Disney Corporation: Making Evil Look Good?

What dresses in black, has black wings and black horns? Source

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent Source

Disney is seen around the world as a source of wholesome entertainment for children, but is there a darker side to its productions hidden in plain sight? This article investigates occult references in Disney productions, how society’s values and perception of good and evil are under threat, and the effect this could have on the future of spirituality.

Question for you: What has black wings, black horns and is associated with darkness? If the first thing that comes to mind is a demon you’re not alone – they’ve been represented like that for centuries. But if you are one of the 35 million or so people who have recently seen Disney’s latest movie Maleficent, you might be feeling a bit confused, or your answer might even be quite different.

Maleficent’s Disney Origins

In the credits of Maleficent is the following text:

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About David Arkyn

David has a deep interest in spiritual development, but has discovered there are many forces in the world working to keep people asleep. His recent interest has been researching the psychological tactics and techniques used to limit people's spiritual potential, writing about his discoveries here at The Conscious Reporter.

24 comments

  1. Is it just me here or is everyone missing the bigger picture. A night on Bald Moutian was a short story that Disney found and put chcovsky to, the idea behind it was that on Halloween all the bad spits would roam the earth but that God’s light shown through to dispatch all the bad back where it came from. Also almost every major movie Disney has ever made came from a story already written. Little Mermaid, Ariel kills Eric to become queen of his kingdom. ELSA actually kills Anna. These were all stories that had some horrific ending to them and Disney flipped around to make them more family friendly. Now I have also read that Disney was a painfully shy man and I do have a bit of a hard time thinking that this man would call a Satanism his friend but again who knows. The point is maybe we should be teaching our kids to think for themselves instead of allowing anything else to do it for us, instead of all this conspiring bull. As far as the park goes all of them do the subliminal scents and set up vending so you spend more money….that’s marketing. Six flags does the exact same thing. But by all means keep looking for the devil around corners, I will teach my kids to use their heads.

  2. Disney has a long tradition of making evil things look good and nice. from fairies to genies (djinn), to mermaids giants dragons elves and so on. ok dragons are not good or evil because they are animals and have no conscience, but even so.

  3. I just read this article on “Waking Times” and was not surprised that the film stars Miss Jolie, the Council on Foreign Relations Hollywood representative. For 70 years Disney has programmed children’s psyches with dark, powerful female characters, from the Evil Queen to Cruella Deville, to the Sea Witch. This fascination with destruction in the form of Kali serves to make acceptable what is normally unthinkable. Unending wars lead to the collapse of the biosphere and with it our civilization. With this film Disney Studios enter Dick Cheney’s 21st century of Evil Triumphant! Great to see everything is on course to complete social destruction. Maleficent, Monsanto, what’s the difference? The elite are prepared to withdraw to their caverns when the rest of us go down.

  4. That was indeed a confusing film, although it’s hard to say if there is any agenda behind it or not. The fillm is portraying the positive characteristics of Malefecient, and later on her full repentance. It’s also her “true love’s kiss” that awakened the princess from the curse. The princess grown on her and clearly opened up her heart. Showing the repantance of a villain is a recuring theme in many movies.

    Perhaps one thing by which this movie stands out more than other movies on the same theme is that here the dark aspect is beautified, in the same way as it is beautified in the famous 90’s movie Interview with a Vampire. This could have negative consequence as Disney movie is meant to be a family movie.

    • I think the notion of the repentant villain is a deception, sure evil people sometimes repent, but the idea of someone finally winning the love of some cold hearted person or there is some good in there that can be
      reached by your human efforts or human love is a recurring theme that in my experience is mostly false, and plays to hopes and dreams of children who have worthless parents they blame themselves for not
      being loved by.

      this in turn promotes the slavery of those who would otherwise just leave, and throws the focus on “love” as something magical in itself, and a kind of self worship disguised and idolatry of feelings and following the imagination of one’s own heart that God warns against. Disney is evil. that pixie dust is demonic.

