Due to their young age, children are more open to the existence of the supernatural. This makes them exemplary on screen heroes for films concerning magic and fantasy, as well as viewers for such films. The analysis of such films, as well as any others, cannot take away the basic joy of watching a good movie. Elements of the aforementioned topics will be examined in detail, and conclusions will be drawn thereof. Animated cartoons are an inescapable childhood experience.
For decades Disney has been the source of happy endings, fairytales, and family friendly stories for children of all ages. These stories range from realistic and familiar, to the eye-catching magical fairytale. The key to each of these stories are the happy endings brought about by each of the characters unique personalities and dreams. Disney’s films are attempted to provide children with the basic understanding of wrong versus right, but instead influences our society’s beliefs and awareness. Although Disney’s efforts to provide the basic morals to our children are misleading and affect our society strongly, they also contain the use of racism in a form which shows the major differences between characters.
He gives kids a wild imagination more than Disney because Disney makes their movies based more on reality with a twist and fairytales that children and adults have known for a while throughout their years. It is nice to see your fairytales come to life, but it’s something you already know about that’s why people need to notice something different and unique that no child or adult would ever think was possible, and that somehow while watching Hayao’s Movies kids will see an opportunity for new things. He will make kids think out of the box of creatures that never seemed to of wake up from their hiding places and once they do people all over the world will wonder why they never were there in the first place. Disney does also inspire kids to draw as well I’m an example actually when I was younger I adored Disney Movies watched almost all of them and started to draw some of his characters like marie from “aristocrats” and mickey, but later on once I got older and watched for the first time one of Hayao Miyazaki’s films called, “Kiki’s Delivery Service” I learned for one thing that unlike Disney’s choice of a witch there are good ones as well not all of them are ugly, vicious, and want to eat kids or kill. After that I started watching more of his films and noticed how detailed the drawings were and how some characters seemed weird and different then Walt
Walt Disney is unique in the sense that it has the practical monopoly on all of the media's fairy tales and stories for children. We were raised on Disney, and with excitement we introduce our own children to our childhood fantasies. The question to ask therefore, is if Disney controls the media and most of what our children are seeing, shouldn't we be aware of the messages they are trying to give over? Many people are indeed unaware of both the conscious and unconscious messages Disney is programming into the innocent minds of today's young. In idealizing an animated world for young viewers, Walt Disney has actually done these viewers a disservice by burying vulgar messages within pretty packaging.
However, the controversial issues raised in Frank Zipes’ essay “Breaking the Disney Spell” and Chyng Feng Sun’s documentary, The Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney Childhood and Corporate Power, explain that Disney’s successes were possibly due to his use of vicious techniques that are considered racist, sexist, and manipulative. Disney created his flourishing entertainment empire through exploiting innocence, encouraging kids to over consume, and introducing children to sexuality at an early age. Walt Disney exploits innocence by introducing children to the wonderful world of fairy tales, fantasies, and products. Disney uses children as a target for his bow and arrow to control their parents’ pocket and mentality into consuming Disney’s merchandises and commodities. Jack Zipes describes Disney’s misuse of his talents in order to market his corporation and brand.
The animation techniques used in Beauty and the Beast will make the audience expect an older story with more 'old fashioned' morals whereas Toy Story uses modern animation techniques the audience would expect a modern tale with a moral more to do with issues at the moment. Development =========== In Beauty and the Beast the evil character changes during the film, at the beginning the Beast is the villain. He turns down the old beggar an... ... middle of paper ... ...y stereotypical characters and obvious techniques such as the use of colour and setting. These help make an impact on the audience by letting them become involved by being able to hate the villain and be on the good characters sides or vice versa. CONCLUSION ========== I believe that Beauty and the Beast was the most successful in portraying 'good and evil'.
Exposure to these Disney films are just seen as entertainment by parents and children, but the underlying meanings behind these films can affect a child’s identity and beliefs. The Mouse That Roared discussed the racial stereotypes found in Disney Films such as being demeaning to people of color, and using language and actions considered condescending by these groups (Giroux, 1999). Parents and educators may not always consider these movies to be poor examples of race and culture until a negative encounter with their children. In the Mickey Mouse Monopoly an example was given by a parent where her child referred to a group of
Bambi, Spiderman, Buzz Lightyear, and Air Bud, those are just a few of my favorite Disney characters I used to enjoy watching in the old hit kids movies. Every child has their own favorite Disney production movie that they will always enjoy watching and remember forever as they get older. Disney used to just be about movies and television shows for young children all the way up to early teens. However as the years go by Disney has made changes to their target demographics and they try to produce movies that parents can find amusing while watching them with their children. Disney’s demographics have also changed in the sense of using more male characters as stars of the movies and shows and they have started to drift away from using female stars as main characters because they argue that male characters have a bigger impact on child viewers.
I grew up hearing these phrases in classic Disney films and I even catch them myself saying them from time to time. The reality is they are insensitive phrase for a very sensitive situation. Reflecting on my childhood I think about movies like Alice in Wonderland, which was discussed in the article, and I see the story in a new way. At a young age the Mad Hatter was just a funny comic relief when in fact even his name is insensitive to his situation. It makes me wonder how many of my childhood Disney movie favorite made fun of mental illnesses.
The development of new methods of Computer Generated Imagery for less money and more effective than in the past has allowed even fairly low budget movies to incorporate such technology. Today, movies use CGI to create special effects to replace thousands of extras, stunt people, and puppet like characters, as witnessed in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The evolution of special effects and Computer Generated Imagery technologies has taken the film industry to a whole new level. Computer Generated Imagery began with awkward and dull effects in the early 1980’s. The 1982 film “Tron” was a desperate attempt from Disney to jump on the CGI bandwagon and start a revolution in film making technologies (imdb.com).