Disney Studies

About this Guide

This guide is a pathfinder to media about: Walt Disney, Walt Disney Company, and social and cultural effects of Disney globalization. It is not comprehensive; I plan to add additional materials.  Make an appointment with me for guidance.  

Animation, Production, and Art

  • Allan, R. (1999). Walt Disney and Europe: European influences on the animated feature films of Walt Disney. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Walt Disney: the man and the studio -- European influences before Snow White and the seven dwarfs -- 'I believe in fairy tales': Snow White and the seven dwarfs -- The dark world of Pinocchio -- Introduction to Fantasia -- Fantasia: from Bach to Stravinsky -- Fantasia: from Beethoven to Schubert -- The experimental forties -- From Cinderella to Disneyland -- From Magic Kingdom to Mowgli -- Conclusion: 'Best vantage point for viewing the castle'.
  • Crawford, H. (2006). Attached to the mouse: Disney and contemporary art. Lanham, Md: University Press of America. "The Mouse and the Duck are celebrities created by Disney through its new art form, the animated cartoon. Using various outlets including mass-media, television, and theme parks, Disney made the Mouse an icon of corporate success and American culture. From Pop art to the present day, more than a hundred artists have incorporated the Mouse's image, humor, and nostalgia into their work. How And Why?" -- Google Books
  • Davis, A. M. (2006). Good girls and wicked witches: women in Disney’s feature animation. Eastleigh, U.K. : Bloomington, IN: John Libbey Pub. ; Distributed in North America by Indiana University Press. Introduction -- Film as a cultural mirror -- A brief history of animation -- The early life of Walt Disney and the beginnings of the Disney Studio, 1901-1937 -- Disney films 1937-1967 : the "classic" years -- Disney films 1967-1988 : the "middle" era -- Disney films 1989-2005 : the "Eisner" era -- Conclusion.
  • Kanfer, S. (1997). Serious business: the art and commerce of animation in America from Betty Boop to Toy story. New York: Scribner. "Acclaimed critic and historian Stefan Kanfer follows the ascent of America's most beloved and successful original art form from vaudeville sideshow to global industry, in the process holding up a mirror to the passing parade of cartoons, a mirror in which their captured reflections leave an indelible record of the changing nature of American tastes, values, and dreams. -- Google Books
  • Kaufman, J. B. (2012). Snow White and the seven dwarfs: [the art and creation of Walt Disney’s classic animated film]. San Francisco, Calif: Walt Disney Family Foundation Press. November 15, 2012-April 14, 2013, The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, California."
  • Lee, N. (2012). Disney stories: getting to digital / Madej, Krystina.  -- we own this one. New York: Springer. An interview with Roy E. Disney -- Stories across media. From there to here: the beginnings of interactive stories ; Stories and communicating ; Disney stories ; Life experience, joy of entertainment, love of drawing ; Becoming an animator ; Our story -- part 1. From gags to stories. Early animation: gags and situations. Getting into the business of animation ; Laugh-o-grams ; Production and story techniques ; Cracking the market -- Synchronizing sound and character. From silent to talkie ; Inventing sound production ; Strategies to build character ; Silly Symphonies - setting animation to music ; Commitment to improvement ; Sound and character -- Drawing and color: the language of realism. Pencil tests and overlapping action ; Gags to story ; Introducing color ; The language of color ; Drawing, color, and story -- Capturing life in animated film. Creating believable personalities ; The challenge of Snow White ; Multiplane camera ; The Old Mill ; Snow White's success ; Snow White's achievment -- part 2. From watching to experiencing across media. Creating the Disney master narrative. Establishing a cultural icon within popular culture ; The Disney master narrative and popular culture: Merchandising, The road show, The original Mickey Mouse Club, Radio? An advertising but not sotry medium for Mickey, Television -- Engaging audiences across media. Transmedia ; Comics ; Books ; A little pop-up history ; Disneyland ; The Disneyland stories ; Preliminary story planning ; Mainstreet, U.S.A. -- part 3. From interacting to creating and sharing. Animated storybooks and activity centers. Arcade game to story game ; "A story waiting for you to make it happen"-the synergy of story and game technology ; Along came Simba -- Going online: a personal theme park.
    Taking Disney's world online ; A range of engaging activities within a Disney world ; Reaching wider audiences with new forms -- Development cycle: games. The Disney Online development process ; Prototyping: a narrative game: Story supports game activities, P.I. Mickey storyboards 1-8, Gameplay ; Edutainment ; Disney edutainment ; Hot shot business ; Purchased games -- Development cycle: quality and feedback. Developing a community-based musical activity ; Quality assurance and software testing ; Focus gropus and guest feedback ; New directions -- MMORPGs: player-to-player interaction. Initial steps ; Chat Studio: the first Disney virtual community ; Multiplayer Jabber Flash games ; Massive multiplayer online games (MMOGs) ; Toontown Online ; Toontown's backstory ; Becoming a toon ; Safe and friendly socializing ; Collecting and cooperating to save Toontown ; Panda: the little engine that could ; Toontown Online: a work in progress -- Virtual online worlds: stories and engagement. Expanding the online theme park ; Gameplay and storyline ; Making the story "their own" -- Epilogue. A personal journey with Newton Lee ; Ten years at Disney Online ; A chance meeting with Disney fellow Dr. Alan Kay ; More than a job -- Timeline. The beginning ; Establishing Disney ; Television and theme parks ; Digital ; The Internet -- Bibliography. Literature ; Web sites ; Online videos
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  • Merritt, R., & Associazione Le Giornate del cinema muto. (1993). Walt in wonderland: the silent films of Walt Disney (Rev. English ed.). Pordenone, Italy : Baltimore: Giornate del Cinema Muto ; Distributed by Johns Hopkins Univ. Press.
  • Telotte, J. P. (2008). The mouse machine: Disney and technology. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Main Street, machines, and the Mouse -- Sound fantasy -- Minor hazards: Disney and the color adventure -- Three-dimensional animation and the illusion of life -- A monstrous vision: Disney, science fiction, and cinemaScope -- Disney in television land -- The "inhabitable text" of the parks -- Course correction: of black holes and computer games -- "Better than real": digital Disney, pixar, and beyond.  Available in print or online.
  • Walt Disney Company, & Pixar Animation Studios. (2001). The art of Monsters, Inc. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. Introduction by John Lasseter and Pete Docter.
  • Ward, A. R. (2002). Mouse morality the rhetoric of Disney animated film (1st ed.). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
  • Whitley, D. (2012). The idea of nature in Disney animation: from Snow White to WALL-E. Edition: Second Edition. Online.Cover; Contents; Part 1: Fairy Tale Adaptations; 1 Domesticating Nature: Snow White and Fairy Tale Adaptation; 2 Healing the Rift: Human and Animal Nature in The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast; Part 3: Tropical Environments; 5 The Jungle Book: Nature and the Politics of Identity; 6 Tropical Discourse: Unstable Ecologies in Tarzan, The Lion King and Finding Nemo; Part 4: New Developments; 7 WALL-E: Nostalgia and the Apocalypse of Trash; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Disney Co. & Globalization

