Topic: Disney’s FROZEN as a global pop culture phenomenon
FROZEN has been a global sensation with great reception by audiences around the world with its original song “Let It Go”. Let It Go was translated into many languages which captivated people around the globe of all ages . This move by Disney can be seen as a form of “media globalization” via the means of YouTube and theatrical releases on Television in different countries with different cultures and languages. The reception of the film can be seen as a “cultural process” or Cultural globalization which is the intensification and expansion of cultural flows across the globe .
1) Mollet, T. 2013. ...view middle of the document...
This journal article would be one of the baseis for my case study; as it contains useful supplementary information for my topic.
2) Wasko, J. 2013. “Introducing the Disney Universe”. In Understanding Disney: The Manufacture of Fantasy , 1-6. Oregon, United States: John Wiley & Sons. Google e-book
In this chapter, Wasko introduces on how the Disney Company started from a small enterprise to its gradual rise as an established independent production company in America. The author uses Critical, Political Economy and Cultural studies approach to examine how Disney has become influential and dominant. Her research focuses on how Disney has made use of its theme parks, films, merchandises and marketing to create the Disney phenomenon that is well- known by many fans around the world. This journal article is useful for my case study as the author points out one of Flew’s tThree Ssenses of Media which I would be covering, specifically “Institutional and organizational forms through which media content is produced and distributed.” (Flew 2007, page?)
3) Baber, K and Spickard, J. 2015. Crafting culture: ‘Tradition,’ art, and music in Disney's “It's A small world”. The Journal of Popular Culture 48 (2): 225-39
In this journal, Baber et al . analyses on how Disneyland’s “It’s A Small World” ride reflects Americans’ image of other countries. The authors use anthropological studies and textual analysis to analyse all aspects of the ride. They focus their research on how the visual and musical techniques used in the ride reinforces the ethnocentric sense that children around the world are more of less the same, apart from their traditions, cultures and dresses. The journal is useful for my case study as it shows how this Disney ride is depicting children around the world; showing their different cultures and dresses. In addition, the song used in the ride is “globally” known by many children. In relation to Disney’s Frozen original song “Let It Go!”, which has been a global phenomenon. The limitation of this journal is that it only focuses on the visual effects. This journal will provide useful information that will complement my case study on “Disney’s FROZEN as a global pop culture phenomenon” and relates to Steger’s(2002) concept of globalization.
4) Kunz, W.M.2007.”Why Ownership Matters.” In Culture Conglomerates: Consolidation in the Motion Picture and Television, 1-14. Lanham, MD, United States: Rowman & Littlefield
In this chapter, Kunz examines the creation and dissemination of cultural content ant the commodification of these cultural products by the media conglomerates such as News Corp, Disney, and Viacom. He uses the Critical Political Economy and culture policy study approach to examine on how these conglomerates are dominating the marketplace globally; Miramax Films and New Line Cinema generated US(?)$9.2 billion at the foreign box office alone. The topic is useful for my case study as Kunz touches on how Disney...