Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Disney Triad

Innocence, intensity and devotion are the three manifestations of our relationship to God.
Walt Disney had immense innocence to dream, great intensity to make and unique devotion to promote.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Disney Extremes

     Walt Disney was considered to have  the gift to reach the human heart. That is why Disney animation many times reaches extremes, without falling overboard. Extremes are limits: everything there is to give. But in the Disney extremes, there is always a touch of delicacy to counterbalance the exaggeration of mere melodrama. A Disney extreme reconcilies the subtle and the obvious, what is suggested and what is visible, the secret and the revelation.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Disney Animism

To animate is not really to give movement, but to give life (Animus means to live). 

Walt Disney gave life to the drawings of things, animals and plants because he gave them soul. 

Like the Great Creator with original creation, he identified with his creatures in one common heart; to that extent, Disney declared that he naturally thought of anything as capable of having the same feelings as himself.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Disney Confession

  " He (the white man) is the victim of a civilization whose ideal is the unbotherable, poker-faced man and the attractive, unruffled woman. Even the gestures get to be calculated. The spontaneity of the animal-you find it in small children, but it's gradually trained out of them". Walt Disney. 
    Is there any doubt that in children and animals Walt Disney found the reflex of his own integrity and authenticity?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Disney Brazil

I've been always intrigued by the difference between loving Disney creation in Brazil, from loving it in the US.
    Looking at a little Mickey doll I carry with me when I travel, it seemed to me more clear cut, precise, inexorable and also freer. I wondered whether it had to do with the fact that the Brazilian space, being less planned, and determined, is less submited to spacial limitations,  feeling, therefore,  more like the kind of space depicted in a cartoon, in which nothing is impossible.
Mickey here in Brazil looks freer, and absolute.
Walt Disney must have hated limitations!

Disney Circle

     The past is the heart, what lives forever without having to be seen. The future is the mind, what has to be projected in order to be. Walt Disney, with a foot in the past and another in the future, was heart and thought: the complete circle. 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Disney Ressurrection

In the nineties, some social workers that I know, took a bunch of ghetto kids to the movie for the first time. It was a free session of Snow White!
      Not unlike me (once a miserable rich girl) at the end, the kids said: We now have hope to get a better life! The movie was DIsney's Snow White! Among the kids, there was a thieve girl who hyper ventilated at so much beauty. She was shot on the following day. She died, but her head was on Disney Heaven!