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Imprints from Book Illustration and Advertisement: Eco-Sources in Walt Disney’s Sleeping Heroine Films


Imprints from Book Illustration and Advertisement: Eco-Sources in Walt Disney’s Sleeping Heroine Films

Harris, Rachel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7356-0127 (2022) Imprints from Book Illustration and Advertisement: Eco-Sources in Walt Disney’s Sleeping Heroine Films. Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, 36 (2). pp. 258-283. ISSN 1536-1802

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While Disney's sleeping heroine films—Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Sleeping Beauty 1959)—are often dismissed as repeating a capitalistic narrative, the rapid acceleration of environmental degradation across the globe is grounds enough to reexamine both films with an ecocritical lens. Using an interpictorial approach, this article offers a new way of viewing how nature was constructed in the films' storyboards while tracing connections with period-specific advertisements. Illustrations of wild nature expand the possibilities for troubling Disney's brand of villainized wilderness. But period advertisements implicate humankind's growing responsibility for the harm done to the planet.

Divisions:Concordia University > Library
Item Type:Article
Authors:Harris, Rachel
Journal or Publication:Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1353/mat.2022.0006
Keywords:book illustration, fairy tales, print culture, advertisement, media
ID Code:992025
Deposited By: Rachel Harris
Deposited On:08 May 2023 15:49
Last Modified:11 May 2023 20:20


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