Covers:  Walt Disney Company and / or Globalization
  • ABC News Productions. (2009). Merger between Disney and ABC. ABC News.  DVD 7312.  Transcript from LexisNexis (sign in with Netpass)
  • Allan, R. (1999). Walt Disney and Europe: European influences on the animated feature films of Walt Disney. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Walt Disney: the man and the studio -- European influences before Snow White and the seven dwarfs -- 'I believe in fairy tales': Snow White and the seven dwarfs -- The dark world of Pinocchio -- Introduction to Fantasia -- Fantasia: from Bach to Stravinsky -- Fantasia: from Beethoven to Schubert -- The experimental forties -- From Cinderella to Disneyland -- From Magic Kingdom to Mowgli -- Conclusion: 'Best vantage point for viewing the castle'.
  • Bondebjerg, I., & Golding, P. (Eds.). (2004). European culture and the media. Bristol ; Portland, Or: Intellect. see: Disney discourses, or mundane globalization / Kristen Drotner 
  • Bryman, A. (2004). The Disneyization of society. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE. Available in print or online.  Disneyization -- Theming -- Hybrid consumption -- Merchandising -- Performative labour -- Control and surveillance -- Implications of Disneyization.
  • Budd, M., & Kirsch, M. H. (Eds.). (2005). Rethinking Disney: private control, public dimensions. Middletown, Conn: Wesleyan University Press. Introduction: Private Disney, public Disney / Mike Budd. -- Dis-gnosis: Disneyand the re-tooling of knowledge, art, culture, life, etcetera / Dick Hebdige. --Disney's bestiary / Susan Willis. -- Monarchs, monsters, and multiculturalism:Disney's menu for global hierarchy / Lee Artz. -- The lion king, mimesis, andDisney's magical capitalism / Maurya Wickstrom. -- Curiouser and curiouser: gay days at the Disney theme parks / Sean Griffin. -- Anglophilia and the discreet charm of the English voice in Disney's Pocahontas films / Radha Jhappan and Daiva Stasiulis. -- Everybody wants a piece of Pooh: Winnie, from adaptation to market saturation / Aaron Taylor. -- Truer than life: Disney's Animal Kingdom / Scott Hermanson. -- Saying no to Disney: Disney's demise in four American cities / Stacy Warren. -- Synergy city: how Times Square and celebration are integrated into Disney's marketing cycle / Frank Roost. -- Disneyfication, the stadium, and the politics of ambiance / Greg Siegel.
  • Byrne, E. (1999). Deconstructing Disney. London ; Sterling, Va: Pluto Press. Online. "Eleanor Byrne and Martin McQuillan offer a critical encounter with Disney which alternates between readings of individual texts and wider thematic concerns such as race, gender and sexuality, the broader context of American contemporary culture, and the global ambitions and insularity of the last great superpower. The movies discussed include The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Pocohontas, Snow White, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Hercules and Mulan." from Amazon.com
  • Chytry, J. (2013). Mountain of paradise: reflections on the emergence of greater California as a world civilization. New York: Peter Lang. see: California political economy : the emotional environments of Walt Disney
  • Dazzled by Disney?: the Global Disney Audiences Project. (2005). London: Continuum. "The Global Disney Audiences Project involved analysis of audience reactions to Disney products in 18 different countries, examining the extensiveness and intensity of their marketing and the ambiguities and the contradictions in the reception of the Disney brand around the world."
  • Disney discourse: producing the magic kingdom. (1994). New York: Routledge. Introduction : how to read Walt Disney / Eric Smoodin -- Genius at work : Walt Disney / Paul Hollister -- Film phenomena ; Mickey Icarus, 1943 : fusing ideas with the art of the animated cartoon / Walter Wanger -- The magic worlds of Walt Disney / Robert De Roos -- Disney's business history : a reinterpretation / Douglas Gomery -- Disney after Disney : family business and the business of family / Jon Lewis -- Painting a plausible world : Disney's color prototypes / Richard Neupert -- The betrayal of the future : Walt Disney's EPCOT Center / Alexander Wilson -- "Surprise package " : looking southward with Disney / Julianne Burton-Carvajal -- Pato Donald's gender ducking / José Piedra -- Cultural contagion : on Disney's health education films for Latin America / Lisa Cartwright and Brian Goldfarb -- Images of empire : Tokyo Disneyland and Japanese cultural imperialism / Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto.
