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Walt Disney - Walt Disney Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago Illinois, to his father Elias Disney, and mother Flora Call Disney. Walt was one of five children, four boys and a girl. After Walt's birth, the Disney family moved to Marceline Missouri, Walt lived most of his childhood here. Walt had very early interests in art, he would often sell drawings to neighbours to make extra money. He pursued his art career, by studying art and photography by going to McKinley High School in Chicago....   [tags: Papers] 768 words
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It's Time For a Gay or Lesbian Disney Hero - The Walt Disney Company is well-known the world over for its magical “once upon a times” and wholesome “happily ever afters.” Stories like Cinderella, Snow White, and The Little Mermaid all feature captivating tales of beautiful young women who are pure of heart seeking adventure and true love. Disney paints the picture of a strong sense of faith and love, which act as guiding forces that provide access to a lifetime of happiness. Unfortunately, these stories all lack a crucial sense of diversity in today’s emerging and multicultural world....   [tags: race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality]
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Walt Disney - Walter Elias Disney At a time in American history when jobs were scarce and money was hard to come by, one mouse and his group of animated friends, with their comical antics brought smiles to the faces of children and adults alike. The mouse’s name was Mickey, and with his creation came the birth of a multibillion dollar corporate empire, all because of one man’s dream. Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 5, 1901, and was brought up on a small farm in a town called Marceline, Missouri, but later moved to Kansas City....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Walt Disney the Pioneer in Entertainment Film - Walt Disney the Pioneer in Entertainment Film During a 43-year Hollywood career, which spanned the development of the motion picture medium as a modern American art, Walter Elias Disney was a pioneer and innovator, and the possessor of one of the most fertile imaginations the world has ever known. His creations set forth a foundation in the realm of animated entertainment through the use of modern applications and ingenious techniques. As an ambitious animator, Walt Disney began his career making animated commercials for the Kansas City Film Ad Company in 1919, in which they were previewed at local theatres (Jackson 6)....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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The Life Of Walt Disney & The Grimm Brothers - Walt Disney and Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Walt Disney and the Grimm Brothers used their talents, and, with help, became some of the most famous children’s literature writers and business owners of all time. Many children have read Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales and watched Walt Disney’s films and cartoons. The creators have used their tales, films, and cartoons not only during their lives, but even now. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 to a German-Irish-Canadian-American family who lived in Chicago, Illinois....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Walter Elias Disney - Walter Elias Disney Why should the great man Walter Elias Disney be worthy of being awarded a statue in Trafalgar Square. I say, "Of course!" This to me is a quick and simple answer. However, as shocking as it may seem, others may need to be persuaded to agree. Walt Disney is known worldwide. He possessed one of the most fertile imaginations the world has ever known, and still, after his death, his legend continues on forever. It continues to grow and bring happiness to people of all ages everywhere in many ways....   [tags: Free Essays] 426 words
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The Wonderful World of Disney - The company I chose for the project is the Disney Corporation. I chose the Walt Disney Company because it is one of the largest companies I know and one of the most successful companies of the world. People come all the way to America from Asia, Europe, and everywhere else just to visit Disney. The beginning of what is now a national company was in 1923 when brothers Roy and Walt Disney (at the ages of 30 and 22) opened the Disney Brothers Studio in a windowless office. They began with a couple thousand dollars (which was mostly borrowed), a second-hand camera, and not much else....   [tags: Business Analysis]
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The Creative and Innovative Walt Disney - Walt Disney was the most creative and innovative person in the entertainment business in the 20th century. His movies and animations had a huge impact on family life and the movie and animation industry. He also created shows for television and opened Disney Land which were both huge successes. Walt Disney's Interest in art began at a young age. Walt went for his dreams and made them a reality. His hard work to become a movie and animation creator payed off by the time he was in his twenties . Walt Disney's accomplishments show that nothing is impossible....   [tags: animation, magical parks, inspiration] 1370 words
