My grandfather was one of the strongest influences on me. He was an animator at Disney and was blacklisted for union organising. It destroyed his life. But he never lost his love for the characters and the films, and he would delight me and my friends by drawing Donald Duck and all the characters. As a kid there was this separation between loving Disney and knowing that it ruined Grandpa’s life. I guess it taught me that brands are multilayered, and you can hate the corporation without losing sight of the real appeal of the product.
2008-06-01 – 11:36
By hal | |