Disney, Pixar, and the Hidden Messages of Children's Films (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Performing Arts - 214 pages
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"Disney, Pixar, and the Hidden Messages of Children's Films" provides wide-ranging scrutiny of one of the most lucrative American entertainment genres. Beyond entertaining children--and parents--and ringing up merchandise sales, are these films attempting to shape the political views of young viewers? M. Keith Booker examines this question with a close reading of dozens of films from Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, and other studios, debunking some out-there claims--"The Ant Bully" communist propaganda?--while seriously considering the political content of each film.

"Disney, Pixar, and the Hidden Messages of Children's Films" recaps the entire history of movies for young viewers--from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to this year's "UP"--then focuses on the extraordinary output of children's films in the last two decades. What Booker finds is that by and large, their lessons are decidedly, comfortably mainstream and any political subtext more often than not is inadvertent. Booker also offers some advice to parents for helping children read films in a more sophisticated way.

  

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Review: Disney, Pixar, and the Hidden Messages of Children's Films

User Review  - Wawan - Goodreads

This book is a comprehensive introductory guide to children films in general. The reader can find Keith Booker's discussions on the main characteristics of Disney movies and Pixar movies. The ... Read full review

Review: Disney, Pixar, and the Hidden Messages of Children's Films

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

An interesting read, although none of the messages he discovers were exactly hidden. It's a good overview of children's films and the attitudes they convey though. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

M. Keith Booker is the James E. and Ellen Wadley Roper Professor of English at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, where he also serves as director of the program in comparative literature and cultural studies.

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