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A Brief Biography of Walt Disney - ... Like I have stated before, Disney’s passion was cartooning and animation. It is said by many that he had perfected the process of animation. In its early times, animation was very crude and indelicate. Animators used paper figures with fastened arms and legs that could be moved. The figures were photographed in one position with a camera. Then the arms and legs were moved, and again a picture was taken. After a series of pictures were taken they were projected on a screen and it seemed that the characters would move....   [tags: animation genius, theme park creator] 914 words
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Characteristics of Antagonists in Disney Movies - Movies have entertained crowds since the Lumière brothers first introduced their early version of “cinématographe” to the public in Paris, France at the Grand Café on the Boulevard de Capuchines in1895 (Walter). It was the Lumières’ early developments in cinematography that led to modern day feature films. While the technology and special effects may have changed through the years, the one constant in film remains the theme of protagonist versus antagonist; or good versus evil. Ever since Disney released its first animated picture, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Disney has made an art of perfecting the antagonist role in animated movies....   [tags: Greed, Jealousy, Power]
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Disney's Merger with Marvel Comics: Will Marvel Suffer from this Merge? - “Disney Bought Marvel!” a headline on the financial page of the Nashua Telegraph screams. Disney, although renowned for bringing wondrous stories to light, won’t do as good a job as some people seem to think. Most people believe that Disney is a blessing for Marvel Comics, but they are sadly mistaken. Since the Fifties, Marvel Comics has built an amazing comic and graphic novel company from the ground up. Unfortunately, Disney has taken what many people have come to know and love and changed it into something different....   [tags: movies]
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Research and Analysis on Walt Disney´s Film: Song of the South - Walt Disney’s Song of the South (Jackson & Foster, 1946) is probably one of the least known films from the wildly successful company. The film tells the story of Uncle Remus—an African-American former slave—who tells the stories of Br’er Rabbit and his friends to children, some of which are white. The film is separated into segments which include live action, animation and a blend of both. The films animated sequences included catchy songs such as “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah and Everybody’s Got a Laughin’ Place” which accompanied the lessons that were taught, which are still popular and in use by the company today....   [tags: Racism, Advertisement] 2466 words
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Behind the Curtain Hero of America in World War II: The Walt Disney Company - The Walt Disney Company, a prominent contemporary entertainment company, served an important role in United States' 1940s history. Its effort on the world-wide war with Germany and American's livelihood at the wartime could not be ignored. The impact of Disney company through propaganda cartoons, posters, and films were influential to the United States, both front line and home front, during World War II. Wartime propaganda cartoon produced by Disney compared lives of U.S. and that of the German during World War II....   [tags: history, propaganda]
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Walt Disney, a Brief Biography - ... Pooling their resources, they borrowed an additional $500 and constructed a camera stand in their uncle’s garage. Soon, they received an order from New York for the first “Alice Comedy” short, and the brothers began their production operation in the rear of a Hollywood real estate office two blocks away.” (D23) This was the true beginning of Walt’s success. It was not in any way glamorous nor ideal. It required a strong determination to become the best at his work. In the Disney song “When You Wish Upon a Star” it says, “If your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme.” Disney definitely had his entire heart set into his dream....   [tags: dream makers, successful entrepreneurs]
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The Life of Walt Disney - Walt Disney’s father, Elias was born in 1859 in Canada. His parents were from Ireland. He was the oldest of eleven children. Elias loved moving from place to place and had many different jobs. He lived in Canada, Kansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, and Missouri. This was the age before cars, so people had horses and buggies. It was not usual for people to travel more than 100 miles, but Elias loved traveling and living in different states. He worked as a farmer, hotel owner, machinist, carpenter, mail carrier, and soldier....   [tags: Childhood, Achievements, Leadership]
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Copyright Laws Protect the Owner from Loss of Profit - ... Despite many positive contributions of Disney to the public it is still a corporation and it has a reputation of suing those who violate copyright law. According to the Carter Law Firm webpage “George Lucas was known for encouraging fans to create fan art and fan fiction. … In contrast, Disney is known for sending cease and desist letters when they find that a day care or school shows Disney films…” (Carter). Will there be a Comic-con for Star Wars next year if Disney goes on the offensive suing anyone who happens to create a Star Wars costume for the Comic-con....   [tags: disney, star wars, suing]
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Disney's Approach to Cultural Difference - Disney’s approach to cultural difference is deeply rooted in its need to appeal to an American audience. The film Mulan (1998), while celebrated for its vast improvement of stereotypical depictions of other cultures, is not different in its paternalistic approach to Chinese culture. Mulan contains orientalism which is depicted through the stereotypical depictions of both the Chinese and the Huns, the view of Chinese traditions and cultural norms as restrictive to Mulan, and the constant bombardment of American culture within the film all of which is to better appeal to an American audience....   [tags: film mulan, orientalism, chinese]
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Princess Culture in Disney Movies - What princess culture does is put our little girls in a box and give then a “narrow view of womanhood” (Dionne). They are all expected to dream of princes, wear frilly pink night gowns, and have multiple plastic tiaras, which do not symbolize power for these girls like a crown does—it’s delicate and pretty. Girls are told that they should be pretty and polite. When girls don’t fit in this box the they are suddenly “quirky” or “outspoken”. These labels aren’t exactly positive, so girls often stay in the box as long as possible to avoid being different....   [tags: hetero-normative characters, virtue and innocence]
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The Life of Walt Disney - Walt was running around frantically from one attraction to another. Everything that could have gone wrong did. The restrooms were backed up, the parking lot was overflowing. Nothing in Tomorrow Land was operating, TV microphones were dying. The opening day of Disneyland had been a disaster. Afterward, Walt always referred to July 17 1955, as Black Sunday. But he didn’t let that stop him. Walt continued to work hard. His creativity, confidence, and loving nature turned him into one of the most successful men in entertainment....   [tags: film industry, biography]
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Case Study: John Lasseter´s Career -   CASE STUDY What child does not grow up to want to be a part of Disney in one way or another. Walt Disney Company opened its doors in 1923. In 1937 the very first fully animated cartoon was released, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Disney Studios became an inspiration for many cartoonists, but none more than, John Lasseter. Lasseter dreamed of becoming part of the Walt Disney Company family. As a child he watched the 1963 film, “The Sword and the Stone”, and told his mother he wanted to draw for Disney....   [tags: Disney, Cartoonist, Pixar]
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Back in the roaring twenties America was seeing such world-changing phenomenons such as The Great Gatsby, and penicillin, but what took the world by surprise was none other than Walt Disney and his lovable creation, Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney, throughout his entire lifetime and career, always had an idea, a spark, and a way to make things better. Even in the face of tough times, he never failed to keep his optimistic attitude and kind faith in humanity from infecting those around him. A major part of his success was due to the technological innovations that revolutionized the film industry....   [tags: roaing twenties, walt disney]
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Technological Innovations in Animated Film - ... Here, individual pursuits outweigh the interest of the whole, although the end byproduct often seems to be good for all. This egocentrism can be seen even in the lyrics of fairy tale songs such as “I wish I could be part of that world” in The Little Mermaid (1989) and “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere” in Beauty and the Beast (1991). Conversely, in Eastern cartoons, there is a partiality for themes of time-honored heroes, aggressive challenges, community honor, and a global scale of danger; for instance, in Yu-Gi-Oh: The Movie (2004), the fate of the entire world depends on a card game, with the protagonist an established master in the arena....   [tags: Disney versus Anime] 1981 words
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The History of Disneyland - ... November 18, 1928 Steamboat Willie, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon, opened in New York and was a huge hit. Steamboat Willie started Walt’s career because it was the first show that had music and effects added to it. This was something that was never done before but was loved by the public. Walt Disney continued to create many lovable characters and films up till WWI. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs released in 1937, was the first feature- length animated film. “Snow White, which took three years to produce, won a special Academy Award for innovation, and held the record as the movie industry’s highest grossing film until Gone with the Wind was released in 1941” (Slayman 3)....   [tags: mickey mouse, disney studios] 1283 words
