"The World behind Disney Films: Incorporating Diversity and Inclusion after a Dark Past" / by Karlina Jones
Dissertation--M.S.; Drexel University, 2022.
This thesis explores the history of Disney films, analyzing diversity and racism concerns in the media giant’s children’s and family films for nearly 100 years and researching how the company is making changes to overcome its negative image in this specific regard. This body of research also reviews The Walt Disney Company’s evolving leadership, with a particular focus on the many initiatives that have worked, as well as those that have not proven successful, for the company. As the researcher details Disney’s evolution of leadership, patterns emerge, showing how quickly things shifted in the 1990s and how diversity in Disney’s films and characters have developed and become more common in the last decade.