Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power

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Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power

Presently, Disney known for its mass media entertainment and amusement parks technically bring warm feelings to many children and some adults. Personally, Disney elicits magical fantasies that children enjoy and further encourages imagination and creativity. For decades Disney has exist as an unavoidable entity with its famous global sensation and reach. Furthermore, Disney is a multibillion dollar empire with an unlimited grasp on individuals and territories. An empire per se, since they own many media outlets, markets, shops, etc., you name it they got it. However, the film Mickey Mouse Monopoly presents an entirely new perspective on the presumed innocence projected in Disney films. This film exposes certain traits Disney employs and exclusively portrays through its media productions, specifically cartoons for directing and nurturing influence beginning with children. Mickey Mouse Monopoly points out camouflaged messages of class, race, and gender issues in Disney films that occur behind the scenes intended to sway viewers towards adopting Disney values. …show more content…

As children, I believe we cannot differentiate between what is real and what is not. For the most part, many have fond memories of Disney films as did I when I was a child. Personally, children are too young to understand some of these issues and may misinterpret them altogether. The critics in Mickey Mouse Monopoly are educated and mature allowing them the ability to analyze and interpret these issues, whereas a five or even twelve year old may not. Perhaps, as one matures they realize what is really being portrayed. I disagree and agree with Mickey Mouse Monopoly. I disagree because I firmly believe children are for the most part viewing and understanding these cartoons innocently. However, I do agree that Disney has major influence on it

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