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Fairy Tales Influence My Writing - ... They came in movies, plays and simple storybooks. Different people created them, and they all gave me different reasons to like fairy tales and appreciate them to their core. Disney, Shakespeare and the Grimm’s brothers created different forms of fairy tales and I’ve read and watched many of them. They all contained good and bad people, and at the core of each and every one was a sense of happiness, even though some of them were utterly tragic and disheartening. Disney created stories from stories....   [tags: brothers grimm, disney, shakespeare] 770 words
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Media and the Antifeminist Agenda - ... Merida’s coming of age brings forth the inevitable adult duties that she must assume as a woman. Through the context of the film, marriage is a tradition, intended to keep the peace among clans with a history of warfare, and therefore its Merida’s duty to maintain amity among these groups; a theme that is not at all to different from modern day society, were marriage is used as means to build bridges or insure economic/financial stability. “A princess doesn’t raise her voice; she is cautious, clean” and above all, strives for perfection.” (Brave....   [tags: media, cinemias, pixar, disney] 813 words
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Disney's Global Struggles - The Walt Disney Organization has many different business units. For example the company produces movies, television shows, a television network and music. It also has merchandise to support the movies, music, and tv shows. Another entertainment sector of the business is the cruise lines, adventure travel and amusement parks. The amusement parks are located in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and two locations in the United States, Florida and California. We will discuss the park history and some of the challenges and accomplishments that Disney has faced expanding its parks globally....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Disney’s Pocahontas: Selling Lies as the Truth - "Instead of progress in depicting Native Americans, this film takes a step backwards – a very dangerous step because it is so carefully glossed as 'authentic' and 'respectful.' " – Jacquelyn Kilpatrick [1] Disney’s first attempt to relay the Pocahontas story was filled with blatant falsities. The producers, who claimed to eradicate politically incorrect statements found in past films with the highly anticipated 1995 Pocahontas, found themselves at the center of criticisms from many vocal activist groups....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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An Analysis of the Film Trailer for Disney’s Incredible’s - An Analysis of the Film Trailer for Disney’s Incredible’s Film trailers are important because they whet the audience’s appetite and encourage people to watch the film by giving them an insight into it. In this essay I will analyse the film trailer for Disney’s ‘The Incredibles’ and comment upon how it appeals to the target audience. Teaser trailers are effective because they whet the audience’s appetite and introduce us to some of the characters; they also give us an idea of the genre and keep the audience in suspense....   [tags: Papers] 497 words
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Dreams Made Real by Walt Disney - ... It takes a lot of money to pursue dreams of that size. But for every penny, Walt was willing to put in the work and give up anything he had , to make this dream come true. He persevered against all odds. Disney’s perseverance was amazing. He faced a lot to get his company to the point it’s at today. When he was young, he was fired from a newspaper because his boss believed he lacked creativity. He went on to form an animation company called Laugh-O-Gram Films. He used his natural sales talent to raise $15,000 ($181,000 today)....   [tags: mickey mouse, animation, perserverance] 627 words
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Parents: Realizations Revealed on Disney Movies - Adults today reminisce about their childhoods and picture images and characters from their favorite childhood movies. The majority of these childhood characters come from a Disney movie. Society has accepted that children who watch Disney movies will have a happy childhood on the whole. Looking closer at the animated Disney movies, however, one is able to see minor insertions that could be the cause of the behaviors of children as adults. Although children worldwide grew up watching Disney movies, one could argue that they are subtly inappropriate for their age....   [tags: Parenting, Media]
