I can't help but always be amused when I see a conspiracy thread about Disney, of all things.
First off, with my personal experience, I grew up on the movies so many people claim such outrageous things on. My parents constantly insist that my
first word was "Disney" (much to my distaste when I get made fun of for it). I loved the stories and art style, and ended up with me reading many
of the original tales that inspired the movies.
One thing that people always seem to forget, is that Disney is ... I don't want to say thieves, but not too many of their films are based on their
OWN work. If anything, they make edits in attempts to make it more child friendly so whackjobs don't throw a fit over seeing someone get shoved in
Hercules, I've always found as a pretty interesting example. I always hated and loathed the movie as a child. Not because of manly man Herc or the
perfect figure Meg, but because it wandered so far away from the original legends I had constantly read.
More or less, the fact of Hera being a loving mother to him... but I'm sure if she wasn't, it'd give people who insisted on Disney hating mothers
If Disney is teaching your children, then YOU aren't and it's YOUR fault. I grew up on Disney, as is did many of my friends, but our parents were
there to be our parents - not let a bunch of movies tell us how to live our lives.
Personally, I never really cared much for the "princess" movies (loved the crazy fur-obsessed bat chasing all those puppies for a coat), but yet
again, most of those are based on stories written by someone else.
All Disney did was make them a bit more family friendly.
Most of the questionable things pointed out are done so by people who have too much free time and want to hear it. Do you honestly think a child is
going to notice most of that crap? I can point at this thing
tell you that what you're seeing is 9 dolphins. Seriously, nine are there.
And Tarzan's parents weren't mauled to death by a tiger (as two people have mentioned). Sabor was a leopard/jaguar/spotty cat. x3
Since this is the conspiracy against Disney thread though; I'll just toss out this one thing. Ever notice how loads the villains have beards, and
the main good guy never really does? o: