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Walt Disney, from reader to storyteller : essays on the literary inspirations

Author: Kathy Merlock Jackson; Mark I West
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of essays addresses Disney as a reader and shows how his responses to literature fueled his success. Essays discuss the books he read, the ones he adapted to film, and the ways in which he demonstrated his narrative ability"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Walt Disney; Walt Disney; Walt Disney; Walt Disney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy Merlock Jackson; Mark I West
ISBN: 9780786472321 0786472324 1476618240 9781476618241
OCLC Number: 882191848
Description: viii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Disney's Reading --
Walt Disney's Boyhood Response to Stories: The Origins of His Narrative Playfulness / Mark I. West --
Walt Disney as Reader and Storyteller: The Books in His Library and What They Mean / Kathy Merlock Jackson --
Disney's Narrative Influences: Authors --
Snow White, the Grimm Brothers and the Studio the Dwarfs Built / Katie Croxton --
Pinocchio: An American Commedia / Lucy Rollin --
Felix Salten's Stories: The Portrayal of Nature in Bambi, Perri and The Shaggy Dog / John Wills --
Song of the South and the Politics of Animation / M. Thomas Inge --
The Pleasures and Pains of Texts: Kenneth Grahame, Washington Irving and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad / Walter Squire --
The American Revolution and Disney: Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain and the Celebration of Liberty / Martin J. Manning --
Old Yeller: From Gipson Tale to Disney Classic / Brenda Greene Shue --
Updating Pollyanna for the Space Age / Judy Rosenbaum --
The Sentimental Novel: Community, Power and Femininity / Susan Larkin --
Disney's Europe: Hans Brinker and The Three Lives of Thomasina / Martin J. Manning --
From Page to Screen: Dysfunction, Subtext and Platonic Idealism in Mary Poppins / Sue Matheson --
Hayley Mills and the Constraints of Artifice in That Darn Cat! / Ron DePeter --
The Metafictive Playgrounds of Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The Movie Is a Book / Paula T. Connolly --
Disney's Narrative Influences: Composers --
Summit Meetings: Mickey Mouse's Culture Wars / John C. Tibbetts --
Epilogue --
Disney and the Tradition of Storytelling / Margaret J. King and J.G. O'Boyle.
Responsibility: edited by Kathy Merlock Jackson and Mark I. West.

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