Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Transcendent Disney

Through Mickey,Walt Disney expresses full awareness of his own
atunement to transcendence. In the article Th e Cartoon’s Contribution
to Children (Overland Monthly vol. 91) he says of Mickey:
“…we see to it that nothing ever happens that will cure his faith in
the transcendent destiny of one Mickey Mouse…”
And further:
“…the Mickey audience is made up of parts of people, of that
deathless, precious, ageless, absolutely primitive remnant of something
in every world wracked human being which makes us play with
children’s toys and laugh without self-consciousness at silly things,
sing in bathtubs and dream and believe that our babies are uniquely
beautiful. You know…the Mickey in us.”

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