Disney has set a widely accepted way of entertainment for the widest audience. He had a smooth way of merging the taboo with our "common sense" of fantasy. The balance of sensuality and taboo allowed his style to thrawt discrimination. His Art are linked to Fables that have moral codes.
YTcyberpunkFeatured By OwnerNov 12, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A lot of ways, I think. My obsession with stories, my love for fantasy (which lead in turn to my love for sci-fi), my love of movies, my bondage fetish (don't ask about that one), and probably dozens of other ways I haven't even thought of. I have Disney ingrained into my brain, since toddler-hood.
Disney has definitly impacted me. I would love to be an artist for Disney when I get older. I love all the movies. Walt Dinsey also just seems like a good and funny guy. I had to write a research paper on him.
DeithmareFeatured By OwnerNov 9, 2012Hobbyist Digital Artist
To save Star Wars, it apparently only took $4,000,000,000. So, there's a good possibility that Kingdom Hearts can be...well...not saved, but improved. But the second that a keyblade matches up with a lightsaber is the very second that my shred of interest in KH dies. So...aside from potential future impact, not very much at all.
To be completely honest I never really cared much for Disney themselves. Yes I like occasional films but it already feels they live in Pixar's shadow more recently. I'll be lying if I said Disney hasn't made it's mark on generations however.
I definitely started drawing because of Disney. My dad and I are super into old Walt Disney stuff, like original cartoons (silly symphonies etc.) and the older animated movies. Those really made me want to draw. I remember one day when I wanted to draw Mickey Mouse, but I wanted to look picturesque like all the artists/scientists in cartoons who have the huge pile of failed papers stacked on top of the garbage behind them. So I sat there for what must have been at least an hour drawing Mickey and then purposefully messing something up just so I could ball up the paper and throw it behind me. When I really started getting more serious about drawing though was when my parents bought me a couple of Disney "step-by-step/ how-to" books for the main cast of Disney characters and Bambi characters. Even though my style has changed to anime/manga it still stems from my original love of cartoon drawing.
terminallyboredFeatured By OwnerNov 9, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
I was shoveled Disney movies down my throat all throughout my childhood thanks to my mother, they are definitely what made me want to be an animator when I was little. I don't know much about Walt Disney himself though...
When I was little, I wanted to be just like the disney princesses! Saw all the movies, had the merch and everything, and only went to Disneyworld once when I was four.
Now, I look back at how much I wanted to be a princess and think, "Oh shit. What was WRONG with me?!" I find the constant need for expression through song in almost every movie to be tedious and brain cell-killing. Just when I thought "Eh, I guess Disney isn't the worst thing in the world.." BAM- they went and bought the rights to freaking Stars Wars, and are trying to suck more money out of the franchise by making MORE movies!!! DO.NOT.WANT. On a more positive note, the only thing ever produced from Disney that I like is Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Total badass right there.
As a kid, Disney's stories greatly influenced my values and views on the world. I saw character traits I liked and decided that I wanted to be an amalgamation of those admirable traits. It also inspired me to be a storyteller myself later on, alongside other influences. Now that I'm in the animation field myself, (and after crying my eyes out after the One Man's Dream documentary ^_^; ) I admire the man himself and what he has tried to achieve and did achieve. He wanted to tell the stories of the ages, and stories yet to be told, and do it in a way no one else had done before.
And now I'm pending for the Disney College Program, because I want to be a part of the Grand Story.
creykFeatured By OwnerNov 9, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm...now that you say it, it has many ways of being interpreted I always thought it was a metaphor for racial fights. (cause they, like, banished all the darker lions and things like that. Like, it was Disney's way of saying that black people didn't deserve to live or something like that)