A Mickey Mouse Reader

The first anthology to chart the Disney character's ascent to the rank of global icon

A Mickey Mouse Reader

The first anthology to chart the Disney character's ascent to the rank of global icon

A Mickey Mouse Reader

Disney films and merchandise becomes a basic part of our structure.”17 Disney's marketing strategy consisted of using his television shows to promote his theme park, feature films, and other product lines, and the “Mickey Mouse Club” ...

A Mickey Mouse Reader

Ranging from the playful, to the fact-filled, and to the thoughtful, this collection tracks the fortunes of Walt Disney’s flagship character. From the first full-fledged review of his screen debut in November 1928 to the present day, Mickey Mouse has won millions of fans and charmed even the harshest of critics. Almost half of the eighty-one texts in A Mickey Mouse Reader document the Mouse’s rise to glory from that first cartoon, Steamboat Willie, through his seventh year when his first color animation, The Band Concert, was released. They include two important early critiques, one by the American culture critic Gilbert Seldes and one by the famed English novelist E. M. Forster. Articles and essays chronicle the continued rise of Mickey Mouse to the rank of true icon. He remains arguably the most vivid graphic expression to date of key traits of the American character—pluck, cheerfulness, innocence, energy, and fidelity to family and friends. Among press reports in the book is one from June 1944 that puts to rest the urban legend that “Mickey Mouse” was a password or code word on D-Day. It was, however, the password for a major pre-invasion briefing. Other items illuminate the origins of “Mickey Mouse” as a term for things deemed petty or unsophisticated. One piece explains how Walt and brother Roy Disney, almost single-handedly, invented the strategy of corporate synergy by tagging sales of Mickey Mouse toys and goods to the release of Mickey’s latest cartoons shorts. In two especially interesting essays, Maurice Sendak and John Updike look back over the years and give their personal reflections on the character they loved as boys growing up in the 1930s.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Me Reader Electronic Reader and 8 book Library 4 Inch

Follow along in the book for a fun, independent reading experience that builds confidence in beginning readers. Story sounds and expressive narration enhance reading comprehension.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Me Reader Electronic Reader and 8 book Library 4 Inch

This Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Story Reader Electronic Reader and 8-Book Library is a new electronic reading system from the makers of Story Reader 2.0. The Reader is a 4.5x6-inch electronic pad that reads out loud each of eight Mickey Mouse Clubhouse storybooks. The reading pad is compatible only with the storybooks included in the set. The Reader system is recommended for children ages 3 years and older. The device is simple to work. To begin, children select one of the eight storybook buttons on the Reader, which is made of sturdy hard plastic. Next, they find the storybook they have selected, open to the first page of the story, and press a "Read Story" button on the pad to activate the narrator's voice. Each time they turn a page, children again press a "Read Story" button to continue hearing the story. Kids know which "Read Story" button to press by matching those on the pad with those in the storybook.

Disney Adventures With Other

Hear the accompanying books featuring the characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Woody, and more read aloud. Children push a button on the electronic Me Reader jr. sound pad to listen and read-along.

Disney Adventures  With Other

Hear the accompanying books featuring the characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Woody, and more read aloud. Children push a button on the electronic Me Reader jr. sound pad to listen and read-along.

Disney Junior

Hear the accompanying books featuring the characters from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina, and Fancy Nancy, and more read aloud. Children push a button on the electronic Me Reader jr. sound pad to listen and read-along.

Disney Junior

Join Bingo and Rolly, Mickey and Minnie, Vampirina, Fancy Nancy, and all your Disney Junior friends in this 8-book set! Illustrated books featuring your favorite Disney Junior characters come packaged with a sleek Me Reader module that reads each book aloud. Choose a book, press the matching book and page buttons on the module, and hear the whole story read aloud with fun and surprising sounds! Follow along in the book for an independent reading experience that builds confidence in beginning readers. Story sounds and expressive narration enhance reading comprehension.

Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Film

The journalist Harry Carr quoted Walt Disney in a 1931 article for the American Magazine in which he acknowledged his ... 2 Harry Carr, 'The Only Unpaid Movie Star', American Magazine, March 1931; reproduced in A Mickey Mouse Reader, p.

Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Film

Walter Benjamin is today regarded as one of the leading thinkers of the twentieth century. Often captured in pensive pose, his image is now that of a serious intellectual. But Benjamin was also a fan of the comedies of Adolphe Menjou, Mickey Mouse, and Charlie Chaplin. As an antidote to repressive civilization, he developed, through these figures, a theory of laughter. Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Film is the first monograph to thoroughly analyse Benjamin's film writings, contextualizing them within his oeuvre whilst also paying attention to the various films, actors, and directors that sparked his interest. The book situates all these writings within Benjamin's 'anthropological materialism', a concept that analyses the transformations of the human sensorium through technology. Through the term 'innervation', Benjamin thought of film spectatorship as an empowering reception that, through a rush of energy, would form a collective body within the audience, interpenetrating a liberated technology into the distracted spectators. Benjamin's writings on Soviet film and German cinema, Charlie Chaplin, and Mickey Mouse are analysed in relation to this posthuman constellation that Benjamin had started to dream of in the early twenties, long before he started to theorize about films.

Uncle John s FACTASTIC Bathroom Reader

According to the gossip website TMZ, a “theme park source” reported that Aguilera, who got her start as a Mickey Mouse Club Mousketeer, wanted to get her picture taken with Mickey Mouse. But the performer inside the costume was going on ...

Uncle John s FACTASTIC Bathroom Reader

2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner in HumorForeword Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards, Honorable Mention in Humor (Adult Nonfiction) Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader got a FACTASTIC facelift for the 28th all-new edition of this beloved book series. Now with a fancy flexi-cover and slightly larger trim size on the outside, and a sleeker style on this inside! All of our fans’ Bathroom Reader favorites are packed into these glorious pages—from little-known history to the origins of everyday things—plus odd news, weird fads, quirky quotes, mind-bending science, head-scratching blunders, and all sorts of random oddities. Oh yeah, and thousands of incredible FACTS! Feel smarter (and a bit more dignified) as you settle into... ·Weird Body Parts of the Rich and Famous ·The Wild Man of Borneo ·Cryptic Movie Titles Explained ·"Pathological Generosity" and Other Real Medical Conditions ·How to Perform CPR on Your Dog ·When Postal Workers Go Rogue ·Start Your Own Country! ·Animals Under the Influence ·Welcome to No Mans Land ·The Mad Potter of Biloxi ·Saved From the Trash: The “Lost Leonardo” ·The Ten Longest Wars in History ·Stomach-churning Food-Safety Mistakes ·You Swallowed What? ·Incredible Stories of Survival ·The Case of the Stolen Bridge and Other Weird Crime ReportsAnd much, much more!

Reading Art Spiegelman

With the cartoon mouse head, Spiegelman beckons from beyond the barbed wire of the death camps, yet the readers find ... It is almost redundant to state that as a child Spiegelman was a fan of Disney films and comic books (as it is true ...

Reading Art Spiegelman

The horror of the Holocaust lies not only in its brutality but in its scale and logistics; it depended upon the machinery and logic of a rational, industrialised, and empirically organised modern society. The central thesis of this book is that Art Spiegelman’s comics all identify deeply-rooted madness in post-Enlightenment society. Spiegelman maintains, in other words, that the Holocaust was not an aberration, but an inevitable consequence of modernisation. In service of this argument, Smith offers a reading of Spiegelman’s comics, with a particular focus on his three main collections: Breakdowns (1977 and 2008), Maus (1980 and 1991), and In the Shadow of No Towers (2004). He draws upon a taxonomy of terms from comic book scholarship, attempts to theorize madness (including literary portrayals of trauma), and critical works on Holocaust literature.

Disney

Hear the accompanying books featuring the characters Toy Story, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and more read aloud. Children push a button on the electronic Me Reader jr. sound pad to listen and read-along.

Disney

Hear the accompanying books featuring the characters Toy Story, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and more read aloud. Children push a button on the electronic Me Reader jr. sound pad to listen and read-along.

World of Reading Mickey Mouse Funhouse The Summer Snow Day

Based on the hit Disney Junior animated series, this reader is perfect for the Mickey Mouse fan in your life.

World of Reading  Mickey Mouse Funhouse  The Summer Snow Day

Based on the hit Disney Junior animated series, this reader is perfect for the Mickey Mouse fan in your life. Includes simple text and colorful illustrations! When the Funhouse Forest is in the middle of a heat wave, there's only one thing to do: make our own magical Snow Day! Join Mickey, Funny, and their friends as they cool off in the heat of summer! Short, simple sentences Large, easy-to-read font Colorful illustrations Complete your Funhouse adventure collection with: Mickey Mouse Funhouse Dino Doggies World of Reading Mickey Mouse Funhouse: Homesick! Mickey Mouse Funhouse Get Ready for Fun!

The Cultural Studies Reader

... Mickey Mouse is as good as Shakespeare), and that it disrupts cultural unity (conservatives complain that cultural studies is on a mission for a multiculturalism which will undermine national pride, heritage, and consensus).

