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Finding Nemo: An Analysis in Consideration of Mark Pinsky's Take on Disney and Religion
Religion and Theology
Pages 6 (1506 words)
From a cultural point of view, the work of Walt Disney has entered a level of attention that can be compared to a religion. There are ‘temples’ to the religion, in the form of the theme parks.
Millions of people worldwide make ’pilgrimages’ to the parks, with some people living in proximity so that the joy can be experienced at will. Some attend every day in order to receive the benefit of that joy. Mark Pinsky has written an examination of the world of Walt Disney in order to assess the ways in which the philosophies have formed a value system and informed culture, through children, on how to values into human experience. However, in the postmodern world some of the concepts that originated the Disney belief system have been challenged as prejudices and stereotypes are being broken and a new system of acceptance through intellectual assessment of the gray areas has begun to emerge. Through an examination of the film Finding Nemo, the theories that Pinsky has presented can be assessed and understood, while addressed through the postmodern cultural constructs that are challenging the good and evil paradigm. The history of Walt Disney is constructed from myth, the propagation of which is intended to extend the brand in order to build the business end of his career. Despite the incredible talent with which Disney created his world, he also had the business sense to understand that through image, his world could become an empire. Therefore, it is the myth of the man that is as important as the fantasies of the stories. ...
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