Although it would like to be known for its consistently family-friendly approach and ability to squeeze childlike-joy out just about anyone, Disney's reputation is mired by some less savoury elements. For years the anti-Semitic views of studio founder Walt (who is, let's not forget, currently in suspended animation) have been prevalent, while eagle eyed fans have discovered some rather raunchy, 'accidental' easter eggs; a nude woman in The Rescuers, dust spelling SEX in The Lion King and a rather phallic looking tower on King Triton's castle on the VHS cover of The Little Mermaid. And that's not even getting onto the issue of stealing ideas. Some of the animation studio's best loved films have become mired in lawsuits from authors, filmmakers and cartoonists they've been accused of flat-out ripping off. Normally the cases are dropped and if not they're settled out of court with the official compromise not made public, but it's certainly something that tarnishes the reputation of a company whose biggest crime is only releasing their classics on DVD for painfully short periods. Today we look at seven films from Disney (and its sister Pixar) that have had accusations of intellectual thefy thrown and them and evaluate how potent the arguments actually are.