Disney Paper - Garrett Sanders Gcs375 RTF 305 Section 19...

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Garrett Sanders Gcs375 RTF 305 Section 19 Mr. Kanaan October 7, 2007 Disney’s Agenda? Disney, a name synonymous with fun, family, and the American way, is a company seemingly dedicated to bringing the country quality entertainment alongside strong moral values. Disney writers and creators have mastered the art of children fantasy and have had their ideas enter into the homes of nearly every American. But beneath the thick layer fantasy, does there lay a subtle yet harsh undertone of bigotry? An undertone, which tells young America, what do and believe in order to be considered “normal” in society. In Janet Wasko’s article “Understanding the Disney Universe,” she points out how and why Disney has been considered to be the ultimate player in subliminal messages. Is Disney just a fun, honest organization trying to produce profitable entertainment? Or is this entertainment being made at the expense of others? Referring to Disney’s portrayal of women in their stories, Wasko states that “The typical Disney heroine… was innocent, naïve, passive, beautiful, domestic, and submissive…and ultimately find fulfillment through their romantic relationships with Prince Charming,” making the argument that female Disney characters are constantly
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course RTF 07885 taught by Professor Nasr during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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