  • Disneyland and culture essays on the parks and their influence. (2011). Jefferson, N.C. ; London: McFarland & Co. Introduction -- The Disneyland Concept. The Theme Park : The Art of Time and Space / Margaret J. King and J.G. O'Boyle -- Synergystic Disney : New Directions for Mickey and Media in 1954-1955 / Kathy Merlock Jackson -- Animator as Architect : Disney's Role in the Creation of Children's Architecture / Mark I. West -- Disneyland Attractions. Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A., and Its Sources in Hollywood, U.S.A. / Robert Neuman -- Frontierland as an Allegorical Map of the American West / Richard Francaviglia -- The Dark Ride of Snow White : Narrative Strategies atDisneyland / Suzanne Rahn -- Tom Sawyer Island : Mark Twain, Walt Disney, and the Literary Playground / Mark I. West -- A Southern California Boyhood in the Simu-Southland Shadows of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room / Craig Svonkin -- Disneyland's Variations. Disneyland Paris : A Clash of Cultures / Christian Renaut -- Hong Kong Disneyland : Feng Shui Inside the Magic Kingdom / Derham Groves -- Hyperurbanity : Idealism, New Urbanism, and the Politics of Hyperreality in the Town of Celebration, Florida / Eric Detweiler -- Disneyland's Influence. Theme Parks and Films : Play and Players / J.P. Telotte -- Of Theme Parks and Television : Walt Disney, Rod Serling, and the Politics of Nostalgia / Douglas Brode -- Vacation in Historyland / Katherine Howe -- Autographs for Tots : the Marketing of Stars to Children / Kathy Merlock Jackson -- Forget the Prozac, Give Me a Dose of Disney / Cathy Scibelli -- The Disney Effect : Fifty Years After Theme Park Design / Margaret J. King.
  • Giesen, R. (2012). Animation under the Swastika: a history of trickfilm in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 / Storm, J. P. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers.
  • Giroux, H. A. (2010). The mouse that roared: Disney and the end of innocence (Updated and expanded ed.). Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.  Introduction : Disney's troubled utopia -- Disney and the politics of public culture -- Learning with Disney : from Baby Einstein to High school musical -- Children's culture and Disney's animated films -- Disney, militarization, and the national-security state after 9/11 -- Globalizing the Disney empire -- Conclusion : turning the world into a Disney store.
  • Griffin, S. (2000). Tinker Belles and evil queens: the Walt Disney Company from the inside out. New York: New York University Press. I. With Walt -- Mickey's monastery: sexuality and the "Disney mystique" -- "Mickey Mouse - always gay!": reading Disney queerly during Walt's reign -- -- II. Since Walt -- Finding a place in the kingdom: homosexuality at Disney during the Eisner era -- "Part of your world": reading Disney queerly in the Eisner era -- "You've never had a friend like me": target marketing Disney to a gay community
  • Grover, R. (1991). The Disney touch: how a daring management team revived an entertainment empire. Homewood, IL: Business One Irwin.
  • Hiaasen, C. (1998). Team rodent: how Disney devours the world (1st ed.). New York: Ballantine Pub. Group.
  • Lipp, D. (2013). Disney U: how Disney University develops the world’s most engaged, loyal, and customer-centric employees. Edition: 1 Edition. Not held at IC.
  • Sellers, M. D. (2012). John Carter and the gods of Hollywood: [the true story of what went wrong with Disney’s John Carter and why Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original superhero isn’t dead yet]. [Los Angeles, Calif.]: Universal Media. Not held at IC.
  • Stein, A. (2011). Why we love Disney: the power of the Disney brand. New York: Peter Lang.Introduction -- Disney history: the Walt Disney years -- Disney history : the post-Walt years -- Disney characters -- Disney films -- Disney television -- Disney theme parks -- Disney music -- Disney theater and live entertainment -- Disney travel and tourism -- Disney sports -- Disney home entertainment and interactive media -- Disney marketing and promotion -- Disney merchandising -- Disney and the global marketplace.
  • Stewart, J. B. (2005). Disney war. New York: Simon & Schuster.  Looks at the war between Roy Disney and Michael Eisner.
  • Wasko, J. (2001). Understanding Disney: the manufacture of fantasy. Cambridge, UK : Malden, MA: Polity ; Blackwell. Introducing the Disney universe -- Disney history(ies) -- The Disney empire -- Corporate Disney in action -- Analyzing the world according to Disney -- Dissecting Disney's worlds -- Disney and the world -- Living happily ever after?

