What Do of Hans Christian Andersen’s & Disney’s Mermaids Have in Common?

Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” and Disney’s 1989 film adaptation differ in a multitude of notable ways, from key elements of plot to those of character. Perhaps the most distinct difference, aside from the highly contrasting endings, is the characterization of the protagonists, the little mermaids themselves. Disney’s version presents to … Read more

An Analysis of the Use of Dialogue, Images and Music in the Narrative of Toy Story, a Film by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Productions

The narrative of Toy Story has enchanted audiences since its release in 1995. Both adults and children alike have enjoyed this adventurous, heartwarming, and nostalgic movie. Young audiences relate to the dream of having one’s toys come to life, and older audiences are reminded of a simpler time in their lives that were full of … Read more

Disney movies: comparison of representation of gender roles versus stereotypes

Noticing Gender “Gender is the structure of social relations that centers on the reproductive arena, and the set of practices that bring reproductive distinctions between bodies into social processes.” (Connell, Chapter 1, 2009). Unfortunately, gender involves also hierarchy, where we examine inequality in terms of power, wealth and privilege. One of the ways to learn … Read more

Roger Bart – An Actor Specialized In Evenhanded Portrayals Of Characters With "Extreme" Personalities

Ever heard the sonorous singing voice in the Disney animated movie known as Hercules? Well the face behind the booming voice belongs to Hollywood actor and singer Roger Bart who has been described as an actor of great poise and grandeur who has under his belt, great awards like; Screen Actors Guild Awards, Tony Awards … Read more

Disney’s Princesses as Illusions and Harmful Role Models for Girls

Little girls have grown up worshipping these perfectly illustrated young women on their TV screen. As much as there are great lessons behind Disney movies; the Disney Princesses were not great role models for young girls. They generated an illusion—a fantasy world for girls that wished to be like them. Unrealistic expectations, beliefs and physicality … Read more

Who was Walt Disney?

Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 … Read more

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company (DIS), commonly known as Disney, is the best-loved media and entertainment company in the world, headquarter is located at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. This company is the world’s second largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, after Comcast. It was founded on October 16, 1923, by brothers Walt … Read more

Representation of women and romantic expressions in Disney princess movies

With the first generation of Disney Princess movies, the manifestation and establishment of several female archetypes is distinctly obvious. These archetypes can each be defined by several similar properties, which can be analyzed according to whether they are physical attributes or personal characteristics. Such archetypes work together in an intersubjective manner, to shape the way … Read more

Analyzing the Disney’s stories: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

At the beginning of the twentieth century, “fairy tales reinforced the patriarchal symbolical order based on rigid notions of sexuality and gender so did then all of Disney’s productions”. (Balint, web) These provide patterns as to how one should behave and view one’s place in society. They are aimed at both boys and girls, with … Read more

The Family-Focused Tourist Destinations of Disneyland Resorts and Walt Disney World

Disneyland Resorts and Walt Disney World have historically positioned themselves as family-focused tourist destinations. So, it is no surprise that Disney’s American Parks and Resorts demographic fits that description. However, Disney also attracts childless families. And, of the families attracted by Walt Disney World, an overwhelming percentage are ‘affluent’.[i] Geographically, Walt Disney World is patronized … Read more

The Representation Of Female Characters In Disney’S And Miyazaki’S Animated Films

Since the 20th century, America has been subject to waves of feminism, from the suffrage movement to the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s. This increasing demand for equality in America stemmed an increasing demand for positive female role models in film, specifically films aimed at children. Disney responded to this call creating more three-dimensional … Read more

Analysis Of Animated Films Released In Disney’S Renaissance Era

They started regularising and incorporating songs into scenes. Songs drive the plot forward (Broadway centric music), Protagonist were more active in wanting achieve their goals. The Disney Formula (Introduction usually through song, setting the scene immerse the audience, Want Song, overlays what the protagonist wants, usually this is where we rout and fall for the … Read more

Roy Disney’s Biography

Born Dec. 5, 1901, Hermosa Illinois. He was innovative animation, creator and voice of Mickey Mouse. Co-funded Disney with his brother, Roy Won 22 academy awards. Founder of Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Married Lillian Bounds, an ink and paint artist, in 1925. One of five children, 4 boys and 1 girl. He lived most … Read more

The major factors that contributed to EuroDisney’s poor performance

The major factors that contributed to EuroDisney’s poor performance was the lack of market research and cultural awareness. EuroDisney was built just like American Disney parks, without giving though to cultural differences. American characters were used, instead of French cartoon characters. Disney banned alcohol in a culture that enjoys drinking wine. Everyone showed up for … Read more

Disney’s Effect On Society And Culture

For nearly seven decades Corporate Disney has dazzled its audiences; generation after generation have been entertained through avenues ranging from movies to elaborate theme parks. While many find this massive establishment to be a significant part of American culture and welcome the Disney spirit with open arms, one man in particular looks past the hype … Read more

Disneys Influence on American Culture

How does one begin to describe a king? As generations change, society calls for new leaders and kings, that will continue to push the boundaries. Steven Watts describes it as: Hollywoods leading fantasy factory (187) Disney is much more prominent in society, its impact now lives in every household, as well as a place in … Read more

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

A gem that has several very visible flaws; yet, with these flaws, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” shines as the best from the Disney factory yet. For, at first, the company name and movie title didn’t quite appear to sit well together. You don’t marry the king of novel Gothic gloom (Mr. Victor Hugo) with … Read more

Walt Disney History

When people think of animated cartoons, one name immediately comes to mind “Walt Disney. ” He is the most popular and known animator in the world. He wasn’t successful at the beginning of his career but he was a taskmaker and entrepreneur. Walt’s hard work and entrepreneurship made the world’s best popular cartoon character “Mickey … Read more

Reproduction: A-Courting to Nature!

For some time she had watched his movements, appearing coyly in his haunts. And now, had it paid off? Doubtless, he was in love. His muscles were taut; he swooped through the air more like an eagle than a Greylag gander. The only problem was, it was not for her that he then landed in … Read more

Walt Disney Productions

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 thats mans name is Walt Disney. Walt Disneys … Read more