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. It’s a Small, White World

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter turns to the third case study concerning the imagining of Africa through popular culture. This chapter primarily engages the ways in which, like Mattel’s world of Barbie, the world of ... More


Fair Game: Sampling Technology and World Cultures at Epcot

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 focuses upon the profound influence that World’s Fairs, particularly those in the United States, had upon Walt Disney. The fairs offer keen insight into the conception and planning of ... More


Smart Business and Simulations: Walt Disney and His World

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 reflects on the impetus for Walt to build Disney World. It also reflects on Walt Disney’s carefully crafted dual persona as a savvy businessman and dedicated visionary. A discussion of the ... More


Keeping the Faith: Disney World as a Pilgrimage Center

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 2 investigates Disney World as a pilgrimage site predicated on its rites of passage, temporary communities transcending normal social constraints, spatial planning, corporeal, symbolic ... More


Fantasy for Sale: Living Large at Disney World

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 looks at tourist destinations, most closely Las Vegas, which employ theming techniques and loose historical references to create immersive experiences for wide audiences. The founding and ... More


Resources and Capabilities: Enabling Growth

Jordi Canals

in Managing Corporate Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296676
eISBN:
9780191685262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296676.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter reflects on success stories, such as the story of Walt Disney, and business projects that ended in failure, such as the case with Saatchi & Saatchi. This chapter reviews these ... More


. Africa in Florida: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter, like the previous one, focuses on particular facilities at the Walt Disney World Resort where there exist certain implications for the perception of Africa in American popular culture. ... More


Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E

J.P. Telotte

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125862
eISBN:
9780813135540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125862.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Animators work within a strictly defined, limited space that requires difficult artistic decisions. The blank frame presents a dilemma for all animators, and the decision as to what to include and ... More


Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Cher Krause Knight

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book focuses upon Disney World in Florida as the project in which Walt became most invested, personally and financially, before his death. It examines primary themes in the history of the built ... More


Trading Places: Das doppelte Lottchen and The Parent Trap

Constantine Verevis

in Transnational Film Remakes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407236
eISBN:
9781474434812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407236.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1961, Walt Disney Productions released The Parent Trap. A huge popular and commercial success for the Disney studio, it was theatrically re-issued in 1968; extended through three television ... More


. Introduction: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter introduces the intrinsic purpose and aim of the book: the imagining of Africa through popular culture. The book focuses on three case studies, each of which has repackaged African visual ... More


Illness in the Time of Disney

David B. Morris

in Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208698
eISBN:
9780520926240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208698.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Disneyland (1955) and Walt Disney World (1971) are significant postmodern inventions that Americans tend to see as a national tradition. No one would fault Disney for excluding chronic illness and ... More


“Almost a golden glow around it”: The Filmic Nostalgia of Walt Disney’s Pollyanna

K. Brenna Wardell

in Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461329
eISBN:
9781626740723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461329.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the popular film version of the novel produced in 1960 by Walt Disney Productions. The film departs in a number of ways from Eleanor Porter's narrative, but it aims to capture ... More


Disney Noir: “Just Drawn That Way”

J. P. Telotte

in Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038594
eISBN:
9780252096518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038594.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the impact of noir aesthetic in the work of the Walt Disney Studio, which produced some of the most pointedly noir-styled cartoons of the period. The most notable of these ... More


Creating a Style, 1946–1955

Brain Taves

in Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With his emphasis on a factual background in his stories, Verne offered the first analysis, in fictional form, of the challenges of the scientific age, but his stories also were set in his own time, ... More


Walt Disney’s Saludos Amigos: Hollywood and the Propaganda of Authenticity

Carol A. Hess

in Tide Was Always High: The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294394
eISBN:
9780520967533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294394.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the music of Walt Disney's animated feature Saludos Amigos (1942). It first surveys the principal trends in music and Pan Americanism during the Good Neighbor period. It then ... More


Conclusion: From Wide World of Sports to the Worldwide Leader in Sports

Travis Vogan

in ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of Network Sports Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520292956
eISBN:
9780520966260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292956.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

As ABC Sports’ metamorphosis continued into the 1990s, ESPN established itself as television’s most lucrative cable outlet and one of the most recognizable brands in media—sports or otherwise. ESPN’s ... More


Smoke and Gold

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Walt Disney Studios’ only entry into the 1960s roadshow market, The Happiest Millionaire, is covered in chapter five. Based on the life of an eccentric Philadelphian, the cast included seasoned ... More


Painting the Clouds Snow White, South Park, and Other Ways to Animate a Musical

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

From 1928 and Steamboat Willie onward, music has been an intrinsic part of the animated film. Starting with shorts and moving into features, song and scoring have taken the cartoon through the ... More


‘Disney Against the Metaphysicals’:Eisenstein, Pound, Ectoplasm and the Politics of Animation

Leigh Wilson

in Modernism and Magic: Experiments with Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occult

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748627691
eISBN:
9780748684441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627691.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers ectoplasm in relation to the materiality of film, and ask what this materiality does to questions of mimesis. It looks at Ezra Pound's conflicted attitude to film, via both his ... More


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