Disney Press/Edition Books

Edutainment

Covers: documentary & educational films
  • Learning from Mickey, Donald and Walt essays on Disney’s edutainment films. (2011). Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co., Publishers. Introduction / A. Bowdoin Van Riper -- 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 -- 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. -- 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 -- 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.
  • Lee, N. (2012). Disney stories: getting to digital. New York: Springer. see: Disney edutainment
     

Fairy Tales - Criticism

  • Bacchilega, C. (1997). Postmodern fairy tales gender and narrative strategies. Philadelphia [Pa.]: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Bettelheim, B. (1989). The uses of enchantment: the meaning and importance of fairy tales (Vintage Books ed.). New York: Vintage Books. Part I: A pocketful of magic -- Life Divined from the inside -- "The Fisherman and the Jinny": Fairy Tale compared to fable -- Fairy Tale versus myth: Optimism versus pessimism -- "The Three Little Pigs": Pleasure principle versus reality principle -- The Child's need for magic -- Vicarious Satisfaction versus Conscious Recognition -- The importance of externalization: Fantasy figures and events -- Transformations: The fantasy of the wicked stepmother -- Bringing order into Chaos -- "The Queen Bee" : Achieving integration -- "Brother and Sister" : Unifying our Dual nature -- "Sinbad and the Seaman and Sindbad the Porter" : Fancy versus reality -- The frame story of Thousand and one Nights -- Tales of Two Brothers -- "The three Languages: : -- Building integration -- "The Three Feathers" The youngest child as Simpleton -- Oedipal Conflicts and Resolutions -- The Knight in Shining Armor and the Damsel in Distress -- Fear of Fantasy: Why were fairy tales outlawed? -- Transcending infancy with the help of Fantasy -- "The Goose Girl" : Achieving Autonomy -- Fantasy, Recovery, Escape and Consolation -- On the telling of Fairy Stories -- Part Two: In Fairy Land -- "Hansel and Gretel" -- "Little Red Riding Hood " -- "Jack and the Beanstalk: -- The jealous Queen in "Snow White" and the Myth of Oedipus -- "Snow White" -- Goldilocks and the Three bears" "the Sleeping Beauty" -- "Cinderella" -- The Animal-Groom Cycle of Fairy Tales.
  • Bottigheimer, R. B. (Ed.). (1986). Fairy tales and society: illusion, allusion, and paradigm. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Bottigheimer, R. B., & ebrary, Inc. (2009). Fairy tales a new history. Albany, N.Y: Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press.
  • Cashdan, S. (1999). The witch must die: how fairy tales shape our lives (1st ed.). New York: Basic Books. Once upon a time -- The witch within : the sleeping beauties -- Vanity : mirror, mirror, on the wall -- Gluttony : where bread crumbs lead -- Envy : if the slipper fits ... -- Objects that love -- Deceit : spinning tales, weaving lies -- Lust : a tail of the sea -- Greed : the beanstalk's bounty -- Sloth : Geppetto's dream -- Inside Oz : off to see the wizard -- Once upon a future -- Appendix I : Using fairy tales -- Appendix II : Finding fairy tales.
  • Harries, E. W. (2001). Twice upon a time: women writers and the history of the fairy tale. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Once, not long ago -- ch. 1. Fairy tales about fairy tales : notes on canon formation -- ch. 2. Voices in print : oralities in the fairy tale -- ch. 3. The invention of the fairy tale in Britain -- Interlude: Once again -- ch. 4. New frames for old tales -- ch. 5. The art of transliteration -- Conclusion: Twice-told tales -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
  • Gould, J. (2006). Spinning straw into gold: what fairy tales reveal about the transformations in a woman’s life. New York: Random House. Introduction: Spinning Straw into Gold -- Part 1. Maiden: The Age of Attraction -- Chapter 1. Snow White: Breaking Away from Mother -- Chapter 2. Snow White: Tempted by the Witch's Wares: The Disney Movie vs. the Grimms' Fairy Tale -- Chapter 3. Cinderella: Surviving Adolescence: "Cinderella," Pretty Woman, Jane Eyre -- Chapter 4. Cinderella: Stepping into the Dance: "Cinderella," Pygmalion, My Fair Lady -- Chapter 5. Sleeping Beauty: Going to Sleep a Girl ...: "Sleeping Beauty," the Legend of Brunhilde -- Chapter 6. Sleeping Beauty: ... Waking as a Woman: "Sleeping Beauty," "Talia," "Daphne and Apollo," The Kiss, the True Story of Florence Nightingale -- Chapter 7. Sleeping Beauty, American Style: How Walt Disney Changed the Meaning -- Chapter 8. Beauties and Beasts: Borne on the Back of Desire: "Beauty and the Beast," "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," Phantom of the Opera, King