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The Gospel according to Disney : faith, trust, and pixie dust

Author: Mark I Pinsky
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the role that the animated features of Walt Disney played on the moral and spiritual development of generations of children by exploring the most popular Disney films.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark I Pinsky
ISBN: 0664225918 9780664225919
OCLC Number: 55625199
Description: xvii, 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1: The Disney years: 1937-1984 — The Disney gospel: secular 'toonism --
Walt and Roy: the Christians --
Snow White and the seven dwarfs (1937): sin and salvation --
Pinocchio (1940): prove yourself --
Fantasia (1940): the sorcerer's mascot --
Dumbo (1940): mother love --
Bambi (1942): man is in the forest --
Cinderella (1950): Prince Charming II --
Alice in Wonderland (1951): take the red pill --
Peter Pan (1953): faith, trust, and pixie dust --
Lady and the tramp (1955): mixed marriage --
Sleeping beauty (1959): not in death --
101 dalmatians (1961): black and white --
The sword and the stone (1963): knowledge is king --
The jungle book (1967): nature and nurture --
Robin Hood (1973): tax rebates --
The fox and the hound (1981): nature and nurture redux --
The black cauldron (1985): contains occult material --
Shorts: pagans, Jews, and Christians --
Part 2: The Eisner Years: 1984-2004 — Michael and Jeffrey: the Jews --
The little mermaid (1989): upward mobility --
Beauty and the beast (1991): feminism, transformation, and redemption --
Aladdin (1992): encountering Islam --
The lion king (1994): Karma on the Savannah --
Pocahontas (1995): animating animism --
The hunchback of Notre Dame (1996): the house of the lord --
Hercules (1997): Superman, Samson, and Delilah --
Mulan (1998): woman of valor --
Tarzan (1999): taming the savage --
The emperor's new groove (2000): eminent domain --
Atlantis (2001): adventure capitalism --
Lilo and Stitch (2002): send in the clone --
Treasure planet (2002): mining the father lode --
Return to Neverland (2002): faith, trust, and pixie dust II --
Brother Bear (2003): primitive predestination --
Part 3; Disney and American culture : The theme parks: American pilgrimage --
The Baptist boycott: culture clash --
Conclusion: questions and answers.
Responsibility: Mark I. Pinsky.

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In this follow-up to his bestselling The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated Family, religion journalist Mark Pinsky explores the role that the animated  Read more...

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