This paper discusses Disney’s 1967 propaganda animation film "Family Planning" and contextualizes it within the fears of world overpopulation evoked by scientist/activists such as Paul Ehrlich in "The Population Bomb". It looks at the ways in which women’s rights advocates, neo-Malthusian activists and proponents of eugenics joined forces in post-World War II America to promote reproductive control campaigns, mostly aimed at third world subjects in key Cold War locales around the world and how Disney seamlessly integrated its pro-family agenda in campaigns aimed at establishing a global vision of what “family” should ultimately look like.

Donald the Family Planner. How Disney Embraced Population Control

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2020

Abstract

This paper discusses Disney’s 1967 propaganda animation film "Family Planning" and contextualizes it within the fears of world overpopulation evoked by scientist/activists such as Paul Ehrlich in "The Population Bomb". It looks at the ways in which women’s rights advocates, neo-Malthusian activists and proponents of eugenics joined forces in post-World War II America to promote reproductive control campaigns, mostly aimed at third world subjects in key Cold War locales around the world and how Disney seamlessly integrated its pro-family agenda in campaigns aimed at establishing a global vision of what “family” should ultimately look like.
Family in Crisis? Crossing Borders, Crossing Narratives
Transcript Verlag
173
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978-3-8376-5061-7
Disney, family planning, eugenetics, American Studies
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