Kong -- Chapter 9. Beauties and Beasts: Descending into the Body: "Cupid and Psyche," The African Queen, the Legend of the Minotaur, Jane Eyre, Casablanca -- Chapter 10. Beauties and Beasts: Looking Love in the Face: "Cupid and Psyche," "Beauty and the Beast," "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," the Jean Cocteau Movie Beauty and the Beast -- Part 2. Matron: The Age of Attachment -- Chapter 11. The White Bride and the Black Bride: The Discovery of Two Selves: "The White Bride and the Black Bride," Gone with the Wind, the Legend of the Demon Lilith -- Chapter 12. Rapunzel and Jane Eyre: Confronting the Madwoman in the Attic: "Rapunzel," Jane Eyre, Rebecca -- Chapter 13. The Seal Wife: Hungry for Intimacy, Thirsty for Silence: "The Seal Wife," The Awakening, Kramer vs. Kramer, the Early Life of Doris Lessing -- Chapter 14. Bluebeard's Wife and the Fitcher's Bird: Taking Her Life in Her Hands: "Bluebeard," "Fitcher's Bird," "Cupid and Psyche," an Event in the Life of Eleanor Roosevelt -- Part 3. Crone: The Age of the Spirit -- Chapter 15. Hansel and Gretel: Life in the Light of Death -- Chapter 16. Demeter and Persephone: The Beautiful Mysteries -- Epilogue: Ever After.
  • Joosen, V. (2011). Critical and creative perspectives on fairy tales: an intertextual dialogue between fairy-tale scholarship and postmodern retellings. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. An intertextual approach to fairy-tale criticism and fairy-tale retellings -- Marcia K. Lieberman's "Some day my prince will come" -- Bruno Bettelheim's The uses of enchantment -- Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar's The madwoman in the attic.
  • Moen, K. (2013). Film and fairy tales: the birth of modern fantasy. London ; New York: I.B. Tauris. "A dream we make wide awake": the nineteenth-century féerie -- A cinema of transformations: the film féerie and Georges Méliès -- Fairy-tale aesthetics: early film theory and The blue bird (1918) -- Mary Pickford and the fantasies of stardom -- Sites of enchantment and The thief of Bagdad (1924) -- Delimiting fairy tales: Snow White and the seven dwarfs (1937) -- Afterword: Mutability lessons.
  • Pugh, T., & Aronstein, S. L. (Eds.). (2012). The Disney Middle Ages a fairy-tale and fantasy past. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.  Ebook. "The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past examines the intersection between the products of the Walt Disney Company and popular culture's fascination with the Middle Ages. The Disney Middle Ages have come, for many, to figure as the Middle Ages, forming the earliest visions of the medieval past for much of the contemporary western (and increasingly eastern) imaginary. The Disney Middle Ages explores Disney's accounts of the Middle Ages and their political and cultural ramifications, analyzing how these re-creations of a fairy-tale history function in modern society." -- Google Books
  • Sellers, S. (2001). Myth and fairy tale in contemporary women’s fiction. Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York: Palgrave.
  • Warner, M. (1995). From the beast to the blonde: on fairy tales and their tellers. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • Zipes, J. D. (Ed.). (1986). Don’t bet on the prince: contemporary feminist fairy tales in North America and England. New York: Methuen.
  • Zipes, J. D. (1988). The Brothers Grimm: from enchanted forests to the modern world. New York: Routledge.
  • Zipes, J. D. (Ed.). (2001). The Great fairy tale tradition: from Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm: texts, criticism. New York: W.W. Norton.
  • Zipes, J. D. (2002). Breaking the magic spell radical theories of folk and fairy tales (Rev. and expanded ed.). Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.
  • Zipes, J. D. (2006). Fairy tales and the art of subversion: the classical genre for children and the process of civilization (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge. Fairy Tale Discourse: Towards a Social History of the Genre -- The Origins of the Fairy Tale in Italy: Straparola and Basile -- Setting Standards for Civilization through Fairy Tales: Charles Perrault and the Subversive Role of Women Writers -- Who's Afraid of the Brothers Grimm?: Socialization and Politicization through Fairy Tales -- Hans Christian Andersen and the Discourse of the Dominated -- Inverting and Subverting the World with Hope: The Fairy Tales of George MacDonald, Oscar Wilde and L. Frank Baum -- The Fight Over Fairy-Tale Discourse: Family, Friction, and Socialization in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany -- The Liberating Potential of the Fantastic in Contemporary Fairy Tales for Children -- Walt Disney's Civilizing Mission: From Revolution to Restoration.

