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Re: Sandy Skoglund

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Sandy Skoglund (MMurdock)
Thu, 21 Mar 1996 11:11:20 -0800

Below is a transcription of Sandy Skoglund's responses to your

I want to know your thoughts on Disney further than what you

I think I brought up the idea that Disney's work in American culture as
seen by a certain culturally elite as being superficial. In some ways I
don't know that it's fair to talk about Disney as an overall concept. There
is an aesthetic at work with Disney that is very much like a happy face
commanding the viewer to assume a happy state of mind. The
overbearing quality of the message causes a negative reaction although
the message itself is positive.

>>> Alanis!! <acschmid> 03/05/96 09:05am >>>
Hi, I read Sandy's interview on Netscape and I wanted to know her
thoughts on Disney, further than what she mentioned. A lot of artists
will not consider animated films art, yet I think that they are great pieces.
Children are fascinated by them-- they illustrate their dreams. Sandy
stated that several Disney flicks have very fearful scenes, and I agree.
For example, the burning forest in 'Bambi,' the forest in 'Snow White,'
and the stampede scene in 'The Lion KIng.' These are all very frigtening
for young viewers. It's captivating that animation can go so far as to
incite fear, that is how swept up in it you can become. Any comments??
Thanks! :)


If I thought that you would never remember me,
then I wouldn't leave....Winnie the Pooh
(and Andrea, too)