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Objectivity is overrated.

March 11th, 2011 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

Hello, racism my old friend…

by Carolyn Bick on Carolyn Bick's Blog · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I know I shouldn’t be surprised at all the racism in early comics, but I did a double-take at the end of the Satin sequence in The Spirit.  The black bellboy is a typical portrayal of an African American: Monkey-like, with large lips and poor speech.  And though this kind of depiction is typical in [...]

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Tags: fantasia·The Spirit·racism·krazy and ignatz

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

The Female Body in ‘Fantasia’

by Carolyn Bick on Carolyn Bick's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

As I was watching Fantasia today, I realized just how much subtle and not-so-subtle female imagery there is in the film.  The imagery tends to revolve around the physical female body, rather than what a majority of society at the time of Fantasia’s making might consider “feminine” traits.  The female body is employed in various [...]

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Tags: fantasia·female body·sex·evil·good