The Cultural Studies Reader

The Cultural Studies Readeris essential reading for any student wanting to know how cultural studies developed, where it is now, and its future directions.

Reading Ronell

I remember coming across an article in a nearly New Yorker—type academic journal once upon a time in which all the materials of my reading of the Frankfurt School's reading of Mickey Mouse had been resituated within the prose of someone ...

Reading Ronell

Avital Ronell has won worldwide acclaim for her work across literature and philosophy, psychoanalysis and popular culture, political theory and feminism, art and rhetoric, drugs and deconstruction. In works such as The Test Drive, Stupidity, Crack Wars, and The Telephone Book, she has perpetually raised new and powerful questions about how we think, what thinking does, and how we fool ourselves about the troubled space between thought and action. In this collection, some of today's most distinguished and innovative thinkers turn their attention to Ronell's teaching, writing, and provocations, observing how Ronell reads and what comes from reading her. By reading Ronell, and reading Ronell reading, contributors examine the ethico-political implications of her radical dislocations and carefully explicate, extend, and explore the paraconcepts addressed in her works.

Disney Culture

READING. Allan, Robin. Walt Disney and Europe: European Influences on the Animated Feature Films of Walt Disney. ... A Mickey Mouse Reader. ... The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms. New York: Abrams, 1973.

Disney Culture

Over the past century, Disney has grown from a small American animation studio into a multipronged global media giant. Today, the company’s annual revenue exceeds the GDP of over 100 countries, and its portfolio has grown to include Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ABC, and ESPN. With a company so diversified, is it still possible to identify a coherent Disney vision or message? Disney Culture proposes that there is still a unifying Disney ethos, one that can be traced back to the corporate philosophy that Walt Disney himself developed back in the 1920s. Yet, as cultural historian John Wills demonstrates, Disney’s values have also adapted to changing social climates. At the same time, the world of Disney has profoundly shaped how Americans view the world. Wills offers a nuanced take on the corporate ideologies running through animated and live-action Disney movies from Frozen to Fantasia, from Mary Poppins to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But Disney Culture encompasses much more than just movies as it explores the intersections between Disney’s business practices and its cultural mythmaking. Welcome to “the Disney Way.”

Uncle John s InfoMania Bathroom Reader For Kids Only

MICKEY MOUSE IDEA: In January 2012, Japanese scientists announced that they had created a mouse that tweets like a bird. They had been cross-breeding mice and watching them for abnormalities. “We checked the newly born mice one by one,” ...

Uncle John s InfoMania Bathroom Reader For Kids Only

Do you have a compulsive desire to know something about everything? Then you have infomania, and Uncle John has the cure! Infomania is the compulsive desire to gobble up information, and kids growing up in the information age have it bad. Young infomaniacs are hungry, hungry, hungry for information. Who knows information better than Uncle John? No one! And now he’s figured out how to deliver information fixes without computers or modems or the Internet. How? In a handy pocket-sized book packed with fascinating facts! Uncle John’s InfoMania is bursting with information so compelling, so mesmerizing, so… weird…it could only come from the professional infomaniacs at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute, and it’s “For Kids Only!” Inside this nonfiction, easy-to-read pocket guide you’ll find… * How to Get Rid of Freckles (live frogs are involved) * Action Figure Facts * What Makes 3-D Movies Work * Avalanche Survival Tips * World Records to Beat (extreme hula-hooping, anyone?) * And much, much more. Designed just for kids, this two-color, illustrated pocket book shares essential and off-the-wall information pulled from the info-maniacal vaults of the Bathroom Readers’ Institute. It’s science, history, math, social studies, sports, and entertainment; all packed into 272 pocket-sized pages and delivered in the bite-sized bits kids love to read!

World of Reading Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures Campy Camper Day Level 1 Reader

A camping trip takes several turns for the worse when Mickey, Donald, and Daisy can't unplug from their electronic devices to enjoy the great outdoors.

World of Reading  Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures Campy Camper Day  Level 1 Reader

A camping trip takes several turns for the worse when Mickey, Donald, and Daisy can't unplug from their electronic devices to enjoy the great outdoors. Their constant need for screen time causes calamity for the rest of the gang. Thanks to Minnie, Goofy, and a friendly eagle, the electronic trio foregoes their devices and finally settles in to enjoy nature.

A Reader In Animation Studies

expressed in terms of agility or graceful movement.24 In his first piece of writing on Disney in 1941, Eisenstein makes a similar observation to Stokes's. Describing Walt Disney himself, Eisenstein remarks that 'Mickey has the same ...

