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Walt Disney´s Journey to The Start of His Success - ... At age 10 he was able to work at a train station selling snacks and newspapers to travelers. He attended school and took drawing and photography as well as being part of the schools newspaper. During the night he would attend Chicago Art Institute. At age 16, Walt dropped out of school and joined the Red Cross, and was sent to France. Walt always knew his calling had something to do with art, and he can make lots of money from it. As soon as he came back from France he got a job at Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio, in Kansas City....   [tags: Animation, Drawing, Entrepreneur]
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Sociology and Feminism in Disney´s Cinderella and Snow White - There is a lot of debate around Disney films concerning the representation of women and its relation to identity formation. Many sociologist and feminists argue that the ways in which Disney princesses are depicted in films are problematic due to the domesticated and inferior positioning of them. It is believed that these characters and their imagined roles to be positively correlated to the historical and social context unfolding at the time. Here, I will discuss the significance of two Disney princesses, Snow White and Cinderella, and compare and contrast their treatment in a sociological and feminist framework....   [tags: Gender, Roles,Stereotypes]
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Mr. Walter Elias Disney was an Innovator and a Pioneer, An Outline - ... Producing his own company laugh o grams films, These films allowed him to experiment with cartoon animation. B. Walt’s first type of production was a combination of cartoon animation, along side with live action. He integrated some of his animation characters with the actions of a live girl. C . Disney won more than 100 prizes for his films, including 29 academy awards. In 1964 he was awarded the presidential medal of freedom. Mostly these awards happened after Disney land was created. III) Walt’s failures/ success A. Laugh o gram films was doing very well until they found out they had a little over four million dollars in debt, the business was also very slow after world war two....   [tags: theme parks, magic land, mickey mouse] 658 words
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Disney Plays a Role in Shaping Girls' Self-Esteem - ... Some other examples demonstrate how females are not to raise their voice, carouse, or look lasciviously at a men. Disney biographer Leonard Mosley further explains this illusion of life in the late 1930s and how, “…in fact, [women were not to] indulge in any kind of hanky-panky” and were created so as to look more visually appealing and attractive (Khazan). Still today, this traditionalist ideology affects women worldwide. It also has been noted through research that, “[T]hrough the gender roles displayed by Disney films, men’s control and abuse of women is quite romanticized” (Hill)....   [tags: princess, love's kiss, appearance] 1820 words
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Walt Disney and Disneyland - Walt Disney and Disneyland When the subject of the Disney Enterprises is brought up, one often thinks of cartoons, musicals or other movies, amusement parks, and famous characters such as Mickey Mouse. And now, nearly four decades after his death, the maker of said creations, Walt Disney, is not nearly as recognized as he should be. Not only are his works and other projects intriguing, his morals and techniques personally behind them are as well. And yet they weren’t just his morals, they were shared by the country’s people who so desired an example of good principles....   [tags: History Historical Cartoons Morals Essays] 1831 words
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Disney - Final Copy If a girl was going to search for her Prince Charming, the first place she should look is in the world of animation. Animation has probably been around since the beginning of time. Although, the artwork that originally resembled animation was only one or two cels, animation today is made up of hundreds or thousands of cels. The early animated movies were black and white, did not have a plot, and were mostly a series of little gags. Then came ... COLOR. To make an animated movie popular, color was needed to give it style....   [tags: essays research papers] 842 words
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The Real Walt Disney - The Real Walt Disney Walt Disney as a real man. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois to his parents, Elias Disney an Irish Canadian and Flora Call Disney, a German American. Walt was one of four children. Walt and his brother Roy and sister Ruth grew up in Chicago, where they attended Benton Grammar School together. He worked hard throughout his schooling and helped support his family during difficult times. When Walt was 23 years old, he and his sweetheart, Lilly, were married in Lilly’s hometown in Idaho on July 13, 1925, even though they had very little money at this time in their lives....   [tags: Biography Biographies] 1075 words
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Miramax Films To Hit Web - Disney’s Miramax films decided to make twelve movies which people will be able to see on pay-per-view downloads through SightSound.com. Miramax is the first major studio to show full-length movies on-line. They have decided to show twelve movies but they feel this could catch on and have potential to expand. Miramax feels the time is right, they are trying to get ahead of other film companies. Miramax feels that showing movies on the Internet will bring in new audiences. The big concern with web movies is piracy Hower Antipiracy technology is becoming much more reliable....   [tags: essays research papers] 515 words