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Beauty and Behavioral Standards and Disney Programs - When discussing the definition of beauty in today’s society, thin, fair-skinned, and long-haired are all words that are agreeably in the top five adjectives used. These standards of beauty tend to be engraved in brains of children, teens, adults, Americans, Asians, Europeans, men, women, and etc. all day every day. These ideals are portrayed through television commercials, billboards, newspaper ads and all other forms of media, such as Disney channel programs. Behavioral norms are also a major topic depicted in Disney channel programs; these programs depict that certain races, social classes and genders behave in certain ways, some which are sometimes stereotypical....   [tags: social issues, beauty]
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Animation Throughout Time - ... Rather than filming with cameras that we know today, Muybridge set up a system of 12 cameras and tripwires. When the galloping horse passed through the system and triggered the tripwires the camera would take a picture. This resulted in the 12 frames that proved the "unsupported transit" theory and ultimately gave birth to animation. After the success of the horse gallop, Muybridge continued to film animals and humans with the same tripwire method and much of his work is still used by animators today....   [tags: Motion Pictures, Disney]
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Teaching Children How to Discriminate - Teaching Children How to Discriminate Rosina Lippi-Green's article "Teaching Children How to Discriminate - What We Learn From The Big Bad Wolf" (1997) examines the discrimination and stereotypes toward different race, ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality and region that Disney presents in their animated films. Lippi-Green also points out the use or misuse of foreign accents in films, television and the entertainment industry as a whole. Such animated films are viewed mainly by children. Lippi-Green makes a central argument in which she says that children are taught to discriminate through the portrayal of the different accented characters in Disney films....   [tags: Papers Disney Discrimination] 667 words
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The Little Mermaid Deconstructed - Introduction The text I will be deconstructing is the Walt Disney Feature Animation film The Little Mermaid released in 1989. The film was directed by Ron Clements and produced by John Musker. The Little Mermaid (1989) is the story of a young mermaid who gives up her voice in order to become human and find her one true love Prince Eric. I find the film to be incredibly significant, not only in its portrayal of feminine roles, the human body, and the willingness to sacrifice for true love, but in the film's vast audience and popularity....   [tags: Disney, feminism, humanity, true love]
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The History of Pixlar and How Animation Films Came to Be - Many are familiar with the image of a little lamp hoping across the screen and stomping over the “i” of Pixar in the beginning and end of every one of their films. This little lamp is named Luxo Jr. and is both the star and name of Pixar’s first ever animated short film. It features Luxo Jr. playing with the famous Pixar ball, yellow with a blue stripe and red star, as Luxo Sr. observes nearby. In Luxo Jr.’s over excitement and constant jumping, it accidentally deflates the ball. Disappointed but not for long, it finds a larger ball to play with as Luxo Sr....   [tags: animation, film, computer] 2262 words
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Comparing the Ways in Which Women are Presented in Disney's Sleeping Beauty and Mulan - Comparing the Ways in Which Women are Presented in Disney's Sleeping Beauty and Mulan Mulan is a family film, animation, fantasy, adventure, comedy, and musical. It tells the story of a young Chinese girl who decides to take her fathers place who, is ill and defends her country. Only men can go into battle but she disguises herself as her father. The tagline is: “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all.” Sleeping Beauty is a Fairytale, family film, musical, animation and romance....   [tags: Papers] 430 words
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From Delicate Damsels to Strong Self-Starters - ... “Ariel . . . stood out amongst the carbon-copy princesses thanks to a head of red hair and a feisty attitude, but unlike her predecessors she went after a prince instead of waiting for him to save her” (Salt, 1). Disney’s next princess, Belle, from “Beauty and the Beast”, released in 1991, shares many qualities with Ariel. A powerful man, Gaston, always tries to win over Belle’s love. However, Belle holds her own strong opinions and refuses to let another individual force her to do something, as an earlier princess would....   [tags: Walt Disney, image, princesses, idols, role models]
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Kung Fu Panda: A Review - Is Kung Fu Panda a definite winner. Well, I’m afraid not for its core ideas - they aren’t exactly a breathe of fresh air on the American “Family Movie” scene. But purely for incredible animation and good, simple FUN, Kung Fu Panda is most certainly in the Top 1. Yet, even with a star- studded cast (Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan) and stunning animation, I’m not quite sure it lives up to the hype…. For a start, the basic plot of this movie is pretty much the same as every other family film to be released this decade; the unlikely hero, believe in yourself, follow your dreams, etc, etc....   [tags: Movies, Films, Film Analysis] 772 words
