Individualism and National Identity in Disney's Early British Films

Brown, Noel (2015) Individualism and National Identity in Disney's Early British Films. Journal of Popular Film and Television, 43 (4). pp. 188-200. ISSN 0195-6051

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This article centers on a series of live-action Disney movies filmed and set in Britain, and released between the early-1950s and late-1960s: The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952), The Sword and the Rose (1953) “The Sword and the Rose.” The Times, 2 September 1953: 2. Print.
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, Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue (1953), Kidnapped (1960), and The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966). Through close analysis of this group of films, it examines the extent to which these Anglo-American productions successfully negotiate a mid-Atlantic path between British and North American customs and ideologies, arguing that, while derived from British historical, literary, and folktale narratives, ultimately they reflect and embody complex and characteristically American values of freedom and individualism.

Keywords:: Disney, individualism, national identity, 1950s, Britain

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of popular film and television on 28th December, 2015, available online:
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Media and Communication
Depositing User: Noel Brown
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2016 13:37
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 12:17

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