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What follows is a brief biography of the life of Walt Disney. This is undertaken in order to provide, along with the analysis in the next chapter of his company in the years after his death in 1966, a background to an appreciation of ...

Author: Alan Bryman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134849840

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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This work provides an overview of the Disney organization, in particular the theme parks and their significance for contemporary culture. The author examines topics such as Walt Disney's life and how his biography has been constructed, the Disney Company in the years after his death and various writings about the Disney theme parks. He raises important issues about the parks such as: whether they are harbringers of postmodernism; the significance of consumption at the parks; and the representation of past and future. The discussion of theme parks links with the presentation of Disney's biography and his organization by showing how central economic and business considerations have been in their development and how the significance of these considerations is typically marginalized in order to place an emphasis on fantasy and magic.
2003-09-02 By Alan Bryman

57 Willis, “Disney World,” pp. 195–6, relates another experience with a “disassembled character.” 58 See Adams, American Amusement Park Industry, p. 97; Fjellman, Vinyl Leaves, pp. 12–13; Bryman, Disney and his Worlds, pp. 99–117.

Author: Janet Wasko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745695679

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Since the 1930s, the Walt Disney Company has produced characters, images, and stories that have captivated audiences around the world. How can we understand the appeal of Disney products? What is it about the Disney phenomenon that attracts so many children, as well as adults? In this updated second edition, with new examples provided throughout, Janet Wasko examines the processes by which the Disney company – one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world – continues to manufacture the fantasies that enthrall millions. She analyses the historical expansion of the Disney empire into the twenty-first century, examines the content of Disney’s classic and more recent films, cartoons and TV programs and discusses how they are produced, considering how some of the same techniques have been applied to the Disney theme parks. She also discusses the reception (and sometimes, reinterpretation) of Disney products by different kinds of audiences. By looking at the Disney phenomenon from a variety of perspectives, she provides an updated and comprehensive overview of one of the most significant media and cultural institutions of our time. This important book by a leading scholar of the entertainment industries will be of great interest to students in media and cultural studies, as well as a broader readership of Disney fans.
2020-01-20 By Janet Wasko

The film goes on to talk about Disney's other works, including his World Fair exhibits. Disney appears in person to demonstrate his plans for the entire site, including an airport, a highspeed, rapid-transit system, and Epcot.

Author: Stacy Mintzer Herlihy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440876028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

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It's hard to imagine a childhood without the ubiquitous presence of Disney. From classics like Cinderella and Bambi to such modern blockbusters as Mulan and Frozen, Disney's animated features have captivated audiences for decades. Visiting CaliforniA&Rsquo;s Disneyland or FloridA&Rsquo;s Disney World has become the quintessential family vacation. Children dress as their favorite Disney characters for Halloween, while young-at-heart adults collect all manner of Disney memorabilia. But how much do you really know about this integral piece of Americana? Part of Greenwood’s Corporations That Changed the World series, this book provides readers with a richly detailed history of a company that has become synonymous with what it means to grow up as an American. It chronicles Walt Disney's early years and the evolution of the Walt Disney Company from animation studio to entertainment powerhouse. It also explores how Disney changed the landscape of animation and movie making forever. An unbiased look at the controversies that have surrounded Disney over the years will help readers better understand these contentious issues and how the company has responded.
2022-02-28 By Stacy Mintzer Herlihy

Any Disney biographer is also indebted to animation journals, especially Millimeter, Funnyworld, and Cartoonist Profiles ... that his films and theme parks will supply fodder for endless rumination, analysis, and confrontation on issues ...

Author: Neal Gabler

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307265968

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 880

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The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history: Walt Disney. Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films–most notably Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi. In his superb biography, Neal Gabler shows us how, over the course of two decades, Disney revolutionized the entertainment industry. In a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated, he built a synergistic empire that combined film, television, theme parks, music, book publishing, and merchandise. Walt Disney is a revelation of both the work and the man–of both the remarkable accomplishment and the hidden life. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography USA Today Biography of the Year
2006-10-31 By Neal Gabler

Disney and His Worlds. London: Routledge. ———. 2004. The Disneyization of Society. London: Sage. Buckingham, D. 2005. The Media Literacy of Children and Young People. A Review of the Research Literature on Behalf of Ofcom.

Author: Alexandre Bohas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137562388

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book sheds new light on the socio-economic impact of multinational corporations. Combining Cultural Studies and International Political Economy, it provides a revealing analysis of the Walt Disney Company, and by extension the wider Hollywood studio system. It does so by examining the cultural and economic forces powering the industry's expansion, the 'civilisation' that Disney disseminates, and the various ways that societies beyond the USA have adopted facets of the Hollywood productions to which they are exposed. Identifying both the strengths and the weaknesses of these transnational firms, it demonstrates the significance of their contribution to American power and predominance.
2016-09-15 By Alexandre Bohas

A History of Disney Feature Animation Chris Pallant. Neugroschel.New York: Ubu. Botti, TimothyJ.(2006), Envy ofthe World: A History of the U.S. Economy and Big Business. NewYork: Algora. ... (1995), Disney and His Worlds.