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Disney Analysis - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Growth in the theme park industry is a challenge in today's market. Theme parks will not grow if they don't diversify their resources. The Walt Disney Corporation is a nation wide multi-varied entertainment company which is a household name to millions of people throughout North America. Michael Eisner who is Disney's chairman and chief executive officer knows that his company will have to diversify in order to meet his targeted growth rate of 20%. Eisner wants to follow one of Walt Disney's famous quotes which is "We cannot hit a homerun with the bases loaded every time we go to the plate....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis] 1343 words
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Walt Disney - Walt Disney has changed the lives of billions of people around the world. He turned his dreams into reality with the help of his many followers, this showed his true leadership. Walt had the ability to share his visions and dreams with others and persuade them to believe in him and his ideas. To open up his own business and start making cartoons Walt had to take many risks. He had to take an even bigger risk borrowing millions of dollars to open Disneyland. It took great leadership skill to build up the Disney Empire and make it such a success....   [tags: essays research papers] 725 words
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Walt Disney - Disney Productions is one of the leading entertainment businesses, bringing tremendous profits not to mention the joy it brings many people. It has not always been this easy for Disney however. It took the mind of one man to bring it to what it is today, and that’s mans name is Walt Disney. Walt Disney’s life was devoted to the arts and entertainment almost from birth. However, Walt’s fortunes and fame didn’t take form until his creation of Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 and was the fourth child of Elias and Flora Disney....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Creation of Disneyland - The Creation of Disneyland Walt Disney: The Early Years Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901. He was the fourth of five children born to Elias and Flora Disney. Elias was a fairly unsuccessful businessman, who moved the family from city to city in search of financial success. When Walt was four, they moved from their home in Chicago to a farm in Marceline, Missouri. Walt's time in Marceline provided him with the vision for Main Street USA (Francavigilia, 1981). His frequent associations with animals would also become evident in his later cartoons (Bryman, 4)....   [tags: Walt Disney 1950s]
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Disney's Fantasia - Fantasia is remarkably crafted masterpiece and is one of the most unique videos in Disney History. The intense music and intriguing animation makes this film extremely interesting. The movements of the characters are fascinatingly coordinated with the sounds of the music. As you watch the film, every act is put together to perfection. The imaginable variety of animation and mysterious music is boldly noticeable. The scenes in this film can be analyzed in many different ways according to your imagination....   [tags: Movies Film] 913 words
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John Smith And Pocahontas: A Disney Romance - It can be easily assumed that almost everyone has heard the tale of the American Indian princess, Pocahontas – the narrative of a mysterious young girl who rescues an English explorer from death only to fall in love and win his affections in return. It is one that is quite popular and has even been developed into an animated movie by Walt Disney Pictures. Regardless of which version they may have heard, most people are familiar with the legend now thanks in part to Disney. However, what they are not familiar with, are the facts....   [tags: essays research papers] 985 words
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Commentary on Mary Finucane´s Article: The Disney Princess Effect - ... TV shows like “Hannah Montana and “High School Musical” have created a new idea of a female childhood. Other than just Disney she looks deeper into what else is making young girls grow up to fast. She has many factual statements and statistics about the subject at hand. In a poll taken by the University of Central Florida 50% of 3-6 year olds are concerned about being fat. This is a reflection of a bigger problem as they start to grow older, girls ages 14-17 polled by the press on MTV in 2009 have said they have either sent or received naked pictures....   [tags: Sexualization, Girls, Media] 837 words
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The Beloved Children's Storybook, Winnie the Pooh by Alan Alexander Milne - ... This essay is interested on the following question: What are the characteristics in the book and film that make Winnie the Pooh such an enduring and successful character. Pooh having to be such appealing character is by no accident. The book Winnie the Pooh and Disney’s film adaptation together make an effort to attract the world’s attention. The story by Milne and the lively pictures by Edward Shepard, the illustrator inspired Disney’s adaptation; characteristics in the book and film coincide with each other to make such successful creation....   [tags: animation, disney, bear]