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Disney's Medievalesque Sleeping Beauty - Disney's Medievalesque Sleeping Beauty "It was not once upon a time, but in a certain time in history, before anyone knew what was happening, Walt Disney cast a spell on the fairy tale. He did not use a magic wand or demonic powers. On the contrary, Disney employed the most up-to-date technological means and used his own American "grit" and ingenuity to appropriate European fairy tales. His technical skills and ideological proclivities were so consummate that his signature obfuscated the names of Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Collodi....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Ocean Piracy: Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean - What do Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, and William Kidd have in common. You can find them all in the elusive occupation of piracy. Although it may only seem like a good movie plot, ocean pirates are threats that still exist today. One researcher states that piracy has “…been romanticized in such films as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean” (Lunsford, “What Makes Piracy Work?”). This research paper will describe the history of piracy and the differences in techniques used by past and present pirates. I will also discuss the reasons and effects of piracy along with the ways it is being controlled....   [tags: movie, Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, William Kidd]
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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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Copyright Laws Protect the Owner from Loss of Profit - Copyright laws are designed to protect the intellectual ownership of the author or creator of artistic works. Originally, copyright protected the writer or author of a specific work from other people or any company from collecting credit or money for the original publishers work. However, today copyright law is more often used to protect the rights of corporations from losing profit, if someone else creates a similar product or posts the original product online for the public to view without having to pay the copyright holder....   [tags: disney, star wars, suing]
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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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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 - In the examination of the technological innovations, themed plotlines, and evolving characterizations throughout the near-century of Disney history, one fact becomes inherently apparent: the Disney franchise and its productions have both impacted and been impacted by the circumstances during different cultural eras of American history. Whether it be the incorporation of multiracial princesses in films such as Mulan (1998) and The Princess and the Frog (2009) in the past half century’s age of improved racial relations; the evident austere transformation in the character of Mickey Mouse throughout the Depression days; or the incorporation of wartime propaganda in Donald Duck shorts1, the Disne...   [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 - “A dream is a wish your heart makes” (Walt Disney). These immortal words were spoken by none other than the one and only Walter Elias Disney. Better known as Walt Disney, he’s one of the most successful dreamers of all time as proved by his worldwide company. He’s the perfect example of dreams leading to success, made evident by the current size of his company with 5 resorts worldwide and almost 60 years of amazing unbeatable hospitality and service. The three most predominate things that led to his success were his love of the job, his perseverance against all odds and his genuine passion for bringing joy to everyone in the world especially children and families....   [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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Taking a Look at Viacom - ... It wasn’t until 1996 that Iger joined Disney’s senior management team as Chairman of the Disney-owned ABC Group. In 1999, he also took on the responsibility of being the President of Walt Disney International. With this role, Iger was able to expand and grow Disney internationally. In his role as CEO, he oversaw the acquisitions of Pixar Animated Studio (2006), Marvel Entertainment (2009), and Lucasfilm (2012). http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=191572&ticker=DIS http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/about-disney/leadership/ceo/robert-iger Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios - Alan F....   [tags: CEO Philippe Dauman, Disney Corp.] 1312 words
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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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The Fox and the Hound in the Walt Disney Studios: John Lasseter - ... In 1984 he decided to work at Pixar Animation Studios for a month but he stayed and never left its side since. This became the place for where he found the freedom to produce computer-animated works like he’s always wanted to. After several years working diligently on another short film called Tin Toy, he decided to release the movie in 1988 . This was the first fully computer animated, three-dimensional movie to give Lasseter an Oscar. Pixar and Disney Animation Studios eventually teamed up and named John Lasseter as their Chief Creative Officer....   [tags: biography, pixar animation studios] 644 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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