Watch the documentary Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power and answer the following questions. Make sure to share your own thoughts and experiences of Disney movies. The documentary is available through the library’s subscription to Kanopy.
Why do some people argue that Disney is such a powerful corporation, unlike other major corporations?
How does Disney model their masculine and feminine characters? Do these characters mirror reality? If not, then what do they mirror?
How does Disney model racialized or ethnicized characters?
Why did the New York Times print the opinion piece entitled: “It’s racist, but, hey, it’s Disney”? Do you agree or disagree?
Why are some of the commentators concerned about the commercialization of Disney?