Since the 1930’s, the Walt Disney Company is known for producing characters, images, as well as stories which have created happiness for audiences around the world. This corporation has grown from a small cartoon studio run by famous Walt and Roy Disney to a million dollar business. In Janet Wasko’s novel, “Understanding Disney”, Wasko explains Disney as corporation calling it “The Disney Empire”. Throughout her novel, Wasko argues that Disney is set up like a typical profit seeking corporation, as well as creates and manufactures fantasy, and lastly re-invents folk tales by “Americanising” them.
Society has a rule book, it lists how we should act and think and be. Some people decide to disregard the rule book and write their own. These people are daring, different, and sometimes even seen as impractical but often they leave a lasting impact on our lives. I know of many people who fit this description, but none more influential on our lives today than Walt Disney.
Jack Zipes, in his essay "Breaking the Disney Spell", directly addresses the issue of what happens when a story is taken from its original oral form and written down. Zipes discusses in depth what Walt Disney has done to fairy tales and the consequences of Disney's actions. Zipes addresses many issues, including those of context, society, and alteration of plot. He accuses Walt Disney of attacking "the literary tradition of the fairy tale" (344). While many scholars disagree with Zipes' accusations, his essay makes very solid and well-presented points that he promptly backs with fact. Regardless of what the scholars say, Zipes was right: Oral tradition is important, and Disney's representations of historical folktales damaged fairy tales
When you first meet someone, what are the first things that you notice? Sex? Race? Or maybe the brands of clothing that indicate social status? Human beings as a society judge and categorize others, labeling those who stray from social norm as weird or strange. Who are we to make these judgments and where did these ideas of right and wrong come from? The Walt Disney Company plays an important role in depicting who and what people should and shouldn’t be. Every aspect of Disney, including movies, TV shows, and products, are supported by most of the world for entertainment and seemingly honest messages of innocence and magic. Beneath the image of innocence, Disney is also a media empire, a global conglomerate consisting of
Watching the trailers before movies in the theater and going home waiting for the day the movie comes out. The anticipation would build up and excitement would grow day by day. Finally, the day would come and walking out there would be no disappointment. Disney never fails to make great movies and it’s all due to certain characteristics they apply in the best films.
In the article, “Dear Kids: We’re Not Going to Disney World. Period.” by blogger Bunmi Laditan, she displays an overall dislike towards the notion of taking her children to Disneyland. Laditan states, “What you also need to know is that the thought of taking all three of you and the stuff you require to live on a plane to a theme park vacation makes me physically ill.” Laditan’s point is that, no matter how badly her children want to go to Disney, the thought of doing so, is so horrendous that it will not happen. She backs up her point with vivid examples to depict the chaos that would ensue if she did take them to Disney. According to Laditan, “You will find not a trace of jest when I say that I would rather be forced to experience back labor
Tracey Mollet is a modern history researcher. She received her BA from Oxford and her MA from Leeds. Primarily she researched the Nazi regime in Germany, from 1933 to 1945. However while she was working on her MA she became more interested and captivated in the animation produced by the famous Disney Studios during World War II. This particular subject has not been researched or studied on: which made her even more interested and motivated. Her theses on her research paper argues that Disney Productions since 1932 presents as an adaptation mechanism for the depression of the era. She used mainly the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story to support her argument that
With over 52 million people watching Disney on an annual basis, the question arises, “Is Disney safe and profitable for Christians to watch?” As many have opposing views on this subject, each believing himself to be correct, it is wise to consult the One who is impeccable in judgment. The Bible teaches that Christ does not sanction Disney, and as such, that it should not captivate the attention of His followers.
Walt Disney’s animated classics are prominent and affluential for the millennial generation and are loved by many people all over the world, preferably by the western socialized population. Because of its dominance, Disney’s subliminal impacts on children and even adults are presented as an enormous socialization factor throughout Hollywood. Disney’s portrayal of race and culture is predominant throughout its characters, settings and music, specifically in the last 2 ½ decades. The following analysis investigates Disney’s utilization of race and culture, throughout its films and correlates with its awareness in social responsibility. A paramount example would be Disney’s, A Bug’s Life, presenting many key components of race and culture and how the lives of the main characters are impacted as a whole.
Chris Mitchell is one of the inventors of aggressive inline skating as a professional sport, and worked with ESPN on the X Games rules for competitive inline skating. He founded a skate magazine that was later purchased by a larger publishing company, but he stayed on as the publisher, until 2000. Cast Member Confidential: A Disneyfied Memoir was published in 2010, recalling his days as a photographer at Walt Disney World. Unfortunately, most current research for Chris Mitchell comes up with “unavailable” websites and links. The Cast Member Confidential Facebook page has only photos and links to videos, and has not been updated since 2014. Wikipedia, last updated in May 2016 merely states Mitchell currently lives in Los Angeles. No further
“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
There is a quote, attributed to Walt Disney, that has guided me through life and helped keep me grounded in my youthfulness and curiosity. The quote reads: “when you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” Disney’s quote not only captures a spirit of adventure and a nature of curiosity, but has stuck with me and taken on new meaning as I grow older. As I grow older, I must actively work to not losing the curiosity and thirst for knowledge that I was born with. To craft my own six-word phrase, I reflected on Disney’s quote and made note of the concepts from his quote I wanted to thread through my own phrase. I focused particularly on
Chapter five focuses primarily on processes and explains why the process is the key to success. Processes are the policies, tasks, and procedures that are used in the Quality Service system to deliver service.
Disney’s long-run success is mainly due to creating value through diversification. Their corporate strategies (primarily under CEO Eisner) include three dimensions: horizontal and geographic expansion as well as vertical integration. Disney is a prime example of how to achieve long-run success through the choices of business, the choice of how many activities to undertake, the choice of how many businesses to be in, the choice of how to manage a portfolio of businesses and the choice of how to create synergies between those businesses (3, p.191-221). All these choices and decisions are
The Walt Disney Company is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. Disney is able to create sustainable profits due to its heterogeneity, inimitability, co-specialization and immense foresight. During the late twentieth century, Michael Eisner founded and gave a rebirth to Walt Disney Company. Eisner revitalize TV and movies, Themes Park and new businesses. Eisner's takeover for fifteen years had climbed the revenues and net earnings of the company. It also successfully uses synergy to create value across its many business units. After its founder Walter Disney's death, the company started to lose its ground and performance declined. Michael Eisner became CEO