Author: Chris Pallant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441106094

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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Demystifying Disney: A History of Disney Feature Animation provides a comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date examination of the Disney studio's evolution through its animated films. In addition to challenging certain misconceptions concerning the studio's development, the study also brings scholarly definition to hitherto neglected aspects of contemporary Disney. Through a combination of economic, cultural, historical, textual, and technological approaches, this book provides a discriminating analysis of Disney authorship, and the authorial claims of others working within the studio; conceptual and theoretical engagement with the constructions of 'Classic' Disney, the Disney Renaissance, and Neo-Disney; Disney's relationship with other studios; how certain Disney animations problematise a homogeneous reading of the studio's output; and how the studio's animation has changed as a consequence of new digital technologies. For all those interested in gaining a better understanding of one of cinema's most popular and innovative studios, this will be an invaluable addition to the existing literature.
2011-07-28 By Chris Pallant

Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World Richard Snow ... Anderson, Paul F. Jack of All Trades: Conversations with Disney Legend Ken Anderson. Theme Park Press, 2017. ... Disney and His Worlds.

Author: Richard Snow

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781501190810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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A propulsive and “entertaining” (The Wall Street Journal) history chronicling the conception and creation of the iconic Disneyland theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow. One day in the early 1950s, Walt Disney stood looking over 240 acres of farmland in Anaheim, California, and imagined building a park where people “could live among Mickey Mouse and Snow White in a world still powered by steam and fire for a day or a week or (if the visitor is slightly mad) forever.” Despite his wealth and fame, exactly no one wanted Disney to build such a park. Not his brother Roy, who ran the company’s finances; not the bankers; and not his wife, Lillian. Amusement parks at that time, such as Coney Island, were a generally despised business, sagging and sordid remnants of bygone days. Disney was told that he would only be heading toward financial ruin. But Walt persevered, initially financing the park against his own life insurance policy and later with sponsorship from ABC and the sale of thousands and thousands of Davy Crockett coonskin caps. Disney assembled a talented team of engineers, architects, artists, animators, landscapers, and even a retired admiral to transform his ideas into a soaring yet soothing wonderland of a park. The catch was that they had only a year and a day in which to build it. On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened its gates…and the first day was a disaster. Disney was nearly suicidal with grief that he had failed on a grand scale. But the curious masses kept coming, and the rest is entertainment history. Eight hundred million visitors have flocked to the park since then. In Disney’s Land, “Snow brings a historian’s eye and a child’s delight, not to mention superb writing, to the telling of this fascinating narrative” (Ken Burns) that “will entertain Disneyphiles and readers of popular American history” (Publishers Weekly).
2020-12-01 By Richard Snow

United States: Walt Disney Studios. Brode, Douglas. 2005. Multiculturalism and The Mouse: Race and Sex in Disney Entertainment. Texas: University of Texas Press. Bryman, Alan. 1995. Disney and His Worlds. London: Routledge.

Author: Tracey L. Mollet

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030501495

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 181

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This book charts the complex history of the relationship between the Disney fairy tale and the American Dream, demonstrating the ways in which the Disney fairy tale has been reconstructed and renegotiated alongside, and in response to important changes within American society. In all of its fairy tales of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the Walt Disney studios works to sell its audiences the national myth of the United States at any one historical moment. With analyses of films and television programmes such as The Little Mermaid (1989), Frozen (2013), Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Once Upon a Time (2011-2018), Mollet argues that by giving its fairy tale protagonists characteristics associated with ‘good’ Americans, and even by situating their fairy tales within America itself, Disney constructs a vision of America as a utopian space.
2020-11-21 By Tracey L. Mollet

Alan Bryman , in his book , Disney and His Worlds , makes the same complaint , noting the " incredible similarity " among the Disney biographies published to date . " The majority of the facts are reproduced from book to book with very ...

Author: Mark I Pinsky

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664234674

Category: Religion


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In this follow-up to his bestselling The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated Family, religion journalist Mark Pinsky explores the role that the animated features of Walt Disney played on the moral and spiritual development of generations of children. Pinsky explores thirty-one of the most popular Disney films, as well as recent developments such as the 1990s boycott of Disney by the Southern Baptist Convention and the role that Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg played in the resurgance of the company since the mid-1980s.

Harmony was eventually restored, but only after the strike leaders had seceded to set up their own studio, UPA; ... Disney Discourse: Producing the Magic Kingdom (1994); Alan Bryman, Disney and His Worlds (1995); Janet Wasko, ...

Author: Justin Wintle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136768828

Category: History

Page: 1759

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New Makers of Modern Culture is the successor to the classic reference works Makers of Modern Culture and Makers of Nineteenth-Century Culture, published by Routledge in the early 1980s. The set was extremely successful and continues to be used to this day, due to the high quality of the writing, the distinguished contributors, and the cultural sensitivity shown in the selection of those individuals included. New Makers of Modern Culture takes into full account the rise and fall of reputation and influence over the last twenty-five years and the epochal changes that have occurred: the demise of Marxism and the collapse of the Soviet Union; the rise and fall of postmodernism; the eruption of Islamic fundamentalism; the triumph of the Internet. Containing over eight hundred essay-style entries, and covering the period from 1850 to the present, New Makers of Modern Culture includes artists, writers, dramatists, architects, philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, sociologists, major political figures, composers, film-makers and many other culturally significant individuals and is thoroughly international in its purview. Next to Karl Marx is Bob Marley, next to John Ruskin is Salman Rushdie, alongside Darwin is Luigi Dallapiccola, Deng Xiaoping runs shoulders with Jacques Derrida as do Julia Kristeva and Kropotkin. Once again, Wintle has enlisted the services of many distinguished writers and leading academics, such as Sam Beer, Bernard Crick, Edward Seidensticker and Paul Preston. In a few cases, for example Michael Holroyd and Philip Larkin, contributors are themselves the subject of entries. With its global reach, New Makers of Modern Culture provides a multi-voiced witness of the contemporary thinking world. The entries carry short bibliographies and there is thorough cross-referencing. There is an index of names and key terms.
2016-04-22 By Justin Wintle