Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Wonderful World of Color.


The opening for Walt Disney's "Wonderful World of Color" circa 1960s


I can't tell you how influential the 50-60s era Disney aesthetic was on me.  Everything from the jewel toned designs to the songs filled with swelling choruses.   In its syndicated run in the 80s, I used to watch this special with my mom every week, hypnotized by the kaleidoscope effects in the opening.   Although studying up on Walt himself later in life, I came to find him and Disney an evil threat on a real sense of grassroots communities and a homogenizing, sanitizing force on American culture....   But, I digress.  Aren't those colored lights magical?


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