Oncoming Storm wrote:Disney (Walt, himself, for starters)
supported the Nazi party, before and during WWII; Walt Hated Jewish persons; and ripped off the Grimm Fairy-tales as well as ruined MANY stories and myths of folklore... (i.e. : 'Hercules', 'Aladdin', Hans Christian-Anderson's 'The Little Mermaid', 'Tarzan', 'The Muppets',now 'Star Wars', and 'Indiana Jones', ETC...) And produced all of those lame-ass musicals. THE Disney Co.
refused to pay any of its animators any royalties on the characters and designs and the stories that they created on their own...(i.e. : Hanna-Barbera, who left to create their own company when Walt refused to let them retain the rights to Donald Duck, Goofy, And other characters that THEY CREATED...)
Yes, Walt created Mickey Mouse, but that's it!!
He took advantage of the talents of many young creators and Animators...
And stole ideas and never paid for them!! THAT's just the beginning of How EVIL and tainted that company is...
And yet, anything done by Disney that was in regard to the Nazi Party was anti-Nazi propaganda. "Education For Death," "Der Fueher's Face," and so on. Plus, this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JStrcfHr8AY
In "Education For Death," he detailed the upbringing of a German child in Nazi Germany. How they were raised and grown to be nothing but good Nazi soldiers who will die. And this video points out that hatred is based on the fact your emotional side has greater control of your rational side. And to know the difference between truth and even stuff you said.
So yes, he was anti-Communist during the Red Scare. Yes, he took credit for his animator's works. Yes, did some stuff that was not fair. But he was not an antisemitic, and only his family supported the Nazi party before they had shown their true colors. Because if you know your history, the Nazi party claimed to represent the working people of Germany. And it was not until Hitler took over, did nobody (outside his circle) know what his plans were for Jews, Islam, homosexuals, and foreigners.
In all cases, there is no truth that Walt Disney knew that the Nazi party was going down that path before it did. And once he did, he made it clear that he did not approve. He also did not approve the way Anaheim started to look after he had built Disneyland, which is why he had built Walt Disney World. Shall we contend that doing that is a sign of hating Disney?
How about the fact that despite his beginnings, he was voted "Man of the Year" by the B'nai B'rith in Beverly Hills, a Jewish organization? Should we condone them as well? Should we also ignore all the good both he and his company have done?
How about we also boycott both Paramount and DC Comics for this cartoon? While we are at it, we have to boycott Warner Brothers because they made racist cartoons. We also must boycott Square Enix on account they made a Huck Finn game that has a racist depiction of Jim. Shueisha, Viz Media, Weekly Jump, Shonen Jump, and Toei for One Piece.
Point being is that if you look at the years when they say he was pro-Nazi, you will find that it is inconsistent with when the Nazi party was anti-Jewish. That if you look at the point, starting with Snow White and beyond, you would see that he had changed. After his death, his company evolved into many things. The most notable was the Michael Eisner era.
So yes, Walt Disney did take credit for other people's work. But so did so many other writers and creators after him. Yes, he was anti-Communist but he was not antisemitic according to those within the Jewish community. And after he became a major force prior to his death, he did a lot of good which even Roy Disney himself noted.
And besides... If you started a business, would you like it if we posted everything you said here as a means of preventing you from obtaining business? Think about that. Because I, for one, know what it is like to be called a Nazi just because my last name is German. I also know what it is like to have this kind of hatred be placed on me. And I know that people go by emotion-backed assumptions instead of intelligence-backed fact checking when they choose to hate first... Learn last.