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  • Very Unsuccessful Opening Of Eurodisney
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    The Not-So-Wonderful-World of Disney Until 1992, the Walt Disney Company had experienced nothing short of success in the theme park business. Having successfully opened parks in California, Florida and Tokyo, it only seemed logical to open one in Europe. When word of this go out, officials from many European countries offered Disney pleas and cash indictments to work the Disney magic in their hometown. In the end only one city was chosen and it was Paris, France. That was the first of many decis...
  • Walt Disney Company's Innovative Animation
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    This paper will assess the corporate culture of Walt Disney, addressing the background of the organization, training and teaching, stories, legends and myths associated with the company, philosophy, values, mission statement and the organizational goals of the company. The Disney Brothers Studios was founded by Walt and Roy Disney in October of 1923. As the brothers increased their reach in the entertainment market, this small studio evolved into the corporate giant known today as the Walt Disne...
  • Cultural And Social Critic
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    Cultural Studies Theory Cultural criticism is a literary theory, which focuses not only on the historical origin of a piece of literature, but on its obvious social, political, and economic influences as well (Meyer 2034). When the culture or context is studied, the motives or tensions, which drive characters' behaviors, may be accounted for and studied (Crawford). Cultural critics use strategies such as deconstructionism, gender studies, new historicism, and psychology to analyze and evaluate p...
  • Snow White And Other Disney Films
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    The Mouse Trap // It seems that's everyone's angry with Mickey, from the left and right. But the anger is really centered on the way the Walt Disney Co. reflects our culture and the values we all say we uphold. Star Tribune; Minneapolis, Minn. ; Jan 10, 1998; Martha Sawyer Allen; Staff Writer; Sub Title: [METRO Edition] Column Name: Faith & Values Start Page: 05 B ISSN: 08952825 Abstract: Religious conservatives decry what they say is the Walt Disney Co.'s move away from 'family values and famil...
  • Disney's Mulan
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    Traditional Western and Disney Ideals as Seen in Mulan Fairy tales have been a long tradition in almost all cultures, starting as oral traditions to and gradually evolving into written texts intended for future generations to enjoy. Today, a common medium for relaying these ancient stories is through animation. The Walt Disney Company is probably the most well known for its animated portrayals of many classic fairy tales. These fairy tales are considered, by fairy tale researcher Justyna Deszcz ...
  • Disney And Euro Disney Executives
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    Case Analysis # 1 Euro Disney- Disney Land Paris 1. What factors lead to Euro Disney's poor performance during its first year of operation? Euro Disney had a disastrous first year in Paris, France. There were many reasons that contributed to the horrible start. I am going to discuss six reasons why I think Euro Disney had such a hard time adjusting in Europe. 1. It was cheaper for European families to travel to Disney World in Orlando, FL. Not only was the trip to Orlando going to be cheaper, bu...
  • European Culture B Shift The Operational Manner
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    CASE STUDY: Labor Relations at Euro Disneyland -- J. Stewart Black Hal B. Gregerwen Introduction Disneyland is one of the best known and most highly visited recreation locations in the world. With this visibility and audience reach, the action of the Disney Company extends well beyond the boundaries of their theme parks. Not only is Disney a multi-dimensional entertainment conglomerate, but its profile gives it prominence that no other recreation manager has. Disney is often acknowledged as the ...
  • The Park
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    Negotiations with the French government were difficult. Disney committed a string of cultural misunderstandings. There was a backlash in France, particularly from Parisian intellectuals, who attacked the transportation of Disney's dream world as an assault on French culture. French farmers used the opening of the park as an occasion for staging a protest against the U.S. government for its insistence that French agricultural subsidies be cut. In addition, there were operational errors. For examp...
  • Cultures And Traditions Of Disney
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    In the words of Walt Disney, "If you can dream it, you can do it". This is the foundation he based his magical empire on. With an imagination and the funds from an insurance policy, he took his dream and made the Disney name one of the most well known names worldwide. Disney, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other popular characters are as much of our culture in the entertainment industry as McDonalds and Burger King are for the restaurant industry. The presence of the Disney Corporation has affect...
  • Disney's Americanization Of Aladdin Walt Disney
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    Disney's Americanization of Aladdin Walt Disney founded the 'Disney' corporation in the 1920's, he saw the animation industry, not as a form of artistic expression, but as a way to make technological advancements in the animating process and thereby turn it into a profitable commodification, something which could be marketed and sold to make money. I think it is a unanimous statement to proclaim that, if anything, he was indeed successful in that. Disney is now one of the top media conglomerates...

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