Mickey Mouse Monopoly


Click here to watch the video – from MEF.

I recently wrote a piece called “More than just a film, more than just a toy” which provoked a lot of great dialogue about the things we let influence ourselves and our children. In this article, I approach the issue of how girls, women, and gender are represented in films, toys, marketing, and the media. The article was inspired by this review of Jack and the Giant Slayer, a 2013 film that shocked me by its portrayal of women.

The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.

PLEASE watch MEF’s Mickey Mouse Monopoly (made available by MEF for you to preview watch when considering purchase) – it takes a close and critical look at the world these films create and the stories they tell about race, gender and class and reaches disturbing conclusions about the values propagated under the guise of innocence and fun. This daring new video insightfully analyzes Disney’s cultural pedagogy, examines its corporate power, and explores its vast influence on our global culture. Including interviews with cultural critics, media scholars, child psychologists, kindergarten teachers, multicultural educators, college students and children, Mickey Mouse Monopoly will provoke audiences to confront comfortable assumptions about an American institution that is virtually synonymous with childhood pleasure. Click here for more from the MEF website, and for purchase information.

Mickey Mouse Monopoly is a must-see for parents, teachers, educators, grandparents, teacher training institutions, school boards, and anyone who’s interested in how the media influences us and our children.

Special thanks to Mommentary on Games for telling me about this, and who also writes a comprehensive and informative blog for parents of gamers.

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4 thoughts on “Mickey Mouse Monopoly

  1. […] For more information on appropriate films and role-models and to learn about the Bechdel Test and How Movies Create Manhood click here. Watch Mickey Mouse Monopoly here. […]


  2. […] How movies make manhood, and more about how the films we watch influence us and our children. Click here to watch Mickey Mouse Monopoly, a film by the Media Education Foundation, that takes a close and […]


  3. […] think it’s the latter – we all love figure skating and despite what I wrote in Mickey Mouse Monopoly and in  More than just a Film, More than just a Toy, there IS still something truly magical […]


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