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Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust By Mark I. Pinsky,

  • Title: Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
  • Author: Mark I. Pinsky
  • ISBN: 9780664225919
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this follow up to his bestselling The Gospel According to The Simpsons The Spiritual Life of the World s Most Animated Family, religion journalist Mark Pinsky explores the role that the animated features of Walt Disney played on the moral and spiritual development of generations of children Pinsky explores thirty one of the most popular Disney films, as well as recentIn this follow up to his bestselling The Gospel According to The Simpsons The Spiritual Life of the World s Most Animated Family, religion journalist Mark Pinsky explores the role that the animated features of Walt Disney played on the moral and spiritual development of generations of children Pinsky explores thirty one of the most popular Disney films, as well as recent developments such as the 1990s boycott of Disney by the Southern Baptist Convention and the role that Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg played in the resurgance of the company since the mid 1980s.
    Gospel According to Disney Faith Trust and Pixie Dust In this follow up to his bestselling The Gospel According to The Simpsons The Spiritual Life of the World s Most Animated Family religion journalist Mark Pinsky explores the role that the animated fe

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    1. I ll start out by saying I absolutely adore Disney, and when I rescued this book off the due out shelves at my local Barnes Noble I was so excited The idea of a book like this is intriguing and right up my alley seeing as how I love books, Disney, pop culture, history, religion, and critically analyzing said things Had Pinsky actually written his essays as he proposed, this would have been a worthwhile, even great book However, he did not I am so disappointed with this Essentially he summarizes [...]

    2. finished 11 13 17 i am not a fan usually of non fiction I prefer to exit my world and go somewhere else when i read technically, this book did that as well I enjoyed some of the inner workings from the company I felt that the summaries of the movies were a little muchuntil i got to a movie I hadn t seen yet, and then I found it super useful So I probably should ve been happier to be encouraged to skim the summary sections when I was already familiar All in all, I m still a fan of disney so this [...]

    3. I was disappointed by the lack of analysis in the book The author functionally summarized many Disney movie plots While he offered some insights into the parallels to Christianity and other religions, they were surface level at best Later in the book, the author goes on to discuss Disney s history as an organization and some of the controversies they have faced, but still takes a factual approach with little personal insight If you re looking for plot summaries and facts, you will find them Howe [...]

    4. This is my dream book I mean, I enjoyed reading it because I am a total Disney nerd Often the snippets made me think about the movies in new ways, and I would notice for the first time their use of religion in a non religious way The religion of Disney is THERE, but it has nothing to do with God It s about faith, trust, pixie dust, etc I was surprised how prevalent religion is in Disney, but in this sneaky way Pinsky is a great writer, a religion journalist but the book lacked a lot of analysis [...]

    5. I was so looking forward to reading this and am so disappointed with this I don t think this book has a clear focus and was so not worth the hype I thought it would be an in depth analysis of Disney s animated features there is so much to talk about in each of them , but the analysis that Pinsky offered was so elementary, anyone with a child who has watched the movies a couple of times and who hasn t if you have kids could easily come up with them Each chapter was devoted to a different movie an [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this book, as a life long avid Disney fan and one of the many who must every few years make a pilgrimage to Disneyland, as Pinsky observes It was very interesting to see how the messages and morals in all those Disney movies compare to my own, and especially to see how the morals presented developed over the years from movie to movie, and from Disney to Eisner Pinsky pays special attention to morals from a Christian perspective, and talks at length about the religious beliefs of [...]

    7. Pinsky has some interesting and occasionally profound things to say about how the Disney company handles religion in it s work, but I wish that he hadn t acted as though straight to DVD releases like Return to Neverland had the same cultural and social impact as a film like Aladdin giving them equal time and space in the book seems like a missed opportunity He could have cut the commentary on lesser known works and stuck to the big fish, diving in deeper rather than repeatedly giving plot recaps [...]

    8. I didn t finish the whole book but I read a good chunk.I was very disappointed in this book It was filled with conjecture and reading between the lines It is heavily moralistic without any reference to the true Gospel and barely any Scripture at all not totally surprising given the author isn t a Christian himself, he s Jewish The most interesting part of the book was the socio political aspect to the movies.

    9. Thi book had such great promise from reading the title, reviews, and introduction, but it just didn t pan out Most of the chapters summarize animated Disney films then give about one paragraph of analysis and background that doesn t provide much explanation or insight The best chapters are those about the reigns of Disney and Eisner and other areas of Disney theme parks, merchandising.

    10. Interesting but not as interesting as I wanted it to be While a brilliant idea and fascinating subject matter the author didn t quite manage to say anything as profound or as shocking as he could have The writing was often and sometimes read like term paper, so this book is probably best left for the true Disney fans.

    11. I expected so much of this book It started off with some interesting insights, but it was a slug to get through the whole book I was really hoping there would be some analysis of the underlying messages and morals in Disney movies, but there really wasn t Mostly summaries of the movies with underdeveloped commentary.

    12. Recapping Disney s primary movie themes to illustrate the principles he discerns in them, Mr Pinsky s book provides a look at how Disney s philosophies and overarching morality has influenced, and continues to influence, American culture and child rearing.

    13. Like his previous book about The Simpsons, very little analysis He is a decent reporter of facts and previous work but again, where is the damn analysis

    14. Meh Though I did enjoy the recaps of all of the Disney movies it s been a while since I ve seen a lot of these titles this book didn t excite my brain as much as I thought it might.

    15. Really not very good Simply a synopsis of many Disney movies Very little about the role of religion there Read like a summary of other books from a academic setting.

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