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Musicals in the Splendid Theater or in the Technological Movies - ... Second, the spectators have to go where the spectacles are set up, which makes the live presentation easier to decrease in numbers. Last, almost everyone in the world, which the person just need to purchase an inferior price to get to the movie theater, can access the musical films. The facility of watching by a cinema makes the people migrate from the old way of watching to a new and technological one. The production of a musical is hard work for both, but it is different for each other. To captivate the audience, of course, the scenery must be the most perfect as possible....   [tags: disney movies, broadway]
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Frozen, The Tale of Anne - In the past all of Disney’s Princess movies tend to follow a similar plot line. It was always the same formula, the princess falls in love with the first man she meets and relies on him for comfort and guidance as they go off to live happily ever after. This formula has worked commercially and financially for Disney with movies like, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937), Cinderella (1950), Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Little Mermaid (1989), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas (1995). While these movies have turned Disney a huge profit they have never given young girls a strong, independent role model to look up to....   [tags: disney movies, princess, love] 1789 words
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Common Sense and Conflict - Common Sense and Conflict Michael Eisner is an American entertainment executive, whose leadership in the 1980s and 1990s revitalized the Walt Disney Company. Born in New York City, Eisner was educated at Denison University, where he studied literature and theater. After graduating in 1964, he worked for six weeks as a clerk at NBC and then briefly in the programming department at CBS. His career crystallized at ABC, which he joined as a programming assistant in 1966 and where he spent the next ten years, ultimately becoming senior vice president of prime-time production and development....   [tags: Walt Disney Company Michael Eisner Essays] 1338 words
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The Princess Process - The Princess Process The realistic life that a little girl has in her future is for her not be compared to the fantasy of being a princess. Most little girls dream of being a character from the Disney princesses which they can be identified by. Being either beautiful or heroic or is it the fairytale that catches there attention. In the other hand little girls try to identify everything perfect and pink like cotton candy. Then throughout their growth they start looking for more attractive manners to become women....   [tags: fantasy, Disney Princess, little girls]
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Lindsay Lohan - Over the years, the name Lindsay Lohan has become synonymous with the description “troubled young starlet.” She was first recognized as a budding young actress with promising potential, after the release of her first feature film The Parent Trap. She was only eleven years old in the Disney remake but she turned a lot of people’s heads. From 2002 to 2006, Lindsay stared in a number of films like Freaky Friday, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Mean Girls, Herbie: Fully Loaded, and Just my Luck....   [tags: Films, Teenage Drama Queen] 1366 words
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Behind the Magic: Who is Behind the Magic of Disney? - Many people know about or have heard about a magical place called Disney World. Children dream about this wonderful world filled with their favorite movie characters and dream of going to meet them in person. Disney World is a place where kids can be kids, and adults can feel like kids again. What people do not think about most often, when they think about this magical place, is the people behind the magic, or the person who made the dream alive for us to experience. Before there was the idea of Disney World, there was Disneyland....   [tags: Disney, ] 556 words
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The Portrayal of Conformity as the Enemy of Progress in the Films, "Pleasantville" and Michael Moore's "The Big One" - Michael Moore states in his film that we are now living in sick times, a time where financial profit is more important than human lives. That is not true although in the 1950s were “Pleasantville” is set. It is an Idyllic time where structure, laws and family values are widespread throughout the land; it is more highlighted to be golden age as we are subjected to David and Jennifer’s modern world, a world very similar to our own where the college counsellor shatters dreams, the health teachers labels the act of non-monogamous relations as dangerous and deadly and to add insult to injury the science teacher warns of further catastrophe as the ozone layer depletes, the stunned students in this...   [tags: films] 875 words
