Category Archive: Economics

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

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Disney’s first venture into the burgeoning genre of sci-fi would also be its first real Cold War film. Also, it’s awesome. At this stage in its history, Disney was almost exclusively adapting novels… Continue reading

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)

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WOW, SO WE THOUGHT we were nestling in on the couch for a run-of-the-mill Robin Hood film, done 1950s Disney style. Apparently “done 1950s Disney style” means, sado-masochism, thuggery, crazy religious guys and… Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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Ok, ok, ok. So, Ricktopher was going to write a super awesome post about Alice in Wonderland. Sadly, he recently found himself an unwilling party in a scuffle with a mountain lion and… Continue reading

Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

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Fun and Fancy Free–Violence, Violence and More Violence Fun and Fancy Free was one of those Post-WWII Disney features where they basically decided to scrap the idea of making one long film, and… Continue reading

World War 2 Shorts (1941-45)

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Softening the Blow of Being Drafted With the Pearl Harbor attacks America was suddenly involved in a war it had resisted entering. So Disney set out to soften the blow, and promote the… Continue reading

Filmed Under the Auspices of the Office of the Coordinator for Inter-American Affairs (1940s)

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During the twentieth century an approach to helping the poor of the third world really came into prominence which focused on education. The idea was based upon the adageĀ “Give a man a fish… Continue reading

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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A woman, overcome with vanity, sends out a man to murder her step-daughter and bring back her heart in a box. At the last minute he finds he has some moral objection to… Continue reading