Gender, Fairies and Princesses

  • Bacchilega, C. (1997). Postmodern fairy tales gender and narrative strategies. Philadelphia [Pa.]: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Baumgardner, J. (2000). Manifesta: young women, feminism, and the future (1st ed.). New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • Brode, D. (2005). Multiculturalism and the Mouse race and sex in Disney entertainment (1st ed.). Austin: University of Texas Press. Available in print or online.
  • Byrne, E. (1999). Deconstructing Disney. London ; Sterling, Va: Pluto Press. Online.
  • Davis, A. M. (2006). Good girls and wicked witches: women in Disney’s feature animation. Eastleigh, U.K. : Bloomington, IN: John Libbey Pub. ; Distributed in North America by Indiana University Press.  
  • Bazaldua, B., & Walt Disney Enterprises. (2012). The fairies encyclopedia. New York: DK. "With this whimsical guide, readers can join the Disney Fairies and enter the enchanting world of Pixie Hollow, where believing is just the beginning!" 
  • Encyclopedia of gender in media. (2012). Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications. Online. Includes an entry on: Disney and Pixar
  • From mouse to mermaid: the politics of film, gender, and culture. (1995). Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Introduction : Walt's in the movies / Elizabeth Bell, Lynda Haas, and Laura Sells -- Breaking the Disney spell / Jack Zipes -- Memory and pedagogy in the "Wonderful world of Disney" : beyond the politics of innocence / Henry A. Giroux -- Pinocchio / Claudia Card -- Disney does dutch : Billy Bathgate and the Disneyfication of the gangster genre / Robert Haas -- The movie you see, the movie you don't : how Disney do's that old time derision / Susan Miller and Greg Rode -- Somatexts at the Disney Shop : constructing the pentimentos of women's animated bodies / Elizabeth Bell -- "The whole wide world was scrubbed clean" : the androcentric animation of denatured Disney / Patrick D. Murphy -- Bambi / David Payne -- Beyond Captain Nemo : Disney's science fiction / Brian Attebery -- The curse of masculinity : Disney's Beauty and the beast / Susan Jeffords -- "Where do the mermaids stand?" : voice and body in The little mermaid / Laura Sells -- "Eighty-six the mother" : murder, matricide, and good mothers / Lynda Haas -- Spinsters in sensible shoes : Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and broomsticks / Chris Cuomo -- Pretty woman through the triple lens of Black feminist spectatorship / D. Soyini Madison -- Pachuco Mickey / Ramona Fernandez.
  • Gender, race, and class in media: a critical reader. (2011) (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications.  Includes: Monarchs, monsters, and multiculturalism: Disney's menu for global hierarchy / Lee Artz
  • Griffin, S. (2000). Tinker Belles and evil queens: the Walt Disney Company from the inside out. New York: New York University Press. I. With Walt -- Mickey's monastery: sexuality and the "Disney mystique" -- "Mickey Mouse - always gay!": reading Disney queerly during Walt's reign -- -- II. Since Walt -- Finding a place in the kingdom: homosexuality at Disney during the Eisner era -- "Part of your world": reading Disney queerly in the Eisner era -- "You've never had a friend like me": target marketing Disney to a gay community
  • Hall, A. C., & Bishop, M. (Eds.). (2009). Mommy angst: motherhood in American popular culture. Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger. See: The motherless "Disney princess" : marketing mothers out of the picture / Marjorie Worthington
  • Harris, A. (Ed.). (2004). All about the girl: culture, power, and identity. New York: Routledge.
  • Johnson, M. (2013). Tinker Bell: an evolution (First edition.). New York: Disney Editions. foreword by John Lasseter.  A biography of Tinker Bell.
  • Kaufman, J. B. (2012). Snow White and the seven dwarfs: [the art and creation of Walt Disney’s classic animated film]. San Francisco, Calif: Walt Disney Family Foundation Press. November 15, 2012-April 14, 2013, The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, California."
