Monday, December 29, 2008

Disney: Coherence and Moral Nature

Disney's speech "The Story of Mickey Mouse"also discloses Disney’s moral nature in his simultaneity of originality and coherence. In the days when cartoon figures were nothing but excuses for comedic situations, Disney ran against the current (“Instead of speeding the cartoons as was then the fashion, we were not afraid to slow down the tempo and let Mickey emote”) and preserved the Mouse’s integrity, respecting and obliging the goodness his character came to represent to people. Disney says: “Mickey had reached the stage where we had to be very careful with what we permitted him to do, he had become a hero in the eyes of his audiences, specially the youngsters. Mickey could do no wrong. I could never attribute any meanness, or callous traits to him.”
Mickey is then Walt’s givingness.

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