  5. As a child I used to love Disney movies. They always felt kinda special compared to other movies. I could relate to them more.

    Reading your article David along with others I have read about the story of Walt Disney, his connections with underground and dark clubs and especially the hidden messages that are found in almost all his movies makes me feel deceived in a way.

    The people behind the scenes definitely know how to ”speak” to a child’s psychology and capture their attention which might not be wrong by default. However, when this knowledge is misused in order to influence children negatively then it is definitely a knowledge of darkness.

    I think your article could be eye-opening for many parents out there that care for the future of their children.

  6. Before reading this article, I didn’t consider much what the aftermath of the movie would be for the public- especially the youth. I saw that the movie was very questionable but, as you pointed out, the frenzy around the merchandise of Maleficent look-a-likes spread quite soon following the movie’s release. Sadly, society and culture encourages embracing whatever new movie is taking over the media (Twilight, Hunger Games, and the like) and bringing them to life. It really dramatizes them and steals attention from valuable topics. Very soon after, this fanatic movement seems to make the movie so much bigger than itself- elements of it are ingrained in people’s lives. It’s creepy to think that little girls are ‘playing evil’.

    Also, I liked that you pointed out some possible angles in the movie…like the masses “being desensitised to dark esoteric symbols through repeated exposure”. In hopes of making them normal? Accepted? Light-hearted? Interesting things to consider. Thanks, David!

  7. Thanks a whole lot for exposing some of the darkness behind Disney.

    As a Mom, I feel pretty sickened by what’s out there. It seems so innocent and happy, all for families and the like, but almost every time I watch a movie with my daughter I am shocked at the sinister agenda beneath it all.

    Not to mention the amount of violence and sexual overtones that are pushed, leaving a lot of awful impressions on the consciousness which shapes perception of reality inevitably.

    To make matters worse, Disney seems to want to take esoteric and sacred spiritual symbols and sites and confuse them with darkness and evil, causing a lot of confusing associations for people.

    My daughter had nightmares watching some old scooby doo cartoons – I can’t imagine what she’d be dreaming of if she saw some of the scenes in this movie.

  8. Great article David. Thanks for the time and research. Lots to to take in.

  9. It’s pretty shocking that Anton levay dedicated his book in that way to Disney.

    Not long ago I watched sleeping beauty and was really impressed by the deep spiritual messages in the story (a monster transformed into a man through death and love), and I feel there are similar qualities to many Disney movies, but… I can also see how the true love fairy tale has created big problems for kids growing up with unrealistic expectations, and coupled with other cultural influences, this has led to a very lust-oriented culture, which has recently started developing into a more openly negative/evil thing in pop culture. You can very clearly see how this lust works together with the dark imagery, and looking back I can see a bit how the road has been paved.

  10. It seems all this insanity in the movies and especially cartoons started longer time ago than we think. Here is an interesting link with some old cartoons that are plain dark:
    http://www.cracked.com/article_19979_5-old-childrens-cartoons-way-darker-than-most-horror-movies.html

  11. I’m not too up to date on my Disney cartoons these days 😉 , but here I thought Disney films were already disturbing enough and now I can’t believe this Maleficent movie! I agree with you on the concept of blurring the lines between good and bad and teaching the young that embracing darkness is ok too — seems pretty prevalent. I remember having fond memories of Fantasia, but when I tried to re-watch it some years ago I was in utter shock at how over-sexualized it was. Same goes for most other Disney cartoons I was glued to as a child. I can’t imagine the impact watching a film like Maleficent would have had on me, and see this as a real concern.

    I also wanted to thank you for highlighting the relationship between Walt Disney and Anton LaVey and the church of Satanism. I think it’s really important to call these things out and raise awareness about them. These subtle (and sometimes not to subtle!) dark influences coming from the entertainment industry are certainly not a coincidence and should be revealed for what they are.

