Nothing Goofy about It: Disney, An American Culture

February 28, 2023

What began as a tiny animation studio in southern California in the early 1920s has now become a global mega brand that is the single most powerful curator of historical memory about the United States. Our guest Dr. Jason Lantzer argues that thinking about the Walt Disney Company opens up new worlds of how we perceive the history of the United States, both reaching new audiences and re-evaluating the rise of American power during the 20th century. Dr. Lantzer is the Assistant Director of the Honors Program at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Intervals is hosted by Christopher Brick, editor and principle investigator of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers project at George Washington University, and Kariann Yokota, associate professor of history at University of Colorado Denver. Contact us at [email protected].