Stewie and Brian and Disneyland! In a pirated clip! Arrgh!
Family Guy had an amusing segment on Disney animation last night, ending with an unhappy tag ... (spoiler below) ...
... where a Jewish man comes to the door and gets beaten up.
This references, of course, the corporate/urban myth that Walt was a raging anti-semite.
There might be some smidgen of truth to it, I don't know. Walt Disney was a mid-westerner, and there weren't a lot of Jews hanging out there in the early twentieth century, so who can say with total certainty?
All I know is that when I landed at Walt Disney Productions in 1976, I went to work with story artist Ted Berman, a lontime stalwart of the feature animation department. He'd come to the studio in 1940, and retired from the studio in 1985, as a feature director.
So, my question. If Walt was such a hard-core anti-semite, what was Ted doing there all those years?
(Then, of course, there's the twenty years of Disney that had Michael Eisner in charge, with Jeffrey Katzenberg running the studio for ten of them. Walt was long dead, but Roy Disney was instrumental in having them come over from Paramount.)