  12. Thanks for posting this article David. It makes me wonder about the real motivation behind these Disney-produced films and tv shows and why it seems that so many famous Disney child actors (such as Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera) had suddenly gone from wholesome to disturbingly inappropriate in a matter of a short time? The blurring of the lines between good and bad seems to be commonly found in many Disney-based products.

    • That’s a good point Patricia, there does seem to be a pattern of Disney stars developing large followings and then starting to model behaviour which is not appropriate for kids to be imitating.

  13. As a parent, I found this information quite disturbing and I’ll certainly explain these wrong actions to my children.
    In my opinion we need to expose this evil and spread the truth to all parts of our world.

    Thanks David.

  14. Thanks for writing about this David. “Evil” is becoming more and more socially acceptable. What message are we trying to send to kids?

  15. Thank you David for looking into this. There is certainly a huge agenda going on nowadays to indoctrinate and desensitize the Youth, it is sickening to watch it. Just seeing my niece playing with all the Monster High dolls make me feel like the Darkness is parading right in front of my eyes and there is no way I could take them from her. When I am trying to point out their nasty appearance, she says “Of course she has these ears, she is a werewolf”. Or “of course she has these teeth, she is a vampire”, etc. I really like the approach of the mother from this post though, the thoughtful and loving way she explained her daughter why these types of dolls are NOT ok:
    http://pigtailpalsblog.com/2011/12/how-to-explain-monster-high-and-other-hyper-sexualized-dolls-to-young-kids/#.VCarGmeSzTo

  16. Very interesting article. I recall when first seeing the large ads of this film I was surprised to see that the costume was so blatantly demonic looking, particularly for a Disney film, which we all seem to associate with young children. It did make me wonder what this was all about as it is clear that the whole movie is dedicated to this character due to the name. After reading this article I went to youtube to look at the trailer and I can see exactly what you are talking about. It appears that everything we seem to think about ‘evil’ is not what it seems in this film and that in reality, perhaps, it is misunderstood. What an crafty way of making darkness and evil seem friendly and even good!
    I also wonder what this constant manipulating of basic principles will end up doing to the impressionable minds of today’s children – will they become so confused with these mixed messages that they will not know what is right from wrong anymore? Ordinarily, we would think that the home is where strong principles and morals are taught and inculcated, but with the overwhelming amount of information obtained from mainstream media these days you can be forgiven for thinking that many children and young adults have fewer and fewer stories about basic human principles such as love, understanding, virtues, etc., taught to them like before.
    Your references to Fantasia were very interesting. This was one of my very favourite Disney movies as a child, not least because of the prancing hippos in tutus! However, I remember night on Bald Mountain and yet it did not feel so scary as it actually looks. I think what I found most entrancing and a bit freakish as a child was the story about the Scorcerer’s apprentice – where the your apprentice breaks the ultimate rule of not playing with fire and ends up getting more than he had bargained for.
    I also found the information on the connections between Walt Disney and ocultists a bit disconcerting – he certainly managed to use his major international brand to push through certain images and messages about good and evil very effectively.
    Thanks very much for making this information clear and available for all to read.

  17. It’s interesting to see how the forces of darkness take evil & try to make it seem good. Thanks for the breakdown.

  18. Celebration of Evil…. This is really what it feels like..

    I came across some weird dolls a few months ago “Monster High Dolls” and I just could not believe it.. There were also dolls and animals which had sown buttons instead of eyes. But they were black eyes, with the stitchings crossed like an X – making them looked like dead.

    It was so so so creepy to be surrounded in a ‘dark alley’ with monsters and demons, and dead looking toys looking at me.. Was this a nightmare? No, simply a walk-about in a toy store…

    This is not right, there is no justification for it, it’s just plain wrong.. There are definitely people behind the scenes manipulating and making this world and the people, and children, endoctrinated into darkness and selling it as pleasure / entertainment.

    I hope more people and parent become aware of this and explain to the children why this is so wrong, and the worship ends there..

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