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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(11), 225; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7110225

Touching Queerness in Disney Films Dumbo and Lilo & Stitch

Department of Sociology, City University New York, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11235, USA
Received: 26 September 2018 / Revised: 15 October 2018 / Accepted: 1 November 2018 / Published: 7 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies)
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Disney’s influence as a cultural purveyor is difficult to overstate. From cinema screen to television programming, vacation theme parks to wardrobe, toys and books, Disney’s consistent ability to entertain children as well as adults has made it a mainstay of popular culture. This research will look at two Disney films, Dumbo (1941)1 and Lilo & Stitch (2002),2 both from distinctly different eras, and analyze the similarities in artistic styling, studio financial climate, and their narrative representation of otherness as it relates to Queer identity. View Full-Text
Keywords: Dumbo; Lilo & Stitch; Disney; queer; mean girls; boobs and boyfriends; girl cartoon; gender; pink elephants; commodification; Walter Benjamin Dumbo; Lilo & Stitch; Disney; queer; mean girls; boobs and boyfriends; girl cartoon; gender; pink elephants; commodification; Walter Benjamin
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