Disney and the Seven Deadly Sins

Brer Fox and Brer Bear from Song of the South

The Abbott and Costello of the wonderland of Uncle Remus, these two fumbling fools are actually their own worst enemies. In their persistent pursuit of the scrawny Brer Rabbit (who would hardly make much of a meal for either of them, much less both), they're constantly each tripping up the other, putting their collective foot in the tar, if you will.

Big Boy from Dick Tracy

Yes, Dick Tracy is a Disney movie. The Godfather of Four Color crime, "Big Boy" didn't attain his nickname from his big pronouncements, but rather by metaphorically devouring his opponents, as in a mobster massacre to rival St. Valentine's. As he announces to his fellow mobsters: "You get behind me, we all profit; you challenge me, we all go down! There was one Napoleon, one Washington, one me!"

Critical Responses

In the animated sequences of the 1946 Walt Disney-produced film Song of the South, Br'er Fox is the primary villain (depicted as comically devious and cruel), while Br'er Bear is his dim-witted sidekick. Br'er Bear, so sparse are his wits as he only thinks of food, can't even keep on-beat to Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah. Essentially Br'ef Bear and Br'er Fox are starving, so they are out ofr Br'er rabbit. Br'er Fox, no wonder he's so hot on that rabbit's trail, he's the only square meal Br'er Fox's had in a while! However, they let their obsessin with eating Br'ef Rabbit get the best of them and they are constantly outwitted by the rabbit. The Villainous Glutton? Br'er Bear, though Br'er Fox is the one with the most pointed culinary interest in Br'er Rabbit. Bamboozled by Brer Rabbit's Laughing Place scam, they wind up on the wrong side of a hive full of bees. In Dick Tracy, Big Boy Caprice runs a crime syndicate that is aggressively devouring small businesses in the city. A different type of gluttony. However, he is also a glutton in the most well-known sense, they don't call him "Big Boy" for nothing. He is the main antagonist and the leading crime boss of the city. Although he is involved with numerous criminal activities, they remain unproven, as Tracy has never been able to catch him in the act or find a witness to testify. In his heavily negative review for The Washington Post, Desson Thomson criticized Disney's hyped marketing campaign, and every aspects of the film in general. "Dick Tracy is Hollywood's annual celebration of everything that's wrong with Hollywood," he stated. In his final showdown with the pesky goody-two-shoes Tracy, Big Boy falls to his doom.