Midsummer Night’s Disney
Today I have all kinds of catching up to do on my online class. Hence, my daughter has the TV on. That’s not so unusual. She has her favorite shows and she will either watch them or record them using the DVR (digital video recorder–the latest gift of the technology gods!) to view later in the day.
This morning she turned on “House of Mouse” and as my ear half-tuned in to the show (while grading essay questions) I suddenly realized that Disney chose to create its own version of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The most entertaining part of this little episode is hearing my three kids who happen to be in the room laugh at all the right places making comparisons between Shakespeare’s original and Disney’s parody.
Oberon just gave Puck (his underling) some instructions and of course Puck bungles them. Oberon turns to the camera and says, “Interns.” Laughs all around.
Never underestimate the power of cartoon parody to reinforce high art. [grins]
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