Saturday, February 11, 2012

Transcendent Disney

     Through Mickey, Disney expresses full awareness of his own attuning to transcendence, and, in finding a common essence between what lays hidden in every human being and Mickey himself, Disney also gives a beautiful description of innocence. In the article "The Cartoon's contribution to Children", 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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