Disney portrayal of a non western world: An investigative study into the way adults speaks to children through the medium of Disney films

Nanna Brogaard Preisler

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This thesis dives into the realm of Disney movies and how their portrayal of foreign communities and culture, both affect and reflect the ongoing discourses in society. The two movies “Aladdin” and “Coco” along with the live-action remake of “Aladdin” will be analyzed and discussed using critical discourse analysis and semiotics within the social-cultural tradition. Looking at adaption and framing theory and how these affect the outcome and aftermath of the movies, in relation to theories of orientalism and colonialism. Then the to the culture-centered approach will be investigated, to see how othering in Disney movies could be avoided in order to create a self-image of the identities being portrayed in the movies. The Disney company will be investigated in terms of the ideological power it beholds and its influence on society and furthermore the next generation.

UddannelserKommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2019
Antal sider30
VejlederePatrick Rowan Blackburn


  • Communication
  • Cultural Encounters