Saturday, 17 March 2012

Review of Walt Disney

                                                    Fig 1: ‘Walt Disney with Mickey Mouse’
Walter Elias "Walt" Disney born in December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966 was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon. Walt is well known known for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. Along with his brother Roy O. Disney, he was co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, which later became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation is now known as The Walt Disney Company and had annual revenue of approximately US$36 billion in the 2010 financial year.

Fig:  2 'Snow White and the seven dwarfs'

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The story is of snow white and the seven dwarfs. Which all dwarfs in the Snow White is much represented by their character name.

Snow white and the seven dwarfs show a lot of expression. Hand states Disney's adoption of Expressionist visual devices makes for genuinely powerful drama. (Hand 1937) in snow white it shows that the characters faces have great expression and that the appearance has a meaning to the names which is a symbol to all the dwarf characters in snow white.  As they are all appealing to the audience. Walt Disney uses the idea that the build-up of character brings at the drama and makes the story gel together. The use of walt’s ideas comes together in this fairy tale.  

Fig 3: 'Steamboat Willie'

Mickey Mouse was born in steamboat Willie Edwards states “The Birth of Mickey Mouse and it is one of the most classic Cartoons in history and the birth of an icon” (Edwards 2011) mickey mouse was born here in this story of steamboat Willie. It is the first and is the original. This is the start of a new character in the world of Disney. Mickey has now come in load of series and has been refined and created in a more efficient way to the style of his character and quality. But from the start of the first design of mickey mouse he is more simply and basic. But really in the present he has changed only to the quality and special effects. 

List of illustrations:

Fig 1: ‘Walt Disney with mickey mouse’ URL at:
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Fig 2: ‘Snow white and the seven dwarfs’ URL at:
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Fig 3 'Steamboat Willie'

Michael Edwards (2011) URL at:
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 David hand (1937) URL at:
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