While "stumbling" around the internet today, I came across this amazing article which quite beautifully analyzes Disney movies and their inherent sexism and racism.
"[Sleeping Beauty is] prototypical Disney. Young women are natural-born happy homemakers who lie in a state of suspended animation until a man gives them a life. Older women are the enemy, especially if they seek power. And the working class (hardworking, but dirty and uncivilized) are there to serve the rich and privileged, never questioning their subordinate position."