Sloth is possibly the sin that is most misunderstood. Many people do not take the sin of sloth as being as dangerous as other sins such as envy or wrath because it seems harmless. Sloth is described as spiritual or emotional apathy, and has grown to be understood as a synonym for laziness or inactivity. One would think that inactivity could do no harm to others, although that is not the case. The Christian religion believes that a man that is doing nothing is inviting sin, because Satan is believed to tempt those that are idle. The original understanding of this deadly sin was a lack of care or respect for the words that God has spoken, although this religious meaning of sloth has given way to laziness in modern times. Although it is less popular for Disney characters to depict the sin of sloth, there are some examples in which characters neglect to work for themselves and force others to do so.
It's a Bug's Life
Hopper, the main villain in the Disney Pixar film A Bug's Life is a great example of the deadly sin of sloth. He uses his intimidation to force the ants to gather food for the grasshoppers, enough to feed them for an entire winter. This creates a huge amount of work for the ants, as they can barely feed themselves after they have collected Hopper's harvest. While the ants are hard at work in fear of the repercussions, Hopper and his grasshopper friends do absolutely nothing but sit around and drink, which in my opinion, is the epitome of sloth. As in the Christian belief, Hopper's laziness leaves room for more sin that comes in the form of his wrath. When the ants are unable to gather food for Hopper, he unleashes a fury upon them, threatening to break the Christian commandment- "Thou shalt not murder."
Although not technically created by Disney, Walt Disney's adaptation of Eeyore is an example of the apathy mentioned previously. Eeyore is a character that originally derives from a book by A. Milne - Winnie The Pooh. He is completely apathetic to the world around him, wallowing in his own sorrows. Disney has characterized him as being able to show great compassion at times, however his basic nature is very apathetic.