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This 12 months marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Walt Disney Company's community tv sequence Disneyland/The brilliant global of colour. The sequence, a part of Walt Disney's quest to re-create American leisure, premiered October 27, 1954 on ABC and was once the longest-lived software in tv heritage. through the years, Walt Disney's visions have developed into family-oriented cinema, tv, topic parks. From the cute Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck to magical areas like Frontierland, Disneyland/The tremendous international of colour generated essentially the most well known fads of the period.

In Disney television, J. P. Telotte examines the historical past of the Disney tv sequence whereas putting it in context-the movie industry's response to tv within the post-World battle II period, the Disney Studios' position within the American leisure undefined, and Walt Disney's dream to create the fashionable subject matter park. Telotte's guideline during this exam is to demonstrate how Disney replaced the connection among cinema and tv and, might be extra importantly, the way it affected American culture.

The conciseness of Telotte's publication is an immense virtue over different top Disney scholarship. precise, with no together with minutia, Telotte presents the reader with the most important matters that surrounded the improvement of the Disney phenomenon. This e-book will allure a wide range of readers--scholars of tv, media, and movie experiences, pop culture scholars, and all these touched through the magic of Disney.

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Each man is willing to work Chapter 1 16 with the other and share his ideas. This is an achievement” (Thomas 279). It was Walt, though, who became instantly recognizable as a result of his hosting duties, as evidence his Emmy nomination. ” Just as significant as this celebrity status, though, was the direction that Walt’s hosting lent to the program. Often appearing with a book in hand, drawing one from a bookcase, or referring to historical events, he established a context for each show that went beyond the goal of simple entertainment or diversion.

11 17 Chapter 1 18 represented, and notes how the studio had also “made quite a splash” by being the first to adopt Technicolor. ” Accompanying the ensuing shift to full color are several reminders of the audience’s need for a color television to appreciate what was being offered, of NBC’s leadership in color broadcasting, and of Disney’s similarly pioneering efforts in this area. While the rest of “Adventure in Color” provides an “educational” overview of the importance of color in nature, a scientific explanation of how the colors of the spectrum work together, and a lesson in how color television technology functions, this scientific background never fully disguises the show’s industrial-business context, particularly when the NBC trademark color peacock, as if another Disney cartoon character, wanders into one scene.

And for Disney, too, the decision proved a wise one, since the 1955 financial report showed that in the wake of Disneyland’s first season (and the theme park’s opening), the company’s overall gross income had more than doubled (Watts 375). 9 Chapter 1 10 park and other Disney ventures” (60). The format and even content of the shows would thus be greatly determined by the scope of the larger Disney media project, by efforts to intertwine park, product, film production, television, and audience construction—by a sense of the series as part of a larger vision machine.

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