Walt Disney 's Influence On The American Entertainment Essay

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Walt Disney is a prominent figure known for his contributions and influence on the American entertainment during the 20th century. He is regarded as a cultural icon and known throughout the world and within the American animation industry. The Walt Disney Company is one of the world’s leading entertainment providers and is known for bringing entertainment to families through its amusements parks, television series and especially through its numerous animated motion pictures ("Reference for Business." The Walt Disney Company.). Many people who have watched Disney movies believe that the movies are “cute” and perfect entertainment for the whole family. In reality, Disney movies are not “perfect” and depict racism and stereotypes that are found in numerous Disney films. Society has allowed racism and stereotypes to become a social norm. Disney movies reflect negative ideologies and perpetuate them by sending racial and stereotypical messages to children and young adults. Almost everyone grew up watching Disney movies and wanted to grow up to be one of the characters such as, one of the princesses or one of the princes. These characters in Disney films are children’s idols and reflect almost everything they want to be when they grow up. After many people look back at their favorite Disney films, they realize that they are a bit different than what we actually understood as a child. The characters that were numerous children’s idols may not be comfortable in today’s society…

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