The Gospel According to Disney

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In the author's previous book "The Gospel According to The Simpsons," the key thesis was "It's not what you think." In this book, the author proposes: "It is what you think, more or less, but here is ... Read full review

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This book was used in a Bible study, and it was educational because I never thought of Disney movies as being part of the gospel, but there were many parallels to the Bible. Read full review

Contents

The Disney Gospel Secular Toonism
1
The Disney Years 19371984
13
Walt and Roy The Christians
15
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 Sin and Salvation
22
Pinocchio 1940 Prove Yourself
28
Fantasia 1940 The Sorcerers Mascot
33
Dumbo 1940 Mother Love
40
Bambi 1942 Man Is in the Forest
46
Beauty and the Beast 1991 Feminism Transformation and Redemption
143
Aladdin 1992 Encountering Islam
148
The Lion King 1994 Karma on the Savannah
154
Pocahontas 1995 Animating Animism
160
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 The House of the Lord
167
Hercules 1997 Superman Samson and Delilah
175
Mulan 1998 Woman of Valor
179
Tarzan 1999 Taming the Savage
185

Cinderella 1950 Prince Charming II
52
Alice in Wonderland 1951 Take the Red Pill
57
Peter Pan 1953 Faith Trust and Pixie Dust
61
Lady and the Tramp 1955 Mixed Marriage
69
Sleeping Beauty 1959 Not in Death
74
101 Dalmatians 1961 Black and White
79
The Sword and the Stone 1963 Knowledge Is King
83
The Jungle Book 1967 Nature and Nurture
88
Robin Hood 1973 Tax Rebates
94
The Fox and the Hound 1981 Nature and Nurture Redux
99
The Black Cauldron 1985 Contains Occult Material
104
Shorts Pagans Jews and Christians
109
The Eisner Years 19842004
119
Michael and Jeffrey The Jews
121
The Little Mermaid 1989 Upward Mobility
138
The Emperors New Groove 2000 Eminent Domain
189
Atlantis 2001 Adventure Capitalism
194
Lilo and Stitch 2002 Send in the Clone
203
Treasure Planet 2002 Mining the Father Lode
209
Return to Neverland 2002 Faith Trust and Pixie Dust II
215
Brother Bear 2003 Primitive Predestination
220
Disney and American Culture
227
The Theme Parks American Pilgrimage
229
The Baptist Boycott Culture Clash
238
Conclusion Questions and Answers
262
Acknowledgments
268
Bibliography
271
Index
274
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