  • Meyers, M. (Ed.). (1999). Mediated women: representations in popular culture. Cresskill, N.J: Hampton Press. see: Representing progress. And she lived happily ever after-- : the Disney myth in the video age / Jill Birnie Henke and Diane Zimmerman Umble
  • Orenstein, P. (2011). Cinderella ate my daughter: dispatches from the frontlines of the new girlie-girl culture (1st ed.). New York, NY: HarperCollins. Why I hoped for a boy -- What's wrong with Cinderella? -- Pinked! -- What makes girls, girls? -- Sparkle, sweetie! -- Guns and (briar) roses -- Wholesome to whoresome: the other Disney princesses -- It's all about the cape -- Virtually me -- Girl power-no, really
  • Rothschild, S. (2013). The princess story: modeling the feminine in twentieth-century American fiction and film. New York: Peter Lang. 
  • The sexualization of childhood. (2009). Westport, Conn: Praeger.  Includes: A royal juggernaut: the Disney princesses and other commercialized threats to creative play and the path to self-realization for young girls / Susan Linn 

Imagineering

  • Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Firm), Disney DVD (Firm), & Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm). (2007). Disneyland Secrets, stories & magic. Walt Disney Home Entertainment : Disney DVD ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.Disc One: Disneyland: secrets, stories and magic -- Wonderful world of Disneyland trivia game -- People and places: Disneyland U.S.A. -- Disneyland U.S.A. audio commentary by Leonard Maltin and longtime Disney imagineer Tony Baxter -- Disneyland U.S.A. dolby digital 5.1 surround sound music-only track. Disc Two: Operation Disneyland -- The Golden horseshoe revue original broadcaste date: September 23, 1962 -- Disneyland goes to the World's fair original broadcast date: May 17, 1964 -- Disneyland around the season original broadcast date: December 18, 1966 -- Building Walt's dream: Disneyland under construction -- Still frame galleries. DVD 4928
  • Fjellman, S. M. (1992). Vinyl leaves: Walt Disney World and America. Boulder: Westview Press.
  • Imagineers (Group). (2010). Walt Disney imagineering: a behind the dreams look at making MORE magic real (1st ed.). New York: Disney Editions.by the Imagineers ; with Melody Malmberg ; forewords by Robert Iger and Jay Rasulo ; introduction by Marty Sklar ; afterword by John Lasseter.
  • Kurtti, J. (2006). Walt Disney’s legends of imagineering: and the genesis of the Disney theme park. New York : London: Disney Editions ; Turnaround [distributor].
  • Lainsbury, A. (2000). Once upon an American dream: the story of Euro Disneyland. Lawrence, Kan: University Press of Kansas.
  • Pugh, T. (2012). The Disney Middle Ages: a fairy-tale and fantasy past / Aronstein, Susan Lynn. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Online. "The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past examines the intersection between the products of the Walt Disney Company and popular culture's fascination with the Middle Ages"
  • The imagineering workout: exercises to shape your creative muscles. (2005) (1st ed.). New York: Disney Editions. Why this book? -- How to use this book -- "Yes, if ..." -- Storytelling, storyboarding -- Dream and do! -- Your creative license -- Warming up -- Getting started -- Getting into the idea zone -- Techniques -- Shaping and toning -- Going the distance -- Strength building.
  • Wright, A., & Imagineers (Group). (2009). The imagineering field guide to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World: an imagineer’s-eye tour (2nd ed., rev. and updated.). New York: Disney.
  • Zukin, S. (1995). The cultures of cities. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell. see: Learning from Disney World. Real theme parks ; A shared publicculture ; The spatial reality of virtual reality ; Disney World as a service industry ; Disney's symbolic economy. 

