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Beefcakes: Masculinity in Disney Movies

April 2nd, 2011 by Grace Kanaan on Grace Kanaan's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve been thinking about the construction of masculinity in the texts and films we’ve been looking at and came across this video on the topic:

Gaston is probably my favorite Disney character. Even though he is a total stereotypical beefcake (and a villain), I think his character should be seen as a critique or a caricature [...]

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Tags: Disney·masculinity·Gaston

Objectivity is overrated.

by Soo Jin Lee on Soo Jin Lee's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Like a lot of American children, I was exposed to Disney films at an early age and have attached a lot of sentimental value to them. My love for them is deep enough that it has withstood most of the critical analysis I’ve grown to apply to most movies I watch; yeah, so most Disney [...]

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Tags: Tchaikovsky·Nutcracker Suite·Disney·Animation·fantasia

Tales of Derring-do, Bad- and Good-Luck Tales

by Matt on Matthew Furda's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

As a kid, I grew up watching “DuckTales” on television–as I suspect many others in the class did.  Reading through selected stories from “Carl Barks’ Greatest DuckTales Stories” thus only deepened my appreciation for the series.  The introduction aptly pointed out that the animated series tended to adapt Barks’ original narratives with a slightly more [...]

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Tags: carl barks·ducktales·scrooge mcduck·capcom·nes·inception·indiana jones·science·8-bit·Animation·comics·Disney·nintendo

Animation serving Music?

by Eamon Brennan on Eamon Brennan's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

While watching Fantasia, I came to the realization that I do not like animation inspired by music. I may enjoy what is created but I do not like it as animation. Attempting to express the way music makes you feel through animation or putting a classical song into some sort of framework is commendable but [...]

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Tags: Betty Boop·Koko·Louis Armstrong·Cab Calloway·fantasia·Disney

You Are Here: Pastiche up the wazoo

by Isaac Buchoff on Isaac Buchoff's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I just read Kyle Baker’s “You Are Here” a few weeks ago, and it’s amazing how relevant it is to our recent lessons. It unashamedly models itself after animated Disney films starting with the front cover, where the author’s name is printed in Waltograph, the font most commonly associated with the Disney logo.
As we meet [...]

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Tags: You Are Here·Disney·Kyle Baker·pastiche·comics