Mouse Morality: The Rhetoric Of Disney Animated Film

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Ward, Annalee R. Mouse Morality: The Rhetoric of Disney Animated Film. Austin, TX: U of Texas, 2002. Print.
Ward’s novel consists of analyzing the rhetoric of five Disney films from the 1990’s. The films that are looked at are The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas, Hercules, and Mulan. Ward carefully analyzes the moral meaning behind each film, and explains how each movie structures their story to communicate their messages to the audience. “The Lion King’s communication tools are used to tell a narrative that move its audience and with which they can identify, despite its lack of human role models. The film transcends the context symbolically to speak to human concerns and experiences” (Ward 25). Furthermore, Ward explores

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