Maleficent embodies all the powers of hell malice

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Maleficent: -embodies all the powers of hell -malice, malignant, malevolent, and maleficarum -film very Christian (again no Disney oversight) -horned headdress -dragon/raven -weakness: Her inability to love or imagine love Disney sterotype of evil: -horned headdress -black, purple, green, yellow -greenish yellow eyes (no white) -tall and thin -lips and teeth -red fingernails Yellowish Green: -eyes -ring -MAGIC! -Fairies magic: Pink, blue, natural green 3/7/13 Sleeping Beauty Cont Style of Animation -Magnum Opus -most ambitious cartoon feature to date -demonstrate superiority of disney style -visual design over story -hired painter Ervind Earle to provide inspirational art (animators loved it all) -less realistic, too flat, to modernist for fairy tale -walt was focused on disneyland -so when he finally saw SB, he wasn't happy so he installed quotas Battle Between Good and Evil -Cosmic Struggle -EVIL: dark, hatred/malice, spite, communism, hell -GOOD: virtue, goodness, true love, democracy, courage, family -christian symbolism: cross defeats hell, evil=powerful but... combined forces of good/love win in the end Jane Yolen – Briar Rose (1992) Jane: -local writer (Hatfield) -children's/young adult fiction
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-fantasy/revisioned fairy tales -Tales of Wonder (1983), Dragonfeld & Other Stories (1985), The Devil's Arithmetic (1988) -Jewish themes/Holocaust, revisioning fairytales: problems w/o solutions, explore psychological undercurrents, new fairytales using feminism etc -target of anti-semitism: vandalism and other hate crimes -The 13 th Fay: 1 st person account of fairy in Sleeping Beauty, decadent monarchy, 100-year sleep is a fortunate mistake -compared to Angela Carter and Tanith Lee Briar Rose: -addresses the Holocaust -thorns: barbed wire -sleeping: death by gassing -for children? Young adults? College age? Holocaust -okay to laugh at now? -do fictional accounts trivialize events? Fairytales -ability to speak the unspeakable -good/evil and white/black -good rewarded and bad punished 3/12/13 Cartoons go to war Disney goes to war: 1941-1945 -moved to new studio in Burbank -strike against Disney: animators wanted union -screen cartoonists guild (led by Art Babbit) in May 1941 -strike -Walt felt personally attacked by strike -blamed communists -never trusted animators again -studios closed down -Walt refused to negotiate (went to South America) -studio in financial trouble -bankrupted by Fantasia (1940) -government cotnract: 32 animated shorts between 1941-45 -propaganda films, teaching films, goodwill films -propaganda -for defense department -mobilize against axis powers (Germany - Hitler, Italy - Mussolini, Japan – Hirohito) -America=democracy=good -axis=totalitarian=evil -the new spirit: convince us citizens to pay more taxes -support us war efforts: buy war bonds, rationing, enlist in armed forces -7 wise dwarfs, commando duck, private pluto -victory through air power (full-length feature helped influence strategic policy air-bombing campaigns at end of war) -training for all branches of armed forces -all animation studios participated in propaganda effort (warner bros) PI DAY! Racial Stereotypes in Disney Latin America
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  • Spring '13
  • SusanCocalis
  • German, The Bible, Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Disney Educational Productions

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