A Reader In Animation Studies

Cartoons—both from the classic Hollywood era and from more contemporary feature films and television series—offer a rich field for detailed investigation and analysis. Contributors draw on theories and methodology from film, television, and media studies, art history and criticism, and feminism and gender studies.

Reading the Difficulties

first line “My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun” (1867) with “My Mickey Mouse ears are nothing like sonar” (Sleeping 75). immediately, aided by her adaptation of the s+7 technique, Mullen transforms this love poem into a poem ...

Reading the Difficulties

The bold essays that make up Reading the Difficulties offer case studies in and strategies for reading innovative poetry. Definitions of what constitutes innovative poetry are innumerable and are offered from every quarter. Some critics and poets argue that innovative poetry concerns free association (John Ashbery), others that experimental poetry is a “re-staging” of language (Bruce Andrews) or a syntactic and cognitive break with the past (Ron Silliman and Lyn Hejinian). The tenets of new poetry abound. But what of the new reading that such poetry demands? Essays in Reading the Difficulties ask what kinds of stances allow readers to interact with verse that deliberately removes many of the comfortable cues to comprehension—poetry that is frequently nonnarrative, nonrepresentational, and indeterminate in subject, theme, or message. Some essays in Thomas Fink and Judith Halden-Sullivan’s collection address issues of reader reception and the way specific stances toward reading support or complement the aesthetic of each poet. Others suggest how we can be open readers, how innovative poetic texts change the very nature of reader and reading, and how critical language can capture this metamorphosis. Some contributors consider how the reader changes innovative poetry, what language reveals about this interaction, which new reading strategies unfold for the audiences of innovative verse, and what questions readers should ask of innovative verse and of events and experiences that we might bring to reading it. CONTRIBUTORS Charles Bernstein / Carrie Conners / Thomas Fink / Kristen Gallagher / Judith Halden-Sullivan / Paolo Javier / Burt Kimmelman / Hank Lazer / Jessica Lewis Luck / Stephen Paul Miller / Sheila E. Murphy / Elizabeth Robinson / Christopher Schmidt / Eileen R. Tabios

World of Reading Mickey Friends A Perfect Picnic

Read along with Disney!

World of Reading Mickey   Friends  A Perfect Picnic

Read along with Disney! It's springtime, and what better way to celebrate than with a picnic? Come along with Mickey Mouse and friends as they enjoy the beautiful day with great food and even better company. This level 2 reader with word-for-word narration is fun for all!

Uncle John s Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader

Bathroom Readers' Institute. THE DEFENDANT: Mickey Mouse THE LAWSUIT: In 1995, Matay brought her grandchildren to Disneyland. The family was returning to their car when they were robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot.

Uncle John s Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader

One of Uncle John’s all-time bestselling editions, Supremely Satisfying is everything a Bathroom Reader should be: informative, funny, surprising, thought-provoking, weird, and a little bit gross. Supreme satisfaction awaits you in Uncle John’s 14th all-new edition, which covers a whole host of topics—from the silly (a branding iron for hot dogs), to the bizarre (an exploding whale), to the profound (the rise of the Democratic and Republican parties). Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world. Where else could you learn how soap works, why people started tipping, and the history of chocolate? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about… - Dumb 9-1-1 calls - 22 things that fell from the sky - How Star Trek went from failed series to cult phenomenon - The origins of football, photography, soap operas, and paperclips - Quack medicines from yesterday and today - The “Uplifting” history of the bra - And much more!

Uncle John s Great Big Bathroom Reader

MICKEY MOUSE, the most famous cartoon character in history. Inspired by: A real mouse...and maybe actor Mickey Rooney. The mouse, whom Disney called Mortimer, was a pet that the cartoonist kept trapped in a wastebasket in his first art ...

Uncle John s Great Big Bathroom Reader

One of Uncle John’s all-time biggest sellers, Great Big is overflowing with everything our fans have come to expect: urban legends, forgotten history, myth-conceptions, business blunders, strange lawsuits, weird politics, amazing origins, dumb crooks, celebrity gossip, brain teasers, short facts, and more! Divided by length into short, medium, and long articles, Great Big is sure to be a hit with readers of all ages. A few standouts from these 460 pages: * The first computer programmers * Weird medical conditions * Brits Vs. Americans: a word quiz * Strange tourist attractions * The origin of the White House * The world’s second-dumbest outlaw * The Tonight Show story * The forgotten hero of flagpole sitting * Why popcorn pops And much, much more!