Monday, October 5, 2009

Disney Meaning


Walt Disney was a man of extremes. He was said to have one foot in the past and another in the future; he joined artifice to nature, technology to fantasy, unpredictability to planning, passion to control. This power of wedding extremes result from his ongoing quest of fighting finitude: asserting soul. Finitude, after all, is  drastic enough of a time limitation to not permit the coexistence of polarities, or to make such coexistence "illogic". Not with Disney. He knew how to overcome finitude and keep extremes reconciled in a meaningful whole. Orbiting around personality in story development, nothing in Disney animation is gratuitous, or "souless": The physical, visible side of it, is at one with the invisibility of pure making sense.

4 comments:

DennyMagic said...
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DennyMagic said...

Disney was very eclectic and because of his deep thinking, I place him as more of a facilitator than anything else.

He had an eye for talent, an knew his own limitations, so recruiting talent was paramount, in order to accomplish the things that he was not proficient at.

Duvivier said...

But one of the biggest talents is to work with the human soul, to work with other people's talents for, as you say, accomplish what he saw and others didn't. Disney was an artist of souls,that involves immense passion. A facilitator, on the other hand, is a realtor of events. I honestly think the comparison is like wine to water.

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