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Employee Satisfaction at Disney - The intention of this research is to show the corporate culture of Disney. Within this discussion, a number of topics will be addressed that include: formal statements prevalent in the organization and its impact to the organization, a description of the environment and the statement it makes relative to the organization, the types of language or sayings used in the organization, the type of role modeling, training and teaching that is emphasized, rewards used to motivate employees, outcome measures used by leaders within the organization, how leaders respond to critical incidents or crisis, workflow and organizational structure, an evaluation of organization systems and procedures and the t...   [tags: business, management, walt disney] 1961 words
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Indian Films, Hindi Cinema - The early films in Hindi cinema dealt with mythological stories that were based on the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, family melodramas describing domestic and social obstacles of Indian society, and costume dramas that included historical themes concerning stories about the saints and princes. The first Indian talkie film ‘Alam Ara’ was produced in 1931 by Adershir Irani. The film was based on “costume drama full of fantasy and with many melodious songs to intensify the audience’s emotions.” In other words, Irani conveyed the social issues of Indian society through harmonious which were usually spread and performed via folklore and stage performances....   [tags: Women in Films]
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Santiago Alvarez Films - Introduction Santiago Alvarez is honored in the world as the pioneer of revolutionary Cuban filmmaker as well as his documentary masterpieces also contribute a remarkable achievement in Latin America films. Santiago was given birth on March 8, 1919, who is the son of an immigrant Spanish family in Cuba. He was involved in learning politics at his very early age since his father arrested as a result of anarchistic activity. Subsequently, at the age of 15, Santiago began to work as a printer’s apprentice and then he became a strike planner speedily after he participating in the workers’ union....   [tags: documentary films]
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How Disney Princesses Went From Passive Damsels to Active Heroes - When we think of Disney princesses, we think of beauty and song. We also have the vivid vision of true love’s kiss and a castle in the clouds. Disney has received major criticism because some feel as though the model for Disney princesses perpetuates a weak female image. “In these animated worlds, good women are domesticators and resources; bad women are evil, greedy, individual perversions of natural orders; men ultimately hold procreative and productive dominion as civilizing forces in these worlds” (Bell, Haas, and Sells 11)....   [tags: Disney Princesses]
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Disney’s Entertainment Empire: Exploiting Innocence - Disney is loved by millions of people around the world, but when it is exposed beyond the smiles and the music, Disney is far from being magical. When Americans are asked to describe Disney into words, majority would often reply with energetic responses, such as magical, imaginative, creative, and inspirational. Although Disney’s accomplishments dominated the world of fairy tales and fantasies, many people argue that Disney targeted innocent children for all the wrong reasons. Walt Disney developed his business into a multi-billion dollar television network, theme parks, motion pictures, vacation destinations and media corporations that carries his name....   [tags: Disney, racist, sexist, manipulative] 912 words
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The Representation of Women in Action Films - Women have made progress in the film industry in terms of the type of role they play in action films, although they are still portrayed as sex objects. The beginning of “a new type of female character” (Hirschman, 1993, pg. 41-47) in the world of action films began in 1976 with Sigourney Weaver, who played the leading role in the blockbuster film ‘Aliens’ as Lt. Ellen Ripley. She was the captain of her own spaceship, plus she was the one who gave out all the orders. Until then, men had always been the ones giving the orders; to see a woman in that type of role was outlandish....   [tags: film industry, action films, female protagonists]
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Hollywood: What is the Role of Women in Films - American film has always had female role models present within them. They have not had the title of “hero”, but they have always been role models. Women have been depicted as strong willed and minded characters since the early 1970s. The women that will spoke about in this argument will prove that women have been “heroes” all along they have just never had that title till now. Women have been saving lives, men, and worlds for decades. Women of film have never been considered heroes due to the meaning of a hero....   [tags: american films, hero, hollywood]
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