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Learning from Mickey, Donald and Walt : essays on Disney's edutainment films

Author: A Bowdoin Van Riper
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them. Each of the essays in this volume focuses on a different type of Disney "edutainment" film. Together they provide the first comprehensive look at Walt Disney's ongoing mission to inform and enlighten his worldwide audience"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Walt Disney; Walt Disney; Walt Disney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Bowdoin Van Riper
ISBN: 9780786459575 0786459573
OCLC Number: 664656908
Description: ix, 264 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: sect. I. War and Propaganda. The Canadian shorts : establishing Disney's wartime style / Bella Honess Roe --
"Desiring the Disney technique" : chronicle of a contracted military training film / Douglas A. Cunningham --
Cartoons will win the war : World War II propaganda shorts / Richard J. Leskosky --
Cartoon combat : World War II, Alexander de Seversky, and Victory through air power / John D. Thomas --
sect. II. Science, technology, mathematics and medicine. The promise of things to come : Disneyland and the wonders of technology, 1954-58 / A. Bowdoin Van Riper --
A nation on wheels : films about cars and driving, 1948-1970 / A. Bowdoin Van Riper --
"A journey through the wonderland of mathematics" : Donald in Mathmagic Land / Martin F. Norden --
Paging Doctor Disney : health education films, 1922-1973 / Bob Cruz, Jr. --
sect. III. Nature. "Nature is the dramatist" : documentary, entertainment, and the world according to the true-life adventures / Eddy von Mueller --
Sex, love, and death : true-life fantasies / Ronald Tobias --
It is a small world after all : Earth and the Disneyfication of Planet Earth / Eddy von Mueller --
sect. IV. Times, places and people. A past to make us proud : U.S. history according to Disney / Marianne Holdzkom --
Reviving the American dream : the world of sports / Katharina Bonzel --
Beyond the Ratoncito : Disney's idea of Latin America / Bernice Nuhfer-Halten --
Locating the Magic Kingdom : spectacle and similarity in People and places / Cynthia J. Miller --
America's salesman : The USA in Circarama / Sarah Nilsen.
Responsibility: edited by A. Bowdoin Van Riper.

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"Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them. Each of the essays in this volume focuses on a different type of Disney "edutainment" film. Together they provide the first comprehensive look at Walt Disney's ongoing mission to inform and enlighten his worldwide audience"--Provided by publisher.

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