Review: WALT DISNEY by Neal Gabler

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The Man Who Made Mouse Ears Famous
by Michiko Kakutani for NY Times Books

“The reputation of Walt Disney — the father of Mickey Mouse, the architect of Disneyland and the man once dubbed the 20th-century Aesop — has gone through more violent swings than that of nearly any other popular artist.

Sergei Eisenstein proclaimed his work “the greatest contribution of the American people to art.” The critic Mark Van Doren called him a “first-rate artist” who “knows innumerable truths that cannot be taught.” And Gilbert Seldes described him as a revolutionary who had slyly undermined the rationalist viewpoint of the modern world.”

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Published in: on November 14, 2006 at 12:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

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