You know how Lemmings supposedly commit mass suicide by jumping off cliffs? That myth really gained momentum from none other than a Disney movie that was filmed right here in Alberta. It's amazing to think that one smaller Disney film had the effect of creating not only a false representation of an animal and its activities, but also helped create "a metaphor for the behavior of crowds of people who foolishly follow each other, lemming-like regardless of the consequences."
Click here to read about the creation of the Lemming Suicide Myth.
I actually read this fascinating piece about a year and a half ago while searching the Internet for movies produced in Alberta. Thanks to thedisneyblog for the reminder.