Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Walt Disney spent his life fighting finitude, that is, asserting soul. Nothing in Disney animation is contingent, because it orbits around personality in story development. This establishing personality over the laws of physics, logic or mere randomness, is, again, a proclaiming of soul over matter. Disney was pledged to life in such a way that, like a pure spirit, he refused, in all senses, to accept its limits. His reinvention of life in animation, going hand in hand with his assertion of personality, represents life over reality: a metaphor of eternal life. It created Disney freedom, endlessness of possibility, humor and fantasy.