “flashing” and “strobe” lights in the film – which just achieved the biggest opening weekend for an animated movie ever – that may cause health problems for people with photosensitive epilepsy, certain types of migraine, or other photosensitivities.

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, people have experienced a seizure during the movie, and social media posts have indicated migraine headaches have also occurred after the film. In about 3 percent of people with epilepsy – mostly children and teens – exposure to flashing lights or certain visual patterns can trigger seizures. This condition, called photosensitive epilepsy, is common in young people with generalized epilepsy or juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

Other media, including television shows and video games have been known to contain potentially seizure-inducing special effects.

Sourced from: Epilepsy Foundation