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TIME: Disney Archive

Walt Disney on the cover of TIME magazine in 1954

Reference: TIME Magazine, TIME Disney Archive, http://www.time.com/time/archive/collections/0,21428,c_pixar_disney,00.shtml, geraadpleegd op 10-04-2012

Place Feature: Internet: http://www.time.com/time/archive/collections/0,21428,c_pixar_disney,00.shtml

Extract:

“THE WALT DISNEY ACQUISITION OF PIXAR
put the creative reins in the hands of John Lasseter, a former Disney animator who TIME profiled in 1998 as the “Wizard of Pixar.” In that profile Steve Jobs described Lasseter as “the closest thing we have to Walt Disney today.” Some excerpts from our coverage of Disney and Pixar:

Censors have dealt sternly with Mickey Mouse. He and his associates do not drink, smoke or caper suggestively…. But censorship is only a form of public testimony that Mickey Mouse and other animated cartoons are an important and permanent element of international amusement. Sergei Eisenstein, famed Russian director, has said: ‘They are America’s most original contribution to culture….’
From Regulated Rodent
Feb. 16, 1931 ”

Commentary: The last quote tells alot of course, because you dont find many Russians giving compliments about American products. Of course it also it has a negative ring to it, but it still is a compliment to Disney. The quote: ‘They are America’s most original contribution to culture….’ tells a lot about Disney and about America which is criticised for its capatilistic aditude and its brainwashing messages and grip on the world. But Disney is a also a typical American product with also a big grip on the world. But this is one grip where the world has never complained about.

THE WALT DISNEY ACQUISITION OF PIXAR
put the creative reins in the hands of John Lasseter, a former Disney animator who TIME profiled in 1998 as the “Wizard of Pixar.” In that profile Steve Jobs described Lasseter as “the closest thing we have to Walt Disney today.” Some excerpts from our coverage of Disney and Pixar:

Censors have dealt sternly with Mickey Mouse. He and his associates do not drink, smoke or caper suggestively…. But censorship is only a form of public testimony that Mickey Mouse and other animated cartoons are an important and permanent element of international amusement. Sergei Eisenstein, famed Russian director, has said: ‘They are America’s most original contribution to culture….’
From Regulated Rodent
Feb. 16, 1931

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