All famous things come with secrets. Disney is certainly no exception. Walt Disney faced several such situations where he surely would have been very uncomfortable if the following stories were out in public.
Negotiation had to be carried out by Federal Mediators when the 1,293 animators working for Walt Disney at low pay and no credit went on strike forcing a nine weeks stop of work.
Leni Riefenstahl became a successful name by directing propaganda films for the Nazis. On promotional tour in 1938 for movie Olympia, about the '36 Olympics in Berlin, Riefenstahl was asked by Walt Disney to visit his animation studio.
Walt Disney employed 11 actors to wear Pinocchio style clothing and entertain the crowd at the film's premiere – but the booze served was too inexpensive for the drunken Pinocchios who had to be escorted off by the police, who gave them pillowcases to hide their nasty bits.
The two black centaurs, Sunflower and Otika were cut out from the future releases of the movie citing the reason that their main purpose in the film was to wash and dress the white centaurs.
They've been counted as racists symbolizing African Americans. One was even named Jim – as in Jim Crow.
Disney's "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" song of the 1946 movie Song of the South, which had African American folktales animated. The movie was again under strong criticism for its racial stereotypes and was never released completely.
Unknown it is to everyone, the story behind this picture but it looks like a pirate for sure.
It made P.L. Travers uncomfortable to see the dancing animated penguins and also the editing done by Disney. During the 1964 premiere, she couldn't stop herself from weeping.
When the movie, The Rescuers came out in 1977, people couldn't believe their eyes when they saw two busty women's pictures in between the rats' tail . The company recalled all 3 million VHS copies of the movie in 1999.
The formation of that water spit is a bit questionable. What was an accident received enough rage from the viewers.