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Title Disney and philosophy : truth, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust / Richard B Davis, William Irwin
Published Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2020
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Series The Blackwell philosophy and pop culture series
Blackwell philosophy and popculture series
Contents Acknowledgments : it takes people to make a dream reality -- Introduction : philosophy begins in wonder -- Unruly Ariel : not born but made a woman / Megan S. Lloyd -- True to your heart : honor and authenticity in Mulan / George A. Dunn -- Zen and the art of imagineering : Disney's escapism versus Buddhism's liberation / Steve Bein -- Hidden Mickeys and the hiddenness of God / Robert K. Garcia and Timothy Pickavance -- "Everyone's special dash" : tolerance and conformity in a world of incredible differences / Richard Davis -- Accommodating Dory, but disempowering Dopey? Dilemmas of disability from Snow White to Finding Dory / Kevin Mintz -- From Snow White to Moana : understanding Disney's feminist transformation / Edwardo PĂ©rez -- "Always a team, always united" : Disney's philosophy of the family / Kody Cooper -- How to convince Sleeping Beauty she's not dreaming / Chad A. Mcintosh -- Knowing who you are : existence precedes essence in Moana / William J. Devlin -- Saving Mr. Banks : reclaiming our childhood, remembering who we are / Mark Linville and Shawn White -- Wall-e and Eve : Disney's intelligent machines / Timothy Brown -- Inside Disney's Inside out / Ellen Miller -- To be or not to be ... The lion king : existentialism in Disney and Shakespeare / Megan S. Lloyd -- True freedom in Toy story, or you are a child's plaything! / Armond Boudreaux -- "Our fate lives within us" : character and choice in Brave / Louis Colombo and Steve Jones -- Breaking the spell : Beauty and the beast and Plato's prisoner / Nathan and Leilani Mueller -- True love in Frozen / Jamey Heit -- Mencius spins The emperor's new groove / Dean A. Kowalski -- "Handed down from goof to goof" : what Goofy can teach us about becoming good / Robert M. Mentyka -- "Let slip the (Donald) Ducks of war!" : ethical considerations about Disney's war propaganda / Tuomas W. Manninen -- Wall-e, the environment, and our duties to future generations / J. Edward Hackett -- Is there any utopia in Zootopia? / Alexander Christian and Frauke Albersmeier -- How I learned to stop worrying and love Disney : Marx and Marcuse at Disney world / Elizabeth Butterfield -- Media, mind, and the Magic Kingdom / Read Schuchardt -- "We're all gonna die" : death and the cycle of life in Disney / Jessica Miller -- Liberty Square in the shadow of Cinderella's castle : political philosophy in Disney's theme parks / Timothy Dale and Joseph Foy
Summary Explores topics including Disney's feminist transformation, dilemmas of disability, hierarchy and equality in Disney's theme parks, the art of imagineering, Disney's intelligent machines, tolerance and inclusion in a world of differences, alienation and consumption at Disney World, and the philosophy of wonder Enriches favorite Disney and Pixar moments and characters--including Mulan, Moana, Goofy, Sleeping Beauty, Wall-E and the cast of Toy Story--with new meaning and fun ahead of the release of Disney's highly-anticipated Frozen 2"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed
Subject Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Company.
Animated films -- United States -- History and criticism
Disney characters -- Philosophy
Animated films.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Richard Brian, 1963- editor
Irwin, William, 1970- editor
LC no. 2019030288
ISBN 1119538289