Race, Culture, and Ethnicity

Youth Culture

  • Contemporary youth culture: an international encyclopedia. (2006). Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.  Includes: Disney and consumer culture / Christine Quail 
  • Booker, M. K. (2010). Disney, Pixar, and the hidden messages of children’s films. Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger. Disney does America: a political history of children's film -- Disney after Disney: the fall and rise and fall of Disney's dominance in children's film -- Magic goes high-tech: Pixar and the children's film in the age of digital reproduction -- The contemporary challenge to Disney: Dreamworks and others -- Conclusion: the politics of children's film : what Hollywood is really teaching our children.
  • Brode, D. (2004). From Walt to Woodstock how Disney created the counterculture (1st ed.). Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Bryant, J., & Zillmann, D. (Eds.). (2002). Media effects: advances in theory and research (2nd ed.). Mahwah, N.J: L. Elbaum Associates. see: Growing up with television: cultivation processes / Gerbner, Gross, Morgan, Signorelli, Shanahan 
  • Giroux, H. A. (2010). The mouse that roared: Disney and the end of innocence (Updated and expanded ed.). Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Introduction : Disney's troubled utopia -- Disney and the politics of public culture -- Learning with Disney : from Baby Einstein to High school musical -- Children's culture and Disney's animated films -- Disney, militarization, and the national-security state after 9/11 -- Globalizing the Disney empire -- Conclusion : turning the world into a Disney store.
  • Greene, D. (2012). Teens, TV and tunes: the manufacturing of American adolescent culture. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., Publishers. Online.
  • Neale, S. (Ed.). (2002). Genre and contemporary Hollywood. London: British Film Institute. see:'The best Disney film Disney never made' : children's films and the family audience in American cinema since the 1960s / Peter Kräme
  • Sammond, N. (2005). Babes in tomorrowland: Walt Disney and the making of the American child, 1930-1960. Durham: Duke University Press. Disney makes Disney -- Making a manageable child -- In Middletown -- America's true-life adventure -- Raising the natural child -- Disney maps the frontier.
  • Steinberg, S. R. (Ed.). (2011). Kinderculture: the corporate construction of childhood (3rd ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press. see:  Is Disney good for your kids? How corporate media shapes youth identity in the digital age / Henry A. Giroux and Grace Pollock
  • Wee, V. (2010). Teen media: Hollywood and the youth market in the digital age. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co. Introduction: commercial teen culture, 1995 to 2009 -- Targeting teens--the return of a vital demographic market -- Hollywood and teen media--a historical overview -- The millennial teen media text -- Beyond music television -- A new dimension to teen media -- From teen television network to teen culture nexus -- Disney and the youth market--it's a t(w)een world after all -- Bridging the digital divide--media in transition -- Conclusion.

     

Television

Covers:  ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN, Nickelodeon, TV Movies & series
  • Nickelodeon nation: the history, politics, and economics of America’s only TV channel for kids. (2004). New York: New York University Press. Nickelodeon grows up / Norma Pecora -- "A kid's gotta do what a kid's gotta do" / Kevin S. Sandler -- "TV satisfaction guaranteed!" / Susan Murray -- The early days of Nicktoons / Linda Simensky -- "You dumb babies!" / Mimi Swartz -- Diversifying representation in children's TV / Ellen Seiter and Vicki Mayer -- Interview with Geraldine Laybourne / Henry Jenkins -- Ren & Stimpy / Mark Langer -- Nickelodeon's nautical nonsense / Heather Hendershot -- "We pledge allegiance to kids" / Sarah Banet-Weiser -- Watching children watch television and the creation of Blue's clues / Daniel R. Anderson.
  • Greene, D. (2012). Teens, TV and tunes: the manufacturing of American adolescent culture. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., Publishers. Online.
  • Harrison, E. (2008). Disney channel rocks! (1st ed.). New York: Disney Press. High School Musical -- High School Musical 2 -- Corey in the House -- The Suite Life of Zack & Cody -- Hannah Montana -- Wizards of Waverly Place -- Camp Rock -- Phineas and Ferb.
     

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