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Pundit Knows Best

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The more polite you are, the more responsive the other person will be. Remember that in any debate.Few other media personalities have enjoyed more success during the past decade than Bill O’Reilly. His nightly current events and political...

Animating Depression America 1934–7

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Following the ‘Roosevelt honeymoon’ of the early 1930s, the narratives of these animated productions moved from veracious political endorsement towards a thoughtful social commentary on American life. In line with many of the Hollywood...

Building a Mystery

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The terrible tragedy of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 left countless Americans (including myself) in a state of shock and sadness. For many, it seemed important to preserve...

Only a Child

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In a 1958 letter to Putnam editor Walter Minton, Vladimir Nabokov expressed great concern over the burgeoning notoriety of his controversial novel Lolita. In particular, the author insisted that the producers of any future film version...

Surreal Estate

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...I’m currently house-sitting for a fellow professor, shacked up in a two-story Victorian house built in 1898, musty and expansive with black widows roaming the basement and a cross breeze rustling through the loose floorboards. As a single...

Introduction: The Storyboard So Far

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In the summer of 1941, Nelson Rockefeller and John Hay Whitney approached Walt Disney to make a series of animated shorts for the Office of Inter-American Affairs (OIAA). The OIAA was formed in 1940 and was primarily concerned...

“The Studio World Surprised and Disturbed Ruth”

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...A seasoned actress who became a playwright, novelist, and social critic, Noel Streatfeild, OBE (1895–1986) will forever be associated with Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage. This 1936 favorite continues in print...

Animated Nationalism 1937–41

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In his study of American culture in the 1930s, David Eldridge has made the argument for ‘mass communication of radio, cinema and advertising forging national bonds’ (Eldridge 2008, 23). Due to the social dislocation experienced...

Conclusion

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Based upon the 2008 Washington D.C. conference of the same name, the anthology Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media provides valuable insights into the intersections between children’s media, the child spectator, literary...

The Wild and the Cute

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...A number of important recent animated films have focused thoughtfully on images of how human experience intersects with different elements of the natural order. Pixar’s Wall-E imagines an earth where natural life forms have been all...