Now, to be clear, I'm a big Disney fan. I don't show the students this video because I'm trying to turn them against Disney or poison their childhood, I just want to make sure they're aware of "Machine" behind the mouse, and some of the problematic issues they missed growing up. As adults, we're perfectly able to make these distinctions, though children aren't always able to separate them.
Of course, as happens every year, my students wanted to hear no part of it. "Wow, don't these people have anything better to do than criticize Disney?" said one. "I can't believe they think of all this stuff, it's just a movie. If they don't like it, they can go make their own movie" said another. "People must be really bored. They make good points..but I still think it doesn't matter" said third. It's difficult to push the point any further (even while being devil's advocate) because again, I'm not on an anti-Disney crusade, but I'm always a little disappointed to see the pushback on this topic. It'd be like telling someone fast-food and Pepsi are bad for you and hearing "wow, don't you have anything better to do than read nutrition facts?!" I'm well aware that Burger King isn't a great meal choice, though I still visit there from time to time. True education is from being able to see both sides at once, and then picking one for a given situation. It's ok to watch Disney...but be aware it's not Mickey writing the scripts; it's a highly trained money-making machine.