Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores

PowellsBooks.Blog

Authors, readers, critics, media — and booksellers.

 

Walt’s World

Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler

Reviewed by Benjamin Schwarz
The Atlantic Monthly

"For better and for worse, Walt Disney (1901-1966) implanted his creations more profoundly and pervasively in the national psyche than has any other figure in the history of American popular culture. When the young cartoonist — a product of the worn-down midwestern petite bourgeoisie and of wearisome childhood toil — had his first popular character, Oswald the Rabbit, stolen from him by his film distributor, in 1928, he quickly, in desperation, created a new protagonist: Mickey Mouse. By the early 1930s, a million audiences were watching Mickey Mouse cartoons each year. In 1934, in the depths of the Depression, The Mouse's image adorned more than forty items, from diamond bracelets to blackboards, bringing in $35 million in domestic sales alone...." Read the entire Atlantic Monthly review.




One Response to "Walt’s World"

  1.  
    Albert Armijo December 26th, 2006 at 8:33 am

    The review is excellent. Disney did exert a lot of influence on the American culture. Keep 'em coming.
    Albert Armijo

Post a comment:

 
Get Your Gravatar

  1. Please note:
  2. All comments require moderation by Powells.com staff.
  3. Comments submitted on weekends might take until Monday to appear.
PowellsBooks.Blog uses Gravatar to allow you to personalize the icon that appears beside your name when you post. If you don't have one already, get your Gravatar today!
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.