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35 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Who Was Walt Disney?
A sexist, racist and anti-Semite? These are some pretty serious allegations! We figure out what kind of person Disney was through discussing a rejection letter to a female animator, horrible Jewish caricature in 3 Little Pigs and portrayal of black actors in Disney movies when he was still alive. Hit the follow button so you can stay tuned to weekly Disney discussions every Friday! FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/dissectingdisney TWITTER: twitter.com/disneydissect SUPPORT US by leaving a review at https://ratethispodcast.com/dissectingdisney Cover art designed by the incredibly talented Ariel Tong: instagram.com/graphics.byariel Sources: Meryl Streep slams Walt Disney as a racist, sexist and more, Entertainment.ie Fact-Checking the Age-Old Rumors of Walt Disney’s Dark Side, Vulture Economic antisemitism, Wikipedia Leni Riefenstahl, Wikipedia Kristallnacht, Wikipedia Disney's rejection letter to female artist from 1938 shows what a big old bunch of sexists they were, Digital Spy The Song of the South (Racial Discrimination), Youtube Are The Crows In Dumbo Really That Racist?, Lifehacker The Racist History of Peter Pan’s Indian Tribe, Smithsonian Peter Pan Is the Boy Who Never Stopped Being Racist, Fatherly Was Walt Disney racist and/or sexist? If so, why?, Quora
37 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Family Dynamics, Morality & Mediocrity in The Incredibles (2004)
Ever noticed how Mr Incredible was kind of a poor father figure for some parts of The Incredibles? We didn't until we were older! From not helping out Helen to parent their kids to lying about losing his job, he certainly wasn't a role model all the way through the movie. We discuss how The Incredibles actually portrayed realistic family lives (minus the superpowers) such as parents fighting, sibling relationships and settling down after marriage. Hit the follow button so you can stay tuned to weekly Disney discussions every Friday! FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/dissectingdisney TWITTER: twitter.com/disneydissect SUPPORT US by leaving a review at https://ratethispodcast.com/dissectingdisney Cover art designed by the incredibly talented Ariel Tong: instagram.com/graphics.byariel Sources: ‘The Incredibles’ and the Myth of the Ideal Family, America Magazine Dad Grades: Mr. Incredible From The Incredibles, The Dad The Incredibles’ incredible focus on the family, The Dissolve The slippery politics of The Incredibles and other superheroes, The Dissolve Being Super in Suburbia Is No Picnic, The New York Time Incredible propaganda, The Guardian PHILOSOPHY - Nietzsche, The School of Life
24 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Sleeping Beauty Untold
Trigger warning: rape and sexual assault is discussed Have you ever wondered how the story of beloved Aurora came about? We're telling you now, it's not pretty! Cannibalism, rape and goddesses - it is safe to say that Sleeping Beauty's origin stories...
32 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Frozen: Why People Couldn't Let It Go
This 2013 hit movie left soooo many parents with earworms thanks to its Oscar-winning song 'Let It Go'. Why was it such a big hit? Join us today for a discussion which includes the subversion of tropes, the empowering message behind Let It Go's lyrics,...
28 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Feminism in The Princess & The Frog (2009): Part 2
This episode continues to dive into how Disney portrayed its first black princess, Tiana. Topics include: the portrayal of healthy relationships, what it was like to be a black woman in the 1920s, gender roles (with its subversion) and the use of male...
42 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Black Representation in The Princess & The Frog (2009): Part 1
This episode covers how well Disney portrayed its first black princess, Tiana. Topics include: the controversy behind Tiana's original name which was too close to 'mammy', Creolization, Disney skirting around the issue of segregation, jazz, food, and...
37 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Chinese Representation in Mulan (1998)
In the second installment of our representation series, we talk about Disney's improvement in representing POC compared to Aladdin such as actually hiring actors with Asian heritage! Topics include Confucian vs Western values, differences between...
38 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Representation: Aladdin (1992)
Which places inspired Aladdin? South Asia, Cental Asia, Middle East... China? There's evidence for all of these! We discuss how well Disney portrayed its first POC princess, Princess Jasmine, through the movie Aladdin. Topics include racist lyrics,...
37 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Drugs, Monarchy, and Adolescence: what is Alice in Wonderland?
Disappearing cat, talking rabbit, mushrooms that change your physical state... Alice in Wonderland is one weird movie! In this episode, we discuss whether Alice's trip is actually a personification of an LSD trip, how the movie is a satire of the...
32 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Did Snow White Invent Pretty Privilege?
"Magic mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" In this episode, we unpack this iconic line from Snow White and discuss whether there is a link between beauty and morality (there's some science behind this!). Other topics include questioning...
30 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Did Belle Have Stockholm Syndrome?
Locked up in a castle, falling in love with her captor, befriends talking furniture... sound familiar? It's Belle from Beauty and the Beast! In today's episode, we unpack whether Belle really had Stockholm Syndrome alongside slightly off-topic...
1 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Dissecting Disney Trailer
A trailer for Dissecting Disney – the podcast where we either make you loathe or love your favourite childhood movies. Each episode will be focused on a Disney movie and a particular issue or criticism of the movie and relevant characters. Hit the follow button so you can stay tuned to weekly Disney rants!
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