Disney is as American as apple pie and other clichés, but most of the Disney animated motion pictures are based off of folktales from other countries. Though made with an English-speaking audience in mind (watch the way the characters move their lips) Disney has always understood the value of foreign markets and translates their films for viewing in other countries.
Disney is a favorite of ours, almost like a family. And as a family, you have to deal with all your relatives -- the good, the bad and the strange. Never forget that Uncle Walt was a product of his time, and as such, his cartoons contained some material that would shock our politically correct 21st century sensibilities.
As we showed in our lost Disney songs list, no Disney film is set in stone from start to finish. Plots get written, songs get dropped and characters get redesigned. Looking at early Disney concept art is like finally reading that novel that your favorite movie was based on only to discover it's totally different. Still, there's a simple charm in seeing these characters immediately after being birthed, before they were fine tuned, polished and marketed through endless merchandise.
For casual fans of Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy, the thought of picking up a random Batman comic and getting into the entire 70-plus-year mythos can be a little intimidating. But if you us